Sombrillas y operaciones en la construcción científica del mundo

Metatheoria – Revista de Filosofía E Historia de la Ciencia 8:107--116 (2017)
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Abstract

This paper argues that many of the conceptual controversies in evolutionary biology are due to the use of different operational definitions. Since the set of operations is not consistent, then there are many ways to understand, in practice, how concepts should be investigated. In this paper we introduce a formal analysis to study the scope of operationalism and we conclude that the controversial concepts are in fact umbrella variables, that is, a single term can be referring to different processes, phenomena or entities linked by a large ontological commitment driving operationalism. If this is correct, then many of the controversies in evolutionary biology are due, in part, to the operationalization of the objects of study.

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Alfonso Arroyo-Santos
National Autonomous University of Mexico

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