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History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences

Entangled Life

Organism and Environment in the Biological and Social Sciences

Editors: Barker, Gillian, Desjardins, Eric, Pearce, Trevor (Eds.)

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  • Integrates discussions in biology and social sciences about the relation between organism and environment
  • Investigates the historical development of discussions of organism-environment interaction
  • Provides historical and  philosophical analyses of the organism-environment relationship with consequences for scientific research on this topic​
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About this book

This volume explores the interactions between organisms and their environments and how this “entanglement” is a fundamental aspect of all life. It brings together the work and ideas of historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, uniting a range of new perspectives, methods, and frameworks for examining and understanding the ways that organisms and environments interact.

The volume is organized into three main sections: historical perspectives, contested models, and emerging frameworks. The first section explores the origins of the modern idea of organism-environment interaction in the mid-nineteenth century and its development by later psychologists and anthropologists. In the second section, a variety of controversial models—from mathematical representations of evolution to model organisms in medical research—are discussed and reframed in light of recent questions about the interplay between organisms and environment. The third section investigates several new ideas that have the potential to reshape key aspects of the biological and social sciences.

Populations of organisms evolve in response to changing environments; bodies and minds depend on a wide array of circumstances for their development; cultures create complex relationships with the natural world even as they alter it irrevocably. The chapters in this volume share a commitment to unraveling the mysteries of this entangled life.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Perspectives on Entangled Life

    Pages 1-9

    Barker, Gillian (et al.)

  • The Origins and Development of the Idea of Organism-Environment Interaction

    Pages 13-32

    Pearce, Trevor

  • James Mark Baldwin, the Baldwin Effect, Organic Selection, and the American “Immigrant Crisis” at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

    Pages 33-49

    Green, Christopher D.

  • The Tension Between the Psychological and Ecological Sciences: Making Psychology More Ecological

    Pages 51-77

    Heft, Harry

  • New Perspectives on Organism-Environment Interactions in Anthropology

    Pages 79-102

    Schultz, Emily A.

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7067-6
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Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0009-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entangled Life
Book Subtitle
Organism and Environment in the Biological and Social Sciences
Editors
  • Gillian Barker
  • Eric Desjardins
  • Trevor Pearce
Series Title
History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7067-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7067-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7066-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0009-0
Series ISSN
2211-1948
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 279
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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