Description
TOPICS IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY
** available as of 06/30/2021
This course aims to examine a variety of philosophical issues that arise in the biological sciences in historical context. Topics that may be covered, depending on which faculty member is teaching it, include: teleological explanation in biology; the nature of selection and/or levels of selection; debates over the gene concept or the species concept; biological individuality; whether there are `laws of nature' in the biological sciences; mechanistic explanation; biological classification and systematics; biological kinds and natural kinds; integration of development and evolution; etc.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Component
Seminar - Required
Offering
Course
HPS 2290
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall