Biological Individuality: The Identity and Persistence of Living Entities / Edition 1

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In this book, Jack Wilson brings together two lines of research, theoretical biology and analytic metaphysics, that have dealt with the individuation of living entities in virtual isolation from one another. Wilson presents a new theory of biological individuality that addresses problems that cannot be solved by either field alone.. "This is a book of interest to philosophers of biology, metaphysicians, and biologists.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Beyond Horses and Oak Trees: A New Theory of Individuation for Living Entities 1
2 The Biological and Philosophical Roots of Individuality 22
3 Individuality and Equivocation 48
4 The Necessity of Biological Origin and Substantial Kinds 69
5 Generation and Corruption 86
6 Personal Identity Naturalized: Our Bodies, Our Selves 105
App Identity and Sortals: Why Relative Identity Is Self-Contradictory 119
Notes 127
References 131
Index 135
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