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    Anya is a historian and philosopher of biology with interests in the history and philosophy of medicine, general philosophy of science, and biomedical ethics. She has written on the role of modeling in science, scientific explanation, metaphors in science, abductive inference, the role of appeals to parsimony and to chance in evolutionary biology.  Her first book, coedited with Sahotra Sarkar, A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology, is a collection of concise overviews of philosophical issues raised by all areas of biology.  Her most recent book, The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Biodiversity, contains a collection of essays by biologists, philosophers, and social scientists on how to define, measure and preserve biodiversity.  Her forthcoming book, Explaining Cancer, uses cancer research as a case study for exploring questions about how we classify, define, and explain disease.  Other research interests include evidence-based medicine, biomedical research ethics, risk communication, and biodiversity conservation.

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