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dc.contributor.authorSawyer, Toby F
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:21:57Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:21:57Z
dc.date.issued2002-12
dc.identifier.othersawyer_toby_f_200212_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/sawyer_toby_f_200212_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20659
dc.description.abstractThis paper evaluates developmental systems theory for its ability to combat genetic determinism. I describe the major tenets of a developmental systems approach. I argue that three factors contribute to genetic determinism (i) an intentional view of genetic information, (ii) a historically contingent and a DNA-centric gene concept, (iii) a tendency to assign single causes and centralized control to complex events. In contrast, a developmental systems approach provides causal views of information, a more holistic gene concept and a dynamic explanation of complex systems.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only
dc.subjectDevelopmental systems theory
dc.subjectGenetic determinim
dc.subjectGenetic information
dc.subjectGene concept
dc.subjectDynamical systems
dc.titleA developmental systems approach to genetic determinism
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentPhilosophy
dc.description.majorPhilosophy
dc.description.advisorScott Kleiner
dc.description.committeeScott Kleiner
dc.description.committeeBeth Preston
dc.description.committeeVicky Davion


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