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Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biology

Author: Alexander Rosenberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
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In the spirit of the few biologists who accept reductionalism this text provides a philosophically sophisticated defense of reductionism and applies it to molecular developmental biology and the theory of natural selection, proving that the physicalist must also be a reductionist.
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Rosenberg, Alexander, 1946-
Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biology.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005037319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Rosenberg
ISBN: 9780226727318 0226727319 1281966371 9781281966377
OCLC Number: 646783194
Description: 1 online resource (x, 263 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 What Was Reductionism?; 2 Reductionism and DevelopmentalMolecular Biology; 3 Are There Really Informational Genesand Developmental Programs?; 4 Dobzhansky's Dictum and the Natureof Biological Explanation; 5 Central Tendencies and IndividualOrganisms; 6 Making Natural Selection Safe forReductionists; 7 Genomics, Human History, andCooperation; 8 How Darwinian ReductionismRefutes Genetic Determinism; References; Index.
Other Titles: Darwinian reductionism
How to stop worrying and love molecular biology
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In the spirit of the few biologists who accept reductionalism this text provides a philosophically sophisticated defense of reductionism and applies it to molecular developmental biology and the theory of natural selection, proving that the physicalist must also be a reductionist.

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Alex Rosenberg has been thinking about reductionism in biology for a quarter of a century. His latest discussion is many-sided, informed, and informative and extremely challenging. --Philip Kitcher, Read more...

 
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