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THE PHILOSOPHY OF MECHANISMS IN LIFE SCIENCES

This course provides a general introduction to the new mechanical philosophy in the literature on the philosophy of science. Mechanical philosophy has its origin dating back to the Age of Enlightenment and was revisited and expanded at the turn of the century. The early mechanical philosophical thoughts had not only been one of the origins of modern sciences but also enormously influenced modern sciences in both theorical and practical senses. Then, the twentieth century has witnessed the emergence of engineering-mindedness in various sciences such as biology. Alongside this historical trend, scientists across various disciplines increasingly understand natural phenomena by searching for the responsible mechanisms. The new mechanical philosophy studies this contemporary mindset and the practices of mechanism research. This course aims to inspire students to reconsider science from a philosophical perspective.

Course Goal
B. Acquire interdisciplinary knowledge
Course Principle Literacy and Competence
[Principle Literacy]
  • Cultural Literacy
  • [Competence]
  • To think critically
  • To cross disciplinary boundaries
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    0109/2 A93C900 [GE2046]THE PHILOSOPHY OF MECHANISMS IN LIFE SCIENCES 2.0 Y