, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 79–82 | Cite as

Luck versus Cunning

Denis M. Walsh: Organisms, agency and evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, ix+279pp, £64.99 HB
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Minnesota Center for Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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