Description
CAUSATION AND EXPLANATION IN BIOLOGY
** available as of 06/30/2021
What is the character of explanation in biology? We will consider mechanistic vs. difference making approaches to causation as well as the way functional (teleological) and structural (network or systems models) explain evolved, adapted systems. What is the role of biological laws, complexity and robustness in shaping causal understanding and explanation in biology?
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2275
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus