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  1. Reflections on a Theory of Organisms: Holism in Biology.Walter M. Elsasser - 1987 - Published for the Johns Hopkins Dept. Of Earth and Planetary Sciences by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
    Are living organisms--as Descartes argued--just machines? Or is the nature of life such that it can never be fully explained by mechanistic models? In this thought-provoking and controversial book, eminent geophysicist Walter M. Elsasser argues that the behavior of living organisms cannot be reduced to physico-chemical causality. Suggesting that molecular biology today is at the same point as Newtonian physics on the eve of the quantum revolution, Elsasser lays the foundation for a theoretical biology that points the way toward a (...)
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  2. The Physical Foundation of Biology.Walter M. Elsasser - 1958 - New York: Pergamon Press.
  3. Atom and Organism: A New Approach to Theoretical Biology.Walter M. Elsasser - 1966 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
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  4. Atom and Organism a New Approach to Theoretical Biology.Walter M. Elsasser - 1966 - Princeton University Press.
  5. Atom and Organism.Walter M. Elsasser - 1969 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 20 (1):89-92.
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    A Natural Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics Based on Induction.Walter M. Elsasser - 1973 - Foundations of Physics 3 (1):117-137.
    A systematic effort is here made to express some of the general results of quantum mechanics in a conceptual form closer to ordinary language than is the case with most modern physics. Many of the implications of the theory appear much more clearly thereby, in particular the fact that the laws of quantum mechanics are only statistical propositions about classes, not referring to individual objects. Conversely, the microscopic structure of an object cannot be precisely defined in quantum mechanical terms. To (...)
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    A Reformulation of Bergson's Theory of Memory.Walter M. Elsasser - 1953 - Philosophy of Science 20 (1):7-21.
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    Quantum Mechanics, Amplifying Processes, and Living Matter.Walter M. Elsasser - 1951 - Philosophy of Science 18 (4):300-326.
  9. The Chief Abstractions of Biology.Walter M. Elsasser - 1975 - American Elsevier Pub. Co..