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Cambridge companion to the philosophy of biology, 



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Название:  Cambridge companion to the philosophy of biology   (Путеводитель Кэмбриджа по философии биологии)
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
Классификация:
Философия науки
Биология и естественные науки

ISBN: 0521616719
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521616713
ISBN: 0-521-61671-9
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-521-61671-3
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 552
Вес: 0.81 кг.
Дата издания: 01.10.2007
Серия: Cambridge companions to philosophy
Язык: ENG
Иллюстрации: Black & white illustrations
Размер: 22.61 x 15.47 x 3.28 cm
Читательская аудитория: Tertiary education (us: college)
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Описание: The philosophy of biology is one of the most exciting new areas in the field of philosophy and one that is attracting much attention from working scientists. This Companion, edited by two of the founders of the field, includes newly commissioned essays by senior scholars and up-and-coming younger scholars who collectively examine the main areas of the subject - the nature of evolutionary theory, classification, teleology and function, ecology, and the problematic relationship between biology and religion, among other topics. Up-to-date and comprehensive in its coverage, this unique volume will be of interest not only to professional philosophers but also to students in the humanities and researchers in the life sciences and related areas of inquiry.
Дополнительное описание: Introduction David L. Hull and Michael Ruse; 1. Adaptation Tim Lewens; 2. Population genetics Roberta L. Millstein and Robert A. Skipper; 3. Units and levels of selection Elisabeth A. Lloyd; 4. What's wrong with the emergenist statistical interpretation o




The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science

Автор: Psillos
Название: The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science
ISBN: 041551875X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415518758
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Описание: The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science is an indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science. It contains sixty-two specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors. Organized into four parts it covers: historical and philosophical context debates concepts the individual sciences. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science addresses all of the essential topics that students of philosophy of science need to know - from empiricism, explanation and experiment to causation, observation, prediction and more - and contains many helpful features including chapters on individual sciences (such as biology, chemistry, physics and psychology), further reading and cross-referencing at the end of each chapter. Expanded and revised throughout, this second edition includes new chapters on Conventionalism, Social Epistemology, Computer Simulation, Thought Experiments, Pseudoscience, Species and Taxonomy, and Cosmology.

Companion to the Philosophy of Science

Автор: Newton-Smith W H, Shaw Christopher, Leemann A Albe
Название: Companion to the Philosophy of Science
ISBN: 0631170243 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631170242
Издательство: Wiley
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Описание: * Newly-commissioned essays by international assembly of leading philosophers of science. * Provides comprehensive survey of philosophy of science. * Treats key figures in the history of philosophy of science. * Accessible and comprehensive introductions to each topic.

Companion to the Philosophy of Science

Автор: Newton-Smith W H, Shaw Christopher, Leemann A Albe
Название: Companion to the Philosophy of Science
ISBN: 0631230203 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631230205
Издательство: Wiley
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Описание: This reference guide comprises a survey of all the topical areas, major methods and stances in the philosophy of science. The book contains entries on important figures in the history of the philosophy of science and a comprehensive account of areas of contemporary interest.

Philosophy, Biology and Life

Автор: Edited by Anthony O`Hear
Название: Philosophy, Biology and Life
ISBN: 0521678455 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521678452
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: It has been claimed that following the decline of Marxism and Freudianism, Darwinism has become the dominant intellectual paradigm of our day. In the mass media there are many bitter disputes between today's new Darwinians and their opponents, often over religion. But the 'neo-Darwinian paradigm' is not as simple or as seamless as either its advocates or its opponents would sometimes have us believe. 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.

The Philosophy of Biology

Автор: Marjorie Grene
Название: The Philosophy of Biology
ISBN: 0521643805 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521643801
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Is life different from the non-living? If so, how? And how, in that case, does biology as the study of living things differ from other sciences? These questions are traced through an exploration of episodes in the history of biology and philosophy. The book begins with Aristotle, then moves on to Descartes, comparing his position with that of Harvey. In the eighteenth century the authors consider Buffon and Kant. In the nineteenth century the authors examine the Cuvier-Geoffroy debate, pre-Darwinian geology and natural theology, Darwin and the transition from Darwin to the revival of Mendelism. Two chapters deal with the evolutionary synthesis and such questions as the species problem, the reducibility or otherwise of biology to physics and chemistry, and the problem of biological explanation in terms of function and teleology. The final chapters reflect on the implications of the philosophy of biology for philosophy of science in general.

