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Biological Information: Genetic, epigenetic, and exogenetic
mardi 27 septembre 2016

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Exposé de Paul Griffiths dans le cadre du colloquim du Département d'Etudes Cognitives

It is often said that genes carry ‘biological information’, but what does this really mean ? Recent work in the philosophy of causation and in complex systems science on the measurement of causal influence offers a natural way to reconstruct what the co-discover of the structure of DNA Francis Crick meant when he said that genetics involves distinct flows of matter, energy and information. The resulting quantitative measures of information provide a common currency to measure the flow of information from genetic, epigenetic and exogenetic sources, and to compare these influences on a single phenotypic outcome. I will compare and contrast this sense of ‘information’, which is a measurable property of the causal structure of systems, to the popular ‘teleosemantic’ approach to biological information advocated by Ruth Millikan, Nicholas Shea and others.

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Paul Griffiths
Université de Sydney
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Paul Griffiths est professeur au département de philosophie de l'université de Sydney.

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