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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHL 323 - Philosophy of Biology

2018-2019 Catalog Year:

Investigates philosophical questions that arise concerning findings and assumptions of modern biology. Topics may include: the nature of life; explaining teleological discourse; implications of different choices for the unit of selection; organism and species identity; and whether evolution has a direction.

Prerequisite: Either PHL 111 and an upper division philosophy course, or PHL 321, or six hours in the biological sciences.
Offered: Not on a regular basis
Credit: 3