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Studies in the philosophy of biology : reduction and related problems

Author: Francisco José Ayala; Theodosius Dobzhansky
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco José Ayala; Theodosius Dobzhansky
ISBN: 0520026497 9780520026490
OCLC Number: 1265669
Notes: Papers presented at a conference on problems of reduction in biology, held in Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy, Sept. 9-16, 1972.
Description: xix, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From Aristotle to Democritus via Darwin / G. Montalenti --
Evolutionary theories after Lamarck and Darwin / Ernest Boesiger --
The problem of molecular recognition by a selective system / Gerald M. Edelman --
A geometric model of reduction and emergence / Peter Medawar --
Changing strategies: a comparison of reductionist attitudes in biological and medical research in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / June Goodfield --
Cerebral activity and consciousness / John C. Eccles --
Reductionism in biology / William H. Thorpe --
Unjustified variation and selective retention in scientific discovery / Donald T. Campbell --
On the relations between compositional and evolutionary theories / Dudley Shapere --
Problems of rationality in biology / Henryk Skolimowski --
Chance, necessity and purpose / Charles Birch --
Polynomistic determination of biological processes / Bernhard Rensch --
Scientific reduction and the essential incompleteness of all science / Karl R. Popper --
Adaptive shifts and evolutionary novelty: a compositionist approach / G. Ledyard Stebbins --
Chance and creativity in evolution / Theodosius Dobzhansky --
The concept of biological process / Francisco J. Ayala --
On Chance and necessity / Jacques Monod.
Responsibility: edited by Francisco Jose Ayala and Theodosius Dobzhansky.

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