PHIL 425 - Philosophy of Biology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Philosophy or Biology.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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We will try to understand a number of philosophically interesting or puzzling constructs involved in biology, e.g., life, death, functions, unintelligent “design”, genetic “codes”, organisms, species, environments, fitness, altruism. And we will consider the potential relevance of biological constructs for other areas of philosophy, e.g.,: Can epistemological or ethical norms be based on biological norms? Should life science be reduced to physical science? Should social science be reduced to life science?

PHIL 425 - Philosophy of Biology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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