Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields

Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields
Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Language: English
Pages: 256
Size: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Weight: 380 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781556434747
Availability: In stock
Price: €16.95
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Foreword by Scott F. Gilbert.

Acclaimed theorist and social scientist Donna Jeanne Haraway uses the work of pioneering developmental biologists Ross G. Harrison, Joseph Needham, and Paul Weiss as a springboard for a discussion about a shift in developmental biology from a vitalism-mechanism framework to organicism. The book deftly interweaves Thomas Kuhn’s concept of paradigm change into this wide-ranging analysis, emphasizing the role of model, analogy, and metaphor in the paradigm and arguing that any truly useful theoretical system in biology must have a central metaphor.