Individuality, pluralism, and the phylogenetic species concept

@article{Mishler1987IndividualityPA,
  title={Individuality, pluralism, and the phylogenetic species concept},
  author={B. Mishler and R. Brandon},
  journal={Biology and Philosophy},
  year={1987},
  volume={2},
  pages={397-414}
}
The concept of individuality as applied to species, an important advance in the philosophy of evolutionary biology, is nevertheless in need of refinement. Four important subparts of this concept must be recognized: spatial boundaries, temporal boundaries, integration, and cohesion. Not all species necessarily meet all of these. Two very different types of “pluralism” have been advocated with respect to species, only one of which is satisfactory. An often unrecognized distinction between… Expand
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