Biology and Philosophy 9 (3):375-386 (1994)

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Mayr has made both conceptual and professional contributions to the establishment of the history and philosophy of biology. His conceptual contributions include, among many others, the notion of population thinking. He has also played an important role in the establishment of history and philosophy of biology as viable professional disciplines.
Keywords essentialism  history  philosophy  population thinking  whiggism
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.Thomas S. Kuhn - 1962 - University of Chicago Press.
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