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Invariance and Symmetry in Evolutionary Dynamics

Huttegger, Simon and Rubin, Hannah and Zollman, Kevin J.S. (2019) Invariance and Symmetry in Evolutionary Dynamics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The concept of fitness is central to evolutionary biology. Models of evolutionary change typically use some quantity called “fitness” which measures an organism’s reproductive success. But what exactly does it mean that fitness is such a measure? In what follows, we look at the interplay between abstract evolutionary models and quantitative measures of fitness and develop a measurement-theoretic perspective on fitness in order to explore what makes certain measures of fitness significant.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Huttegger, Simonshuttegg@uci.edu
Rubin, Hannahhannahr@uci.edu
Zollman, Kevin J.S.kzollman@andrew.cmu.edu0000-0001-9776-1890
Keywords: Fitness, Evolutionary Game Theory, Measurement Theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Cultural Evolution
Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Game Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Kevin Zollman
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 04:12
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 04:12
Item ID: 16282
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Cultural Evolution
Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Game Theory
Date: 1 August 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16282

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