3 edition of Philosophy of biology found in the catalog.
Philosophy of biology
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The philosophy of biology Contents The conceptual world -- The organism as a mechanism -- The activities of the organism -- The vital impetus -- The individual and the species -- Transformism -- The meaning of evolution -- The organic and the inorganic -- Appendix: Mathematical and physical notions. Citation Machine® helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite your book in Biology & Philosophy format for free.
Philosophy of Experimental Biology ought to be important for anyone interested in the philosophy of biology.' Source: Biology and Philosophy. Review of the hardback:'Marcel Weber's book is extremely interesting. It overviews a huge spectrum of viewpoints and case studies and surely represents a precious account of the state of art of the Cited by: Read this book on Questia. Perhaps because of it implications for our understanding of human nature, recent philosophy of biology has seen what might be the most dramatic work in the philosophies of the "special" sciences.
It keeps close to biology demonstrating some fascinating respects in which biology and its theorists raise special issues in the philosophy of science. The book would go well with one of the main philosophy of natural sciences textbooks.5/5(1). My Teaching Philosophy. Although I teach both majors and nonmajors introductory biology, my course objectives are quite similar. Introductory biology should aim to give students back that genuine sense of curiosity and wonder about the natural world and how it works.
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"Philosophy of Biology is a valuable addition to the introductions already out there, and one that stands out in many ways."—Joeri Witteveen, History and Philosophy of Life Sciences "This accessible book does justice both to the subject and the reader.
A well written and documented introduction to philosophy of biology. Yet the focus is almost exclusively on evolutionary theory. In this respect, the book is much Philosophy of biology book of Hull Philosophy of the biological sciences or Sober Philosophy of Biology.
But this gives a distorted view of what philosophy of biology is by: As interest in Aristotle's philosophy of biology continues to grow, this book will prove to be essential reading for anyone doing research in history and philosophy in biology The central virtue of this book lies in the author's impressive command both of the Aristotelian material and of the central isues not only in the philosophy of biology Cited by: Philosophy of Biology is a rapidly expanding field.
It is concerned with explanatory concepts in evolution, genetics, and ecology. This collection of 25 essays by leading researchers provides an overview of the state of the field.
These essays are wholly new; none of. In probing the interweaving of history and philosophy of biology, scholarly investigation could usefully turn to values, power, and potential future uses and abuses of biological knowledge.
The scientific scope of the series includes evolutionary theory, environmental sciences, genomics, molecular biology, systems biology, biotechnology. This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject.
Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, the book provides sophisticated and innovative coverage of the central. Biology & Philosophy aims to publish the best original work in philosophy of biology, broadly understood to span conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in the biological sciences.
It is aimed at a broad readership across the sciences and humanities, and welcomes submissions from authors in. The first sign of philosophy of biology becoming a mainstream part of philosophy of science was the publication of David Hull’s Philosophy of Biological Science in the prominent Prentice-Hall Foundations of Philosophy series (Hull ).
From then on the field developed rapidly. The volume gathers several well-known scholars in the philosophy of biology, addressing a large range of topics in good quality and generally accessible chapters. this is a highly commendable book, which will find a natural and deserved place in the library.
a book to be carefully read and, above all, put to good use in our classrooms. The book is unique in that it explores the web of interactions among issues of philosophy, techniques and concepts of the physical sciences, fields of biology, and the diverse relationships between society and science.
The book should appeal to readers of Scientific American or the New York Review of Books even if they are not trained. The philosophy of biology is a subfield of philosophy of science, which deals with epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Although philosophers of science and philosophers generally have long been interested in biology (e.g., Aristotle, Descartes, and even Kant), philosophy of biology only emerged as an independent field of philosophy in.
A 1,year-old text at the foundation of modern medicine and biology. This is one of the best philosophy books in the history of medical practice, and forms the foundation of our current understanding of human health and disease.
Biology is in a state of development which defies the standard stereotypes. The papers in this volume, written by some of the leading philosophers in the field, bring out many of the fascinating and complex issues which arise in current attempts to account for life and its development.
Book Description. Is life a purely physical process. What is human nature. Which of our traits is essential to us. In this volume, Daniel McShea and Alex Rosenberg – a biologist and a philosopher, respectively – join forces to create a new gateway to the philosophy of biology; making the major issues accessible and relevant to biologists and philosophers alike.
Philosophy of Biology is a rapidly expanding field. It is concerned with explanatory concepts in evolution, genetics, and ecology.
This collection of 25 essays by leading researchers provides an overview of the state of the field. These essays are wholly new; none of them could have been written even ten years ago.
They demonstrate how philosophical analysis has been able to. Robert Arp is an analyst at The Analysis Group, LLC who has interests in philosophy of biology and ontology in the informatics sense. He is the author of Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving (), and co-editor of Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology (Blackwell, ).
The aim of this book is to inform biology educators, undergraduate and graduate students in biology and related fields, students in teacher training programs, and curriculum developers about the current state of discussion on the major topics in the philosophy of biology and its implications for teaching biology.
This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject. Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, the book provides sophisticated and innovative coverage of the central Cited by: Books shelved as philosophy-of-biology: Philosophy Of Biology by Elliott Sober, Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection by Peter Godfrey-Smith, Darwi.
This book is a good reference for those wanting to explore some of the main areas in philosophy of biology, but it is quite dense and moves quickly, so it would be of most use to someone already familiar with the basics of the discipline/5.
This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject.
Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, the book provides sophisticated and innovative coverage of the central topics and many of the latest developments in the field/5(76).First, as I implied above, the tendency for philosophy of biology to converge on theoretical biology inevitably discourages the attention to social context the absence of which in Sober's bookAuthor: John Dupré.Inferring and Explaining is a book in practical epistemology.
It examines the notion of evidence and assumes that good evidence is the essence of rational thinking. Evidence is the cornerstone of the natural, social, and behavioral sciences.
But it is equally central to almost all academic pursuits and, perhaps most importantly, to the basic.