Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology, second edition
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1993. 526 pages.
Commenting on the first edition of Elliott Sober's anthology on the philosophy of biology, Richard C. Lewontin wrote, "I can think of no one better qualified to put together a book on the subject. It will be of very great interest to a large number of philosophers interested in evolutionary biology, and also to biologists." The revised and expanded second edition (1993) includes essays on fitness, function and teleology, adaptationism, units of selection, essentialism and population thinking, species, systematic philosophies, phylogenetic inference, reduction of Mendelian genetics to molecular biology, ethics and sociobiology, and cultural evolution and evolutionary epistemology.