By Scott Lidgard,Lynn K. Nyhart
Bringing jointly biologists, historians, and philosophers, this publication presents a multifaceted exploration of organic individuality that identifies major and no more accepted perceptions of individuality either previous and current, what they're reliable for, and in what contexts. organic perform and thought realize members at myriad degrees of association, from genes to organisms to symbiotic platforms. we rely on those notions of individuality to deal with theoretical questions about multilevel usual choice and Darwinian health; to light up empirical questions on improvement, functionality, and ecology; to flooring philosophical questions on the character of organisms and causation; and to probe ancient and cultural conditions that resonate with parallel questions about the character of society. Charting an interdisciplinary learn time table that broadens the frameworks during which organic individuality is mentioned, this publication makes transparent that during the world of the person, there's not and shouldn't be an immediate direction from organic paradigms in line 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