Historicity and experimental evolution

@article{Desjardins2011HistoricityAE,
  title={Historicity and experimental evolution},
  author={Eric M. Desjardins},
  journal={Biology & Philosophy},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={339-364}
}
  • Eric M. Desjardins
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Biology & Philosophy
  • Biologists in the last 50 years have increasingly emphasized the role of historical contingency in explaining the distribution and dynamics of biological systems. However, recent work in philosophy of biology has shown that historical contingency carries various interpretations and that we are still lacking a general understanding of “historicity,” i.e., a framework from which to interpret why and to what extent history matters in biological processes. Building from examples and analyses of the… CONTINUE READING

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