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Foundations of Biophilosophy - Martin Mahner

Foundations of Biophilosophy

Hardcover Published: 20th May 1997
ISBN: 9783540618386
Number Of Pages: 427

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Over the past three decades, the philosophy of biology has emerged from the shadow of the philosophy of physics to become a respectable and thriving philosophical subdiscipline. The authors take a fresh look at the life sciences and the philosophy of biology from a strictly realist and emergentist-naturalist perspective. They outline a unified and science-oriented philosophical framework that enables the clarification of many foundational and philosophical issues in biology. This book will be of interest both to life scientists and philosophers.

"...admirably wide coverage of the subject." Nature "...an extremely valuable, lucid and stimulating book. The authors have set the standard of biophilosophy." Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Philosophical Fundamentals
Ontological Fundamentalsp. 3
Semantical and Logical Fundamentalsp. 51
Epistemological Fundamentalsp. 61
Fundamental Issues in Biophilosophy
Lifep. 139
Ecologyp. 171
Psychobiologyp. 199
Systematicsp. 213
Development Biologyp. 271
Evolutionary Theoryp. 311
Teleologyp. 367
Concluding Remarksp. 377
Referencesp. 379
Name Indexp. 405
Subject Indexp. 413
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ISBN: 9783540618386
ISBN-10: 3540618384
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 427
Published: 20th May 1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.78

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