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Species

Un libro in lingua di John S Wilkins edito da UNIVERSITY PRESSES, 2011

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The complex idea of "species" has evolved over time, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work takes a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. John S. Wilkins explores the essentialist view, a staple of logic from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages to fairly recent times, and considers the idea of species in natural history--a concept often connected to reproduction. Tracing "generative conceptions" of species back through Darwin to Epicurus, Wilkins provides a new perspective on the relationship between philosophical and biological approaches to this concept. He also reviews the array of current definitions. Species is a benchmark exploration and clarification of a concept fundamental to the past, present, and future of the natural sciences.

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  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: Species
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreJohn S Wilkins
  • Editore: UNIVERSITY PRESSES
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 01 Novembre '11
  • ISBN-10: 0520271394
  • ISBN-13:  9780520271395