Darwinian ‘blind’ hypothesis formation revisited

@article{Kronfeldner2009DarwinianH,
  title={Darwinian ‘blind’ hypothesis formation revisited},
  author={Maria E. Kronfeldner},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2009},
  volume={175},
  pages={193-218}
}
Over the last four decades arguments for and against the claim that creative hypothesis formation is based on Darwinian ‘blind’ variation have been put forward. This paper offers a new and systematic route through this long-lasting debate. It distinguishes between undirected, random, and unjustified variation, to prevent widespread confusions regarding the meaning of undirected variation. These misunderstandings concern Lamarckism, equiprobability, developmental constraints, and creative… CONTINUE READING
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