Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM039: Cultures of the Life Sciences

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

2018. Handbook for Genomics, Health and Society. London: Routledge.

Bedau, Mark und Carol E. Cleland (Hrsg.): The Nature of Life: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives (Cambridge, 2010).

Dietrich, M., Borrello, M., Harman, O. (eds.) Handbook of the Historiography of Biology. Historiography of Science, volume 1. Springer, Cham.

Dupre, J (1993) The Disorder of Things. Cambridge University Press.

Dupré, J. 2012. Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology, Oxford University Press.

Grene, M. and Depew, D. (2004). The Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge University Press.

Griffiths, P. E. and Stotz, C. 2013. Genetics and Philosophy: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.

Griffiths, P. E., and Sterelny, K. 1999. Sex and Death: An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology. University of Chicago Press.

Hull, D.L., and Ruse, M. (Eds.). 2007. The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge University Press.

Leonelli, S. (2016) Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study. Chicago University Press.

Laubichler, M. D. and Jane Maienschein (Eds.) 2007. From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution. MIT Press.

Morange, M. 1998. A History of Molecular Biology. Harvard University Press.

Mayr, E. 1982. The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance. Belknap.

O’Malley, M. 2014. Philosophy of Microbiology. Cambridge University Press.

Mueller-Wille, S and Rheinberger, H (2012) A Conceptual History of Heredity. Chicago University Press.

Parry S. and Dupre, J. (Eds.) 2010. Nature After the Genome. Wiley-Blackwell.

Rajan, K.S. 2017 Pharmocracy. Duke University Press.

Ruse, M. (Ed.). 2008. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press.

Rheinberger, H.-J. 2010. An Epistemology of the Concrete: Twentieth-Century Histories of Life. Duke University Press.

Sapp, J. 2003. Genesis: The Evolution of Biology. Oxford University Press. 

Sarkar, S., and Plutynski, A. (Eds.). 2008. A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Blackwell.

Schaffner, K.F. 1993. Discovery and Explanation in Biology and Medicine. University of Chicago Press.

Stevens, H., and S. Richardson (Eds.) 2015. Postgenomics: Perspectives on Biology after the Genome. Duke University Press.