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Author LinkGriffiths, Paul,1962-
Title LinkGenetics and philosophy : an introduction / Paul Griffiths, Karola Stotz.
Distribution Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Description viii, 270 p. :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Cambridge introductions to philosophy and biology )
Series ( Cambridge introductions to philosophy and biology.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-257) and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction -- Mendel’s gene -- The material gene -- The reactive genome -- Outside the genome -- The gene as information -- The behavioural gene -- The evolving gene -- Four conclusons
Summary "In the past century, nearly all of the biological sciences have been directly affected by discoveries and developments in genetics, a fast-evolving subject with important theoretical dimensions. In this rich and accessible book, Paul Griffiths and Karola Stotz show how the concept of the gene has evolved and diversified across the many fields that make up modern biology. By examining the molecular biology of the ’environment’, they situate genetics in the developmental biology of whole organisms, and reveal how the molecular biosciences have undermined the nature/nurture distinction. Their discussion gives full weight to the revolutionary impacts of molecular biology, while rejecting ’genocentrism’ and ’reductionism’, and brings the topic right up to date with the philosophical implications of the most recent developments in genetics. Their book will be invaluable for those studying the philosophy of biology, genetics and other life sciences"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject LinkGenes.
LinkGenetics -- Philosophy.
LinkDevelopmental genetics.
Subject LinkDevelopmental genetics.
LinkGenetics -- Philosophy.
Add.Author LinkStotz, Karola.

System Number 000681112
ISBN Link9781107002128 (hardback)
Link1107002125 (hardback)
Link9780521173902 (paperback)
Link0521173906 (paperback)

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