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What Evolvability Really Is

Brown, Rachael

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In recent years, the concept of evolvability has been gaining in prominence both within evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) and the broader field of evolutionary biology. Despite this, there remains considerable disagreement about what evolvability is. This article offers a solution to this problem. I argue that, in focusing too closely on the role played by evolvability as an explanandum in evo-devo, existing philosophical attempts to clarify the evolvability concept have been overly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25640
Source: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axt014

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