What Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline

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  • Title: What Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline
  • Author: Ernst W. Mayr
  • ISBN: 9780521700344
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback

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What Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline

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What Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline

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  1. o meu primeiro contato com um livro do Ernst W Mayr e acredito ter tido sorte, j que temos aqui uma esp cie de compilados de seus ensaios, que funcionam tanto como revis o de textos presentes em obras anteriores, como mesmo um convite essas obras, inclusive pelo autor se referir muitas delas como an lises mais profundas sobre certos temas apresentados em Biologia, Ci ncia nica Reflex es sobre a autonomia de uma disciplina cient fica.Embora sejam ensaios, tratando principalmente sobre evolu o e f [...]


  2. Como me arrependo de ter adiado a leitura desse livro Fant stico A amarra o das ideias, a apresenta o da diferen a entre biologia e ci ncias exatas, a descri o dos pontos defendidos por Darwin impressionante a lucidez de Mayr ao escrever esse livro com mais de 90 anos e o qu o evidente fica a experi ncia dele em cada par grafo.


  3. This collection of revised and new articles reads as smoothy as if it had been written as a single piece Each chapter provides a distillation of ideas in Mayr s long career and gives ample food for thought about evolutionary issues and often highlights disagreements within biology about certain points such as the factors which caused Australopithecus to develop into Homo It is entirely refreshing in its treatment of creationism briefly mentioned and quickly dismissed the reader does not have to [...]


  4. At some point I realized that basically everyone who is well known in the philosophy of science, everywhere on the positivist anarchist spectrum, writes very selectively about a very small number of test cases planetary astronomy, relativity and quantum mechanics, phlogiston, and and thus we have debates in philosophy of science between competing theories that might work well for physics, but are all completely inapplicable to geology, biology, psychology, or, well, anything naturalistic Mayr ma [...]


  5. this book actually consists of a mix of previous and new essays by the evolutionary biologist and philosopher of science ernst mayr it is a fairly technical treatise describing, among other things, why biology cannot be analyzed according the reductionist principles that have guided the physical sciences as such, i wouldn t necessarily recommend it to the non scientist on the other hand if the physical or biological scientist reader can forgive the elder statesman some philosophical grumpiness t [...]


  6. Mayr was the one of foremost scholars of evolutionary biology since Darwin In this collection of essays, published just months before his death at the age of 100, Mayr discusses why Biology is a science different from all others, and why Darwin s Theory of Evolution by means of Natural Selection is actually 5 theories that can be independently tested It is this observation that goes a long way to understanding the difficulties in the acceptance of Darwin s work Mayr was a scientist of great inte [...]


  7. Mayr lays out his vision of a philosophy of science as it concerns biology In doing so, he provides clear and concise refutations of a number of philosophies that other authors have put forward Mayr occasionally could be accused of making an argument from authority however, one could say that he s earned the right to make those arguments It should be noted that this work draws heavily on prior works of Mayr s and as such serves mostly as a primer or condensed description of his philosophy.


  8. A really incredible book Ernst Mayr is quite a smart scientist and an excellent philosopher Philosophers of science as well as physicists have a lot to learn from this text.


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