The Philosophy of Biology

edited by David L. Hull and Michael Ruse
New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 784 pages.

From the publisher: "Drawing on work of the past decade, this volume brings together articles from the philosophy, history, and sociology of science, and many other branches of the biological sciences. The volume delves into the latest theoretical controversies as well as burning questions of contemporary social importance. The issues considered include the nature of evolutionary theory, biology and ethics, the challenge from religion, and the social implications of biology today (in particular the Human Genome Project)." The topics addressed are adaptation, development, units of selection, function, species, human nature, altruism, the Human Genome Project, progress, and creationism.