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Individuals across the sciences

Author: Alexandre Guay
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Knowing what individuals are and how they can be identified is a crucial question for both philosophers and scientists. This volume explores how different sciences handle the issue of understanding  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandre Guay
ISBN: 9780199382514 0199382514 0199382522 9780199382521
OCLC Number: 909081168
Description: xii, 405 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Progressive steps toward a unified conception of individuality across the sciences / Alexandre Guay and Thomas Pradeu --
Metaphysical and logical foundations to individuality. Why individuality matters / Stéphane Chauvier ; A foreword to E.J. Lowe's chapter / Alexander Bird ; Non-individuals / E.J. Lowe ; Individuality, quantum physics, and a metaphysics of nonindividuals : the role of the formal / Décio Krause and Jonas R. Becker Arenhart --
Puzzles about individuals in biology and physics. Individuality and life cycles / Peter Godfrey-Smith ; What biofilms can teach us about individuality / Marc Ereshefsky and Makmiller Pedroso ; Cell and body : individuals in stem cell biology / Melinda Bonnie Fagan ; Collective individuals : parallels between joint action and biological individuality / Cédric Paternotte ; On the emergence of individuals in physics / Simon Saunders ; Are there individuals in physics, and if so, what are they? / James Ladyman ; Minimal structural essentialism : why physics doesn't care which is which / David Glick ; Bohm's approach and individuality / Paavo Pylkkänen, Basil J. Hiley, and Ilkka Pättiniemi ; Branch-relative identity / Christina Conroy --
Beyond disciplinary borders. The metaphysics of individuality and the sciences / Matteo Morganti ; The biological and the mereological : metaphysical implications of the individuality thesis / Matthew H. Haber ; To be continued : the genidentity of physical and biological processes / Alexandre Guay and Thomas Pradeu ; Experimental realization of individuality / Ruey-Lin Chen ; Eliminating objects across the sciences / Steven French.
Responsibility: edited by Alexandre Guay and Thomas Pradeu.

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Without a doubt, the individual contributions advance particular individuality debates in valuable ways. There is work that extends several influential approaches to individuality in biology. * Karen Read more...

 
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