Genes and the Agents of Life
The Individual in the Fragile Sciences Biology
By (author) Robert A. Wilson
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Genes and the Agents of Life by Robert A. Wilson
Book DescriptionGenes and the Agents of Life undertakes to rethink the place of the individual in the biological sciences, drawing parallels with the cognitive and social sciences. Genes, organisms, and species are all agents of life but how are each of these conceptualized within genetics, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, and systematics? The book includes highly accessible discussions of genetic encoding, species and natural kinds, and pluralism above the levels of selection, drawing on work from across the biological sciences. The book is a companion to the author's Boundaries of the Mind, also available from Cambridge, where the focus is the cognitive sciences. The book will appeal to a broad range of professionals and students in philosophy, biology, and the history of science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521544955
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert A. Wilson
Boundaries of the Mind, Hardback (July 2004)
This 2004 book provides the foundations for the view that the mind extends beyond the boundary of the individual.
Graphs, Colourings and the Four-colour Theorem, Hardback (January 2002)
This textbook for mathematics undergraduates, graduates and researchers discusses the proof of the four-colour theorem - one of the most famous of the long-standing mathematical problems solved in the 20th century.
MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS), Paperback (October 2001)
A landmark, comprehensive reference work that represents the methodological and theoretical diversity of this changing field.
Explanation and Cognition, Hardback (August 2000)» View all books by Robert A. Wilson
These essays draw on work in the history and philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind and language, the development of concepts in children, conceptual change in adults, and reasoning in human and artificial systems.
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Author Biography - Robert A. Wilson
Robert A. Wilson was born in Broken Hill, Australia, and lives in Edmonton, Canada. He is the author or editor of five other books, including the award-winning The MIT Encyclopaedia of the Cognitive Sciences (1999) and Boundaries of the Mind (Cambridge, 2004).
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