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Discovery and Explanation in Biology and Medicine


Kenneth F. Schaffner compares the practice of biological and medical research and shows how traditional topics in philosophy of science--such as the nature of theories and of explanation--can illuminate the life sciences. While Schaffner pays some attention to the conceptual questions of evolutionary biology, his chief focus is on the examples that immunology, human genetics, neuroscience, and internal medicine provide for examinations of the way scientists develop, examine, test, and apply theories. Although traditional ...

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Discovery and Explanation in Biology and Medicine
1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226735924

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