Genetics and Philosophy: An Introduction

International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (2):223-226 (2014)
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Much of the book is aimed at persuading the reader that genes are not ‘the prime movers in all biological processes’ and that ‘postgenomic genes’ are better understood in a functional sense, as ‘things an organism can do with its genome.' With the main argument in place, the authors examine its impact on a number of philosophical debates. I will discuss three of them: causation, information, and reduction.



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Monika Piotrowska
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