Philosophy of Science 80 (1):155-159 (2013)

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Casey Helgeson
Pennsylvania State University
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In The Nature of Selection, Elliott Sober argued that natural selection is in principle powerless to explain why any individual organism has the traits it does rather than the very same individual having different traits. In this note, I argue that in a recent and prominent critique of Sober’s position, Bence Nanay talks past that position rather than addressing it
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