David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:385 - 396 (1980)
Many philosophers have claimed that the structure of evolutionary theory is intrinsically different from the structure of physical theories. These claims were based on the appearance of the immature structure of the theory. Refutations of these claims have been based on newly available glimpses of the mature structure of the theory. These claims and their refutations show that the relationship between the immature and mature structures of evolutionary theory is dramatically different from this relationship for Newtonian physics. Analysis of the cause of this difference provides insight into significant features of the process of maturation of scientific theories.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Walter J. Bock (2010). Multiple Explanations in Darwinian Evolutionary Theory. Acta Biotheoretica 58 (1):65-79.
Alex Rosenberg (1992). Neo-Classical Economics and Evolutionary Theory: Strange Bedfellows? PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:174 - 183.
Paul Thompson (1988). Explanation in the Semantic Conception of Theory Structure. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:286 - 296.
Jill North (2009). The “Structure” of Physics. Journal of Philosophy 106 (2):57-88.
John Beatty (1980). What's Wrong with the Received View of Evolutionary Theory? PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:397 - 426.
Olivier Darrigol (2008). The Modular Structure of Physical Theories. Synthese 162 (2):195 - 223.
Niles Eldredge (1992). Marjorie Grene, 'Ttwo Evolutionary Theories' and Modern Evolutionary Theory. Synthese 92 (1):135 - 149.
Matti Sintonen (1991). How Evolutionary Theory Faces the Reality. Synthese 89 (1):163 - 183.
Sahotra Sarkar (2004). Evolutionary Theory in the 1920s: The Nature of the "Synthesis". Philosophy of Science 71 (5):1215-1226.
Massimo Pigliucci (2007). Do We Need an Extended Evolutionary Synthesis? Evolution 61 (12):2743-2749.
Fritz Rohrlich (2004). Realism Despite Cognitive Antireductionism. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 18 (1):73 – 88.
Juha Tuomi (1992). Evolutionary Synthesis: A Search for the Strategy. Philosophy of Science 59 (3):429-438.
Carla E. Kary (1982). Can Darwinian Inheritance Be Extended From Biology to Epistemology? PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:356 - 369.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads16 ( #225,513 of 1,796,218 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #468,795 of 1,796,218 )
How can I increase my downloads?