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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHILO 647 - Philosophy of Biology

Credits: 3

This course will introduce a range of topics in the philosophy of biology, including: the conceptual foundations of evolutionary theory, interpretations of fitness and selection, group selection, definitions of species, epistemological problems in phylogenetic inference, design arguments, explanation in biological sciences and reliable modeling in ecology and evolutionary biology.

Prerequisite: two courses in philosophy.

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