Rosenberg, Alexander.

After the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, scientists working in molecular biology embraced reductionism – the theory that all complex systems can be understood in terms of their components. However, it has also been widely resisted by both nonmolecular biologists and scientists working outside the field of biology, despite the fact that many embrace physicalism – the idea that all biological processes are physical in nature. In this books Alex Rosenberg provides a philosophically sophisticated defense of reductionism and argues that the physicalist must also be a reductionist.

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University of Chicago Press, Octavo, dustwrapper,

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