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Multilevel Lineages and Multidimensional Trees: The Levels of Lineage and Phylogeny Reconstruction

Haber, Matthew H. (2012) Multilevel Lineages and Multidimensional Trees: The Levels of Lineage and Phylogeny Reconstruction. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

The relation between method, concept and theory in science is complicated. I seek to shed light on that relation by considering an instance of it in systematics: The additional challenges phylogeneticists face when reconstructing phylogeny not at a single level, but simultaneously at multiple levels of the hierarchy. How does this complicate the task of phylogenetic inference, and how might it inform and shape the conceptual foundations of phylogenetics? This offers a lens through which the interplay of method, theory and concepts may be understood in systematics, which, in turn, provides data for a more general account.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Haber, Matthew H.matt.haber@utah.edu
Keywords: Levels of Lineage, Levels, Phylogenetics, Phylogenetic Inference, Discordance, Gene trees, Reduction, Species Concepts, Individuality
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Systematics
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Matt Haber
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 17:11
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 17:11
Item ID: 9243
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9243

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