Biological robustness: design, organization and mechanisms

Serban, Maria and Green, Sara (2020) Biological robustness: design, organization and mechanisms. In: Living Machines. Routledge.

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Recent engineering-based modelling efforts in systems biology suggest that some forms of biological robustness depend on structural features of the internal organization of living systems. To explain such features, abstract representations of patterns of organization or design principles within the framework of control theory have been proposed. We characterize such model-based explanations as structural-causal explanations and situate our account in the broader philosophical debate about explanation in biology.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2020 03:19
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