Mathematical Biology and the Existence of Biological Laws

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Part of the The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective book series (PSEP, volume 3)

Abstract

An influential position in the philosophy of biology claims that there are no biological laws, since any apparently biological generalization is either too accidental, fact-like or contingent to be named a law, or is simply reducible to physical laws that regulate electrical and chemical interactions taking place between merely physical systems.2

Keywords

Mathematical Biology Correlation Length Individual Bird Topological Distance Perfect Phylogeny 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Rome 3RomeItaly

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