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This collection of essays by a leading philosopher of science defends integrative pluralism as the best description for today's complexity of scientific inquiry. The tendency of some scientists to reduce all theories to a few fundamental laws of the most basic particles that populate our universe is not appropriate for the biological sciences, which study multi-component, multi-level, evolved complex systems. This book will be of interest to students and professionals in the philosophy of science.Read more
- A collection of essays by a leading philosopher of science
- Puts forward the theory of integrative pluralism as the best explanation for the complexity of biological systems
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- Date Published: September 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521520799
- length: 260 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.363kg
- contains: 14 b/w illus. 5 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Part I. Complexity:
2. Constitutive complexity
3. Dynamic complexity
4. Evolved diversity
Part II. Pluralism:
6. Pluralism or disunity.
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