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A companion to the philosophy of biology

Author: Sahotra Sarkar; Anya Plutynski
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Series: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology offers concise overviews of philosophical issues raised by all areas of biology. Addressing both traditional and emerging areas of philosophical interest,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Companion to the philosophy of biology.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)608587749
Online version:
Companion to the philosophy of biology.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)609212420
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sahotra Sarkar; Anya Plutynski
ISBN: 9781405125727 1405125721
OCLC Number: 145379711
Description: xxvi, 589 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Molecular Biology and Genetics --
Gene concepts --
Biological information --
Heredity and heritability --
Genomics, proteomics, and beyond --
Part II. Evolution --
Darwinsim and Neo-Darwinism --
Systematics and taxonomy --
Population genetics --
The units and levels of selection --
Molecular evolution --
Speciation and marcoevolution --
Adaptationism --
Part III. Developmental Biology --
Phenotypic plasticity and reaction norms --
Explaining the ontogeny of form: philosophical issues --
Development and evolution --
Part IV. Medicine --
Self and nonself --
Health and disease --
Part V. Ecology --
Population ecology --
Complexity, diversity, and stability --
Ecosystems --
Biodiversity: its meaning and value --
Part VI. Mind and Behavior --
Ethology, ociobiology, and evolutionary psychology --
Cooperation --
Language and evolution --
Part VII. Experimentation, Theory, and Themes --
What is life? --
Experimentation --
Laws and theories --
Models --
Function and teleology --
Reductionism in biology.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 39.
Responsibility: edited by Sahotra Sarkar and Anya Plutynski.
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