Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism
By (author) Sandra D. Mitchell
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Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism by Sandra D. Mitchell
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521520799
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sandra D. Mitchell
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The author argues that the long-standing scientific and philosophical deference to reductive explanations founded on simple universal laws, linear causal models, and predict-and-act strategies fails to accommodate the kinds of knowledge that many contemporary sciences are providing about the world.
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These essays by a leading philosopher of science present a defence of integrative pluralism.
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