, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 195-201
Date: 22 Mar 2012

Seeds of Change: A Comparative Review of Five New Collections in the Philosophy of Biology

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Hull, D. & M. Ruse (Eds.): The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007, 552 pp, £ 23,99, ISBN 9780521616713 [Cambridge Companion]

Matthen, M. & C. Stephens (Eds.): Philosophy of Biology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2007, 638 pp, $ 175, ISBN 978-0-444-51543-8 [Elsevier Handbook]

Sarkar, S. & A. Plutynski (Eds.): A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Blackwell, Malden, MA, 2008, 616 pp, £ 125, ISBN: 978-1-4051-2572-7 [Blackwell Companion]

Ruse, M. (Eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008, 642 pp, £ 95, ISBN 978-0-19-518205-7 [Oxford Handbook]

Ayala, F. J. & R. Arp (Eds.): Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology. Contemporary Debates in Philosophy. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, 2009, 440 pp, £ 60, ISBN 978-1-4051-5998-2 [Wiley Debates]

As a cohesive research field within the philosophy of science, philosophy of biology is rather young. Yet, in the last 40 years it has come a long w ...

An erratum to this article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10838-012-9203-3.