Michael Ruse's Design for Living

  title={Michael Ruse's Design for Living},
  author={Robert J. Richards},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • R. Richards
  • Published 21 January 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
The eminent historian and philosopher ofbiology, Michael Ruse, has writtenseveral books that explore the relationship ofevolutionary theory to its larger scientificand cultural setting. Among the questions hehas investigated are: Is evolution progressive? What is its epistemologicalstatus? Most recently, in Darwin and Design:Does Evolution have a Purpose?,Ruse has provided a history of the concept ofteleology in biological thinking, especially inevolutionary theorizing. In his book, he moves… 
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