Sandra D. Mitchell
University of Pittsburgh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2003
Online Publication Date:June 2012
Subjects: Philosophy of science
This collection of essays by a leading philosopher of science defends integrative pluralism as the best description for today's complexity of scientific inquiry. The tendency of some scientists to reduce all theories to a few fundamental laws of the most basic particles that populate our universe is not appropriate for the biological sciences, which study multi-component, multi-level, evolved complex systems. This book will be of interest to students and professionals in the philosophy of science.
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