The limits of reductionism in biology. (Book, 1998) []
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The limits of reductionism in biology.

The limits of reductionism in biology.

Author: Gregory Bock; Jamie Goode; Novartis Foundation.
Publisher: Chichester ; New York : J. Wiley, 1998.
Series: Novartis Foundation symposium, 213.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This is a comprehensive volume examining the fundamental questions raised about levels of explanation of the reductionist programme. It evaluates the techniques of molecular biology, and analyzes  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Congress
Conference proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings
Actes de congrès
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Limits of reductionism in biology.
Chichester ; New York : J. Wiley, 1998
Online version:
Limits of reductionism in biology.
Chichester ; New York : J. Wiley, 1998
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Bock; Jamie Goode; Novartis Foundation.
ISBN: 0471977705 9780471977704
OCLC Number: 38311600
Notes: Papers from the Symposium on the Limits of Reductionism in Biology, held at the Novartis Foundation, London, May 13-15, 1997.
"Editors, Gregory R. Bock (organizer) and Jamie A. Goode"--Page v.
Description: ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / L. Wolpert --
Reductionism and antireductionism / T. Nagel --
Reductionism in physical sciences / R.J.P. Williams --
Macromolecular structure and self-assembly / R. Henderson --
Reduction and integration in understanding the heart / D. Noble --
General discussion: Is all science reductionist? --
Muscle contraction / K.C. Holmes --
Reductionism and explanation in cell biology / P. Nurse --
Biological computation / S. Brenner --
Reductionism in learning and memory / W.G. Quinn --
Hearing / J.F. Ashmore --
The nested networks of brains and minds / H.B. Barlow --
Genes, environment and the development of behaviour / P. Bateson --
What is wrong with reductionist explanations of behaviour? / S. Rose --
Levels of organization in ecological systems / R. May --
The units of selection / J. Maynard Smith --
Final discussion: What are the limits of reductionism?
Series Title: Novartis Foundation symposium, 213.
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