Evolution as a cognition process: Towards an evolutionary epistemology [Book Review]

Biology and Philosophy 1 (2):191-206 (1986)

Franz Wuketits
University of Vienna
Recently, biologist and philosophers have been much attracted by an evolutionary view of knowledge, so-called evolutionary epistemology. Developing this insight, the present paper argues that our cognitive abilities are the outcome of organic evolution, and that, conversely, evolution itself may be described as a cognition process. Furthermore, it is argued that the key to an adequate evolutionary epistemology lies in a system-theoretical approach to evolution which grows from, but goes beyond, Darwin's theory of natural selection.
Keywords Evolutionary epistemology  Darwinism  systems theory
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DOI 10.1007/BF00142901
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