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[Review of the book Embryology, Epigenesis, and Evolution: Taking Development Seriously, by Jobert]

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  • Introduction: In the last few decades, the fields of genetics and molecular biology have been of substantial importance for the philosophy of biology. The same does not quite hold for developmental biology, despite some philosophical discussions of development. Jason Robert’s recent book Embryology, Epigenesis, and Evolution addresses precisely the explanation and our picture of organismal development, reflecting a growing philosophical interest in development and its connection to evolution. Robert’s central message is that development is more than the switching on and off of genes at the right time and that a complete explanation of development has to appeal to many other developmental resources apart from genes.

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    2005
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    Review
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3R49GQ2N
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    © 2005 Philosophy of Science Association. All rights reserved.
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    • Brigandt, I. (2005). [Review of the book Embryology, Epigenesis, and Evolution: Taking Development Seriously, by J. Robert]. Philosophy of Science, 72(4), 650-653. http://doi.org/10.1086/505476
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    http://doi.org/10.1086/505476