The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory

The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory

by Elisabeth A. Lloyd
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Princeton University Press


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The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780691000466
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 05/04/1994
Series: Princeton Paperbacks Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.64(d)

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

Species Selection

Genic Selection

Confirmation of Evolutionary Models

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