Why the Gene Will Not Return *

  title={Why the Gene Will Not Return *},
  author={Elisabeth A. Lloyd},
I argue that four of the fundamental claims of those calling themselves ‘genic pluralists’—Philip Kitcher, Kim Sterelny, and Ken Waters—are defective. First, they claim that once genic selectionism is recognized, the units of selection problems will be dissolved. Second, Sterelny and Kitcher claim that there are no targets of selection (interactors). Third… CONTINUE READING