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The Dialectical Biologist

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$35.00 • £25.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674202832

Publication: March 1987

Short

336 pages

6 line illustrations, 4 tables

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Scientists act within a social context and from a philosophical perspective that is inherently political. Whether they realize it or not, scientists always choose sides. The Dialectical Biologist explores this political nature of scientific inquiry, advancing its argument within the framework of Marxist dialectic. These essays stress the concepts of continual change and co-determination between organism and environment, part and whole, structure and process, science and politics. Throughout, this book questions our accepted definitions and biases, showing the self-reflective nature of scientific activity within society.