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The Resource From groups to individuals : evolution and emerging individuality, edited by Frédéric Bouchard and Philippe Huneman

From groups to individuals : evolution and emerging individuality, edited by Frédéric Bouchard and Philippe Huneman

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From groups to individuals : evolution and emerging individuality
Title
From groups to individuals
Title remainder
evolution and emerging individuality
Statement of responsibility
edited by Frédéric Bouchard and Philippe Huneman
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
The biological and philosophical implications of the emergence of new collective individuals from associations of living beings.Our intuitive assumption that only organisms are the real individuals in the natural world is at odds with developments in cell biology, ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and other fields. Although organisms have served for centuries as nature's paradigmatic individuals, science suggests that organisms are only one of the many ways in which the natural world could be organized. When living beings work together--as in ant colonies, beehives, and bacteria-metazoan symbiosis--new collective individuals can emerge. In this book, leading scholars consider the biological and philosophical implications of the emergence of these new collective individuals from associations of living beings. The topics they consider range from metaphysical issues to biological research on natural selection, sociobiology, and symbiosis.The contributors investigate individuality and its relationship to evolution and the specific concept of organism; the tension between group evolution and individual adaptation; and the structure of collective individuals and the extent to which they can be defined by the same concept of individuality. These new perspectives on evolved individuality should trigger important revisions to both philosophical and biological conceptions of the individual.ContributorsFrederic Bouchard, Ellen Clarke, Jennifer Fewell, Andrew Gardner, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Charles J. Goodnight, Matt Haber, Andrew Hamilton, Philippe Huneman, Samir Okasha, Thomas Pradeu, Scott Turner, Minus van Baalen
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N$T
Dewey number
570.1
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1975-
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  • Bouchard, Frédéric
  • Huneman, Philippe
Series statement
Vienna series in theoretical biology
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  • Biology
  • Organisms
  • Individuality
  • Group identity
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Biology
  • Group identity
  • Individuality
  • Organisms
Label
From groups to individuals : evolution and emerging individuality, edited by Frédéric Bouchard and Philippe Huneman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Darwinian individuals / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Defining the individual / Charles J. Goodnight -- Species and organisms / Ellen Clarke and Samir Okasha -- Immunity and the emergence of individuality / Thomas Pradeu -- Adaptation of individuals and groups / Andy Gardner -- The unit of adaptation, the emergence of individuality and the loss of evolutionary sovereignty / Minus van Baalen -- Adaptations in transitions / Philippe Huneman -- Groups, individuals, and the emergence of sociality / Andrew Hamilton and Jennifer Fewell -- Colonies are individuals / Matt Haber -- Superorganisms and superindividuality / Scott Turner -- What is a symbiotic superindividual and how do you measure its fitness? / Frédéric Bouchard
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834622685
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781299443211
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2012029291
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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  • 8921
  • 9780262313445
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remote
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(OCoLC)834622685
Label
From groups to individuals : evolution and emerging individuality, edited by Frédéric Bouchard and Philippe Huneman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwinian individuals / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Defining the individual / Charles J. Goodnight -- Species and organisms / Ellen Clarke and Samir Okasha -- Immunity and the emergence of individuality / Thomas Pradeu -- Adaptation of individuals and groups / Andy Gardner -- The unit of adaptation, the emergence of individuality and the loss of evolutionary sovereignty / Minus van Baalen -- Adaptations in transitions / Philippe Huneman -- Groups, individuals, and the emergence of sociality / Andrew Hamilton and Jennifer Fewell -- Colonies are individuals / Matt Haber -- Superorganisms and superindividuality / Scott Turner -- What is a symbiotic superindividual and how do you measure its fitness? / Frédéric Bouchard
Control code
834622685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299443211
Lccn
2012029291
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5qrvxz
  • 8921
  • 9780262313445
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)834622685

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