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The Rise and Fall of the Adaptive Landscape?

Plutynski, A (2008) The Rise and Fall of the Adaptive Landscape? [Preprint]

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Abstract

The discussion of the adaptive landscape in the philosophical literature appears to be divided along the following lines. On the one hand, some claim that the adaptive landscape is either “uninterpretable” or incoherent. On the other hand, some argue that the adaptive landscape has been an important heuristic, or tool in the service of explaining, as well as proposing and testing hypotheses about evolutionary change. This paper attempts to reconcile these two views.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Plutynski, Aaplutyns@wustl.edu
Keywords: adaptive landscape, S. Wright, heuristic, modeling, analogy, metaphor
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: A Plutynski
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 00:35
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 00:35
Item ID: 15306
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: 2008
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15306

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