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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: [2010] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 22nd Biennial Mtg (Montréal, QC) > PSA 2010 Symposia.

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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)
    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
    Conferences and Volumes: [2010] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 22nd Biennial Mtg (Montréal, QC) > PSA 2010 Symposia
    Depositing User: Matt Haber
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 13:11
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 13:11
    Item ID: 9243
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9243

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