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PHIL2600
Module Reading List

Philosophical Issues in Biology, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Edward Elliott
E.J.R.Elliott@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

W1. Introduction

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W2. Adaptation and adaptationism

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W3. Functions and teleology

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W4. Individuals and species

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W5. Levels of selection

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W6. Genes and information

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W7. Determinism and innateness

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W8. Cultural evolution

Required readings

  • Elliott Sober (1992) ‘Models of Cultural Evolution.’  In P. Griffiths (ed.), Trees of Life: Essays in Philosophy of Biology. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 17-38

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W9. Evolutionary psychology

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W10. Evolution of morality

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W11. Evolution, ethics, and epistemology

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This list was last updated on 22/02/2022