By Sahotra Sarkar, Anya Plutynski
Constructed from essays by means of most sensible students within the box, this quantity bargains distinctive overviews of philosophical concerns raised through biology.
• Brings jointly a group of eminent students to discover the philosophical matters raised by means of biology• Addresses conventional and rising themes, spanning molecular biology and genetics, evolution, developmental biology, immunology, ecology, brain and behavior, neuroscience, and experimentation• starts off with an intensive creation to the field• is going past past remedies that targeted simply on evolution to offer equivalent consciousness to different parts, equivalent to molecular and developmental biology• Represents either an authoritative advisor to philosophy of biology, and an available reference paintings for someone trying to know about this rapidly-changing box
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The concept of the gene in development and evolution: historical and epistemological perspectives (pp. 317–48). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Falk, R. (2001). The rise and fall of dominance. Biology and Philosophy, 16, 285–323. Fischer, E. P. (1995). How many genes has a human being? The analytical limits of a complex concept. In E. P. Fischer & S. Klose (Eds). The human genome (pp. 223–56). München: Piper. Fogle, T. (2000). The dissolution of protein coding genes in molecular biology.
The genotype conception of heredity. The American Naturalist, 45, 129–59. Judson, H. F. (1996). The eighth day of creation: makers of the revolution in biology (2nd edn). Plainview, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Kay, L. (2000). Who wrote the book of life? A history of the genetic code. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Keller, E. Fox (2000). Decoding the genetic program: or, some circular logic in the logic of circularity. In P. Beurton, R. -J. Rheinberger (Eds). The concept of the gene in development and evolution: historical and epistemological perspectives (pp.
A large amount of somatic gene tinkering and DNA splicing, for instance, is involved in organizing the immune response in higher organisms. This gives rise to the production of potentially millions of different antibodies. No genome would be large enough to cope with such a task if the parceling out of genes and a sophisticated permutation of their parts had not been invented during evolution. Gene families have arisen from duplication over time, containing silenced genes (sometimes called pseudogenes).
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