Processes of life [electronic resource] : essays in the philosophy of biology / John Dupré
- Dupré, John
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: I.Science -- 1.The Miracle of Monism -- 2.What's the Fuss about Social Constructivism? -- 3.The Inseparability of Science and Values -- II.Biology -- 4.The Constituents of Life 1: Species, Microbes, and Genes -- 5.The Constituents of Life 2: Organisms and Systems -- 6.Understanding Contemporary Genomics -- 7.The Polygenomic Organism -- 8.It is not Possible to Reduce Biological Explanations to Explanations in Chemistry and/or Physics -- 9.Postgenomic Darwinism -- III.Microbes -- 10.Size Doesn't Matter: Towards a More Inclusive Philosophy of Biology / With Maureen A. O'Malley -- 11.Metagenomics and Biological Ontology / With Maureen A. O'Malley -- 12.Varieties of Living Things: Life at the Intersection of Lineage and Metabolism / Maureen O'Malley -- 13.Emerging Sciences and New Conceptions of Disease: Or, Beyond the Monogenomic Differentiated Cell Lineage -- IV.Humans -- 14.Against Maladaptationism: Or, What's Wrong with Evolutionary Psychology -- 15.What Genes Are, and Why There Are No `Genes for Race' -- 16.Causality and Human Nature in the Social Sciences.
- John Dupre explores recent revolutionary developments in biology and considers their relevance for our understanding of human nature and society. He reveals how the advance of genetic science is changing our view of the constituents of life.
- 9780191738111 (ebook)
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