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Everything flows : towards a processual philosophy of biology

Author: Daniel J Nicholson; John Dupré
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Against the traditional view of the living world as fundamentally composed of enduring things, this book argues for the radical alternative is that it essentially consists of processes. Biology is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Nicholson; John Dupré
ISBN: 0198779631 9780198779636
OCLC Number: 1007033774
Notes: "The majority of the papers herein originated at the workshop 'Process Philosophy of Biology' ... held in Exeter in November 2014."--Page vii.
Description: xv, 386 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. --
A manifesto for a processual philosophy of biology / John Dupré and Daniel J. Nicholson --
Metaphysics. --
Processes and precipitates / Peter Simons --
Dispositionalism: a dynamic theory of causation / Rani Lill Anjum and Stephen Mumford --
Biological processes: criteria of identity and persistence / James DiFrisco --
Genidentity and biological processes / Thomas Pradeu --
Ontological tools for the process turn in biology: some basic notions of general process theory / Johanna Seibt --
Organisms. --
Reconceptualizing the organism: from complex machine to flowing stream / Daniel J. Nicholson --
Objectcy and agency: towards a methodological vitalism / Denis M. Walsh --
Symbiosis, transient biological individuality, and evolutionary processes / Frédéric Bouchard --
From organizations of processes to organisms and other biological individuals / Argyris Arnellos --
Development and evolution. Developmental systems theory as a process theory / Paul Griffiths and Karola Stotz --
Waddington's processual epigenetics and the debate over cryptic variability / Flavia Fabris --
Capturing processes: the interplay of modelling strategies and conceptual understanding in developmental biology / Laura Nuño de la Rosa --
Intersecting processes are necessary explanantia for evolutionary biology, but challenge retrodiction / Eric Bapteste and Gemma Anderson --
Implications and applications. --
A process ontology for macromolecular biology / Stephan Guttinger --
A processual perspective on cancer / Marta Bertolaso and John Dupré --
Measuring the world: olfaction as a process model of perception / Ann-Sophie Barwich --
Persona as biological processes: a bio-processual way out of the personal identity dilemma / Anne Sophie Meincke.
Other Titles: Towards a processual philosophy of biology
Responsibility: edited by Daniel J. Nicholson and John Dupré.

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