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Publications [#320327] of Alexander Rosenberg

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  1. Rosenberg, A, Critical review: Sober's philosophy of biology and his philosophy of biology, Philosophy of Science, vol. 63 no. 3 (December, 1996), pp. 452-464.
    (last updated on 2019/04/24)

    Abstract:
    An examination of the foundations of Elliot Sober's philosophy of biology as reflected in his introductory textbook of that title reveals substantial and controversial philosophical commitments. Among these are the claim that all understanding is historical, the assertion that there are biological laws but they are necessary truths, the view that the fundamental theory in biology is a narrative, and the suggestion that biology adverts to ungrounded probabilistic propensities of the sort to be met with elsewhere only in quantum mechanics.


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