How not to argue for the indeterminism of evolution: A look at two recent attempts to settle the issue
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In Andreas Hüttemann (ed.), Determinism in Physics and Biology. Mentis (2003)
|Abstract||I examine recent debates in the philosophy of biology over the determinism or indeterminism of the evolutionary process, focusing on two papers in particular: Glymour 2001 and Stamos 2001. I argue that neither of these papers succeeds in making the case for the indeterminism of the evolutionary process, and suggest that what is needed is a detailed analysis of the causal processes at every level from the quantum mechanical to the evolutionary.|
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