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Interdependence: Biology and Beyond

Kriti Sharma


In Interdependence, biologist Kriti Sharma offers a tightly argued, richly exemplified, and impressively coherent alternative to the popular view that interdependence simply means “independent things interacting.” Sharma systematically builds up a view of interdependence as mutual constitution—a detailed explanation of how things come into being at all dependent on one another. Sharma takes the reader step-by-step through increasingly sophisticated arguments, illustrating each point with vivid examples from the biological sciences and from everyday living. Called “a model of accessible but ser ... More

Keywords: Interdependence, biology, ontology, cell, signal, network, causation, transduction, contingentism, essentialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823265527
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823265527.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kriti Sharma, author
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill