Person – Subject – Organism- An Overview of Interdisciplinary Insights
Edited By Anton Vydra
Individuality and Incorporation: Renewing the Concepts of ‘Life’ and ‘Biological Organism’
Among the several questions that animate the current debate in Philosophy of Biology, one of the most important concerns the necessity to rethink of a series of ‘common criteria’ to explain ‘life’ and ‘evolution of life.’ As recently underlined by J. Dupré and M. A. O’Malley, ‘life’ seems to arise from a collaborative system of interactions between different forms of organisms. With regard to these considerations and the recent accounts of ‘biological organism’ outlined by Symbiogenesis, my primary purpose will be to reconsider, from a philosophical point of view, the conception of ‘biological entity’ as strictly dependent on complex levels of ‘incorporation’ among different beings.
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