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The Philosophy and History of Molecular Biology: New Perspectives

edited by Sahotra Sarkar
Format
Book
Published
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, 1996.
Language
English
Series
Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
ISBN
0792339479 (hb : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Philosophy, history, and molecular biology / Sahotra Sarkar
  • What the double helix (1953) has meant for basic biomedical science / Joshua Lederberg
  • Theory structure and knowledge representation in molecular biology / Kenneth F. Schaffner
  • Redrawing the boundaries of molecular biology : the case of photosynthesis / Doris T. Zallen
  • Underappreciated pathways toward molecular genetics as illustrated by Jean Brachet's cytochemical embryology / Richard M. Burian
  • Life as technology : representing, intervening, and molecularizing / Lily E. Kay
  • Enzymatic adaptation and the entrance of molecular biology into embryology / Scott F. Gilbert
  • The molecularization of immunology / Alfred I. Tauber
  • The hegemony of the gene : reductionism in molecular biology / Jon Beckwith
  • Introductory note to the contributions by Sarkar and Thaler / Sahotra Sarkar, David S. Thaler
  • Biological information : a skeptical look at some central dogmas of molecular biology / Sahotra Sarkar
  • Paradox as path : pattern as map : classical genetics as a source of non-reductionism in molecular biology / David S. Thaler.
Description
v, 253 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
  • Based on papers from two conferences, the first held in Boston, April 14-15, 1991, and the second held in New York, N.Y., Jan. 16-1993; with new papers added.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Boston studies in the philosophy of science v. 183
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