This 2001 book brings together many of David Hull's most important essays on selection in one accessible volume.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology Series
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Selection in Biological Evolution: 1. Interactors versus vehicles; 2. Taking vehicles seriously; 3. A general analysis of selection, with Rod Langman and Sigrid Glenn; Part II. Selection in the Evolution of Science: 4. A mechanism and its metaphysics; 5. Why scientists behave scientifically; 6. What's wrong with invisible-hand explanations?; Part III. Testing our Views about Science: 7. A function for actual examples in philosophy of science; 8. The evolution of conceptual systems in science; 9. Testing philosophical claims about science; 10. That just don't sound right: a plea for real examples in philosophy of science; 11. Studying the study of science scientifically.
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