This paper argues in defense of the anti-reductionist consensus in the philosophy of biology. More specifically, it takes issues with Alex Rosenberg's recent challenge of this position. We argue that the results of modern developmental genetics rather than eliminating the need for functional kinds in explanations of development actually reinforce their importance.
- Functional kinds
- Molecular developmental biology
- Physicalist antireductionism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- History and Philosophy of Science