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Philosophy of Biology
by Michael Ruse
Biologists study life in its various physical forms, while philosophers of biology seek answers to questions about the nature, purpose, and impact of this research. What permits us to distinguish between living and nonliving things even though both are made of the same minerals? Is the complex structure of organisms proof that a creative force is working its will in the ph ...more
Published July 17th 2007 by Prometheus Books
(first published 1973)
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Oct 01, 2009 Sheri Fresonke Harper rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
In covering many of the sensitive issues that have arisen in the study of biology, this book is a good resource, providing information about such things as genetically modified foods, the evolution of large size, and glacier data relating carbon dioxide, temperature, methane and dust loading.
Michael Ruse is a philosopher of science who specializes in the philosophy of biology and is well known for his work on the relationship between science and religion, the creation-evolution controversy and the demarcation problem within science. He was born in England, attending Bootham School,York. He took his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol (1962), his master's degree at McMast ...moreMore about Michael Ruse...