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Sex and Death: An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology

by Kim Sterelny and Paul E. Griffiths
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. 456 pages.

"The results of the biological sciences are of obvious interest to philosophers because they seem to tell us what we are, how we came to be, and how we relate to the rest of the natural world." Thus Sterelny and Griffiths begin their lucid, lively, and comprehensive introductory text. Reviewing Sex and Death for RNCSE, Niall Shanks wrote, "Those readers wanting to get acquainted with the basic issues in the philosophy of biology (as well as those seeking an introduction to the biological ideas and concepts upon which such philosophizing feasts) will find this book to be a valuable resource."