The Resource Holism and Reductionism in Biology and Ecology : The Mutual Dependence of Higher and Lower Level Research Programmes, by Rick C. Looijen, (electronic resource)

Holism and Reductionism in Biology and Ecology : The Mutual Dependence of Higher and Lower Level Research Programmes, by Rick C. Looijen, (electronic resource)

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Holism and Reductionism in Biology and Ecology : The Mutual Dependence of Higher and Lower Level Research Programmes
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Holism and Reductionism in Biology and Ecology
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The Mutual Dependence of Higher and Lower Level Research Programmes
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by Rick C. Looijen
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  • eng
  • eng
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Holism and reductionism are traditionally seen as incompatible views or approaches to nature. Here Looijen argues that they should rather be seen as mutually dependent and hence co-operating research programmes. He sheds some interesting new light on the emergence thesis, its relation to the reduction thesis, and on the role and status of functional explanations in biology. He discusses several examples of reduction in both biology and ecology, showing the mutual dependence of holistic and reductionist research programmes. Ecologists are offered separate chapters, clarifying some major, yet highly and controversial ecological concepts, such as `community', `habitat', and `niche'. The book is the first in-depth study of the philosophy of ecology. Readership: Specialists in the philosophy of science, especially the philosophy of biology, biologists and ecologists interested in the philosophy of their discipline. Also of interest to other scientists concerned with the holism-reductionism issue
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Looijen, Rick C
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570.1
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English
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QH331
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Episteme, A Series in the Foundational, Methodological, Philosophical, Psychological, Sociological, and Political Aspects of the Sciences, Pure and Applied
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23
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  • Biology-Philosophy
  • Science
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Plant Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Ecology
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Holism and Reductionism in Biology and Ecology : The Mutual Dependence of Higher and Lower Level Research Programmes, by Rick C. Looijen, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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1: Reduction and co-operation in biology -- 1: Holism and reductionism -- 2: Reduction of laws and theories -- 3: Reduction of concepts -- 4: Emergence, reduction and co-operating research programmes -- 5: Co-operating research programmes: reduction of the Bohr effect -- 6: Functional explanations in biology -- 2: Reduction and co-operation in ecology -- 7: The reduction problem in ecology -- 8: Ecological communities: conceptual problems and definition -- 9: The distinction between habitat and niche -- 10: The reduction of the Lotka/Volterra competition model to modern niche theory -- 11: Co-operation in island biogeography -- 12: The inhibitory effect of the holism-reductionism dispute: a controversy in island biogeography and its solution -- Epilogue -- Notes -- References -- Name Index
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1 online resource (XXII, 352 p.)
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9789401595605
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10.1007/978-94-015-9560-5
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Holism and Reductionism in Biology and Ecology : The Mutual Dependence of Higher and Lower Level Research Programmes, by Rick C. Looijen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
1: Reduction and co-operation in biology -- 1: Holism and reductionism -- 2: Reduction of laws and theories -- 3: Reduction of concepts -- 4: Emergence, reduction and co-operating research programmes -- 5: Co-operating research programmes: reduction of the Bohr effect -- 6: Functional explanations in biology -- 2: Reduction and co-operation in ecology -- 7: The reduction problem in ecology -- 8: Ecological communities: conceptual problems and definition -- 9: The distinction between habitat and niche -- 10: The reduction of the Lotka/Volterra competition model to modern niche theory -- 11: Co-operation in island biogeography -- 12: The inhibitory effect of the holism-reductionism dispute: a controversy in island biogeography and its solution -- Epilogue -- Notes -- References -- Name Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXII, 352 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
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online
Isbn
9789401595605
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
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10.1007/978-94-015-9560-5
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absent
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  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001276014
  • (PQKBWorkID)11238619
  • (PQKB)10538231
  • (DE-He213)978-94-015-9560-5
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  • (EXLCZ)993400000000124877

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