David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Philosophy of Science 45 (4):575-594 (1978)
This article is primarily a study of the group selection controversy, with special emphasis on the period from 1962 to the present, and the rise of inclusive fitness theory. Interest is focused on the relations between individual fitness theory and other fitness theories and on the methodological imperatives used in the controversy over the status of these theories. An appendix formalizes the notion of "assertive part" which is used in the informal discussion of the methodological imperatives elicited from the controversy
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