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Biology and epistemology

Author: Richard Creath; Jane Maienschein
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This set of original essays explores a range of diverse issues in the intersection of biology and epistemology. It asks whether the study of life requires a special biological approach to knowledge - and concludes that it does not.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Creath; Jane Maienschein
ISBN: 0521592909 9780521592901 0521597013 9780521597012
OCLC Number: 41049550
Description: xviii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Richard Creath, Jane Maienschein --
Darwin and the philosophers: epistemological factors in the development and reception of the theory of the Origin of Species / Michael Ruse --
Knowing about evolution: Darwin and his theory of natural selection / Jon Hodge --
Why did Darwin fail? The role of John Stuart Mill / David L. Hull --
The epistemology of historical interpretation: progressivity and recapitulation in Darwin's theory / Robert J. Richards --
Down the primrose path: competing epistemologies in early twentieth-century biology / David Magnus --
Competing epistemologies and developmental biology / Jane Maienschein --
From imaging to believing: epistemic issues in generating biological data / William Bechtel --
The logic of discovery in the experimental life sciences / Frederic L. Holmes --
What do population geneticists know and how do they know it? / R.C. Lewontin --
Experimentation in early genetics: the implications of the historical character of science for scientific realism / Marga Vicedo --
Making sense of life: explanation in developmental biology / Evelyn Fox Keller --
Toward an epistemology for biological pluralism / Helen E. Longino --
Afterword / Kenneth F. Schaffner.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Creath, Jane Maienschein.
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