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Thinking about life : the history and philosophy of biology and other sciences

Author: Paul S Agutter; D N Wheatley
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys the nature of science and its emergence in post-Renaissance Europe. This book investigates the similarities and differences between biology and other sciences. It considers topics in the philosophy of biology (for example evolutionary theory, vitalism/mechanism, reductionism/holism, and spontaneous generation).
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Agutter, Paul S., 1946-
Thinking about life.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2008
(OCoLC)233934599
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Agutter; D N Wheatley
ISBN: 9781402088667 1402088663 1281871184 9781281871183 1402088655 9781402088650
OCLC Number: 304561132
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: What is science? --
Culture, technology and knowledge --
Classical roots --
Mediaeval views of the world --
The scientific revolution --
The 'scientific revolution' in biology --
Aristotle's biology --
How different are organisms from inanimate objects? --
Cell theory and experimental physiology : new ideas in a changing society --
Embryos and entelechy --
Spontaneous generation --
The evolution of Darwinism --
The great heredity debate --
Evolutionary theory attains maturity --
The problem of purpose --
The scientific status of biology.
Responsibility: by Paul S. Agutter, Denys N. Wheatley.

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