The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics
By (author) Richard M. Burian
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Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics by Richard M. Burian
Book DescriptionCollected for the first time in a single volume are essays which examine the developments in three fundamental biological disciplines - embryology, evolutionary biology, and genetics. These disciplines were in conflict for much of the twentieth century and the essays in this collection examine key methodological problems within these disciplines and the difficulties faced in overcoming the conflicts between them. Burian skilfully weaves together historical appreciation of the settings within which scientists work, substantial knowledge of the biological problems at stake and the methodological and philosophical issues faced in integrating biological knowledge drawn from disparate sources. The final chapter describes what recent findings in development biology and genetics can tell us about the history and development of animals. Written in a clear, accessible style this collection should appeal to students and professionals in philosophy of science, and the philosophy and history of biology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521836753
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard M. Burian
Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics, Paperback (November 2004)
These essays examine the developments in three fundamental biological disciplines - embryology, evolutionary biology, and genetics.
Genes, Organisms, Populations, Paperback (January 1986)» View all books by Richard M. Burian
Natural selection and the controversial issues over the units of selection are the subject of these seventeen essays, grouped in sections that focus on the history of the topic, discuss the levels and units of selection, and present kin, group, and hierarchical models of selection.
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Author Biography - Richard M. Burian
Richard M. Burian is Professor of Philosophy and Science Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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