Theories of Life

A Conversation with Isabel Gabel

Purple and blue DNA helix against a black background.
Dec 05

About the Event

Most of us learn in high-school biology that life is some combination of growth, reproduction, and animation, and that it always contains DNA. Yet for many this definition is unsatisfying.

Join us for a conversation with historian Isabel Gabel to explore some of the philosophical implications of modern biology. Together, we will investigate how profound revolutions in biology, including the discovery of the structure of DNA, have reshaped how we understand life itself. This discussion will also preview Gabel’s upcoming course at Graham, Before and After DNA: Theories of Life.

Who's Speaking

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Isabel Gabel

Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
Open Enrollment Instructor

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