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Biological Complexity+Integrative..

Biological Complexity+Integrative.. - 03 edition

Biological Complexity+Integrative.. - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780511054877

ISBN10: 0511054874

Biological Complexity+Integrative.. by Mitchell - ISBN 9780511054877
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2003
International: No
Biological Complexity+Integrative.. by Mitchell - ISBN 9780511054877

ISBN13: 9780511054877

ISBN10: 0511054874

Edition: 03
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Summary

This collection of essays by a leading philosopher of science presents a defense of integrative pluralism as the best description for the complexity of scientific inquiry today. The tendency of some scientists to unify science by reducing all theories to a few fundamental laws of the most basic particles that populate our universe is ill-suited to the biological sciences, which study multicomponent, multilevel, evolved complex systems. This integrative pluralism is the best way to understand the different and complex processes - historical and interactive - that generate biological phenomena.

This book will be of interest to students and professionals in the philosophy of science.