Philosophy of Science 82 (5):1092-1103 (2015)

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Karen Kovaka
University of Pennsylvania
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I consider the relationship between scientific practice and the philosophical debate surrounding biological individuality. I argue for the sensitivity account, on which biologists do not require a resolution to the individuality debate. This view puts me in disagreement with much of the literature on biological individuality, where it has become common to claim that there is a relationship of dependence between biologists’ conceptions of individuality and the quality of their empirical work
Keywords biological individuals  evolution  social insects
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DOI 10.1086/683443
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