Vito Balorda delivered the talk “Categories of Reductionism in Molecular Biology” in which he examined three categories of reductionism, i.e., theory reduction, explanatory reduction and constitutive reduction by addressing Max Delbrück’s complementarity approach in molecular biology. Vito argued that one can characterize Delbrück as a theory and explanatory anti-reductionist, and as a constitutive reductionist. The 22nd Rijeka Conference in Philosophy “Contemporary Philosophical Issues” was held online, September 16 – 17, 2021.

The conference program can be found below.