Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
xxi, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
QH331 .G736 2004
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-392) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Aristotle and after Descartes, Harvey and the emergence of modern mechanism The eighteenth century: Buffon The eighteenth century II: Kant the development of German biology Before Darwin I: A continental controversy Before Darwin II: British controversies about geology and natural theology Darwin Evolution and heredity from Darwin to the rise of genetics The modern evolutionary synthesis and its discontents Some themes in recent philosophy of biology: The species problem, reducibility, function and Teleology Biology and human nature The philosophy of biology and the philosophy of science.