Entangled Life: Organism and Environment in the Biological and Social Sciences (History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences)


This quantity explores the interactions among organisms and their environments and the way this “entanglement” is a basic element of all lifestyles. It brings jointly the paintings and ideas of historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, uniting a number of new views, tools, and frameworks for reading and knowing the ways in which organisms and environments interact.

The quantity is geared up into 3 major sections: ancient views, contested types, and rising frameworks. the 1st part explores the origins of the trendy notion of organism-environment interplay within the mid-nineteenth century and its improvement by means of later psychologists and anthropologists. within the moment part, numerous debatable models―from mathematical representations of evolution to version organisms in scientific research―are mentioned and reframed in mild of contemporary questions on the interaction among organisms and atmosphere. The 3rd part investigates numerous new rules that experience the capability to reshape key points of the organic and social sciences.

Populations of organisms evolve according to altering environments; our bodies and minds rely on a wide range of conditions for his or her improvement; cultures create complicated relationships with the flora and fauna at the same time they change it irrevocably. The chapters during this quantity proportion a dedication to unraveling the mysteries of this entangled existence.

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