Science and Selection
Essays on Biological Evolution and the Philosophy of Science
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Science and Selection by David L. Hull
Book DescriptionOne way to understand science is as a selection process. David Hull, one of the dominant figures in contemporary philosophy of science, sets out in this 2001 volume a general analysis of this selection process that applies equally to biological evolution, the reaction of the immune system to antigens, operant learning, and social and conceptual change in science. Hull aims to distinguish between those characteristics that are contingent features of selection and those that are essential. Science and Selection brings together many of David Hull's most important essays on selection (some never before published) in one accessible volume.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521643399
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This 2001 book brings together many of David Hull's most important essays on selection in one accessible volume.
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