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Evolution by Natural Selection

Confidence, Evidence and the Gap, 1st Edition

By Michaelis Michael

CRC Press

175 pages

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A persistent argument among evolutionary biologists and philosophers revolves around the nature of natural selection. Evolution by Natural Selection: Confidence, Evidence and the Gap explores this argument by using a theory of persistence as an intentional foil to examine ways in which similar theories can be misunderstood. It discusses Charles Dar

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Circularity Argument. Resolving the Problem of Circularity. Darwin's Key Argument for Evolution by Natural Selection. Explanation, Causation, and Counterfactuals. Philip Henry Gosse and the Geological Knot. Heritability of Characteristics: The Role of Genetics and Epigenetics. Concluding Remarks.

About the Author

Michaelis Michael studied zoology and philosophy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, before receiving his PhD in philosophy from Princeton University. He works across a number of areas in philosophy, from human rights to formal logic. He has recently published articles and contributed chapters on the role of noncognitive factors in religious conversion, on the metaphysics of the mind, and against the idea of adopting deviant logics to deal with inconsistent theories in science.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General