On biological identity

Biology and Philosophy 19 (3):443-457 (2004)

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Massimiliano Carrara
University of Padua
Abstract
In our paper, we propose a relativisticand metaphysically neutral identity criterionfor biological entities. We start from thecriterion of genidentity proposed by K. Lewinand H. Reichenbach. Then we enrich it to renderit more philosophical powerful and so capableof dealing with the real transformations thatoccur in the extremely variegated biologicalworld.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy of Biology   Evolutionary Biology
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DOI 10.1023/B:BIPH.0000036163.02581.15
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