PHIL 3611 Philosophy of Biology

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHIL 16.
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3 hours; 3 credits

Intensive study of selected areas in the philosophy of biology including the origin of life: teleological, functional, and mechanistic explanations; the theory of evolution and the neo-Darwinian synthesis; reductionism, genetics, and hierarchies; taxonomy and the species problem; and sociobiology.


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