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1. Cambridge University Press has published a new book by Richard Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics, in its series, "Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology." The book consists of eleven of Burian's essays, four of them previously unpublished, plus a general introduction and short introductions to the four sections of the book, which are on methodological issues, evolution, genetics and molecular biology, and development.  http://www.ishpssb.org/listserv/20050809-1.html

2. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences announces the June 2005 special issue dedicated to "Mechanisms in Biology," with guest editors Carl F. Craver and Lindley Darden.  This issue combines historical and philosophical perspectives on the following questions (and related questions): disputes about what mechanisms are, how mechanistic explanations differ from other explanations, which areas of biology use or require mechanistic explanations, and how the current enthusiasm in biology for mechanisms relates to historical forms of mechanism in biology and elsewhere. http://www.ishpssb.org/listserv/20050809-2.html

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