Philosophy of Biology

Автор: Rosenberg, Jacob
Название: Philosophy of Biology
ISBN: 041531593X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415315937
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Описание: Is life a purely physical process? What is human nature? Which of our traits is essential to us? Exploring concepts, such as supervenience; the controversies about genocentrism and genetic determinism, the authors lay out the broad terms in which we should assess the impact of biology on human capacities, social institutions, and ethical values.

Philosophy of Biology,

Автор: Dov M. Gabbay
Название: Philosophy of Biology,
ISBN: 0444515437 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780444515438
Издательство: Elsevier Science
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Описание: 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 contribute to sometimes contested areas of scientific theory making.

Aristotle`s Philosophy of Biology

Автор: James G. Lennox
Название: Aristotle`s Philosophy of Biology
ISBN: 0521659760 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521659765
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: In addition to being one of the world’s most influential philosophers, Aristotle can also be credited with the creation of both the science of biology and the philosophy of biology. He was the first thinker to treat the investigations of the living world as a distinct inquiry with its own special concepts and principles. This book focuses on a seminal event in the history of biology - Aristotle’s delineation of a special branch of theoretical knowledge devoted to the systematic investigation of animals. Aristotle approached the creation of zoology with the tools of subtle and systematic philosophies of nature and of science that were then carefully tailored to the investigation of animals. The papers collected in this volume, written by a pre-eminent figure in the field of Aristotle’s philosophy and biology, examine Aristotle’s approach to biological inquiry and explanation, his concepts of matter, form and kind, and his teleology.

Philosophy of biology

Название: Philosophy of biology
ISBN: 1405183160 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405183161
Издательство: Wiley
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Описание: "This excellent anthology covers a wide range of biological disciplines and controversies. It demonstrates the great value of reflective philosophical analysis in interpreting biology and its claims about human nature. It is ideal for use in introductory courses in philosophy of biology.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology

Автор: Ruse, Michael
Название: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology
ISBN: 0199737266 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199737260
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology is an exciting collection of new essays written especially to give the reader an introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of scholarship today, and at the same time to move the subject forward dramatically. Written in a clear and rigorous style it will give the more experienced scholar much to think about and will also be of great value to the new student of the subject. The handbook covers the history of the topic, then moves into important analyses of contemporary evolutionary thinking, and continues with discussions of genetics and the moral and epistemological foundations of our understanding of heredity. The book goes on to cover ecology, behavior and morality, and does not neglect religion or feminist issues. Finally, it takes up matters to do with language and metaphor.
The authors range from the senior and experienced to new and exciting young scholars. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology is a collection that will be of interest to philosophers of science, to philosophers generally, as well as biologists of all kinds. There is no better way to learn about this dynamic field than through the essays in this volume.

Philosophy of Behavioral Biology

Автор: Plaisance
Название: Philosophy of Behavioral Biology
ISBN: 9400719507 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789400719507
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: This volume provides a broad overview of issues in the philosophy of behavioral biology, covering four main themes: genetic, developmental, evolutionary, and neurobiological explanations of behavior. It is both interdisciplinary and empirically informed in its approach, addressing philosophical issues that arise from recent scientific findings in biological research on human and non-human animal behavior. Accordingly, it includes papers by professional philosophers and philosophers of science, as well as practicing scientists. Much of the work in this volume builds on presentations given at the international conference, “Biological Explanations of Behavior: Philosophical Perspectives”, held in 2008 at the Leibniz Universit?t Hannover in Germany. The volume is intended to be of interest to a broad range of audiences, which includes philosophers (e.g., philosophers of mind, philosophers of biology, and metaethicists), as well as practicing scientists, such as biologists or psychologists whose interests relate to biological explanations of behavior. 

Philosophy of Stem Cell Biology

Автор: Fagan Melinda
Название: Philosophy of Stem Cell Biology
ISBN: 0230368271 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230368279
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: This examination of stem cell biology from a philosophy of science perspective clarifies the field`s central concept, the stem cell, as well as its aims, methods, models, explanations and evidential challenges. Relations to systems biology and clinical medicine are also discussed.


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