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Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology

John Dupré


This volume collects essays written by John Dupré during his time as Director of the ESRC centre for Genomics in Society, and reflects his interest in the implications of emerging ideas in biology for philosophy. Particular interests include: epigenetics and related areas of molecular biology that have eroded the exceptional status of the gene, and presented the genome as fully interactive with the rest of the cell; developmental systems theory which, especially in the light of epigenetics, provides a space for a vision of evolution that takes full account of the fundamental importance of deve ... More

Keywords: philosophy of biology, genomics, epigenetics, microbiology, developmental systems theory, evolution, organism, human nature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199691982
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Dupré, author
University of Exeter and Centre for Genomics in Society