Biology and Philosophy


Cynde Reid Gustafson wrote:
From: "Cynde Reid Gustafson" <>
Subject: Biology and Philosophy
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 10:45:01 -0400

Biology and Philosophy

The past decades have witnessed fascinating and controversial advances in
the biological sciences. One may think, for instance, of methods for
analyzing the basic molecular units of heredity; of proposals and
clarifications of the appropriate methods of classifying organisms; of
exciting new ideas about the nature of the fossil record and their
implications for the elucidation of evolutionary mechanisms; and of ways in
which the biological study of behavior has been extended, theoretically and
experimentally, and of supposed implications for humankind. To add to these
internal issues, the outside world has also seen much debate on biology - in
the world of education, for instance.

These and other issues have made biology one of the most exhilarating areas
of science, and have aroused in biologists and philosophers an awareness
that there is a need for meta-theoretical analysis, both about the very
nature of biology, as well as about its social implications.

Biology and Philosophy is aimed at a broad readership, drawn from both the
sciences and the humanities. The journal subscribes to no specific school of
biology, nor of philosophy, and publishes work from authors of all
persuasions and all disciplines. The editorial board reflects this attitude
in its composition and its world-wide membership.

Each issue of Biology and Philosophy carries one or more discussions or
comparative reviews, permitting the in-depth study of important works and

Subscribers have access to full-text articles.

Editor: Kim Sterelny

Original posting date: 
Monday, November 12, 2001
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