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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Evolution,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Evolution,
  • Biological Sciences,
  • Science / Evolution,
  • Natural selection,
  • Evolution (Biology)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7756067M
ISBN 100691007047
ISBN 109780691007045

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Recent studies show that at many levels of biological organization, mechanisms have evolved to prevent potential conflict in natural selection. Editor Laurent Keller’s aim in this book is to bring together leading researchers from all biological disciplines to outline these potential conflicts and discuss how they are resolved. Professor Samir Okasha's book "Evolution and the Levels of Selection" is a materpiece that is second to none! I have read many books about evolutionary biology in association with philosophical issues. This book delivers the best and a crystal clear analysis about this theme. Prof. Okasha's arguments speak for themselves/5(8). Opposite Selection at two levels selection for at the level of the gene; against at the level of the genotype (organism). In this system the balance of opposing selection coefficients at different levels should give an equilibrium allele frequency of for f(t) allele (using data not provided here). In nature f(t) =   Evolution and the Levels of Selection book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Does natural selection act primarily on indivi 4/5.

Get this from a library! Levels of selection in evolution. [Laurent Keller;] -- Evolutionary biologists have recognised that natural selection operates for the good of lower-level units (the individual, the cell, even the gene) rather than the good of the group. In this volume. Selection at the species level is much harder to observe than selection at the cellular, or even the individual, level because species selection takes place over millions of years. Nevertheless, we know that this process theoretically could happen. We even have some evidence that it does happen. Paleontologist David Jablonksi and his colleagues. In Evolution and the Levels of Selection Samir Okasha presents a careful and thorough analysis of the current state of play of attempts to formally analyze questions surrounding the level(s) at which natural selection can and does operate. As Okasha notes in his introduction, relatively few philosophers of biology make use of either the formal mathematical techniques or the key . • Reeve & Keller (). Levels of selection: burying the units-of-selection debate and unearthing the crucial new issues. Chapter 1 in Keller (ed). Levels of Selection in Evolution. Princeton University Press. • Suggested Reading • Pages in Chapter 9 on ‘Genomic Conflict’ of Stearns & Hoekstra ().

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