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Darwinism; Evolutionary Ethics; Materialism; Organismic Biology; Philosophy of Biology; Whewell, William.

Bibliography

The key books by Wilson include the work on biogeography coauthored with Robert MacArthur, The Theory of Island Biogeography (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1967); the trilogy The Insect Societies (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971); Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975); On Human Nature (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978); the coauthored work with Bert Holldöbler, The Ants (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990); The Diversity of Life (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992); and Consilience (New York: Knopf, 1998). The work by William Whewell that so influenced Wilson is The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences (London, 1840; London: Cass, 1967). A more detailed overview of Wilson's work and thinking can be found in Michael Ruse, Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction? (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999). Also informative, not only...

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