Genes, Organisms, Populations: Controversies Over the Units of Selection

  title={Genes, Organisms, Populations: Controversies Over the Units of Selection},
  author={R. Brandon and R. Burian},
This anthology collects some of the most important papers on what is believed to be the major force in evolution, natural selection. An issue of great consequence in the philosophy of biology concerns the levels at which, and the units upon which selection acts. In recent years, biologists and philosophers have published a large number of papers bearing on this subject. The papers selected for inclusion in this book are divided into three main sections covering the history of the subject… Expand
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