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By Alex Rosenberg,Daniel W. McShea

Is lifestyles a only actual technique? what's human nature? Which of our features is vital to us? during this quantity, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg – a biologist and a thinker, respectively – sign up for forces to create a brand new gateway to the philosophy of biology; making the main concerns obtainable and proper to biologists and philosophers alike.

Exploring suggestions reminiscent of supervenience; the controversies approximately genocentrism and genetic determinism; and the controversy approximately significant transitions primary to modern wondering macroevolution; the authors lay out the large phrases during which we must always investigate the effect of biology on human capacities, social associations and moral values.

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