Thinking about Biology by Stephen WebsterThinking about Biology by Stephen Webster

Thinking about Biology

byStephen Webster

Paperback | April 14, 2003

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Intended for biology students, this philosophical commentary on biology makes science students' studies more interesting by offering an easy way of studying the philosophy of science, as well as engaging in debates about the social and political implications of biology. It is a unique biology textbook because it adopts an explicitly philosophical approach.
Title:Thinking about BiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:April 14, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521599547

ISBN - 13:9780521599542

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Facts?; 2. Reductionism; 3. Evolution; 4. Biology and animals; 5. Controversies in Biology; 6. Making sense of genes; 7. Biology and politics; 8. Research ethics; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Webster provides a thought-provoking view of the traditional ideas about biologic science and then goes a step further in discussing the ethical and political consequences of biology.... this lively and controversial collection of readings will make the theories of biology much more alive." Choice