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  1. On the nature of evolutionary explanations: a critical appraisal of Walter Bock’s approach with a new revised proposal.Marcelo Domingos de Santis - 2024 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 46 (1):1-24.
    Walter Bock was committed to developing a framework for evolutionary biology. Bock repeatedly discussed how evolutionary explanations should be considered within the realm of Hempel’s deductive-nomological model of scientific explanations. Explanation in evolution would then consist of functional and evolutionary explanations, and within the latter, an explanation can be of nomological-deductive and historical narrative explanations. Thus, a complete evolutionary explanation should include, first, a deductive functional analysis, and then proceed through nomological and historical evolutionary explanations. However, I will argue that (...)
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