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The Resource Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biology, Alex Rosenberg

Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biology, Alex Rosenberg

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Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biology
Title
Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biology
Statement of responsibility
Alex Rosenberg
Title variation
  • Darwinian reductionism
  • How to stop worrying and love molecular biology
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, scientists working in molecular biology embraced reductionism{u2014}the theory that all complex systems can be understood in terms of their components. Reductionism, however, has been widely resisted by both nonmolecular biologists and scientists working outside the field of biology. Many of these antireductionists, nevertheless, embrace the notion of physicalism{u2014}the idea that all biological processes are physical in nature. How, Alexander Rosenberg asks, can these self-proclaimed physicalists also be antireductionists? With clarity and wit, Darwinian Reductionism navigates this difficult and seemingly intractable dualism with convincing analysis and timely evidence. In the spirit of the few distinguished biologists who accept reductionism{u2014}E. O. Wilson, Francis Crick, Jacques Monod, James Watson, and Richard Dawkins{u2014}Rosenberg provides a philosophically sophisticated defense of reductionism and applies it to molecular developmental biology and the theory of natural selection, ultimately proving that the physicalist must also be a reductionist."--Publisher's website
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1946-
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Rosenberg, Alexander
Dewey number
572.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QH506
LC item number
.R654 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Molecular biology
  • Biology
  • Reductionism
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Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biology, Alex Rosenberg
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-247) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
62789922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780226727295
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005037319
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780226727295
Label
Darwinian reductionism, or, How to stop worrying and love molecular biology, Alex Rosenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62789922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780226727295
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005037319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780226727295

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