David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Biology and Philosophy 20 (5):1041-1050 (2005)
Here we argue that the concept of strategies, as it was introduced into biology by John Maynard Smith, is a prime illustration of the four dimensions of theoretical biology in the post-genomic era. These four dimensions are: data analysis and management, mathematical and computational model building and simulation, concept formation and analysis, and theory integration. We argue that all four dimensions of theoretical biology are crucial to future interactions between theoretical and empirical biologists as well as with philosophers of biology.
|Keywords||Evolutionary developmental biology Evolutionary stable strategy Game theory Theoretical biology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Brian Skyrms (2006). The Stag Hunt and the Evolution of Social Structure. Cambridge University Press.
Brian Skyrms (1996). Evolution of the Social Contract. Cambridge University Press.
John Maynard Smith & Eors Szathmary (1996). The Major Transitions in Evolution. Journal of the History of Biology 29 (1):151-152.
Cristina Bicchieri, Richard C. Jeffrey & Brian Skyrms (eds.) (1999). The Logic of Strategy. Oxford University Press.
Ronald Amundson (2005). The Changing Rule of the Embryo in Evolutionary Biology Structure and Synthesis. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
Citations of this work BETA
Till Grüne-Yanoff (2011). Models as Products of Interdisciplinary Exchange: Evidence From Evolutionary Game Theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (2):386-397.
Manfred D. Laubichler (2007). The Specter of the Past: What the History of Theoretical Biology Means Today. Biological Theory 2 (2):131-133.
Similar books and articles
Jay Odenbaugh (2006). The Strategy of “the Strategy of Model Building in Population Biology”. Biology and Philosophy 21 (5):607-621.
Claus Emmeche (1994). The Computational Notion of Life. Theoria 9 (2):1-30.
John Maynard Smith (2002). Commentary on Kerr and Godfrey-Smith. Biology and Philosophy 17 (4):523-527.
Ingo Brigandt (2003). Homology in Comparative, Molecular, and Evolutionary Developmental Biology: The Radiation of a Concept. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 299:9-17.
John Maynard Smith (2010). Concept of Information in Biology. In P. C. W. Davies & Niels Henrik Gregersen (eds.), Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press
Paul E. Griffiths (2001). Genetic Information: A Metaphor in Search of a Theory. Philosophy of Science 68 (3):394-412.
Alirio Rosales (2005). John Maynard Smith and the Natural Philosophy of␣Adaptation. Biology and Philosophy 20 (5):1027-1040.
Alasdair I. Houston & John M. McNamara (2005). John Maynard Smith and the Importance of Consistency in Evolutionary Game Theory. Biology and Philosophy 20 (5):933-950.
Samir Okasha (2005). Maynard Smith on the Levels of Selection Question. Biology and Philosophy 20 (5):989-1010.
Peter Godfrey-Smith (2000). On the Theoretical Role of "Genetic Coding". Philosophy of Science 67 (1):26-44.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads22 ( #167,060 of 1,792,063 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #170,662 of 1,792,063 )
How can I increase my downloads?