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Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism - Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology (Hardback)Sandra D. Mitchell (author)
Hardback 262 Pages / Published: 15/09/2003
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This fine collection of essays by a leading philosopher of science presents a defence of integrative pluralism as the best description for the complexity of scientific inquiry today. The tendency of some scientists to unify science by reducing all theories to a few fundamental laws of the most basic particles that populate our universe is ill-suited to the biological sciences, which study multi-component, multi-level, evolved complex systems. This integrative pluralism is the most efficient way to understand the different and complex processes - historical and interactive - that generate biological phenomena. This book will be of interest to students and professionals in the philosophy of science.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm
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