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The Resource Cycles of Contingency : Developmental Systems and Evolution, (electronic resource:)

Cycles of Contingency : Developmental Systems and Evolution, (electronic resource:)

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Cycles of Contingency : Developmental Systems and Evolution
Title
Cycles of Contingency
Title remainder
Developmental Systems and Evolution
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Editor
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Language
eng
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Related
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BIP US
Dewey number
155.7
Intended audience
  • Scholarly & Professional
  • 17
Intended audience source
  • MIT Press
  • MIT Press
LC call number
BF713.C93 2003
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  • Oyama, Susan
  • Griffiths, Paul E.
  • Gray, Russell D.
Series statement
Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology Ser.
Summary expansion
The nature/nurture debate is not dead. Dichotomous views of development still underlie many fundamental debates in the biological and social sciences. Developmental systems theory (DST) offers a new conceptual framework with which to resolve such debates. DST views ontogeny as contingent cycles of interaction among a varied set of developmental resources, no one of which controls the process. These factors include DNA, cellular and organismic structure, and social and ecological interactions. DST has excited interest from a wide range of researchers, from molecular biologists to anthropologists, because of its ability to integrate evolutionary theory and other disciplines without falling into traditional oppositions.The book provides historical background to DST, recent theoretical findings on the mechanisms of heredity, applications of the DST framework to behavioral development, implications of DST for the philosophy of biology, and critical reactions to DST
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Cycles of Contingency : Developmental Systems and Evolution, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
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OCM1bookssj0001141107
Dimensions
09.000 x 07.000 in.
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unknown
Extent
392 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: UNITED KINGDOM, USA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
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9780262650632
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9780262650632
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ill
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0262650630
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001141107
Label
Cycles of Contingency : Developmental Systems and Evolution, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001141107
Dimensions
09.000 x 07.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
392 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: UNITED KINGDOM, USA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
Isbn
9780262650632
Other control number
9780262650632
Other physical details
ill
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0262650630
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001141107

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