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Dying to live. Cell death as a regulatory process

Campero, María Belén and Favre, Cristián and Saborido, Cristian (2020) Dying to live. Cell death as a regulatory process. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 35 (2). pp. 197-215. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

Usually, the organization of living systems is explained by appealing to an intrinsic purpose that is based on the biological survival. However, paradigmatically, it is inevitable to observe that the final destiny of all living organisms is death. In this work, we defend that, from an organizational approach, there is a form of death—Regulatory Cell Death—that, far from being a mere "absence of life", is a process of biological regulation and a feature of self-maintenance in multicellular organisms.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Campero, María Belénbcampero@gmail.com
Favre, Cristiánfavre@ifise-conicet.gov.ar
Saborido, Cristiancristian.saborido@fsof.uned.es
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: death; organisation; regulation; mechanism; life
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Biology > Systematics
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 03:29
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 03:29
Item ID: 17209
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: https://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.20514
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Biology > Systematics
Date: May 2020
Page Range: pp. 197-215
Volume: 35
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17209

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