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What is the philosophy of biology?

Strictly speaking, philosophy of biology is not new because it has been part of philosophy since Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.). However, recent thought about how living systems are different from the inert subject matter of physics and chemistry have resulted in new philosophies of biology as a distinct theoretical/philosophical subject. Moreover, social controversies, such as popular debates about creationism and evolution, and beliefs in individual self-determination versus genetic determinism, have injected new vitality into older issues in philosophy of biology.



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