PHIL 372: Conceptual Foundations of the Life Sciences

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Credits: 3

Examines a range of philosophical issues arising from a close analysis of the conceptual foundations of the life sciences. Addresses fundamental questions pertaining to the nature of life and the structure of biological theories and explanations. Explores key concepts in the life sciences such as organism, gene, function, mechanism, and adaptation. Examines the relation of the life sciences to other disciplines and areas of inquiry. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHIL 271 or PHIL 371 or enrollment in a life sciences major or minor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.