Individuals Across the Sciences

Individuals Across the Sciences


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199382514
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/02/2015
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Alexandre Guay is Professor of Philosophy of Natural Sciences and Analytical Philosophy at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Thomas Pradeu is Full-Time Researcher in Philosophy of Science at the CNRS in Bordeaux, France.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction: Progressive steps towards a unified conception of individuality across the sciences
Alexandre Guay & Thomas Pradeu

Part 1: Metaphysical and logical foundations to individuality

Chapter 2: Why individuality matters
Stéphane Chauvier

A foreword to Jonathan Lowe's chapter
Alexander Bird

Chapter 3: Non-Individuals
Jonathan Lowe

Chapter 4: Individuality, quantum physics, and a metaphysics of non-individuals: the role of the formal
Krause and Arenhart

Part 2: Puzzles about individuals in biology and physics

Chapter 5: Individuality and Life Cycles
Peter Godfrey-Smith

Chapter 6: What Biofilms Can Teach Us About Individuality
Marc Ereshefsky and Makmiller Pedroso

Chapter 7: Cell and Body: Individuals in Stem Cell Biology
Melinda Fagan

Chapter 8: Collective individuals: parallels between joint action and biological individuality
Cédric Paternotte

Chapter 9: On the Emergence of Individuals in Physics
Simon Saunders

Chapter 10: Are there individuals in physics and if so what are they?
James Ladyman

Chapter 11: Minimal Structural Essentialism: Why Physics Doesn't Care Which is
David Glick

Chapter 12: Bohm's approach and individuality
Paavo Pylkkanen, Basil J. Hiley, and Ilkka Pattiniemi

Chapter 13: Branch-Relative Identity
Christina Conroy

Part 3: Beyond disciplinary borders

Chapter 14: The Metaphysics of Individuality and the Sciences
Matteo Morganti

Chapter 15: The Biological and the Mereological: Metaphysical Implications of the
Individuality Thesis
Matt Haber

Chapter 16: To Be Continued: The Genidentity of Physical and Biological Processes
Alexandre Guay and Thomas Pradeu

Chapter 17: Experimental Realization of Individuality
Ruey-Lin Chen

Chapter 18: Eliminating Objects Across the Sciences
Steven French

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