Genes and the Agents of Life: The Individual in the Fragile Sciences Biology

New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press (2005)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Genes and the Agents of Life undertakes to rethink the place of the individual in the biological sciences, drawing parallels with the cognitive and social sciences. Genes, organisms, and species are all agents of life but how are each of these conceptualized within genetics, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, and systematics? The 2005 book includes highly accessible discussions of genetic encoding, species and natural kinds, and pluralism above the levels of selection, drawing on work from across the biological sciences. The book is a companion to the author's Boundaries of the Mind (2004), also available from Cambridge, where the focus is the cognitive sciences. The book will appeal to a broad range of professionals and students in philosophy, biology, and the history of science. You can download the table of contents and the first chapter here.
(categorize this paper)
Reprint years
2004, 2005, 2012
9780511807381   9780521544955   0521544955   0521836468
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2021-07-18
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
71 ( #48,186 of 2,439,320 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
12 ( #44,180 of 2,439,320 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.