By David Livingstone Smith

How Biology Shapes Philosophy is a seminal contribution to the rising box of biophilosophy. It brings jointly paintings by means of philosophers who draw on biology to handle conventional and never so conventional philosophical questions and matters. 13 essays by way of top figures within the box discover the organic dimensions of ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, gender, semantics, rationality, illustration, and realization, in addition to the misappropriation of biology through philosophers, permitting the reader to seriously interrogate the relevance of biology for philosophy. either rigorous and obtainable, the essays light up philosophy and support us to procure a deeper knowing of the human situation. This quantity can be of curiosity to philosophers, biologists, social scientists, and different readers with an curiosity in bringing technological know-how and the arts together.

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