Instrumental Biology, or the Disunity of Science

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Do the sciences aim to uncover the structure of nature, or are they ultimately a practical means of controlling our environment? In "Instrumental Biology, or the Disunity of Science, " Alexander Rosenberg argues that while physics and chemistry can develop laws that reveal the structure of natural phenomena, biology is fated to be a practical, instrumental discipline. Because of the complexity produced by natural selection, and because of the limits on human cognition, scientists are prevented from uncovering the basic ...

Instrumental Biology, or the Disunity of Science 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226727264

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Instrumental Biology, or the Disunity of Science 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226727257

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