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Foundations of Biophilosophy

  • Martin Mahner
  • Mario Bunge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Philosophical Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 3-50
    3. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 51-60
    4. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 61-135
  3. Fundamental Issues in Biophilosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 139-169
    3. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 171-198
    4. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 199-212
    5. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 213-270
    6. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 271-309
    7. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 311-366
    8. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 367-376
    9. Martin Mahner, Mario Bunge
      Pages 377-378
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 379-425

About this book

Introduction

Over the past three decades, the philosophy of biology has emerged from the shadow of the philosophy of physics to become a respectable and thriving philosophical subdiscipline. In their book, the authors take a fresh look at the life sciences and their philosophy from a strictly realist and emergentist-naturalist perspective. They outline a unified and science-oriented philosophical framework that enables them to clarify many foundational and philosophical issues in biology. Thus, this book should be of interest to both life scientists and philosophers and is suitable as a textbook for courses at the advanced levels as well as for independent study.

Keywords

Biophilosophy Evolutionary Theory Ontology Philosophy Systematics The Philosophy of Physics biology epistemology issue life sciences logic semantics

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Mahner
    • 1
  • Mario Bunge
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyFree University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Foundations & Philosophy of Science UnitMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03368-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08276-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03368-5
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