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The species category as a scientific kind

Synthese 198 (Suppl 12):3027-3040 (2018)

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  1. Niche Construction Theory: Difficulties for a Practice Approach to Theoretical Pluralism.Caleb Hazelwood - unknown
    In this thesis, I reconstruct C. Kenneth Waters’ “practice-centered approach” to philosophy of biology. The objective of the approach is to resolve theoretical debates in biology by appealing to how theories are used to predict and control a phenomenon, not just explain it. By turning our attention to how theories are used in practice, we can see that two conceptually incompatible theories can actually coextend. I put the approach to the test with a contemporary case study: the debate between the (...)
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