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The philosophy of biology began to develop as a distinct field within the philosophy of science in the early 1970s, shortly before Philip Kitcher turned from mathematics and physics to biology in his thinking about general issues concerning the nature of science. Not only did the answers to traditional questions within the field seem problematic once one turned from the Â“hard sciencesÂ” to the softer biological sciences, but the questions themselves came to be viewed as less obviously the right ones to be asking.
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