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Biohumanities: Rethinking the relationship between biosciences, philosophy and history of science, and society

Stotz, Karola and Griffiths, Paul E. (2007) Biohumanities: Rethinking the relationship between biosciences, philosophy and history of science, and society. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    We argue that philosophical and historical research can constitute a ‘Biohumanities’ which deepens our understanding of biology itself; engages in constructive 'science criticism'; helps formulate new 'visions of biology'; and facilitates 'critical science communication'. We illustrate these ideas with two recent 'experimental philosophy' studies of the concept of the gene and of the concept of innateness conducted by ourselves and collaborators.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Postgenomics, vision of science, science criticism, science communication, gene concept, innnateness
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
    Depositing User: Karola Stotz
    Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3368
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3368

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