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The Causal Homology Concept

Otsuka, Jun (2016) The Causal Homology Concept. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This presentation proposes a new account of homology, which defines homology as a correspondence of developmental or behavioral mechanisms due to common ancestry. The idea is formally presented as isomorphism of causal graphs over lineages. The formal treatment not only clears the metaphysical skepticism regarding the homology thinking, but also provides a theoretical underpinning to the concepts like constraints, evolvability, and novelty. The novel interpretation of homology suggests a general perspective that accommodates evolutionary develop mental biology (Evo-Devo) and traditional population genetics as distinct but complementary approaches to understand evolution, facilitating further empirical and theoretical researches.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Otsuka, Junjunotk@gmail.com
Keywords: Homology, Evo-Devo, causal graph, semantic view
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Jun Otsuka
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 15:25
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 15:25
Item ID: 12498
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 21 October 2016
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12498

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