Biological Theory 15 (3):136-142 (2020)

Paul Edmund Griffiths
University of Sydney
John Matthewson
Massey University
In a recent article in this journal, Zachary Ardern criticizes our view that the most promising candidate for a naturalized criterion of disease is the "selected effects" account of biological function and dysfunction. Here we reply to Ardern’s criticisms and, more generally, clarify the relationship between adaptation and dysfunction in the evolution of health and disease.
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