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Le matérialisme scientifique et/ou métaphysique de Jacques Monod

Abstract : First, we give a presentation of Monod's scientific discoveries as regards molecular biology, particularly the regulator genes in operon and allostery. Then we will present Monod's philosophical interpretation concerning those scientific contributions by the setting in front of the principles of the chance and necessity. We try to draw with light what depends on strict scientific materialism because depending on a methodological principle of strict objectivity, and what depends of metaphysical choice. That distinction is fundamental because it has to be shown that the scientific materialism is not exclusive from any metaphysics. On the contrary, it can contribute to manifest the pertinence of a certain level of analysis which, far from excluding other levels of analysis, do allow them. In that way, we answer to the necessity of right distinctions in order to place each investigation at its right place without any confusion nor overlapping of the levels of research.
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Roselyne Le Gall. Le matérialisme scientifique et/ou métaphysique de Jacques Monod. Philosophie. Université Paris sciences et lettres, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017PSLEE075⟩. ⟨tel-01951898⟩

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