The Metaphysics of Evolution

@article{Hull1967TheMO,
  title={The Metaphysics of Evolution},
  author={David L. Hull},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  year={1967},
  volume={3},
  pages={309 - 337}
}
  • D. Hull
  • Published 1 December 1967
  • Philosophy
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Extreme variation in the meaning of the term “species” throughout the history of biology has often frustrated attempts of historians, philosophers and biologists to communicate with one another about the transition in biological thinking from the static species concept to the modern notion of evolving species. The most important change which has underlain all the other fluctuations in the meaning of the word “species” is the change from it denoting such metaphysical entities as essences, Forms… 

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