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Multi-Level Selection and the Major Transitions in Evolution

Okasha, Samir (2004) Multi-Level Selection and the Major Transitions in Evolution. In: UNSPECIFIED. (In Press)

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A number of recent biologists have used multi-level selection theory to help explain the major transitions in evolution. I argue that in doing so, they have shifted from a ‘synchronic’ to a ‘diachronic’ formulation of the levels of selection question. The implications of this shift in perspective are explored, in relation to an ambiguity in the meaning of multi-level selection. Though the ambiguity is well-known, it has never before been discussed in the context of the major transitions.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Okasha, Samir
Keywords: levels of selection, units of selection, major transitions
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Depositing User: Samir Okasha
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1888
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Public Domain: No
Conference Date: November 2004
Conference Location: Austin, Texas
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1888

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