The philosophy of a biologist by J. S. Haldane

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Published by The Clarendon press in Oxford .

Written in English

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  • Science,
  • Philosophy,
  • Philosophy and religion

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LC ClassificationsB1645.H3 P5 1935a
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Paginationxii, 155, [1] p.
Number of Pages155
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Open LibraryOL26561277M
LC Control Number38008962

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Although philosophers of science and philosophers generally have long been interested in biology, philosophy of biology only emerged as an independent field of philosophy in the s and s.

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Philosophie zoologique ("Zoological Philosophy, or Exposition with Regard to the Natural History of Animals") is an book by the French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, in which he outlines his pre-Darwinian theory of evolution, part of which is now known as Lamarckism.

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Scientific career: Fields: Systematics, evolutionary biology, ornithology, philosophy of biology: Ernst Walter Mayr ForMemRS (/ ˈ m aɪər /; 5 July – 3 February ) was one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary was also a renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, philosopher of biology, and historian of science.

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It includes evolutionary, developmental, environmental and genetic biology, as well as such issues as evolutionary ethics and epistemology, the general notions of biological information, function, classification and heredity.

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