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History And Philosophy Of Biology (Paperback): Robert H. Kretsinger

History And Philosophy Of Biology (Paperback)

Robert H. Kretsinger

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History and Philosophy of Biology summarizes the major philosophical ideas that have attended the development of science in general and of biology in particular. The book then explores how the techniques and the concepts of the physical sciences have impacted biology. A reductionist approach to biology - anatomy, physiology, genetics - complements the study of evolution by natural selection and an ecological perspective. The final section of the book explores several examples of the influence of science on society, and of society on science.Each of 46 chapters of History and Philosophy of Biology has been or could be the topic of a major tome. 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 biologists. It is a good text, or additional reading, for an advanced undergraduate course treating history and/or philosophy of biology or of science in general.

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Imprint: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of origin: Singapore
Release date: May 2006
Authors: Robert H. Kretsinger
Dimensions: 155 x 228 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 364
ISBN-13: 978-981-4635-04-2
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Philosophy of science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > General
LSN: 981-4635-04-9
Barcode: 9789814635042

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