Tim Lewens

Tim Lewens is University Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University.

Books by this Author

Design in Nature and Elsewhere
By Tim Lewens
In Organisms and Artifacts, Tim Lewens investigates the analogical use of the language of design in evolutionary biology. Uniquely among the natural sciences, biology uses descriptive and explanatory terms more suited to artifacts than organisms. When biologists discuss, for example, the purpose of the panda's thumb and look for functional explanations for organic traits, they borrow from a...