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Last Will and Testament: Stephen Jay Goulds The Structure of Evolutionary Theory

Sterelny, Kim


I outline Gould's conception of evolutionary theory and his ways of contrasting it with contemporary Darwinism; a contemporary Darwinism that focuses on the natural selection of individual organisms. Gould argues for a hierarchical conception of the living world and of the evolutionary processes that have built that living world: organisms are built from smaller components (genes, cells) and are themselves components of groups, populations, species, lineages. Selection, drift and constraint are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophy of Science


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