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The Resource What Darwin got wrong, Jerry A. Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

What Darwin got wrong, Jerry A. Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

Label
What Darwin got wrong
Title
What Darwin got wrong
Statement of responsibility
Jerry A. Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini, a distinguished philosopher and scientist working in tandem, reveal major flaws at the heart of Darwinian evolutionary theory. They do not deny Darwin's status as an outstanding scientist but question the inferences he drew from his observations. Combining the results of cutting-edge work in experimental biology with crystal-clear philosophical argument they mount a devastating critique of the central tenets of Darwin's account of the origin of species. The logic underlying natural selection is the survival of the fittest under changing environmental pressure. This logic, they argue, is mistaken. They back up the claim with evidence of what actually happens in nature."--Publisher's description
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IT-FiEUI
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Fodor, Jerry A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Piattelli-Palmarini, Massimo
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
What Darwin got wrong, Jerry A. Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What kind of theory is the theory of natural selection? -- PART ONE. THE BIOLOGICAL ARGUMENT: Internal constraints: what the new biology tells us -- Whole genomes, networks, modules and other complexities -- Many constraints, many environments -- The return of the laws of form -- PART TWO. THE CONCEPTUAL SITUATION: Many are called but few are chosen: the problem of 'selection-for' -- No exit? Some responses to the problem of 'selection-for' -- Did the dodo lose its ecological niche? Or was it the other way around? -- Summary and postlude
Control code
FIEb16195024
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781846682193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)441147913
Label
What Darwin got wrong, Jerry A. Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What kind of theory is the theory of natural selection? -- PART ONE. THE BIOLOGICAL ARGUMENT: Internal constraints: what the new biology tells us -- Whole genomes, networks, modules and other complexities -- Many constraints, many environments -- The return of the laws of form -- PART TWO. THE CONCEPTUAL SITUATION: Many are called but few are chosen: the problem of 'selection-for' -- No exit? Some responses to the problem of 'selection-for' -- Did the dodo lose its ecological niche? Or was it the other way around? -- Summary and postlude
Control code
FIEb16195024
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781846682193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)441147913

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