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The understanding of nature : essays in the philosophy of biology / Marjorie Grene.


Dordrecht ; Boston : Reidel Pub. Company, [1974] .
ISBN 9789027704627, 9027704627, 9027704635, 9789027704634

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Subjects Biologia Geral.
Biologie -- Philosophie.
Biologie.
Biology -- Collected Works.
Biology -- Philosophy.
Filosofia.
Filosofische aspecten.
Philosophie de la nature.
Philosophie.
Philosophy -- Collected Works.
Series Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 23.
Synthese library ; v. 66.
Description xii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1974]
©1974
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Causes -- Three aspects of perception -- Biology and the problem of levels of reality -- Reducibility -- Aristotle and modern biology -- Is genus to species as matter to form?--Two evolutionary theories -- Statistics and selection -- Biology and teleology -- Bohm's metaphysics and biology -- Darwin and philosophy -- The ethical animal: a review -- Explanation and evolution -- On the nature of natural necessity -- On some distinctions between men and brutes -- The characters of living things. I: the biological philosophy of Adolf Portmann -- The characters of living things. II: The phenomenology of Erwin Straus -- The characters of living things. III: Helmuth Plessner's theory of organic modals -- People and other animals.
Genre Nature.
Understanding.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1116101
(OCoLC)ocm01116101
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WorldCat Identities Grene, Marjorie, 1910-2009.
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