Category Archives: Philosophy of Biology

Genes do not encode information for phenotypic traits

Here’s a summary of Peter Godfrey-Smith’s argument that genes do not encode information for phenotypic traits. Peter Godfrey-Smith argues that genes do not encode information about phenotypic traits; but they do encode information about proteins.  First we need to be … Continue reading

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Reductionism vs Antireductionism in Biology

This is a summary of some parts of Alex Rosenberg’s and Daniel McShea’s “Philosophy of Biology.” The reductionist holds that biological theories, generalizations, and explanations can be reduced to physics.  It is not that biological theories, laws, and explanations are … Continue reading

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Are there laws in Biology?

(This is a summary of what Alex Rosenberg and Daniel McShea say about biological laws in their book “Philosophy of Biology”.  I think this book is intended to be an introductory book of philosophy of biology and I don’t think … Continue reading

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