Replies to commentators on Did Darwin Write the Origin Backwards?

Philosophical Studies 172 (3):829-840 (2015)
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Here I reply to Jean Gayon's, Tim Lewens's, and Samir Okasha's comments on Did Darwin write the Origin backwards? The topics addressed include: Darwin's thinking that common ancestry is "evidentially prior" to natural selection; how Darwin uses phylogenetic trees to test hypotheses concerning natural selection; how group and indivdiual selection should be defined, and how each is related to the concept of adaptation



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Inference to the Best Explanation.Peter Lipton - 1991 - London and New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.
Inference to the best explanation.Peter Lipton - 2004 - New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.
Evolution and the levels of selection.Samir Okasha - 2006 - New York: Oxford University Press.

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