Darwinism

[Revised entry by James Lennox on May 26, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Darwinism designates a distinctive form of evolutionary explanation for the history and diversity
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[Revised entry by James Lennox on May 26, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Darwinism designates a distinctive form of evolutionary explanation for the history and diversity of life on earth. Its original formulation is provided in the first edition of On the Origin of Species in 1859. This entry first formulates 'Darwin's Darwinism' in terms of five philosophically distinctive themes: (i) probability and chance, (ii) the nature, power and scope of selection, (iii) adaptation and teleology, (iv) nominalism...

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