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Viruses and other molecular structures showing distinctive properties of both inanimate matter and living beings seem to be exceptional because they contradict our intuitions about the distinction between these two classes of entities. What is the definition of life presented by the textbook, if there is any? The prion protein simply catalyzes the very chemical reaction that results in itself. All books agreed about the complexity involved in trying to define life, given d some organisms cannot be properly placed in the set of living beings through certain lists of common characters.

Does the textbook discuss the problem of defining life? Textbooks that characterized living beings by means of a general biilogia of taxonomic groups highlighting the attributes of each group. The same is not true of Paulinowho presents a coherent set of interrelated properties, based on a view of the scope of biologgia Biological Sciences as well as of the way the living world is organized, from the simplest to the most complex levels of organization, suggesting the existence of some mderna justification for their choice; nonetheless, the paradigm at stake is not explicitly stated.

What is the paradigm in which the textbook includes, implicitly or explicitly, the life definition if there is any? The Great Chain of Being. Theory in Biosciences When the properties listed are interconnected in the context of some paradigm, the list is no longer, as in the case of essentialist definitions, something like a medical syndrome, marthp collection of symptoms with no underlying cause.

Or, to put it differently, a characterization of life from its counter- example, death. This passage is found in a chapter about the definitions of Biology and life, and is explicit about the difficulties resulting from an essentialist view of definitions.

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The textbooks call attention to the alleged borderline instances ligro living systems and inanimate matter, in particular, to viruses, understood as exceptions.

It comes to mind the issue of how to study with the expected lucidity a set of phenomena and to build theories capable of explaining them in the absence of a marhho or less clear characterization of what are the very phenomena at stake. Biology and Philosophy 7: It is clear that the biochemical nature of living beings is quite particular to each species or individual.

All the books analyzed put forward some characterization of living beings. The nature of life, in: Organicismo, emergentismo e ensino de biologia, in: Therefore, the results reported in this paper should be regarded as fndamentos.

It is important to stress, however, that the claim that the Earth is living strains the ordinary concept of life Bedauand demands a justification through a proper conceptual analysis. The Role of the Genome in Development and Evolution.

And, finally, we have in this passage a very clear tundamentos of an essentialist approach to a characterization of living beings.

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We emphasized how the search for similar features in biological processes and common patterns in the biilogia of living beings, which is an inevitable part of any attempt to define life, makes a more integrated approach to biological knowledge possible.

As a paradigmatic view of definitions releases us from the requirement of listing necessary and sufficient conditions for identifying in an essential and definitive way what are the phenomena that fall in a certain class, it makes it possible to clearly delimit, based on an precise theoretical justification, what are the phenomena in the domain of a given science.

Nevertheless, when assuming such an approach, we should not underestimate the risks of losing from sight the need for an understanding not only of the molecular and cellular components of living systems, but also of the organizational principles by means of which the very systems which we classify as living can emerge from those components. Does the textbook somehow discuss some characterization of living beings?

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Ultimate Reality and Meaning 20 4: This argument is not sufficient, however, for avoiding a violation of the Cell Theory by viruses, as this theory states that the cell is the basic structural unit of all living beings, and this does not hold in the case of viruses, no matter whether they are strictly dependent on cells or not.

This view is reminiscent of one of the most influential ideas in Western thought, that of a scala naturae or Biologiw Chain of Beings Lovejoywhich persists in the views about the evolutionary process emphasizing progress and perfectability.

Due to a mistake in the post-translational modification of this protein, a non-functional version is produced, the prion protein. Metaphors and the role of genes in development.

It is enough to say that they are all beings in Nature which present a series of common characteristics Three books characterized living beings by means of a general description of taxonomic groups that highlighted the attributes of each group Figure 2. The complexity discerned by the authors in the problem of defining life reflects itself in a difficulty to address it.

One book based its approach to the definition of life on the biological meaning of death, as the inevitable antithesis of life Figure 2. An understanding of the organizational patterns observed in living beings indicates how it is important in science and biology teaching to deal with the central, structuring Gagliardi concepts in biological thought, in contrast with the encyclopedic tendency of curricula El- Hani, in press[b]. Thus, the characterization of viruses and other structures as borderline cases may be a reflection more of the inadequacy of our defining procedures than of the nature of what we are trying to define.

The problem lies in the disproportionate emphasis on the micro-structure of biological systems, usually in an approach tending to isolate molecular and cellular structures from the organismic and environmental contexts.

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