In Silico Modeling: the Human Factor

HumanaMente_Issue30_Cover3Marta Bertolaso and Miles MacLeod are editors of Issue 30 (April 2016) of Humana.Mente — Journal of Philosophical Studies, entitled “In Silico Modeling: the Human Factor”. The issue reflects on the human dimensions inherent to bio-medical and social applications of in silico modelling, as well as on general issues pertaining the relationship between in silico modelling technologies and the human factor (HF). In fact, the challenges related to in silico modeling ask for a reflection on the intrinsic relationship among new technologies, which allow us to manage big data and to model biological functions, and the HF in bio-medical practice. Continue reading In Silico Modeling: the Human Factor

Bio-Techno-Logos: The Future of Scientific Practice

Future of scientific practiceThe Future of Scientific Practice: ‘Bio-Techno-Logos’ ed. by Marta Bertolaso is an early book-length product of the network that resulted into the Bio-Techno-Practice hub.

The collection makes a strong contribution to current debates in the philosophy of science and the changing role of scientific practice. The book explores the interplay between biological, technological and theoretical ways of thinking by focusing on cell dynamics, molecular medicine and robotics. The direction of modern science means that these areas can no longer be explored independently but must be integrated if we are to better understand the world. Continue reading Bio-Techno-Logos: The Future of Scientific Practice