Lifelines : Biology beyond Determinism / Edition 1

Lifelines : Biology beyond Determinism / Edition 1

by Steven Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195150392

ISBN-13: 9780195150391

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A distinct voice in the nature/nurture debate, Rose's series of essays are a response to the biological reductionism of Richard Dawkins's book, The Selfish Gene (OUP, 1990), which insists that all aspects of human life are in our genes, and everything arises as a consequence of natural selection. Rose argues that life depends on the elaborate web of interactions

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A distinct voice in the nature/nurture debate, Rose's series of essays are a response to the biological reductionism of Richard Dawkins's book, The Selfish Gene (OUP, 1990), which insists that all aspects of human life are in our genes, and everything arises as a consequence of natural selection. Rose argues that life depends on the elaborate web of interactions that occur within cells, organisms, and ecosystems, and in which DNA has but one part to play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195150391
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Credits
1. Biology, Freedom, Determinism
2. Observing and Intervening
3. Knowing What We Know
4. The Triumph of Reductionism?
5. Genes and Organisms
6. Lifelines
7. Universal Darwinism?
8. Beyond Ultra-Darwinism
9. Origin Myths
10. The Poverty of Reductionism
11. Envoi: Making Biology Whole Again
Bibliography
Index

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