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Generic Features of Evolution and Its Continuity: A Transdisciplinary Perspective

Witt, Ulrich (2003) Generic Features of Evolution and Its Continuity: A Transdisciplinary Perspective. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 18 (3). pp. 274-288. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

Because of the intellectual attraction of the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution, its concepts are often borrowed to conceptualized evolutionary change also in non-biological domains. However, a heuristic strategy like that is problematic. An attempt is therefore made to identify generic features of evolution which transcend domain-specific characteristics. Epistemological, conceptual, and methodological implications are discussed, and the ontological question is raised how non-biological evolutionary theories can be accommodated within the Darwinian world view of modern sciences.


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Witt, Ulrichwitt@mpiew-jena.mpg.de
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: Darwinism, emergence, evolution, evolutionary ontology, novelty
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 18:20
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 21:31
Item ID: 10519
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.429
Date: 2003
Page Range: pp. 274-288
Volume: 18
Number: 3
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10519

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