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Title Mapping the future of biology : evolving concepts and theories / editors, Anouk Barberousse, Michel Morange, Thomas Pradeu.
Imprint [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 173 pages) : illustrations
Series Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; 266
Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; 266.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Biology -- Philosophy.
Biology -- Forecasting.
Biology -- trends.
Biological Evolution.
Contents 5050 Articulating different modes of explanation : the present boundary in biological research / Michel Morange -- Compromising positions : the minding of matter / Susan Oyama -- Abstractions, idealizations, and evolutionary biology / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- The adequacy of model systems for evo-devo : modeling the formation of organisms/modeling the formation of society / Scott F. Gilbert -- Niche construction in evolution, ecosystems and developmental biology / John Odling-Smee -- Novelty, plasticity and niche construction : the influence of phenotypic variation on evolution / Kim Sterelny -- The evolution of complexity / Mark A. Bedau -- Self-organization, self-assembly, and the origin of life / Evelyn Fox Keller -- Self-organization and complexity in evolutionary theory, or, in this life the bread always falls jammy side down / Michael Ruse.
Summary Shows how biological models and theories are constructed. This book explores convergences between different models or theoretical frameworks.
Other Author Barberousse, Anouk.
Morange, Michel.
Pradeu, Thomas.
Other Title Springer eBooks
Print version: Mapping the future of biology. [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009 9781402096358 1402096356