Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back Into Biology

by Brian G. Henning (Author), Adam Scarfe (Author)
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Pairing scientists and philosophers together, this book is an exploration of some of the new frontiers in biology (e.g., Emergence, Complex Systems, Biosemiotics, Symbiogenesis, Organic Selection, Epigenetics, Niche Construction, Teleodynamics, etc.). The chapters in this volume challenge the mechanistic metaphysic that is implicit in the reigning neo-Darwinist paradigm, point to more inclusive modes of thinking in relation to the nature of life, and contribute to the novel synthesis that is presently “in the air.”

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Publication date
February 01, 2013
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Page count
484
ISBN
9780739174371
Paper ISBN
9780739174364