Foundations of Biophilosophy

Foundations of Biophilosophy

by Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge

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Foundations of Biophilosophy by Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge

Over the past three decades, the philosophy of biology has emerged from the shadow of the philosophy of physics to become a respectable and thriving philosophical subdiscipline. The authors take a fresh look at the life sciences and the philosophy of biology from a strictly realist and emergentist-naturalist perspective. They outline a unified and science-oriented philosophical framework that enables the clarification of many foundational and philosophical issues in biology. This book will be of interest both to life scientists and philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642082764
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 427
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

I Philosophical Fundamentals.- 1 Ontological Fundamentals.- 2 Semantical and Logical Fundamentals.- 3 Epistemological Fundamentals.- II Fundamental Issues in Biophilosophy.- 4 Life.- 5 Ecology.- 6 Psychobiology.- 7 Systematics.- 8 Developmental Biology.- 9 Evolutionary Theory.- 10 Teleology.- 11 Concluding Remarks.- References.- Name Index.

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