From a Biological Point of View (Paperback)

Essays in Evolutionary Philosophy (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy & Biology)

By Elliott Sober, Michael Ruse (Editor)

Cambridge University Press, 9780521477536, 268pp.

Publication Date: December 22, 2003



This new collection of essays will appeal to a readership that extends well beyond the frontiers of the philosophy of science. Sober shows how ideas in evolutionary biology bear in significant ways on traditional problems in philosophy of mind and language, epistemology, and metaphysics. Among the topics addressed are psychological egoism, solipsism, and the interpretation of belief and utterance, empiricism, Ockham's razor, causality, essentialism, and scientific laws.