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Title The Philosophy and history of molecular biology : new perspectives / edited by Sahotra Sarkar.

Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  574.8801 PHIL    AVAILABLE
Physical description v, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 183.
Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 183.
Notes Based on papers from two conferences, the first held in Boston, April 14-15, 1991, and the second held in New York, N.Y., Jan. 16-1993; with new papers added.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Philosophy, History, and Molecular Biology - Introduction / Sahotra Sarkar -- What the Double Helix (1953) Has Meant for Basic Biomedical Science. A Personal Commentary / Joshua Lederberg -- Theory Structure and Knowledge Representation in Molecular Biology / Kenneth F. Schaffner -- Redrawing the Boundaries of Molecular Biology: The Case of Photosynthesis / Doris T. Zallen -- Underappreciated Pathways Toward Molecular Genetics as Illustrated by Jean Brachet's Cytochemical Embryology / Richard M. Burian -- Life as Technology: Representing, Intervening, and Molecularizing / Lily E. Kay -- Enzymatic Adaptation and the Entrance of Molecular Biology into Embryology / Scott F. Gilbert -- The Molecularization of Immunology / Alfred I. Tauber -- The Hegemony of the Gene: Reductionism in Molecular Biology / Jon Beckwith -- Introductory Note to the Contributions by Sarkar and Thaler / Sahotra Sarkar and David S. Thaler.
Biological Information: A Skeptical Look at Some Central Dogmas of Molecular Biology / Sahotra Sarkar -- Paradox as Path: Pattern as Map. Classical Genetics as a Source of Non-Reductionism in Molecular Biology / David S. Thaler.
Other author Sarkar, Sahotra.
Subject Molecular biology -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Molecular biology -- History -- Congresses.
ISBN 0792339479 (hb : alk. paper)