Philosophy of Stem Cell Biology: Knowledge in Flesh and Blood

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 21, 2013 - Science - 274 pages
This examination of stem cell biology from a philosophy of science perspective clarifies the field's central concept, the stem cell, as well as its aims, methods, models, explanations and evidential challenges. Relations to systems biology and clinical medicine are also discussed.
 

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Contents

1 Visceral Phenomena
1
Part I
13
Part II
89
Part III
195
Notes
239
Bibliography
251
Index
261
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MELINDA BONNIE FAGAN is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA. She has PhDs in Biological Sciences (Stanford University, 1998) and History and Philosophy of Science (Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007) and has published over twenty articles and book chapters on biology and philosophy of science.