Traditionally a scientific theory is viewed as based on universal laws of nature that serve as axioms for logical deduction. In analyzing the logical structure of evolutionary biology, Elisabeth Lloyd argues that the semantic account is more appropriate and powerful. This book will be of interest to biologists and philosophers alike.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Other Descriptions of the Structure of Evolutionary Theory
The Semantic Approach and Evolutionary Theory
The Structure of Population Genetics
Structured Populations: Group, Kin and Organismic Selection Models
The Units of Selection
Confirmation of Evolutionary Models