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The Disorder of Things

Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674212619

Publication Date: 03/19/1995

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320 pages

6 x 9 inches

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  • Introduction
  • I. Natural Kinds and Essentialism
    • 1. Natural Kinds
    • 2. Species
    • 3. Essences
  • II. Reductionism
    • 4. Reductionism and Materialism
    • 5. Reductionism in Biology 1: Ecology
    • 6. Reductionism in Biology 2: Genetics
    • 7. Reductionism and the Mental
  • III. The Limits of Causality
    • 8. Determinism
    • 9. Probabilistic Causality
  • IV. Some Consequences of Disorder
    • 10. The Disunity of Science
    • 11. Science and Values
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Sources
  • Index

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