vendredi 30 janvier 2009

「生命を定義する」 Définir la vie (14)

5 février 2008

Jean Gayon "Synthèse des travaux"

- origin of life
- definition of life: operational, philosophical activity

 essentialism "What is x?"
 not define words but propose a hypothesis and explain through the hypothesis
 All definition is provisional.
 Why should we bother with definition?
  Just talk about it, but not define it. This is not enough?

historical vs. nomological science
 science based on the law vs. science based on the data historically unique
 Is there a borderline between philosophy & science? NO!

19 septembre 2013


Guest Edited by Jean Gayon, Christophe Malaterre, Michel Morange, 
Florence Raulin-Cerceau and Stéphane Tirard

 Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 

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