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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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    Abstract

    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
    Keywords: concepts, conceptual change, homology
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
    Conferences and Volumes: [2001] Pitt-London Workshop in the Philosophy of Biology and Neuroscience (London, September 2001)
    Depositing User: Ingo Brigandt
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 372
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/372

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