William Bechtel

Books by this Author

Decomposition and Localization as Strategies in Scientific Research
By William Bechtel, Richard C. Richardson
In Discovering Complexity, William Bechtel and Robert Richardson examine two heuristics that guided the development of mechanistic models in the life sciences: decomposition and localization. Drawing on historical cases from disciplines including cell biology, cognitive neuroscience, and genetics, they identify a number of "choice points" that life scientists confront in developing...