Dr Victor Dura-Vila
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
Week 2: Laws in biology
Beatty, J. (1995). The evolutionary contingency thesis. Concepts, theories, and rationality in the biological sciences : the Second Pittsburgh-Konstanz Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, October 1-4, 1993 ISBN: 0822939134, 45-81. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 05/12/2017)
Week 3: Models in biology
Downes, S.M. (2011). Scientific models. Philosophy compass ISSN: 0022-362X, 6(11), 757-764.
Week 4: Experiments in biology
Hacking, I. (1988). The participant irrealist at large in the laboratory. British journal for the philosophy of science. ISSN: 0007-0882, 39(3), 277-294.
Week 5: Values in biology
Longino, H., & Doell, R. (1983). Body, bias, and behavior: A comparative analysis of reasoning in two areas of biological science. Signs. : Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 9(2), 206-227.
Week 6: Adaptationism
Godfrey-Smith, P. (2001). Three kinds of adaptationism. In S. H. Orzack & E. Sober (eds.), Adaptationism and optimality ISBN: 0521598362 (pbk ; hardcover); 052159166X, Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 335-357.
Week 7: Species
Ereshefsky, M. (1998). Species pluralism and anti-realism. Philosophy of science. ISSN: 0031-8248, 65(1), 103-120.
Week 8: Organisms
Smith, S. (2017) Organisms as persisters. Philosophy Theory and Practice in Biology. 9: 14-30.
Week 9: Genes
Dupré, J. (2005). Are there genes?. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, 56, 16-17. - Available online: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/royal-institute-of-philosophy-supplements/article/div-classtitleare-there-genesdiv/A824FFBB6E0FB8EC475C92BD63523FFB
Week 10: Health
Cooper, R. (2002). Disease. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences. ISSN: 1369-8486, 33(2), 263-282.
Week 11: Race
Gannett, L. (2004). The biological reification of race. BJPS ISSN: 0007-0882, 55(2), 323-345.
This list was last updated on 20/02/2020