The dialectical biologist

Harvard University Press, 1985 - 303 páginas
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.

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Like "Intelligent Design", this is just another attempt to mimic science within the constraints of a pre-established belief system -- and in this case a system that is now, thankfully, largely extinct ... Leer reseña completa


Introduction 1
One On Evolution
Evolution as Theory and Ideology 9
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Richard Levins is John Rock Professor of Population Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health.

Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Research Professor at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

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