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Everything Flows.

Publisher: Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This collection of essays explores the metaphysical thesis that the living world is not ontologically made up of substantial particles or things, as has often been assumed, but is rather constituted by processes. The biological domain is organized as an interdependent hierarchy of processes, which are stabilized and actively maintained at different timescales. Even entities that intuitively appear to be paradigms of  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9780198779636 0198779631
OCLC Number: 1051780720
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (416 pages)
Contents: Johannes Jaeger: ForewordPart I: Introduction1: John Dupre & Daniel J. Nicholson: A Manifesto for a Processual Philosophy of BiologyPart II: Metaphysics2: Peter Simons: Processes and Precipitates3: Rani Lill Anjum & Stephen Mumford: Dispositionalism: A Dynamic Theory of Causation4: James DiFrisco: Biological Processes: Criteria of Identity and Persistence5: Thomas Pradeu: Genidentity and Biological Processes6: Johanna Seibt: Ontological Tools for the Process Turn in Biology: Some Basic Notions of General Process TheoryPart III: Organisms7: Daniel J. Nicholson: Reconceptualizing the Organism: From Complex Machine to Flowing Stream8: Denis Walsh: Objectcy and Agency: Towards a Methodological Vitalism9: Frederic Bouchard: Symbiosis, Transient Biological Individuality, and Evolutionary Processes10: Argyris Arnellos: From Organizations of Processes to Organisms and Other Biological IndividualsPart IV: Development and Evolution11: Paul Griffiths & Karola Stotz: Developmental Systems Theory as a Process Theory12: Flavia Fabris: Waddington's Processual Epigenetics and the Debate over Cryptic Variability13: Laura Nuno de la Rosa: Capturing Processes: The Interplay of Modelling Strategies and Conceptual Understanding in Developmental Biology14: Eric Bapteste & Gemma Anderson: Intersecting Processes are Necessary Explanantia for Evolutionary Biology, but Challenge RetrodictionPart IV: Implications and Applications15: Stephan Guttinger: A Process Ontology for Macromolecular Biology16: Marta Bertolaso & John Dupre: A Processual Perspective on Cancer17: Ann-Sophie Barwich: Measuring the World: Olfaction as a Process Model of Perception18: Anne Sophie Meincke: Persons as Biological Processes: A Bio-Processual Way Out of the Personal Identity Dilemma

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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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