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Biological Organization from a Hierarchical Perspective: Articulation of Concepts and Interlevel Relation

Jon Umerez

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The purpose of this chapter is twofold. The first objective is to offer an articulation of ideas in the form of a model with five kinds of relations (composition, integration, emergence, regulation, ... More


An Integrating Scaffold: Toward an Autonomy-Theoretic Modelling of Cultural Change

C. A. Hooker

in The Evolution of Cultural Entities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197262627
eISBN:
9780191771989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262627.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores the dynamics of cultural change by presenting a dynamical analysis of biological organisation. In order to understand cultural change, it argues that the focus should be on ... More


Introduction

George Terzis and Robert Arp

in Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book aims to respond to a perceived neglect of the many contributions that information-related ideas play in shaping our understanding of the nature of biological organization, as well as the ... More


Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

George Terzis and Robert Arp (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Information shapes biological organization in fundamental ways and at every organizational level. Because organisms use information—including DNA codes, gene expression, and chemical signaling—to ... More


In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

Franklin M. Harold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174143
eISBN:
9780226174310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174310.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The discovery of how the machinery of life works, and how it is constructed, is one of the glories of 20th century science. By contrast, we know little of the origin and evolution of cells and their ... More


The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited

Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015240
eISBN:
9780262295703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015240.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In 1995, John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry published their influential book The Major Transitions in Evolution. The “transitions” that Maynard Smith and Szathmáry chose to describe all ... More


Mutualism

Judith L. Bronstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199675654
eISBN:
9780191809422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675654.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Mutualisms, interactions between two species that benefit both of them, have long captured the public imagination. Their influence transcends levels of biological organization from cells to ... More


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