Conceptual Change in Biology: Scientific and Philosophical by Alan C. Love

By Alan C. Love

This quantity explores questions about conceptual switch from either clinical and philosophical viewpoints by means of studying the hot background of evolutionary developmental biology. It gains revised papers that originated from the workshop "Conceptual switch in organic technological know-how: Evolutionary Developmental Biology, 1981-2011" held on the Max Planck Institute for the historical past of technological know-how in Berlin in July 2010. The Preface has been written via Ron Amundson.

In those papers, philosophers and biologists examine and distinction key suggestions in evolutionary developmental biology and their improvement because the unique, seminal Dahlem convention on evolution and improvement held in Berlin in 1981. a number of the unique medical contributors from the 1981 convention also are individuals to this new quantity and, at the side of different professional biologists and philosophers specializing on those themes, offer an authoritative, complete view at the subject.

Taken jointly, the papers provide novel views on how and why the conceptual panorama has shifted and stabilized particularly methods, yielding insights into the dynamic epistemic adjustments that experience happened over the last 3 many years. This quantity will entice philosophers of biology learning conceptual switch, evolutionary developmental biologists concerned about comprehending the genesis in their box and comparing its destiny instructions, and historians of biology reading this era while the intersection of ev

olution and improvement rose back to prominence in organic science.

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