Images of Development

Images of Development

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Images of Development questions the dominant biological approach of explaining animal development as entirely genetic by exploring the explanatory value of investigating environmental influences. Van der Weele discusses assumptions, explanatory patterns, and conceptual tools in developmental and evolutionary biology and reviews many concrete examples of environmental influence in animal development. She provides perspectives from biology, philosophy of science, and ethics in an integrative way.Environmental Influences in Ontogeny As an illustration of the neglect of environmental influences in developmental biology, I mentioned (see Chapter 1) Scott Gilberta#39;s authoritative textbook Developmental Biology. On the one hand I noticedanbsp;...

Title:Images of Development
Author: Cor van der Weele
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1999-01-01

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