Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolution
Taking Development Seriously
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Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolution by Jason Scott Robert
Book DescriptionHistorically, philosophers of biology have tended to sidestep the problem of development by focusing primarily on evolutionary biology and, more recently, on molecular biology and genetics. Quite often too, development has been misunderstood as simply, or even primarily, a matter of gene activation and regulation. Nowadays a growing number of philosophers of science are focusing their analyses on the complexities of development, and in Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolution Jason Scott Robert explores the nature of development against current trends in biological theory and practice and looks at the interrelations between development and evolution (evo-devo), an area of resurgent biological interest. Clearly written, this book should be of interest to students and professionals in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of biology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521824675
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jason Scott Robert
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This book explores the nature of development against current trends in biological theory and practice.
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