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Project: Images in the post-genomic era. Philosophical study of the complexity-pardigm in current Systems Biology and its implications for molecular biology, philosophy of biology, media images on biology, and the debate on sustainable agriculture

project duration
01-JAN-05 – 31-OCT-11
abstract
This interdisciplinary project brings together research from within philosophy of science, molecular biology, agricultural sciences, and communication sciences. In particular, it studies how, and if so, how far the complexity paradigm in current philosophy of biology and Systems Biology question and redirect the orthodoxy of genecentrism, and what implications thinking in terms of organisms as complex dynamic systems has for the scientific-social debate on sustainable agriculture and the perception of biology and (genetically modified) organisms in diverse media.