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Philosophy of Experimental Biology

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ISBN-10: 0521143446

ISBN-13: 9780521143448

Edition: 2010

Authors: Marcel Weber

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List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Marcel Weber is a professor of philosophy, both at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Reductionism and the nature of explanations
Discovery: solving biological problems
Scientific inference: testing hypotheses
Experimental systems: a life of their own?
Model organisms: of flies and elephants
Reference and conceptual change: out of Mendel's garden?
Developmental biology and the genetic program: explaining ontogeny
Scientific realism: in search of the truth
Notes
Bibliography
Index