Description
BIOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY
** available as of 06/30/2021
Biological systems are multi-level, historically contingent, robust and evolved structures. What are the special complexities of biological organization and dynamics? Some have identified biocomplexity as the reasons there are no laws of biology, others have defended reductionist strategies to explain the complexity, and others have founded new disciplines, like systems biology, as a response to bio complexity. This seminar explores topics related to ontological and methodological challenges for scientific approaches to knowledge of biological systems.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2276
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus