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Many biological systems are highly complex and non-linear and manifest autoacatalysis and self-organisation. These features have caused some philosophers, mathematicians and biologist to reject reductionism in biology and to embrace some form of emergence and holism. The course examines the arguments for and against emergence in complex biological systems.


Course Information

  • Course Code: HPS4505H
  • Course Instructor: Paul Thompson
  • Course Delivery: On Campus
  • Course Credits: 0.5 cc

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