Download e-book for kindle: Adaptationism and Optimality (Cambridge Studies in by Steven Hecht Orzack,Elliott Sober

By Steven Hecht Orzack,Elliott Sober

ISBN-10: 052159166X

ISBN-13: 9780521591669

ISBN-10: 0521598362

ISBN-13: 9780521598361

the talk over the relative significance of normal choice in comparison to different forces affecting the evolution of organisms is a long-standing and significant controversy in evolutionary biology. the speculation of adaptationism argues that common choice comprises adequate explanatory strength in itself to account for all evolution. although, there are differing perspectives concerning the potency of the variation version of clarification. If the adaptationism thought is utilized, are strength and assets getting used to their optimal? This e-book provides an updated view of this controversy and displays the dramatic alterations in our figuring out of evolution that experience happened within the final 20 years. the quantity combines contributions from biologists and philosophers, and provides a scientific therapy of foundational, conceptual, and methodological matters surrounding the idea of adaptationism. The essays research fresh advancements in subject matters akin to phylogenetic research, the speculation of optimality and ess types, and strategies of checking out models.

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