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Multilevel Research Strategies and Biological Systems

O'Malley, Maureen A. and Brigandt, Ingo and Love, Alan C. and Crawford, John W. and Gilbert, Jack A. and Knight, Rob and Mitchell, Sandra D. and Rohwer, Forest (2014) Multilevel Research Strategies and Biological Systems. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Multilevel research strategies characterize contemporary molecular inquiry into biological systems. We outline conceptual, methodological and explanatory dimensions of these multilevel strategies in microbial ecology, systems biology, protein research, and developmental biology. This review of emerging lines of inquiry in these fields suggests that multilevel research in molecular life sciences has significant implications for philosophical understandings of explanation, modelling, and representation.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
O'Malley, Maureen A.maureen.omalley@sydney.edu.au
Brigandt, Ingobrigandt@ualberta.ca
Love, Alan C.aclove@umn.edu
Crawford, John W.
Gilbert, Jack A.
Knight, Rob
Mitchell, Sandra D.
Rohwer, Forest
Keywords: Explanation, modelling, representation, multilevel integration
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Depositing User: Ingo Brigandt
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2014 14:08
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2014 14:08
Item ID: 10771
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Date: 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10771

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