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Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism

By: Sandra D Mitchell

244 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2003 | #143294 | ISBN: 0521520797
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Hardback | Nov 2003 | #143271 | ISBN: 0521817536
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About this book

This collection of essays by a leading philosopher of science presents a defence of integrative pluralism as the best description for the complexity of scientific inquiry today, especially in the biological sciences, which resist attempts to reduce phenomena to a few fundamental laws involving basic particles and forces.


Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Complexity: 2. Constitutive complexity; 3. Dynamic complexity; 4. Evolved diversity; Part II. Pluralism: 5. Laws; 6. Pluralism or disunity.

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