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Organism and environment : inheritance and subjectivity in the life sciences

Author: Russell Winslow
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Russell Winslow analyzes contemporary discourses in microbiology and evolutionary inheritance theory to foreground the metaphysical prejudices that unreflectively subtend these discourses, highlight and illuminate an emergent prejudice of an ecological ontology in microbiology, and determine what interpretive possibilities it affords.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Winslow, Russell (Russell E.).
Organism and environment.
Lanham : Lexington, [2017]
(DLC) 2017026841
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Winslow
ISBN: 9781498552790 149855279X
OCLC Number: 1005664219
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 222 pages)
Contents: On inheritance and subjectivity --
Theoretical inheritances --
Toward a hermeneutic approach to biological discourses --
The structure of sight: Foucault's early analysis of the life sciences --
Ecological inheritances --
Subjectivity in the extended inheritance theory of evolution --
Genetic transformation into structure --
The space of life: reflections on the ontological consequences of the secondary inheritance theory of evolution --
Microbial inheritances --
Microbes colonizing humanism --
Horizontal gene transfer: on the ontological consequences of the horizontal inheritance of DNA --
Being one and many: microbial symbiosis and inheritance --
A concrescence of inheritances vs. the metaphysically-present individual.
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