ISBN-10:
0791412113
ISBN-13:
9780791412114
Pub. Date:
07/01/1992
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
History and Evolution

History and Evolution

by Matthew H. Nitecki, Doris V. Nitecki

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ISBN-13: 9780791412114
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/01/1992
Series: SUNY series in Philosophy and Biology Series
Pages: 280

About the Author

Matthew H. Nitecki is Curator and Doris V. Nitecki is Associate Curator in the Department of Geology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

History: La Grande Illusion

Matthew H. Nitecki

Methodologies of Historical Explanations

The Structure of Narrative Explanation in History and Biology

Robert J. Richards

What's so Special About the Past?

Rachel Laudan

The Particular-Circumstance Model of Scientific Explanation

David L. Hull

The Historical Nature of Evolutionary Theory

Marc Ereshefsky

Historical Explanations and Evolutionary Biology

History and Evolutionary Processes

Douglas J. Futuyma

The Conditions for a Nomothetic Paleontology

David B. Kitts

Historical Science and Philosophy of History

A Threefold Parallelism for our Time? Progressive Development in Society, Science, and the Organic World

Michael Ruse

How Microevolutionary Processes Give Rise to History

Robert Boyd and Peter J. Richerson

Evolution and History: History as Science and Science as History

Garland E. Allen

Evolution of Scientific Theories and the Tension in Ecology

Lawrence B. Slobodkin

Contributors

Index

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