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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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The Philosophy of Ecology: From Science to Synthesis

David R. Keller, Frank B. Golley - Science - 2000 - 366 pages
This is the first introductory anthology on the philosophy of ecology edited by an ecologist and a philosopher. It illustrates the range of philosophical approaches available ...
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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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Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity, and Policy

Sandra D. Mitchell - Science - 2009 - 160 pages
The world is complex, but acknowledging its complexity requires an appreciation for the many roles context plays in shaping natural phenomena. In Unsimple Truths, Sandra ...
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The Dialectical Biologist

Richard Levins, Richard C. Lewontin - Science - 1985 - 303 pages
Scientists act within a social context and from a philosophical perspective that is inherently political. Whether they realize it or not, scientists always choose sides. The ...
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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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History and Evolution

Matthew H. Nitecki, Doris V. Nitecki - History - 1992 - 269 pages
The studies of evolutionary biology and of human history face the same kinds of problems and deal with the same processes. Both disciplines deal with similar questions in ...
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Artificial Immune Systems: A New Computational Intelligence Approach

Leandro Nunes de Castro, Jonathan Timmis - Computers - 2002 - 357 pages
Recently there has been a growing interest in the use of the biological immune system as a source of inspiration for solving complicated computational problems. The immune ...
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