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Design Explanation in Systems Biology and Design Principles

Liu, Ying (2018) Design Explanation in Systems Biology and Design Principles. [Preprint]

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Based on the case of bacterial chemotaxis, Braillard, Green and Jones, and others, present a new kind of explanation – design explanation in systems biology, which is entirely distinct from mechanistic explanation. Design explanation in systems biology is based on laws in biology – design principles, and is intended to answer questions concerning topological structures. In this article, I argue that design explanation fails to establish itself by design principles in systems biology but succeeds in building up itself by laws of physics in physiology, the reason behind is that design principles function differently from laws of physics in design explanation.


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Liu, Ying
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Depositing User: Ms Ying Liu
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 13:44
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 13:44
Item ID: 16089
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Date: 12 September 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16089

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