A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology

A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology

Editor(s): Sarkar Sahotra, Anya Plutynski

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405125727

Online ISBN: 9780470696590

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696590

About this Book

Comprised of essays by top scholars in the field, this volume offers detailed overviews of philosophical issues raised by biology.

  • Brings together a team of eminent scholars to explore the philosophical issues raised by biology
  • Addresses traditional and emerging topics, spanning molecular biology and genetics, evolution, developmental biology, immunology, ecology, mind and behaviour, neuroscience, and experimentation
  • Begins with a thorough introduction to the field
  • Goes beyond previous treatments that focused only on evolution to give equal attention to other areas, such as molecular and developmental biology
  • Represents both an authoritative guide to philosophy of biology, and an accessible reference work for anyone seeking to learn about this rapidly-changing field

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Molecular Biology and Genetics

    1. Chapter 1

      Gene Concepts (pages 3–21)

      Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Staffan Müller-Wille

  2. Part II: Evolution

  3. Part III: Developmental Biology

  4. Part IV: Medicine

  5. Part V: Ecology

  6. Part VI: Mind and Behavior

  7. Part VII: Experimentation, Theory, and Themes

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