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Development and Evolution: Complexity and Change in Biology

Stanley N. Salthe - Psychology - 1993 - 357 pages
Development and Evolution surveys and illuminates the key themes of rapidly changing fields and areas of controversy that are redefining the theory and philosophy of biology ...
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Evolutionary Systems: Biological and Epistemological Perspectives on ...

G. Vijver, Stanley N. Salthe, M. Delpos - Philosophy - 2013 - 438 pages
The three well known revolutions of the past centuries - the Copernican, the Darwinian and the Freudian - each in their own way had a deflating and mechanizing effect on the ...
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Unfinished Synthesis: Biological Hierarchies and Modern Evolutionary Thought

Niles Eldredge - Science - 1985 - 256 pages
This study provides a stimulating critique of contemporary evolutionary thought, analyzing the Modern Synthesis first developed by Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ernst Mayr, and George ...
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A Hierarchical Concept of Ecosystems

Robert V. O'Neill - Science - 1986 - 253 pages
"Ecosystem" is an intuitively appealing concept to most ecologists, but, in spite of its widespread use, the term remains diffuse and ambiguous. The authors of this book argue ...
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The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory

Elisabeth Anne Lloyd - Philosophy - 1994 - 235 pages
Traditionally a scientific theory is viewed as based on universal laws of nature that serve as axioms for logical deduction. In analyzing the logical structure of evolutionary ...
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Interactions: The Biological Context of Social Systems

Niles Eldredge, Marjorie Grene - Science - 1992 - 242 pages
Argues against the reductionist tendencies in Darwinism known as genetic reductionism. The authors explore the biological underpinnings of social systems from invertebrates to ...
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Keywords in Evolutionary Biology

Evelyn Fox Keller, Elisabeth A. Lloyd - Science - 1994 - 414 pages
In science, more than elsewhere, a word is expected to mean what it says, nothing more, nothing less. But scientific discourse is neither different nor separable from ordinary ...
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Foundations of Biophilosophy

Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge - Science - 2013 - 427 pages
Over the past three decades, the philosophy of biology has emerged from the shadow of the philosophy of physics to become a respectable and thriving philosophical subdiscipline ...
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The Metaphysics of Evolution: Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700

David L. Hull - Science - 1989 - 331 pages
This critical collection of essays represents the best of the best when it comes to philosophy of biology. Many chapters treat evolution as a biological phenomenon, but the ...
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