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Lineage Explanations: Explaining How Biological Mechanisms Change

Calcott, Brett

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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

dc.contributor.authorCalcott, Brett
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:14:19Z
dc.identifier.issn0007-0882
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/50236
dc.description.abstractThis 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
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.sourceBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science
dc.titleLineage Explanations: Explaining How Biological Mechanisms Change
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume60
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor220205 - History and Philosophy of Medicine
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3379551xPUB200
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCalcott, Brett, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage51
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage78
local.identifier.doi10.1093/bjps/axn047
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T08:06:09Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-60849126104
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