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An ontogenetic-ecological conception of species: a new approach to an old idea

Kendig, Catherine (2010) An ontogenetic-ecological conception of species: a new approach to an old idea. In: [2009] EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009) > EPSA 2009 Contributed Papers.

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    Abstract

    This paper outlines an alternative perspective on species that avoids some of the underlying assumptions held by the BSC and other gene-centred species concepts. It begins with a characterisation of the species problem and some of the assumptions underpinning conceptions of species. In particular, the underlying bias of some conceptions (such as the BSC) to focus exclusively on the adult stage of the life cycle in articulating what a species is.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Buffon, species, ecological species concept, Mayr, life cycle, serial dimorphism, philosophy of biology, species pluralism
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Systematics
    Specific Sciences > Biology
    Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
    Conferences and Volumes: [2009] EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009) > EPSA 2009 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Catherine (Katie) Kendig
    Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5267
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5267

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