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Adaptationism and Optimality
by Steven Orzack and Elliot Sober and Michael Ruse


Overview - The theory of adaptationism argues that natural selection contains sufficient explanatory power in itself to account for all evolution. However, there are differing views about the efficiency, or optimality, of the adaptation model of explanation.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The theory of adaptationism argues that natural selection contains sufficient explanatory power in itself to account for all evolution. However, there are differing views about the efficiency, or optimality, of the adaptation model of explanation. If the adaptationism theory is applied, are energy and resources being used as optimally as possible? Adaptationism and Optimality combines contributions from biologists and philosophers, and offers a systematic treatment of foundational, conceptual, and methodological issues surrounding the theory of adaptationism.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780521598361
  • ISBN-10: 0521598362
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: December 2009
  • Page Count: 424
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.94 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.36 pounds

Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy & Biology

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Books > Science > Life Sciences - Evolution
Books > Science > Philosophy & Social Aspects
Books > Philosophy > General

 
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