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What makes biology unique? : considerations on the autonomy of a scientific discipline

Author: Ernst Mayr
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : English
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This ... book, a collection of some revised and some new essays ... explores biology as an autonomous science, offers insights on the history of evolutionary thought, critiques the contributions of philosophy to the science of biology, and comments on several of the major ongoing issues in evolutionary theory ... Those interested in evolutionary theory or the philosophy and history of science will find useful ideas  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Mayr
OCLC Number: 62286259
Notes: Originally published: New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2004.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 3/4 in.
Contents: Science and sciences --
The autonomy of biology --
Teleology --
Analysis or reductionism --
Darwin's influence on modern thought --
Darwin's five theories of evolution --
Maturation of Darwinism --
Selection --
Do Thomas Kuhn's scientific revolutions take place? --
Another look at the species problem --
The origin of humans --
Are we alone in this vast universe? --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Considerations on the autonomy of a scientific discipline
Responsibility: Ernst Mayr.

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This ... book, a collection of some revised and some new essays ... explores biology as an autonomous science, offers insights on the history of evolutionary thought, critiques the contributions of philosophy to the science of biology, and comments on several of the major ongoing issues in evolutionary theory ... Those interested in evolutionary theory or the philosophy and history of science will find useful ideas in this book, which should appeal to virtually anyone with a broad curiosity about biology.-Dust jacket.

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