Philosophy Of Systems Biology: Perspectives From Scientists And Philosophers

bySara Green

Hardcover | December 28, 2016

Philosophy Of Systems Biology: Perspectives From Scientists And Philosophers by Sara Green
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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.


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 ...
Title:Philosophy Of Systems Biology: Perspectives From Scientists And PhilosophersFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:265 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:265 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:December 28, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319469991

ISBN - 13:9783319469997

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