By Scott Lidgard,Lynn K. Nyhart
Bringing jointly biologists, historians, and philosophers, this e-book offers a multifaceted exploration of organic individuality that identifies top and not more popular perceptions of individuality either previous and current, what they're strong for, and in what contexts. organic perform and concept realize participants at myriad degrees of association, from genes to organisms to symbiotic platforms. we rely on those notions of individuality to deal with theoretical questions on multilevel ordinary choice and Darwinian health; to light up empirical questions about improvement, functionality, and ecology; to floor philosophical questions on the character of organisms and causation; and to probe historic and cultural conditions that resonate with parallel questions about the character of society. Charting an interdisciplinary study time table that broadens the frameworks within which organic individuality is mentioned, this ebook makes transparent that during the area of the person, there's not and shouldn't be a right away course from organic paradigms in accordance with version organisms via to philosophical generalization and historic reification.
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Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives by Scott Lidgard,Lynn K. Nyhart