'This is a very useful volume with generally clear and succinct discussions of what the author sees as the dominant conceptual issues in biology.' Network, December 1993, No. 53
'elegant and lucid explanations of technical material ... this is an excellent book that is hard to fault ... It deserves a place on the shortlist of anyone contemplating teaching an introductory unit on philosophy of science or philosophy of biology.' The Times Higher
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About the Author
Elliott Sober is Hans Reichenbach Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is editor of Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology: An Anthology and author of The Nature of Selection: Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus, as well as many papers on the philosophy of science and of biology. In 1991 he was awarded the Lakatos Award for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science for his book Reconstructing the Past: Parsimony, Evolution, and Interference.