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History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences

Philosophy of Systems Biology

Perspectives from Scientists and Philosophers

Editors: Green, Sara (Ed.)

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  • Collects philosophical perspectives both on and from systems biology
  • Presents insights into the different viewpoints of leading figures in systems biology and philosophy of biology
  • Contributes to the development of a new field in philosophy of science, focused on systems biology
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The emergence of systems biology raises many fascinating questions: What does it mean to take a systems approach to problems in biology? To what extent is the use of mathematical and computational modelling changing the life sciences? How does the availability of big data influence research practices? What are the major challenges for biomedical research in the years to come? This book addresses such questions of relevance not only to philosophers and biologists but also to readers interested in the broader implications of systems biology for science and society.

The book features reflections and original work by experts from across the disciplines including systems biologists, philosophers, and interdisciplinary scholars investigating the social and educational aspects of systems biology. In response to the same set of questions, the experts develop and defend their personal perspectives on the distinctive character of systems biology and the challenges that lie ahead. Readers are invited to engage with different views on the questions addressed, and may explore numerous themes relating to the philosophy of systems biology.

This edited work will appeal to scholars and all levels, from undergraduates to researchers, and to those interested in a variety of scholarly approaches such as systems biology, mathematical and computational modelling, cell and molecular biology, genomics, systems theory, and of course, philosophy of biology.

 

About the authors

Sara Green holds a PhD degree in Science Studies from Aarhus University on the topic: “Systems Biology and the Quest for General Principles”. Her research focuses on the philosophical implications of new strategies in the life sciences with special focus on systems biology and systems medicine. Sara was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, in 2014/2015, and is now post.doc. at the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy of Systems Biology
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Scientists and Philosophers
Editors
  • Sara Green
Series Title
History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47000-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47000-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46999-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83634-8
Series ISSN
2211-1948
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 265
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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