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  1. Tarja Knuuttila & Andrea Loettgers (forthcoming). Synthetic Modeling and Mechanistic Account: Material Recombination and Beyond. Philosophical Explorations 80 (5):874-885.
    Recently, Bechtel and Abrahamsen have argued that mathematical models study the dynamics of mechanisms by recomposing the components and their operations into an appropriately organized system. We will study this claim through the practice of combinational modeling in circadian clock research. In combinational modeling, experiments on model organisms and mathematical/computational models are combined with a new type of model—a synthetic model. We argue that the strategy of recomposition is more complicated than what Bechtel and Abrahamsen indicate. Moreover, synthetic modeling as (...)
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  2. Tarja Knuuttila & Andrea Loettgers (2014). Varieties of Noise: Analogical Reasoning in Synthetic Biology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 48:76-88.
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  3. Tarja Knuuttila & Andrea Loettgers (2013). Basic Science Through Engineering? Synthetic Modeling and the Idea of Biology-Inspired Engineering. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44 (2):158-169.
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  4. Tarja Knuuttila & Andrea Loettgers (2013). Synthetic Biology as an Engineering Science? Analogical Reasoning, Synthetic Modeling, and Integration. In Hanne Andersen, Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao González, Thomas Uebel & Gregory Wheeler (eds.), New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. Springer Verlag. 163--177.
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  5. Tarja Knuuttila & Andrea Loettgers (2011). Causal Isolation Robustness Analysis: The Combinatorial Strategy of Circadian Clock Research. Biology and Philosophy 26 (5):773-791.
    This paper distinguishes between causal isolation robustness analysis and independent determination robustness analysis and suggests that the triangulation of the results of different epistemic means or activities serves different functions in them. Circadian clock research is presented as a case of causal isolation robustness analysis: in this field researchers made use of the notion of robustness to isolate the assumed mechanism behind the circadian rhythm. However, in contrast to the earlier philosophical case studies on causal isolation robustness analysis (Weisberg and (...)
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  6. Tarja Knuuttila & Andrea Loettgers (2011). The Productive Tension : Mechanisms Vs. Templates in Modeling the Phenomena. In Paul Humphreys & Cyrille Imbert (eds.), Models, Simulations, and Representations. Routledge.
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  7. Andrea Loettgers (2009). Synthetic Biology and the Emergence of a Dual Meaning of Noise. Biological Theory 4 (4):340-356.
  8. Andrea Loettgers (2007). Model Organisms and Mathematical and Synthetic Models to Explore Gene Regulation Mechanisms. Biological Theory 2 (2):134-142.
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  9. Andrea Loettgers (2007). Getting Abstract Mathematical Models in Touch with Nature. Science in Context 20 (1):97.
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