The replicator in retrospect

Biology and Philosophy 15 (3):403-423 (2000)
Abstract
The history and theoretical role of the concept of a ``replicator''is discussed, starting with Dawkins' and Hull's classic treatmentsand working forward. I argue that the replicator concept is still auseful one for evolutionary theory, but it should be revised insome ways. The most important revision is the recognition that notall processes of evolution by natural selection require thatsomething play the role of a replicator.
Keywords interactor  replicator  unit of selection
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