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Entangled life

Author: Gillian Barker
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.
Series: History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences, 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

In this book, historians, philosophers, biologists and social scientists examine interactions between organisms and their environments, showing how "entanglement" is a fundamental aspect of life.  Read more...


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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Barker
ISBN: 9789400770669 9400770669 9789400770676 9400770677
OCLC Number: 874377755
Description: VI, 279 Seiten.
Contents: Introduction: Perspectives on Entangled Life; Gillian Barker, Eric Desjardins, and Trevor Pearce.- Part I. Historical Perspectives.- The Origins and Development of the Idea of Organism-Environment Interaction; Trevor Pearce.- James Mark Baldwin, the Baldwin Effect, Organic Selection, and the American "Immigrant Crisis" at the Turn of the Twentieth Century; Christopher D. Green.- The Tension between the Psychological and Ecological Sciences: Making Psychology More Ecological; Harry Heft.- New Perspectives on Organism-Environment Interaction in Anthropology; Emily A. Schultz.- Part II. Contested Models.- Adaptation, Adaptation to, and Interactive Causes; Bruce Glymour.- Environmental Grain, Organism Fitness, and Type Fitness; Marshall Abrams.- Models in Context: Biological and Epistemological Niches; Jessica A. Bolker.- Thinking Outside the Mouse: Organism-Environment Interaction and Human Immunology; Eric Desjardins, Gillian Barker, and Joaquin Madrenas.- Part III. Emerging Frameworks.- Integrating Ecology and Evolution: Niche Construction and Ecological Engineering; Gillian Barker and John Odling-Smee.- The Affordance Landscape: The Spatial Metaphors of Evolution; Denis M. Walsh.- Rethinking Behavioral Evolution; Rachael Brown. Constructing the Cooperative Niche; Kim Sterelny.
Series Title: History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences, 4.
Responsibility: Gillian Barker ... eds.


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