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Individuals across the sciences

Author: Alexandre Guay; Thomas Pradeu
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Individuals across the sciences.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015003229
(OCoLC)909081168
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandre Guay; Thomas Pradeu
ISBN: 9780199382521 0199382522
OCLC Number: 919317927
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Individuals Across the Sciences; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; Chapter 1 Introduction: Progressive Steps toward a Unified Conception of Individuality Across the Sciences; Part I Metaphysical and Logical Foundations to Individuality; Chapter 2 Why Individuality Matters; A Foreword to E.J. Lowe's Chapter; Chapter 3 Non-individuals; Chapter 4 Individuality, Quantum Physics, and a Metaphysics of Nonindividuals: The Role of the Formal; Part II Puzzles about Individuals in Biology and Physics; Chapter 5 Individuality and Life Cycles. Chapter 6 What Biofilms Can Teach Us about IndividualityChapter 7 Cell and Body: Individuals in Stem Cell Biology; Chapter 8 Collective Individuals: Parallels Between Joint Action and Biological Individuality; Chapter 9 On the Emergence of Individuals in Physics; Chapter 10 Are There Individuals in Physics, and If So, What Are They?; Chapter 11 Minimal Structural Essentialism: Why Physics Doesn't Care Which Is Which; Chapter 12 Bohm's Approach and Individuality; Chapter 13 Branch-Relative Identity; Part III Beyond Disciplinary Borders. Chapter 14 The Metaphysics of Individuality and the SciencesChapter 15 The Biological and the Mereological: Metaphysical Implications of the Individuality Thesis; Chapter 16 To Be Continued: The Genidentity of Physical and Biological Processes; Chapter 17 Experimental Realization of Individuality; Chapter 18 Eliminating Objects Across the Sciences; Name Index; General Index.
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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