Informational flows, mechanisms and models in protein synthesis

Autores

  • Mario Casanueva Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Departamento de Humanidades
  • Rubén Madrigal Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/S1678-31662016000100009

Palavras-chave:

Diagrams. Models. New mechanistic philosophy of science. Protein synthesis. Graph-model conception. Explanation. Information flow

Resumo

This paper starts with an emphasis on the increasing importance of diagrams in philosophy of science, highlighting their capacity for heuristic evocation, their usefulness for representation and calculus, and their power of synthesis. Next, we present how diagrams are important and have been well received within the new Mechanistic philosophy of science, which contrasts with this school’s rejection of approaches centered on laws and models. Finally, We propose an interpretation of laws and mechanistic explanations that conciliates the concepts of mechanism and law. The mechanism of protein synthesis is used as an illustrative case

Biografia do Autor

Mario Casanueva, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Departamento de Humanidades

Departamento de Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Cuajimalpa, México

Rubén Madrigal, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Maestría en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Cuajimalpa, México

Publicado

2016-06-06

Como Citar

Casanueva, M., & Madrigal, R. (2016). Informational flows, mechanisms and models in protein synthesis. Scientiae Studia, 14(1), 175-197. https://doi.org/10.11606/S1678-31662016000100009

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