Evolution

Publication Year:
2001
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1139
Author(s):
Millstein, Roberta L.
preprint description
This paper is an overview of the philosophy of evolution - past, present, and future - to be published in The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science, edited by P.K. Machamer and M. Silberstein. It surveys the following topics: the neutralist/selectionist debate, the adapationist programme and its challenges, sociobiology, contingency, laws of biology, the species category problem, the species taxon problem, the tautology problem, fitness, units of selection.