Philosophy of Stem Cell Biology

Knowledge in Flesh and Blood

  • Melinda Bonnie Fagan

Part of the New Directions in the Philosophy of Science book series (NDPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Visceral Phenomena

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  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
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  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
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  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-274

About this book


This examination of stem cell biology from a philosophy of science perspective clarifies the field's central concept, the stem cell, as well as its aims, methods, models, explanations and evidential challenges. Relations to systems biology and clinical medicine are also discussed.


biology cell cell biology genes philosophy philosophy of science science systems biology

Authors and affiliations

  • Melinda Bonnie Fagan
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  1. 1.Rice UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34985-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29602-3
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