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Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology)

Sandra D. Mitchell

Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology)

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology, Life Sciences,
  • Philosophy of science,
  • Science,
  • Philosophy Of Biology,
  • Philosophy,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • General,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Biological systems

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages260
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7764774M
    ISBN 100521817536
    ISBN 109780521817530

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In Unsimple Truths, Sandra Mitchell argues that the long-standing scientific and philosophical deference to reductive explanations founded on simple universal laws, linear causal models, and predict-and-act strategies fails to. Sandra D. Mitchell is professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Moran Cited by: The book at hand presents developments in both of these lines, by considering the notion of complexity and defending pluralism on its behalf.

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