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Population and organismal perspectives on trait origins (2020)


Some biologists and philosophers of biology claim selection can “create” novel traits. Others claim creativity is to be found only in development. I here endorse the former claim, but take seriously and address the concerns that underlie the latter. My discussion of these issues is informed by recent work that champions the “return of the organism” to mainstream evolutionary biology, and I suggest how population and organismal perspectives on trait origins can be reconciled.

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Authors & Contributors
Ruse, Michael
Laura Nuño de la Rosa
W. Ford Doolittle
Desmond, Hugh
Villegas, Cristina
Bourrat, Pierrick
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Science and Education
Philosophy of Science
Perspectives on Science
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Natural selection
Adaptation (biology)
Philosophy of biology
Evolutionary developmental biology
Böker, Hans
Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monet de
Dobzhansky, Theodosius
Gould, Stephen Jay
Darwin, Charles Robert
Bateson, William
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
Human Genome Project

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