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.
|Title of host publication||Living Machines|
|Subtitle of host publication||Philosophical and Biological Perspectives|
|Editors||Maria Serban, Sune Holm|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies - Lecturer in Philosophy
- Philosophy - Lecturer in Philosophy
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