Reasoning in Biological Discoveries

Reasoning in Biological Discoveries

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Reasoning in Biological Discoveries brings together a series of essays, which focus on one of the most heavily debated topics of scientific discovery. Collected together and richly illustrated, Darden's essays represent a groundbreaking foray into one of the major problems facing scientists and philosophers of science. Divided into three sections, the essays focus on broad themes, notably historical and philosophical issues at play in discussions of biological mechanism; and the problem of developing and refining reasoning strategies, including interfield relations and anomaly resolution. Darden summarizes the philosophy of discovery and elaborates on the role that mechanisms play in biological discovery. Throughout the book, she uses historical case studies to extract advisory reasoning strategies for discovery. Examples in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology reveal the process of discovery in action.Essays on Mechanisms, Interfield Relations, and Anomaly Resolution Lindley Darden. only one type ... Instead, it was discovered during the resolution of an empirical anomaly about the rate of protein synthesis in in vivo genetic experiments.


Title:Reasoning in Biological Discoveries
Author: Lindley Darden
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2006-06-26
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