Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines

Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines Evelyn Fox Keller
  • Title: Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines
  • Author: Evelyn Fox Keller
  • ISBN: 9780674012509
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines Evelyn Fox Keller Making Sense of Life Explaining Biological Development with Models Metaphors and Machines What do biologists want If unlike their counterparts in physics biologists are generally wary of a grand overarching theory at what kinds of explanation do biologists aim How will we know when we
    What do biologists want If, unlike their counterparts in physics, biologists are generally wary of a grand, overarching theory, at what kinds of explanation do biologists aim How will we know when we have made sense of life Such questions, Evelyn Fox Keller suggests, offer no simple answers Explanations in the biological sciences are typically provisional and partialWhat do biologists want If, unlike their counterparts in physics, biologists are generally wary of a grand, overarching theory, at what kinds of explanation do biologists aim How will we know when we have made sense of life Such questions, Evelyn Fox Keller suggests, offer no simple answers Explanations in the biological sciences are typically provisional and partial, judged by criteria as heterogeneous as their subject matter It is Keller s aim in this bold and challenging book to account for this epistemological diversity particularly in the discipline of developmental biology.In particular, Keller asks, what counts as an explanation of biological development in individual organisms Her inquiry ranges from physical and mathematical models to familiar explanatory metaphors to the dramatic contributions of recent technological developments, especially in imaging, recombinant DNA, and computer modeling and simulations.A history of the diverse and changing nature of biological explanation in a particularly charged field, Making Sense of Life draws our attention to the temporal, disciplinary, and cultural components of what biologists mean, and what they understand, when they propose to explain life.
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    About Evelyn Fox Keller


    1. Evelyn Fox Keller born 1936 is an American physicist, author, and feminist and is currently a Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Keller has also taught at New York University and in the department of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.Keller received her B.A in physics from Brandeis University in 1957 and continued her studies in theoretical physics at Harvard University graduating with a Ph.D in 1963 She became interested in molecular biology during a visit to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory while completing her Ph.D dissertation Her subsequent research has focused on the history and philosophy of modern biology and on gender and science.She is also on the advisory board of FFIPP USA Faculty for Israeli Palestinian Peace USA , a network of Palestinian, Israeli, and International faculty, and students, working in for an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and just peace.


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