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Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 
Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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PHIL 2400 - Philosophy of Biology

This course addresses such issues as: Are species real entities in the world or just human constructs? Are biological phenomena reducible to physical processes or do irreducible biological features exist? What is the relationship between microevolution and macroevolution? Does sociobiology have something to contribute to our understanding of ethics? To what extent are the structures of the human mind products of evolution?

When Offered: Spring or fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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