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biological reductionism


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biological reductionism

biological reductionism

Psychoanalysts against Biological Reductionism

Biological Function, Selection, and Reduction

Biological pathway selection through nonlinear dimension reduction

Aspects of Reductive Explanation in Biological Science: Intrinsicality, Fundamentality, and Temporality

Beyond Theoretical Reduction and Layer‐Cake Antireduction: How DNA Retooled Genetics and Transformed Biological Practice

Smoking Reduction Fails to Improve Clinical and Biological Markers of Cardiac Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Shape component analysis: structure-preserving dimension reduction on biological shape spaces

Automated biological sulphate reduction: a review on mathematical models, monitoring and bioprocess control

Economics of Pesticide Reduction and Biological Control in Field Vegetables—A Cross Country Comparison

RESQUE: Network reduction using semi-Markov random walk scores for efficient querying of biological networks

MIST: Maximum Information Spanning Trees for dimension reduction of biological data sets

Dose Addition Models Based on Biologically Relevant Reductions in Fetal Testosterone Accurately Predict Postnatal Reproductive Tract Alterations by a Phthalate Mixture in Rats

Establishing the “Biological Relevance” of Dipentyl Phthalate Reductions in Fetal Rat Testosterone Production and Plasma and Testis Testosterone Levels

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Detection and widespread distribution of the nrfA gene encoding nitrite reduction to ammonia, a short circuit in the biological nitrogen cycle that competes with denitrification

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A theoretical approach that aims to explain all social or cultural phenomena in biological terms, denying them any causal autonomy. Twentieth-century incarnations of biological reductionism have relied to varying degrees on Darwin's theory of evolution and principles of natural selection. Within the human sciences, there have been attempts to explain observed differences in group behaviour—such as performance on intelligence tests, rates of mental illness, intergenerational poverty, male dominance or patriarchy, and propensity for crime—as being biologically determined, by claiming that groups have different biological capacities or evolutionary trajectories. The theories of Social Darwinism, eugenics, and sociobiology often involve biological reductionism. A recognition of the importance of biological conditions and human nature need not involve biological reductionism. See also ardrey.

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