Description
MODERN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
** available as of 06/30/2021
Twentieth and twenty-first century evolutionary biology have been fertile ground for historians and philosophers of biology. This seminar will address historical and philosophical issues arising from the theory and practice of modern evolutionary biology. Topics may include the levels of selection debate, adaptationism and its alternatives, the place of chance and drift in evolution, species concepts and speciation processes, the challenges of phylogenetic inference, and the relationships between evolutionary and ethical accounts of altruism.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2233
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus