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Principle of organization, integration of the principles and application — Precision biology: concepts and measurements

Cover slide from the talk “Principle of organization, integration of the principles and application — Precision biology: concepts and measurements”

Organization constitutes an overarching hypoth- esis that frames the intelligibility of biological objects. We offer a specific characterization of organization in terms of closure of con- straints. The adoption of organization as a principle fosters an orig- inal approach to biological stability. We elaborate on its articulation with the two other theoretical principles addressed in this session and use them to discuss what it means to access empirical objects in biology. Finally, we address measurement and precision in biology.

Montévil, M. 2019. “Principle of Organization, Integration of the Principles and Application — Precision Biology: Concepts and Measurements.” In 2019 Meeting of the International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB). https://ishpssb2019.tekniskmuseum.no/
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