"...This is one of the first to deal specifically with paleontology... The book reads well... The book appears to be oriented toward graduate-level seminars and professionals... recommended..." --L.T. Spencer, emeritus, Plymouth State University, Choice
Derek Turner is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College. His previous publications include Making Prehistory: Historical Science and the Scientific Realism Debate (Cambridge University Press, 2007), as well as a number of articles on the philosophy of paleontology.
1. Paleontology and evolutionary theory 2. A new way of looking at the fossil record 3. Punctuated equilibria: provocations and problems 4. The emergence of a hierarchical evolutionary theory 5. The case for species selection 6. Real trends 7. The dynamics of evolutionary trends 8. Is evolution contingent? 9. Diversity and disparity 10. Are genes the new fossils?