Assignment for January 26

January 19, 2011

READINGS:

Preview The Philosophy of Ecology: From Science to Synthesis;
come prepared to introduce the text:

skim cover, front matter, back matter

read preface, acknowledgments, afterword

Read the following selections in The Philosophy of Ecology;
come prepared to summarize each selection:

“Introduction: Ecology as a Science of Synthesis” (1-19)

“Part One. Entities and Process in Ecology” (21-33)

“Part Two. Community, Niche, Diversity, and Stability” (101-110)

“Part Three. Rationalism and Empiricism” (133-140)

“Part Four. Reductionism and Holism” (171-179)

“Part Five. Ecology and Evolution” (233-245)

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