, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 143-152
Date: 25 Aug 2007

Critical notice: Darwinian reductionism

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Abstract

This notice provides a critical discussion of some of the issues from Alex Rosenberg’s Darwinian Reductionism, in particular proper functions and the relationship of proximate and ultimate biology, developmental programs and genocentrism, biological laws, the principle of natural selection as a fundamental law, genetic determinism, and the definition of “reductionism.”

Alex Rosenberg, Darwinian Reductionism. Or, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2006. Cloth $40.00spec ISBN: 978-0-226-72729-5 (ISBN-10: 0-226-72729-7)