Project

The causal structure of scientific theories and the nature of intertheoretic relations

Duration
01 October 2008 → 28 February 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
  • Social sciences
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Communication sciences
Keywords
scientific theories causality causal nets
 
Project description

By means of a formal framework using causal Beyesian nets I will model the causal structure of classical genetics, parts of cytology and parts of molecular genetics. I will also analyse the relations between the respective networks of these theories. This will allow me to approach the debate on intertheoretic reduction in genetics adeqately.