Description
PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY
Philosophy of biology will consider foundational conceptual issues in biology like the nature and structure of biological explanation, the possibility of laws in evolutionary theory, the relationship between different causal components of biological processes (genetics and development), the problem of species reality and classification, the explanatory character of ascription of biological function, and the extension of biological explanations to human psychology and culture.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
Phil. Thinking or Ethics
Pmathic Ctext: Ethical/Pol
Offering
Course
HPS 1620
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
LVL: So, Jr, or Sr
Typically Offered
Spring