The Philosophy of Biology

A Companion for Educators

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ISBN: 978-94-007-6536-8 (Print) 978-94-007-6537-5 (Online)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

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    Pages 1-29

    Philosophy of Biology and Biology Education: An Introduction

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    Pages 31-48

    What Is Life?

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    Pages 49-65

    Biological Explanation

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    Pages 67-85

    What Would Natural Laws in the Life Sciences Be?

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    Pages 87-100

    The Nature of Evolutionary Biology: At the Borderlands Between Historical and Experimental Science

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    Pages 101-119

    Evolutionary Theory and the Epistemology of Science

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    Pages 121-144

    Conceptual Change and the Rhetoric of Evolutionary Theory: ‘Force Talk’ as a Case Study and Challenge for Science Pedagogy

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    Pages 145-160

    Debating the Power and Scope of Adaptation

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    Pages 161-177

    Biology and Religion: The Case for Evolution

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    Pages 179-204

    The Implications of Evolutionary Biology for Religious Belief

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    Pages 205-238

    Intelligent Design and the Nature of Science: Philosophical and Pedagogical Points

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    Pages 239-248

    Molecular Evolution

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    Pages 249-265

    Educational Lessons from Evolutionary Properties of the Sexual Genome

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    Pages 267-287

    Non-genetic Inheritance and Evolution

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    Pages 289-322

    Homology

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    Pages 323-341

    Teaching Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Concepts, Problems, and Controversy

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    Pages 343-371

    Philosophical Issues in Ecology

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    Pages 373-394

    Small Things, Big Consequences: Microbiological Perspectives on Biology

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    Pages 395-419

    Essentialism in Biology

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    Pages 421-454

    Biological Teleology: The Need for History

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