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Interdependence : biology and beyond

Author: Kriti Sharma; Project Muse.
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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A coherent and practical philosophy of interdependence, drawing on vivid examples from the biological sciences.


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kriti Sharma; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9780823265565 0823265560 9780823265527 0823265528 9780823265534 0823265536
OCLC Number: 995314646
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso en línea.)
Contents: Table of Contents Introduction - Taking Interdependence Seriously A brief sketch of what's to come Chapter 1 - It Depends: Existence as Contingent Small worlds Introducing key concepts: reality, existence, and contingency Features of contingentism What contingentism is not Signal transduction and the book's organization Encouragement to stick with a challenging topic Chapter 2 - What Do Objects Depend On?: Physical Substance, Matter, and the External World Assumption of the intrinsic boundedness and continuity of objects Assumption of the intrinsic boundedness and continuity of particles Assumption of the intrinsic existence of (emergent) properties Assumption of the intrinsic existence of causal powers Assumption of the unified object of sense perceptions (both within and between observers) Assumption of non-impingement: "Whatever it is, it sure doesn't depend on us" Chapter summary Chapter 3 - What Does Sensing Depend On?: Transduction, Energy, and the Meeting of Worlds An overview of signal transduction Signal transduction and cell sensing Assumption of sameness and difference Assumption of energy as a kind of substance Relating physical and psychological phenomena Re-viewing sensing: new views of transformation and change Chapter summary Chapter 4 - What Do Organisms Depend On?: Bodies, Lives, Selves, and Internal Worlds Assumption of the boundedness and continuity of organisms Assumption of the coordinator and the experiencer Assumption of intrinsically existent "other minds": why do we take one another seriously as subjects? Assumption of a ground: physicalism, idealism, dualism, and contingentism What does your life depend on? Chapter summary Chapter 5 - What Does Order Depend On?: Patterns, Gaps, and the Known World On cognitive patterns and cognitive dissonance: what does order depend on? Assumption of the intrinsic existence of contradictions: what does surprise depend on? Assumption of intrinsic hierarchies of order: what makes a good theory? Assumption of a single origin and a linear history Assumption of knowledge as limited: exactly where are the gaps between organismal experience and reality? Chapter summary Conclusion - Life As We Know It "Nothing but net": thoroughgoing contingency and the absence of inherent existence Why "contingentism"?: genealogies, relations, and intellectual kindred The many forms that wonder takes Coda: Small, vast worlds Acknowledgments: What Does This Book Depend On? References
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Kriti Sharma.


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