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Evolution and what the intellect makes of it

Gomez-Marin, Alex (2018) Evolution and what the intellect makes of it. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The human being is a paradox. We, a result of evolution, have developed the theory of evolution. Namely, the evolutionary process, in an unprecedented attempt, has been thought by one of its products — the bootstrapping is in place: the explanandum nominates itself as the explanans. Yet, the concept of evolution is one thing, while evolution itself is another. Upfront, this is an attempt to rescue Bergson’s intuitions on heterogeneous continuity, his notion of multiplicity, so as to recover that which, being at the core of evolution, has been lost by our habitual ways of thinking about it.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gomez-Marin, Alex0000-0003-2764-2583
Keywords: evolution, novelty, heterogeneous continuity, multiplicity, durée
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Dr. Alex Gomez-Marin
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 00:59
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 00:59
Item ID: 14555
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: 10 April 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14555

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