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Philosophy of biology.

Philosophy of biology.

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Published by Philosophy of Science Association in E. Lansing, Mich .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Special issue, Philosophy of science, vol.51, no.2 (June 1984).

Other titlesPhilosophy of science.
ContributionsPhilosophy of Science Association.
The Physical Object
Pagination183-365p. :
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14238505M

East Lansing: Philosophy of Science Association. From Embryology to Evo-Devo. Machamer, P. Until recently, evolutionary theory has attracted the lion's share of philosophical attention.

Such data-intensive scientific discovery is by some considered to be the fourth paradigm, after empiricism, theory and computer simulation. From then on the field developed rapidly. Third, appeals to biology are made in discussions of traditional philosophical questions. Selected Best Modern Philosophy Books. His "The Phenomenon of Life" New York, sets out boldly to offer an " existential interpretation of biological facts", starting with the organism's response to stimulus and ending with man confronting the Universe, and drawing upon a detailed reading of phenomenology.

Although fitness is defined in terms of reproductive success, it is not a tautology that the fittest organisms have the most offspring, any more than it is a tautology that dice produce even numbers more often than they produce sixes. Life Sciences: General Issues Back cover copy "This accessible book does justice both to the subject and the reader. A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. This book will be of great interest to scholars across science and technology studies, the philosophy and history of science, and political and social theory.


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