Book ID: CBB012397496

Individuals Across the Sciences (2015)

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Guay, Alexandre (Editor)
Pradeu, Thomas (Editor)


Oxford University Press


Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: 424
Language: English

What are individuals? How can they be identified? These are crucial questions for philosophers and scientists alike. Criteria of individuality seem to differ markedly between metaphysics and the empirical sciences - and this might well explain why no work has hitherto attempted to relate thecontributions of metaphysics, physics and biology on this question. This timely volume brings together various strands of research into 'individuality', examining how different sciences handle the issue, and reflecting on how this scientific work relates to metaphysical concerns. The collectionmakes a major contribution to clarifying and overcoming obstacles to the construction of a general conception of the individual adequate for both physics and biology, and perhaps even beyond.

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Review Karen Kovaka (2017) Review of "Individuals Across the Sciences". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (pp. 50-53). unapi

Essay Review Axel Gelfert (2016) Metaphysics Meets the Sciences. Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (pp. 491-495). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Bueno, Otávio
Bock, Walter J.
Ghiselin, Michael T.
Krause, Décio
French, Steven
Friedman, Michael L.
Journals
Foundations of Science
Biology and Philosophy
HOPOS
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Publishers
Oxford University Press
State University of New York Press
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Armando
University of Chicago Press
ENS Editions
Concepts
Metaphysics
Philosophy of science
Physics
Biology
Individuality
Philosophy of biology
People
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Aristotle
Newton, Isaac
Descartes, René
Galilei, Galileo
Kant, Immanuel
Time Periods
17th century
20th century
18th century
Ancient
20th century, late
21st century
Places
Greece
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