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The 'Role' a Concept Plays in Science - The Case of Homology

Brigandt, Ingo (2001) The 'Role' a Concept Plays in Science - The Case of Homology. [Preprint]


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This article tries to clarify the idea that a concept plays a certain role for a scientific field or a research program. The discussion is based on a case study of the homology concept in biology. In particular, I examine how homology plays a different role for comparative, developmental, and molecular biology. The aspects that may constitute the role of a concept emerge from this discussion.

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Item Type: Preprint
Brigandt, Ingo
Keywords: concepts, conceptual change, homology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Depositing User: Ingo Brigandt
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2001
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:10
Item ID: 372

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