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Author Grene, Marjorie, 1910-2009.

Title The understanding of nature : essays in the philosophy of biology / Marjorie Grene
Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Reidel Pub. Co., [1974]
©1974

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Description xii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 23
Synthese library ; v. 66
Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 23
Synthese library ; v. 66
Contents Causes.--Three aspects of perception.--Biology and the problem of levels of reality.--Reducibility.--Aristotle and modern biology.--Is genus to species as matter to form?--Two evolutionary theories.--Statistics and selection.--Biology and teleology.--Bohm's metaphysics and biology.--Darwin and philosophy.-- --Explanation and evolution.--On the nature of natural necessity.--On some distinctions between men and brutes.--The characters of living things. I: the biological philosophy of Adolf Portmann.--The characters of living things. II: The phenomenology of Erwin Straus.--The characters of living things. III: Helmuth Plessner's theory of organic models [sic].--People and other animals
Notes Synthese library ; v. 66
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biology -- Philosophy.
Biology.
LC no. 74076477
ISBN 9027704627
9027704635