ORGANIZATION, LEVELS AND EMERGENCE
Biology is a science where both reductive and holistic approaches have frequently been championed. In this seminar we will consider reductive vs emergentist strategies and specific debates including gene-centric vs levels-of-selection accounts of evolution by natural selection, molecular vs systems biology. How can we specify different levels in biology? What types of organization support emergent explanation? Requirements include class participation and presentation, plus the option of 4 short papers or a longer, term paper.