Publications [#229049] of Daniel W. McShea

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  1. Rosenberg, A; McShea, DW, Philosophy of biology: A contemporary introduction (December, 2007), pp. 1-241, Routledge. [doi] .
    (last updated on 2019/05/21)

    © 2008 Alex Rosenberg and Daniel W. McShea. All rights reserved. Is life a purely physical process? What is human nature? Which of our traits is essential to us? In this volume, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg - a biologist and a philosopher, respectively - join forces to create a new gateway to the philosophy of biology; making the major issues accessible and relevant to biologists and philosophers alike. Exploring concepts such as supervenience; the controversies about genocentrism and genetic determinism; and the debate about major transitions central to contemporary thinking about macroevolution; the authors lay out the broad terms in which we should assess the impact of biology on human capacities, social institutions and ethical values.