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Beatty On Chance And Natural Selection, Timothy Shanahan Sep 1989

Beatty On Chance And Natural Selection, Timothy Shanahan

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In his (1984) John Beatty correctly identifies the issue of the role of chance in evolution as one of the liveliest disputes in evolutionary biology. He argues, on the basis of a carefully articulated example, that "Even on a proper construal of 'natural selection', it is difficult to distinguish between the 'improbable results of natural selection' and evolution by random drift". His other remarks indicate that he is thinking of conceptual as well as practical indistinguishability. In this discussion I take issue with one of the consequences Beatty draws from his example. I argue that the example at most shows ...


Review Of "The Limits Of Pragmatism" By C. G. Prado, Richard Thomas Eldridge Aug 1989

Review Of "The Limits Of Pragmatism" By C. G. Prado, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Review Of "The Common Life: Ambiguity, Agreement, And The Structure Of Morals" By B. Zwiebach, Richard Thomas Eldridge Apr 1989

Review Of "The Common Life: Ambiguity, Agreement, And The Structure Of Morals" By B. Zwiebach, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Review Of "A Theory Of Value And Obligation" By R. Attfield, Hans Oberdiek Apr 1989

Review Of "A Theory Of Value And Obligation" By R. Attfield, Hans Oberdiek

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