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Eric Davidson, His Philosophy, and the History of Science (2017)


Eric Davidson, a passionate molecular developmental biologist and intellectual, believed that conceptual advances in the sciences should be based on knowledge of conceptual history. Convinced of the superiority of a causal-analytical approach over other methods, he succeeded in successfully applying this approach to the complex feature of organismal development by introducing the far-reaching concept of developmental Gene Regulatory Networks. This essay reviews Davidson’s philosophy, his support for the history of science, and some aspects of his scientific personality.

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Authors & Contributors
Mitrofanov, V. G.
Edelson, Edward
Olby, Robert C.
Carlson, Charles Royal
Hall, Brian K.
García-Deister, Vivette
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Science and Education
American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
Biological Theory
Oxford University Press
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Arizona State University
W. W. Norton & Co.
Routledge India
Evolutionary developmental biology
History of science, as a discipline
Davidson, Eric
Franklin, Rosalind
Rapaport, Iosif Abramovich
Mendel, Gregor Johann
Crick, Francis
Dewey, John
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
United States
Great Britain
Soviet Union

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