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Biological Pluralism and Homology

Jamniczky, Heather (2004) Biological Pluralism and Homology. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Homology concepts are fundamental to the study of biological similarity. Monistic attempts to articulate an overarching homology concept, applicable to all areas of biology, have yet to succeed. Biology is fundamentally pluralistic, and multiple homology concepts, applicable at different levels of the biological hierarchy, allow a more thorough investigation of the nature of biological similarity. Articulating the definition and causes associated with any homology concept ensures that the pluralistic approach advocated here is neither relativistic nor defeatist, but generative of fruitful biological research.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Jamniczky, Heather
Keywords: Homology, Pluralism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Depositing User: Heather Jamniczky
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1876
Public Domain: No
Conference Date: November 18-20 2004
Conference Location: Austin TX
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1876

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