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Created from essays via most sensible students within the box, this quantity bargains distinctive overviews of philosophical concerns raised by way of biology.
• Brings jointly a workforce of eminent students to discover the philosophical matters raised through biology• Addresses conventional and rising themes, spanning molecular biology and genetics, evolution, developmental biology, immunology, ecology, brain and behavior, neuroscience, and experimentation• starts off with an intensive advent to the field• is going past earlier remedies that targeted simply on evolution to provide equivalent awareness to different parts, reminiscent of molecular and developmental biology• Represents either an authoritative consultant to philosophy of biology, and an obtainable reference paintings for somebody trying to find out about this rapidly-changing box

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