Biological Principles: A Critical Study, Volume 6

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Philosophy - 496 pages
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Contents

Preface i
7
Biology as a branch of Natural Science Meanings of
13
Mutual relations of the sciences
20
The Philosophical Sciences
31
The aims of Natural Science difficulties of the utilitarian
59
Explanation Views of biologists A prima facie view
67
Conclusion Requisites for theoretical biology
84
a Of Karl Pearson
92
Summary of four principal senses in which the term
261
CHAPTER VI
273
The assimilation of time and space The organism as
301
Part and Whole Relations between parts
308
Summary of arguments against exclusive attachment
317
CHAPTER VII
326
CHAPTER IX
334
INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT
338

Of Max Verworn
98
The position of Prof Lloyd Morgan
105
The philosophical ancestry of Phenomenalism
111
CHAPTER II
130
Analysis of perceptual objects or commonsense things
140
Perceptual error
147
Relations between the Realm of Knowledge and the Primary
153
Imagining and conceiving
164
CHAPTER III
170
Uses of terms state and property
178
Causation Examples from biology Use of terms cause
185
Causal analysis in the biological sphere
193
DEMANDS POSTULATES AND SUBJECTIVE FACTORS IN KNOWLEDGE
202
PART II
225
a The Mechanical Explanation
236
Views of I W Jenkinson
249
Development in relation to genetics
344
Difficulties of these theories and their nature
351
Relation of genetic factors to characters
357
Bearing of the above on the antithesis between preformation
363
AGSNBRAI
373
Appendix to Division I Meaning of the term heredity
384
Preformation and epigenesis from the evolutionary stanc
402
Difficulties of these speculations
408
Evolution from the physiological standpoint
414
CHAPTER X
429
Causation Difficulties of this notion Need for further
441
Summary on Explanation
451
CHAPTER XI
458
THE FUTURE OF BIOLOGY
477
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
489
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