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The Human Value of Biology

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674498228

Publication Date: 01/15/1938

241 pages

29 illustrations


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  • Preface
  • I. Philosophy and Research
    • Definition
    • Synthesis and Analysis
    • Systems
    • Biological Speculations of the Middle Ages
  • II. The Renaissance
    • The New Observation of Nature
    • The Method of the Renaissance
    • Biology and the Method of the Renaissance
  • III. The Biological Philosophy of the Renaissance
    • Kant
    • Modern Metaphysics
    • Ideas and Phenomena
  • IV. Analogies of Experience
    • The Instruments of Empirical Synthesis
    • Permanence
    • Succession
    • Coexistence
  • V. The Study of Life
    • Life and Structure
    • The Cell
    • The Individual
    • The Species
  • VI. The Meaning of Species
    • Principles of Classification
    • Geographical Distribution
    • Theories of Evolution
    • The Corpuscular Theory of Biology
    • The Methods of Correlation and Experiment
  • VII. Mental and Physiological Experience
    • The World of the Senses
    • Individual Environment
  • VIII. Biology and the Science of Population
    • The Problem
    • Methods of the Science of Population
    • Experimental Research on Population
    • Agricultural Science
    • Fluctuations in Populations
  • IX. Biology and Social Service
    • The Method of Natural History
    • The Method of Social Science
    • Social Crises and Prognosis
    • The Origin of an Industry
    • Social Experiment
    • Social Service
  • X. Sociology in the Light of Biology
    • Systems or Science
    • Division of Labor
    • Labor and Value
    • The Origin of Society
    • The Growth of Society
    • The Limits of Society
    • The Structure of Society
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography

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