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The Philosophy of Biology: A Companion for Educators [Paperback]

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ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 9400796072
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9789400796072
Publisher Publisher : Springer
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100996479

This book brings together for the first time philosophers of biology to write about some of the most central concepts and issues in their field from the perspective of biology education. The chapters of the book cover a variety of topics ranging from traditional ones, such as biological explanation, biology and religion or biology and ethics, to contemporary ones, such as genomics, systems biology or evolutionary developmental biology. Each of the 30 chapters covers the respective philosophical literature in detail and makes specific suggestions for biology education.

The aim of this book is to inform biology educators, undergraduate and graduate students in biology and related fields, students in teacher training programs, and curriculum developers about the current state of discussion on the major topics in the?philosophy of biology and its implications for teaching biology. In addition, the book can be valuable to philosophers of biology as an introductory text in undergraduate and graduate courses.

In this book, philosophers of biology explore central concepts and key issues in biology education. It covers a variety of topics ranging from traditional ones to contemporary ones, such as genomics, systems biology or evolutionary developmental biology.

Foreword; Michael Ruse.- Philosophy of Biology and Biology Education: An Introduction; Kostas Kampourakis.- What is life?; Carol Cleland and Michael Zerella.- Biological Explanation; Angela Potochnik.- What would Natural Laws in the Life Sciences be?; ?Marc Lange.- The Nature of Evolutionary Biology: at the borderlands between Historical and Experimental Science; Massimo Pigliucci.- Evolutionary Theory and the Epistemology of Science; Kevin McCain & Brad Weslake.- Conceptual Change and the Rhetoric of Evolutionary Theory: Force Talk as a case study and Challenge for Science Pedagogy;?David Depew.- Debating the Power and Scope of Adaptation; Patril3

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