Author Ruse, Michael
Title The Darwinian Paradigm : Essays on Its History, Philosophy and Religious Implications
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 1989
©1990
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Note BOOK COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- DEDICATION -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- Part I HISTORICAL THEMES -- Chapter One DARWIN'S DEBT TO PHILOSOPHY -- PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 1830-40 -- DARWIN AND THE PHILOSOPHERS -- NEW LIGHT ON DARWIN -- EPILOGUE -- NOTES -- Chapter Two CHARLES DARWIN AND GROUP SELECTION -- INTRODUCTION -- ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES -- BETWEEN THE ORIGIN AND THE DESCENT -- THE DESCENT OF MAN -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- Chapter Three WHAT KIND OF REVOLUTION OCCURRED IN GEOLOGY? -- THE GEOLOGICAL REVOLUTION -- IS THE REVOLUTION KUHNIAN? -- KUHN'S THESIS ABOUT SCIENTIFIC CHANGE -- SOCIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN THE GEOLOGICAL REVOLUTION -- METHODOLOGY -- THE FACTS -- REVOLUTION OR EVOLUTION? -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- Part II CONTEMPORARY ISSUES -- Chapter Four BIOLOGICAL SPECIES -- BIOLOGISTS ON SPECIES -- NATURAL KINDS -- BUT ARE BIOLOGICAL SPECIES REALLY NATURAL KINDS? -- SPECIES AS INDIVIDUALS -- WHY SPECIES ARE NOT INDIVIDUALS: BIOLOGICAL OBJECTIONS -- WHY SPECIES ARE NOT INDIVIDUALS: CONCEPTUAL OBJECTIONS -- BUT WHAT THEN ARE SPECIES? -- CONSEQUENCES -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- Chapter Five IS THE THEORY OF PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIA A NEW PARADIGM? -- WHAT IS THE THEORY OF PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIA? -- WHAT IS A PARADIGM? -- IS THE THEORY OF PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIA A NEW PARADIGM? -- THE EMPIRICAL ATTRACTIONS OF THE THEORY -- TWO POLITICAL ATTRACTIONS OF THE THEORY -- THE METAPHYSICAL ATTRACTIONS OF THE THEORY -- IS THE THEORY OF PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIA A NEW PARADIGM? -- EPILOGUE -- NOTES -- Chapter Six TELEOLOGY AND THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES -- WHAT IS TELEOLOGY ALL ABOUT? -- IS ALL BIOLOGICAL TELEOLOGY THE SAME? -- DOES TELEOLOGY SEPARATE BIOLOGY FROM PHYSICAL SCIENCES? -- TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING? -- NOTES -- Part III HUMAN PERSPECTIVES -- Chapter Seven HUMAN SOCIOBIOLOGY: AN INTERIM REPORT
DARWINIAN THEORY -- OF BIOLOGY AND COOKERY -- OF PARADIGMS OLD AND NEW -- SIBLING INCEST BARRIERS -- PROBLEMS -- THE KIPSIGIS -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- Chapter Eight BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND FEMINIST VALUES -- FEMINIST CRITIQUES -- CONVENTIONAL RESPONSES -- MCMULLIN ON VALUES IN SCIENCE -- NON-EPISTEMIC VALUES -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- Chapter Nine IS RAPE WRONG ON ANDROMEDA? -- WHY CONSIDER EXTRATERRESTRIALS? -- EVOLUTION? -- BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL LEAD TO? -- EXTRATERRESTRIAL EMPIRICAL KNOWLEDGE? -- BUT IS THERE NOT SOME UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE? -- ULTIMATE REALITY? -- EXTRATERRESTRIAL MORALITY -- SUBJECTIVE ELEMENTS IN MORALITY -- THE DEEPER LEVEL OF MORALITY -- SEXUAL MORALITY -- THE MORAL CODE OF THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL -- HANDS ACROSS THE UNIVERSE? -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- Part IV ULTIMATE QUESTIONS -- Chapter Ten EVOLUTIONARY THEORY AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS -- HUMAN EVOLUTION -- SEXUAL MORALITY -- EPIGENETIC RULES -- THE EVOLUTION OF MORALITY -- THE LOVE COMMANDMENT -- ULTIMATE FOUNDATIONS -- CONCLUSION -- NOTE -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
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Link Print version: Ruse, Michael The Darwinian Paradigm : Essays on Its History, Philosophy and Religious Implications Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c1989 9780415003001
Subject Darwin, Charles, -- 1809-1882.;Evolution (Biology);Evolution -- Philosophy.;Natural selection
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