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  • Levels of Organization in the Biological Sciences

    Levels of Organization in the Biological Sciences

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262045339

    Scientific philosophers examine the nature and significance of levels of organization, a core structural principle in the biological sciences. This volume examines the idea of levels of organization as a distinct object of investigation, considering…

  • Innovation in Cultural Systems

    Innovation in Cultural Systems

    Klotband - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262013338

    Leading scholars offer a range of perspectives on the roles played by innovation in the evolution of human culture.In recent years an interest in applying the principles of evolution to the study of culture emerged in the social sciences. Archaeolog…

  • Origination of Organismal Form

    Origination of Organismal Form

    Klotband - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262134194

    A more comprehensive version of evolutionary theory that focuses as much on the origin of biological form as on its diversification.The field of evolutionary biology arose from the desire to understand the origin and diversity of biological forms. I…

  • The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited

    The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited

    Klotband - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262015240

    Drawing on recent advances in evolutionary biology, prominent scholars return to the question posed in a pathbreaking book: how evolution itself evolved.In 1995, John Maynard Smith and Eoers Szathmary published their influential book The Major Trans…

  • Evolutionary Causation

    Evolutionary Causation

    Klotband - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262039925

    A comprehensive treatment of the concept of causation in evolutionary biology that makes clear its central role in both historical and contemporary debates.Most scientific explanations are causal. This is certainly the case in evolutionary biology,…

  • Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds

    Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds

    Klotband - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262113212

    Investigations into the relationship between organism and artifacts from the perspective of functionality.The notion of function is an integral part of thinking in both biology and technology; biological organisms and technical artifacts are both as…

  • Rethinking Human Evolution

    Rethinking Human Evolution

    Klotband - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262037327

    Contributors from a range of disciplines consider the disconnect between human evolutionary studies and the rest of evolutionary biology.The study of human evolution often seems to rely on scenarios and received wisdom rather than theory and methodo…

  • Multicellularity

    Multicellularity

    Klotband - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262034159

    Scholars consider the origins and consequences of the evolution of multicellularity, addressing a range of organisms, experimental protocols, theoretical concepts, and philosophical issues.The evolution of multicellularity raises questions regarding…

  • Landscapes of Collectivity in the Life Sciences

    Landscapes of Collectivity in the Life Sciences

    Klotband - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262036856

    Broad perspective on collectivity in the life sciences, from microorganisms to human consensus, and the theoretical and empirical opportunities and challenges.Many researchers and scholars in the life sciences have become increasingly critical of th…

  • Convergent Evolution in Stone-Tool Technology

    Convergent Evolution in Stone-Tool Technology

    Klotband - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262037839

    Scholars from a variety of disciplines consider cases of convergence in lithic technology, when functional or developmental constraints result in similar forms in independent lineages.Hominins began using stone tools at least 2.6 million years ago,…

  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    Klotband - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262036702

    The scientific achievements and forgotten legacy of a major Austrian research institute, from its founding in 1902 to its wartime destruction in 1945.The Biologische Versuchsanstalt was founded in Vienna in 1902 with the explicit goal to foster the…

  • From Groups to Individuals

    From Groups to Individuals

    Klotband - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262018722

    The biological and philosophical implications of the emergence of new collective individuals from associations of living beings.Our intuitive assumption that only organisms are the real individuals in the natural world is at odds with developments i…

  • Convergent Evolution on Earth

    Convergent Evolution on Earth
    av George R McGhee Jr.

    Klotband - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262042734

    An analysis of patterns of convergent evolution on Earth that suggests where we might look for similar convergent forms on other planets.Why does a sea lily look like a palm tree? And why is a sea lily called a "lily" when it is a marine animal and…

  • Contingency and Convergence

    Contingency and Convergence
    av Russell Powell

    Klotband - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780262043397

    Can we can use the patterns and processes of convergent evolution to make inferences about universal laws of life, on Earth and elsewhere?In this book, Russell Powell investigates whether we can use the patterns and processes of convergent evolution…