The Resource From a biological point of view : essays in evolutionary philosophy, Elliott Sober

From a biological point of view : essays in evolutionary philosophy, Elliott Sober

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From a biological point of view : essays in evolutionary philosophy
Title
From a biological point of view
Title remainder
essays in evolutionary philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Elliott Sober
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Elliott Sober is one of the leading philosophers of science and is a former winner of the Lakatos Prize, the major award in the field. This new collection of essays will appeal to a readership that extends well beyond the frontiers of the philosophy of science. Sober shows how ideas in evolutionary biology bear in significant ways on traditional problems in philosophy of mind and language, epistemology, and metaphysics. Amongst the topics addressed are psychological egoism, solipsism, and the interpretation of belief and utterance, empiricism, Ockham's razor, causality, essentialism, and scientific laws. The collection will prove invaluable to a wide range of philosophers, primarily those working in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind, and epistemology
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sober, Elliott
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B818
LC item number
.S64 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Evolution
  • Biology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Ethics, Evolutionary
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Empiricism
  • Essentialism (Philosophy)
  • Time
  • Évolution
  • Biologie
  • Philosophie de l'esprit
  • Morale évolutive
  • Connaissance, Théorie de la
  • Empirisme
  • Essence (Philosophie)
  • Temps
  • Biology
  • Empiricism
  • Essentialism (Philosophy)
  • Ethics, Evolutionary
  • Evolution
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Time
  • Evolutietheorie
  • Ethiek
  • Empirisme
  • BIOLOGIA (FILOSOFIA)
  • EVOLUÇÃO HUMANA
  • Évolution (biologie)
  • Évolutionnisme
  • Morale évolutionniste
  • Biologie
  • Théorie de la connaissance
  • Empirisme
  • Essence (philosophie)
  • Philosophie de l'esprit
  • Evolution
  • Biologie
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Philosophie
  • Aufsatzsammlung
Label
From a biological point of view : essays in evolutionary philosophy, Elliott Sober
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Did evolution make us psychological egoists? -- Why not solipsism? -- The adaptive advantage of learning and a priori prejudice -- The primacy of truth-telling and the evolution of lying -- Prospects for an evolutionary ethics -- Contrastive empiricism -- Let's razor Ockham's razor -- The principle of the common cause -- Explanatory presupposition -- Apportioning causal responsibility -- Evolution, population thinking, and essentialism -- Temporally oriented laws
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780521471848
Lccn
94015745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30476233
  • (OCoLC)ocm30476233
Label
From a biological point of view : essays in evolutionary philosophy, Elliott Sober
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Did evolution make us psychological egoists? -- Why not solipsism? -- The adaptive advantage of learning and a priori prejudice -- The primacy of truth-telling and the evolution of lying -- Prospects for an evolutionary ethics -- Contrastive empiricism -- Let's razor Ockham's razor -- The principle of the common cause -- Explanatory presupposition -- Apportioning causal responsibility -- Evolution, population thinking, and essentialism -- Temporally oriented laws
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780521471848
Lccn
94015745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30476233
  • (OCoLC)ocm30476233

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