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What do biologists want? If, unlike their counterparts in physics, biologists are generally wary of a grand, overarching theory, at what kinds of explanation do biologists aim? How will we know when we have "made sense" of life? Such questions, Evelyn Fox Keller suggests, have no simple answers. Explanations in the biological sciences are typically provisional and partial, judged by criteria as heterogeneous as their subject matter. It is Keller's aim in this book to account for this epistemological diversity - particularly in the discipline of developmental biology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674012509
ISBN-10: 067401250X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Evelyn Fox Keller

Evelyn Fox Keller is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at MIT. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and numerous honorary degrees.

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