The Routledge handbook of evolution and philosophy
- edited by Richard Joyce.
- New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
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- Physical description
- xxi, 441 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
- Routledge handbooks in philosophy.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
|B818 .R83 2018||New books shelf|
- Joyce, Richard, 1966- editor.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I. The nature of selection. 1. The nature of selection: an overview / Tim Lewens
- 2. Multilevel selection and units of selection up and down the biological hierarchy / Elisabeth A. Lloyd
- 3. Adaptation, multilevel selection, and organismality : a clash of perspectives / Ellen Clarke
- 4. Fitness maximization / Jonathan Birch
- 5. Does biology need teleology? / Karen Neander
- Part II. Evolution and information. 6. Evolution and information: an overview / Ulrich Stegmann
- 7. The construction of learned information through selection processes / Nir Fresco, Eva Jablonka, and Simona Ginsburg
- 8. Genetic, epigenetic, and exogenetic information / Karola Stotz and Paul Griffiths
- 9. Language : from how-possibly to how-probably? / Kim Sterelny
- 10. Acquiring knowledge on species-specific biorealities : the applied evolutionary epistemological approach / Nathalie Gontier and Michael Bradie
- Part III. Human nature. 11. Human nature: an overview / Stephen M. Downes
- 12. The reality of species : real phenomena not theoretical objects / John Wilkins
- 13. Modern essentialism for species and its animadversions / Joseph LaPorte
- 14. What is human nature (if it is anything at all?) / Louise Barrett
- 15. The right to ignore : an epistemic defense of the nature/culture divide / Maria Kronfeldner
- Part IV. Evolution and mind. 16. Evolution and mind: an overview / Valerie Hardcastle
- 17. Routes to the convergent evolution of cognition / Edward W. Legg, Ljerka Ostojić, and Nicola S. Clayton
- 18. Is consciousness an adaptation? / Kari L. Theurer and Thomas W. Polger
- 19. Plasticity and modularity / Edouard Machery
- 20. The prospects for teleosemantics : can biological functions fix mental content? / Justine Kingsbury
- Part V. Evolution and ethics. 21. Evolution and ethics: an overview / Catherine Wilson
- 22. The evolution of moral intuitions and their feeling of rightness / Christine Clavien and Chloë FitzGerald
- 23. Are we losing it? : Darwin's moral sense and the importance of early experience / Darcia Narvaez
- 24. The evolution of morality and the prospects for moral realism / Ben Fraser
- 25. Moral cheesecake, evolved psychology, and the debunking impulse / Daniel R. Kelly
- Part VI. Evolution, aesthetics, and art. 26. Evolution, aesthetics, and art: an overview / Stephen Davies
- 27. Music and human evolution : philosophical aspects / Anton Killin
- 28. Emotional responses to fiction : an evolutionary perspective / Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt
- 29. Evolution and literature : theory and example / Brian Boyd
- 30. Play and evolution / Patrick Bateson.
- Publisher's Summary
- In recent years, the relation between contemporary academic philosophy and evolutionary theory has become ever more active, multifaceted, and productive. The connection is a bustling two-way street. In one direction, philosophers of biology make significant contributions to theoretical discussions about the nature of evolution (such as "What is a species?"; "What is reproductive fitness?"; "Does selection operate primarily on genes?"; and "What is an evolutionary function?"). In the other direction, a broader group of philosophers appeal to Darwinian selection in an attempt to illuminate traditional philosophical puzzles (such as "How could a brain-state have representational content?"; "Are moral judgments justified?"; "Why do we enjoy fiction?"; and "Are humans invariably selfish?"). In grappling with these questions, this interdisciplinary collection includes cutting-edge examples from both directions of traffic. The thirty contributions, written exclusively for this volume, are divided into six sections: The Nature of Selection; Evolution and Information; Human Nature; Evolution and Mind; Evolution and Ethics; and Evolution, Aesthetics, and Art. Many of the contributing philosophers and psychologists are international leaders in their fields.
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