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Title: Gould on Species, Metaphysics and Macroevolution: A critical appraisal
Contributor(s): Boucher, Sandy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2017.02.004
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Abstract: Stephen Jay Gould's views on the ontology of species were an important plank of his revisionist program in evolutionary theory. In this paper I cast a critical eye over those views. I focus on three central aspects of Gould's views on species: the relation between the Darwinian and the metaphysical notions of individuality, the relation between the ontology of species and macroevolution, and the issue of contextualism and conventionalism about the metaphysics of species.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, v.62, p. 25-34
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1879-2499
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 220206 History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 500317 Philosophy of science (excl. history and philosophy of specific fields)
500204 History and philosophy of science
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280119 Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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