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Recent Work in The Philosophy of Biology

Austin, Christopher J. (2017) Recent Work in The Philosophy of Biology. [Preprint]

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The biological sciences have always proven a fertile ground for philosophical analysis, one from which has grown a rich tradition stemming from Aristotle and flowering with Darwin. And although contemporary philosophy is increasingly becoming conceptually entwined with the study of the empirical sciences with the data of the latter now being regularly utilised in the establishment and defence of the frameworks of the former, a practice especially prominent in the philosophy of physics, the development of that tradition hasn't received the wider attention it so thoroughly deserves. This review will briefly introduce some recent significant topics of debate within the philosophy of biology, focusing on those whose metaphysical themes (in everything from composition to causation) are likely to be of wide-reaching, cross-disciplinary interest.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Austin, Christopher J.Christopherja@gmail.com0000-0003-3283-204X
Keywords: Philosophy of Biology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Biology > Systematics
Depositing User: Dr. Christopher J. Austin
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 13:31
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 13:31
Item ID: 12995
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/analysis/article/doi/10.1...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anx032
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Biology > Systematics
Date: April 2017
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12995

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