Publications

Knuuttila, Tarja & Andrea Loettgers (Forthcoming, 2018). “Models as experimental objects: Mathematical and synthetic modeling in the study of genetic circuits”, in B. van Fraassen & I. Peschard (eds.) The Experimental Side of Modeling. University of Minnesota Press.

Ijäs, Tero (2018). ”Design under randomness: How Variation affects the engineering of biological systems.”Biological Theory. Doi: 10.1007/s13752-018-0294-x

Knuuttila, Tarja & Vivette García Deister (2018). ”Modelling gene regulation: (De)compositional and template-based strategies”Studies In History and Philosophy of Science Part A. Doi: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2017.11.002

Knuuttila, Tarja & Andrea Loettgers (2017). What are definitions of life good for? Transdisciplinary and other definitions in astrobiology. Biology and Philosophy 32(6): 1185–1203.

Knuuttila, Tarja & Andrea Loettgers (2017). “Mathematization in synthetic biology: Analogies, templates and fictions”, in M. Carrier & J. Lenhard (eds.) Mathematics as a Tool. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Dordrecht: Springer, 37–56.

Koskinen, Rami (2017). ”Synthetic biology and the search for alternative genetic systems: Taking how-possibly models seriously.” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 7(3): 493–506.

Koskinen, Rami & Tarja Knuuttila (2017). ”Elämä ja mahdollinen elämä – filosofisia näkökulmia” [Life and possible life – philosophical perspectives], in K. Enqvist, I. Hetemäki, & T. Tiilikainen (eds.) Kaikki vapaudesta. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.

Ijäs, Tero & Rami Koskinen (2016). ”Biologinen mahdollisuus ja synteettinen biologia” [Biological possibility and synthetic biology], in I. Niiniluoto, T. Tahko, & T. Toppinen (eds.) Mahdollisuus. Helsinki: SFY.

MacLeod, Miles (2016). ”Heuristic approaches to models and modeling in systems biology.” Biology and Philosophy 31: 353–372.

MacLeod, Miles (2015). “Managing complexity: Model-building in systems biology and its challenges for philosophy of science”, in M. Bertalaso (ed.) The Future of Scientific Practice: ‘Bio-Techno-Logos’. London: Pickering & Chatto.

MacLeod, Miles & Nancy J. Nersessian (2015). “Modeling systems-level dynamics: Understanding without mechanistic explanation.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 49: 1–11.

Raerinne, Jani (2015). ”Evolutionary contingency, stability, and biological laws.” Journal for General Philosophy of Science 46: 45–62.

Ijäs, Tero & Tarja Knuuttila (2014). ”Tarvitseeko biologia muitakin kuin biologeja? Synteettisen ja systeemibiologian näkökulmia tieteidenvälisyyteen.” [Does biology need more than biologists?] Tieteessä tapahtuu 32: 37–41.

Knuuttila, Tarja & Andrea Loettgers (2014). “Varieties of noise: Analogical reasoning in synthetic biology.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 48: 76–88.

MacLeod, Miles & Nancy J. Nersessian (2014). “Strategies for coordinating experimentation and modeling in integrative systems biology.” Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B 322: 230–239.

Knuuttila, Tarja & Andrea Loettgers (2013). “Synthetic modeling and the mechanistic account: Material recombination and beyond.” Philosophy of Science 80: 874–885.

Knuuttila, Tarja & Andrea Loettgers (2013). “Basic science through engineering: Synthetic modeling and the idea of biology-inspired engineering.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44: 158–169.

Knuuttila, Tarja & Andrea Loettgers (2013). “Synthetic biology as an engineering science? Analogical reasoning, synthetic modeling, and integration”, in H. Andersen, et al. (eds.) New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective, Vol 4. Dordrecht: Springer, 163–177.