Descendentes de Darwin

segunda-feira, março 23, 2009

Descended from Darwin

Joe Cain and Michael Ruse (editors). 2009. Descended from Darwin: Insights into the History of Evolutionary Studies, 1900-1970(Philadelphia: PA: American Philosophical Society. Transactions of the,

This volume began at a conference, held 22–23 October 2004 at the American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia. The main focus was on evolutionary studies in America before, during, and after the famous “evolutionary synthesis” of the 1930s and 1940s. The synthesis period has been the focus of substantial new research and important new thinking. This volume brings together fifteen specialists to explore these developments and to press further. Questions shaping these essays focus on the following broad themes:

- continuity and breaks across generations

- emerging narratives for the period

- new research opportunities at the APS

- new ideas from the research front

- placing evolutionists in the broader context of biology

- future directions

In addition to fifteen original essays, this volume includes a thoughtful introduction by Michael Ruse.

This conference was made possible by the generous support of the Barra Foundation and given in honour of the late Professor Frederick H. Burkhardt.

Joe Cain is Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Biology at University College London. Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University.

American Philosophical Society, volume 99, part 1).

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