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By Sahotra Sarkar, Anya Plutynski

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Constructed from essays through best students within the box, this quantity deals distinctive overviews of philosophical matters raised via biology.
• Brings jointly a staff of eminent students to discover the philosophical matters raised through biology• Addresses conventional and rising subject matters, spanning molecular biology and genetics, evolution, developmental biology, immunology, ecology, brain and behavior, neuroscience, and experimentation• starts with an intensive advent to the field• is going past past remedies that concentrated purely on evolution to offer equivalent consciousness to different parts, akin to molecular and developmental biology• Represents either an authoritative advisor to philosophy of biology, and an available reference paintings for somebody looking to know about this rapidly-changing box

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Rheinberger (Eds). The concept of the gene in development and evolution: historical and epistemological perspectives (pp. 219–39). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 20 gene concepts Robinson, G. (1979). A prelude to genetics: theories of a material substance of heredity, Darwin to Weismann. Lawrence, KS: Coronado Press. Roll-Hansen, N. (1978a). The genotype theory of Wilhelm Johannsen and its relation to plant breeding and the study of evolution. Centaurus, 22, 201–35. Roll-Hansen, N. (1978b).

The concept of the gene: short history and present status. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 68, 173–223. Waters, K. C. (2004), What was classical genetics? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 35, 783–809. 21 Chapter 2 Biological Information stefa n a rt m a n n 1. Introduction The most remarkable property of living systems is their enormous degree of functional organization. Since the middle of the twentieth century, scientists and philosophers who study living complexity have introduced a new concept in the service of explaining biological functionality: the concept of information.

Stanford: Stanford University Press. Keller, E. Fox (2000). Decoding the genetic program: or, some circular logic in the logic of circularity. In P. Beurton, R. -J. Rheinberger (Eds). The concept of the gene in development and evolution: historical and epistemological perspectives (pp. 159–77). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Keller, E. Fox (2001). The century of the gene. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 19 hans-jörg rheinberger and staffan müller-wille Kim, K-M. (1994). Explaining scientific consensus: the case of Mendelian genetics.

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