Wesley Fang

Wesley Fang

Wesley's work focuses on how to develop an extended philosophical account of mechanistic explanation based on scientific practices of systems biology during the last two decades. He is also interested in applying the causal Bayesian network framework to traditional philosophical questions such as multiple realization, biological functions, etc.



Fang, W. (Accepted). Towards Mechanism 2.1: A Dynamic Causal Approach. Philosophy of Science. Retrieved from http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/17435/
Fang, W. (in press). Multiple realization in systems biology. Philosophy of Science. Retrieved from http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/16576/



Fang, W. (2019). Mixed-Effects Modeling and Nonreductive Explanation. Philosophy of Science, 86(5), 882–894. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1086/705449
Fang, W. (2019). An Inferential Account of Model Explanation. Philosophia, 47(1), 99–116. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-018-9958-9


Fang, W. (2018). The case for multiple realization in biology. Biology and Philosophy, 33(3). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-018-9613-7


Fang, W. (2017). Holistic modeling: an objection to Weisberg’s weighted feature-matching account. Synthese, 194(5), 1743–1764. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-016-1018-z Download