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Acta Biotheoretica

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 87–93 | Cite as

Dividing biology into disciplines: Chaos or multiformity?

  • P. Dullemeijer
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Abstract

A good division of biology is important for clarity of thought, presentation of the problems and nowadays also for science policy. Various classifications are in use, depending upon different parameters. A division can be based on objects and on aspects. A modern classification on objects is based on the levels of organisation. Methodological principles play a role in the background.

Keywords

Science Policy Methodological Principle Modern Classification Good Division 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Dullemeijer
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of ZoologyState University LeidenThe Netherlands

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