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The Inchworm Episode: Reconstituting the Phenomenon of Kinesin Motility

Bollhagen, Andrew (2021) The Inchworm Episode: Reconstituting the Phenomenon of Kinesin Motility. [Preprint]

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Abstract: New Mechanist philosophical models of "phenomenon reconstitution" understand the process to be driven by explanatory considerations. Here I discuss an episode of phenomenon reconstitution that occurred entirely within an experimental program dedicated to characterizing
(rather than explaining) the phenomenon of kinesin motility. Rather than being driven by explanatory considerations, as standard mechanist views maintain, I argue that the phenomenon of kinesin motility was reconstituted to enhance researchers’ primary experimental tool - the single molecule motility assay.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Bollhagen, Andrewabollhag@ucsd.edu
Keywords: Phenomena, phenomenon reconstitution, kinesin, molecular motors, mechanism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Depositing User: Mr. Andrew Bollhagen
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2021 04:57
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2021 04:57
Item ID: 18803
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Date: 11 March 2021
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18803

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