Evolution and Philosophy: An Introduction
by John S. Wilkins
Publisher: The TalkOrigins Archive 1997
Critics of evolutionary theory very often misunderstand the philosophical issues of the specialty known as the philosophy of science. This essay seeks to summarize some of the more important recent developments, provide a reading list, and to show that evolution is no worse off philosophically than any other science would be, and that the usual arguments against evolution from a philosophical approach fail.
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