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Lineage Explanations: Explaining How Biological Mechanisms Change

Calcott, Brett


This paper describes a pattern of explanation prevalent in the biological sciences that I call a 'lineage explanation'. The aim of these explanations is to make plausible certain trajectories of change through phenotypic space. They do this by laying out

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axn047


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