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By Michael Ruse (auth.), Michael Ruse (eds.)

Philosophers of technological know-how usually bemoan (or cheer) the truth that this day, with the intended cave in of logical empiricism, there are actually ;;10 grand structures. even though, even supposing this mayor is probably not actual, and if real mayor will not be a reason for pride, not anyone should still finish that the philosophy of technology has floor to a halt, its difficulties exhausted and its practioners dispirited. actually, during this submit­ Kuhnian age the topic hasn't ever been extra alive, as we paintings with enthusiasm on particular issues, historic and conceptual. And no subject has grown and thrived fairly just like the philosophy of biology, which now has many scholars within the box generating top quality articles and monographs. The good fortune of this topic is due specially to the paintings and impression of 1 guy: David Hull. In his personal writings and within the help he has given to others, he has proven real management, within the most sensible Platonic feel. it's now 20 years seeing that Hull fnt gave his seminal paper 'What the philosophy of biology is not', and to mark that time and to teach our appreciate, gratitude and affection to its writer, a few us who owe a lot to Hull made up our minds to supply a quantity of essays on and round topics to which Hull has spoken.

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