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    Mapping the Future of Biology (Paperback) Edited by Anouk Barberousse, Edited by Michel Morange, Edited by Thomas Pradeu

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    DescriptionThis volume is the best available tool to compare and appraise the different approaches of today's biology and their conceptual frameworks, serving as a springboard for new research on a clarified conceptual basis. It is expected to constitute a key reference work for biologists and philosophers of biology, as well as for all scientists interested in understanding what is at stake in the present transformations of biological models and theories. The volume is distinguished by including, for the first time, self-reflections and exchanges of views on practice and theoretical attitudes by important participants in recent biological debates. The questions of how biological models and theories are constructed, how concepts are chosen and how different models can be articulated, are asked. Then the book explores some of these convergences between different models or theoretical frameworks. Confronting views on adaptive complexity are investigated, as well as the role of self-organization in evolution; niche construction meets developmental biology; the promises of the emergent field of ecological-evolutionary-development are examined. In sum, this book is a marvellous account of the dynamism of today's theoretical biology.


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    Title
    Mapping the Future of Biology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Anouk Barberousse, Edited by Michel Morange, Edited by Thomas Pradeu
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 188
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 156 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781402096587
    ISBN 10: 1402096585
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26730
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    BIC subject category V2: HPM, PSC
    DC21: 570.1
    DC22: 570.1
    BISAC V2.8: SCI072000, PHI015000
    Publisher
    Springer
    Imprint name
    Springer
    Publication date
    12 May 2009
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    This volume is the best available tool to compare and appraise the different approaches of today's biology and their conceptual frameworks, serving as a springboard for new research on a clarified conceptual basis. It is expected to constitute a key reference work for biologists and philosophers of biology, as well as for all scientists interested in understanding what is at stake in the present transformations of biological models and theories. The volume is distinguished by including, for the first time, self-reflections and exchanges of views on practice and theoretical attitudes by important participants in recent biological debates. The questions of how biological models and theories are constructed, how concepts are chosen and how different models can be articulated, are asked. Then the book explores some of these convergences between different models or theoretical frameworks. Confronting views on adaptive complexity are investigated, as well as the role of self-organization in evolution; niche construction meets developmental biology; the promises of the emergent field of ecological-evolutionary-development are examined. In sum, this book is a marvellous account of the dynamism of today's theoretical biology.