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Darwin's Achievement

Philip Kitcher

in The Advancement of Science

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096538
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833351 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195096533.003.0002
Darwin's Achievement

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Offers an extensive case study—Darwin's formulation and defence of evolutionary theory—in an attempt to show how detailed study of a historical episode can make room for the possibility of scientific progress and rational acceptance of novel views.

Keywords: Darwin; Darwinism; evolution; evolutionary theory; scientific progress

Chapter.  23446 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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