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Title Everything flows : towards a processual philosophy of biology / edited by Daniel J. NIcholson and John Dupré
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 386 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction. -- A manifesto for a processual philosophy of biology / John Dupré and Daniel J. Nicholson -- Metaphysics. -- Processes and precipitates / Peter Simons -- Dispositionalism: a dynamic theory of causation / Rani Lill Anjum and Stephen Mumford -- Biological processes: criteria of identity and persistence / James DiFrisco -- Genidentity and biological processes / Thomas Pradeu -- Ontological tools for the process turn in biology: some basic notions of general process theory / Johanna Seibt -- Organisms. -- Reconceptualizing the organism: from complex machine to flowing stream / Daniel J. Nicholson -- Objectcy and agency: towards a methodological vitalism / Denis M. Walsh -- Symbiosis, transient biological individuality, and evolutionary processes / Frédéric Bouchard -- From organizations of processes to organisms and other biological individuals / Argyris Arnellos -- Development and evolution. Developmental systems theory as a process theory / Paul Griffiths and Karola Stotz -- Waddington's processual epigenetics and the debate over cryptic variability / Flavia Fabris -- Capturing processes: the interplay of modelling strategies and conceptual understanding in developmental biology / Laura Nuño de la Rosa -- Intersecting processes are necessary explanantia for evolutionary biology, but challenge retrodiction / Eric Bapteste and Gemma Anderson -- Implications and applications. -- A process ontology for macromolecular biology / Stephan Guttinger -- A processual perspective on cancer / Marta Bertolaso and John Dupré -- Measuring the world: olfaction as a process model of perception / Ann-Sophie Barwich -- Persona as biological processes: a bio-processual way out of the personal identity dilemma / Anne Sophie Meincke
Summary Against the traditional view of the living world as fundamentally composed of enduring things, this work argues for the radical alternative that it essentially consists of processes. Biology is the study of the processes that constitute living beings, and the things biologists study ultimately derive their existence from more basic processes.-- Provided by publisher
Notes "The majority of the papers herein originated at the workshop 'Process Philosophy of Biology' ... held in Exeter in November 2014."--Page vii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biology -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Process philosophy -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Dupré, John, editor
Nicholson, Daniel J., editor
University of Exeter.
Process Philosophy of Biology (2014 : Exeter)
ISBN 0191085170