Philosophy of Science 60 (3):373-395 (1993)

Peter Godfrey-Smith
University of Sydney
Proponents of genic selectionism have claimed that evolutionary processes normally viewed as selection on individuals can be "represented" as selection on alleles. This paper discusses the relationship between mathematical questions about the formal requirements upon state spaces necessary for the representation of different types of evolutionary processes and causal questions about the units of selection in such processes
Keywords Biology   Levels of Selection   Philosophy of Science
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DOI 10.1086/289742
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The Strategy of Model-Based Science.Peter Godfrey-Smith - 2006 - Biology and Philosophy 21 (5):725-740.
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