Three kinds of new mechanism

Biology and Philosophy 28 (1):99-114 (2013)
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Abstract

I distinguish three theses associated with the new mechanistic philosophy – concerning causation, explanation and scientific methodology. Advocates of each thesis are identified and relationships among them are outlined. I then look at some recent work on natural selection and mechanisms. There, attention to different kinds of New Mechanism significantly affects of what is at stake.

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Arnon Levy
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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