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Eugene Earnshaw
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Eugene Earnshaw-Whyte
University of Toronto
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    Group Selection and Contextual Analysis.Eugene Earnshaw - 2015 - Synthese 192 (1):305-316.
    Multi-level selection can be understood via the Price equation or contextual analysis, which offer incompatible statistical decompositions of evolutionary change into components of group and individual selection. Okasha argued that each approach suffers from problem cases. I introduce further problem cases for the Price approach, arguing that it is appropriate for MLS 2 group selection but not MLS 1. I also show that the problem cases Okasha raises for contextual analysis can be resolved. For some such cases, however, it emerges (...)
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    Evolutionary Forces and the Hardy–Weinberg Equilibrium.Eugene Earnshaw - 2015 - Biology and Philosophy 30 (3):423-437.
    The Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium has been argued by Sober, Stephens and others to represent the zero-force state for evolutionary biology understood as a theory of forces. I investigate what it means for a model to involve forces, developing an explicit account by defining what the zero-force state is in a general theoretical context. I use this account to show that Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium is not the zero-force state in biology even in the contexts in which it applies, and argue based on this (...)
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    Evolution Beyond Biology: Examining the Evolutionary Economics of Nelson and Winter.Eugene Earnshaw - 2011 - Biological Theory 6 (4):301-310.
    Nelson and Winter’s An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change (1982) was the foundational work of what has become the thriving sub-discipline of evolutionary economics. In attempting to develop an alternative to neoclassical economics, the authors looked to borrow basic ideas from biology, in particular a concept of economic “natural selection.” However, the evolutionary models they construct in their seminal work are in many respects quite different from the models of evolutionary biology. There is no reproduction in any usual sense, “mutation” (...)
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    How I Solved Hume’s Problem...Eugene Earnshaw - 2017 - Philosophy Now 119:39-42.
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    Mark Borrello. Evolutionary Restraints: The Contentious History of Group Selection. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. Ix+215. $40.00 ; $25.00. [REVIEW]Eugene Earnshaw - 2013 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 3 (2):356-360.
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