Philosophical Themes in Biological Sciences

Course Number: 
HUL 353
LTP structure: 


Any TWO courses from HUL2XX category
Allocation Preferences: HUL251, HUL258, HUL253, HUL256

Course Objective

This course addresses various philosophical questions that arise from the recent developments in evolutionary biology, genetics, immunology, sociobiology, molecular biology and synthetic biology. How do these developments affect our ideas about life, evolution and the place of man in relation to other living beings. What is the nature of explanation in biological sciences? Does the idea of immunity demand rethinking on the nature of our embodied self? What can biological sciences tell us about healing, pain and death?

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