9780792303756

Reductionism and Systems Theory in the Life Sciences (Theory and Decision Library A:)

ISBN 10: 079230375X / 0-7923-0375-X
ISBN 13: 9780792303756
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
Six papers examine (unfavorably) the tendency in biology and the philosophy of biology to reduce living systems to physical and chemical laws and entities. A systems theory is offered as an alternative, which views organisms as complex systems of organization and order, comprehensible from such pers

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