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The dialectical biologist

Author: Richard Levins; Richard C Lewontin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1985.
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Scientists act within a social context and from a philosophical perspective that is inherently political. Whether they realize it or not, scientists always choose sides. This book explores the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: estudios y conferencias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Levins; Richard C Lewontin
ISBN: 067420283X 9780674202832 0674202813 9780674202818
OCLC Number: 318319209
Description: ix, 303 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction 1. On Evolution Evolution as Theory and Ideology Adaptation The Organism as the Subject and Object of Evolution 2. On Analysis The Analysis of Variance and the Analysis of Causes Isidore Nabi on the Tendencies of Motion Dialectics and Reductionism in Ecology 3. Science as a Social Product and the Social Product of Science The Problem of Lysenkoism The Commoditizatjon of Science The Political Economy of Agricultural Research Applied Biology in the Third World The Pesticide System Research Needs for Latin Community Health What Is Human Nature? Conclusion: Dialectics Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Richard Levins, Richard Lewontin.

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An extremely readable and very provocative book. New Scientist The book successfully achieves the authors' goal of demonstrating by example the power and nature of the dialectical method. Its Read more...

 
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