Godfrey-Smith, Peter
October 2007
Journal of Philosophy;10/1/2007, Vol. 104 Issue 10, p489
Academic Journal
The article examines the verbal formulations on the evolution by natural selection (ENS) by biologists and philosophers alike. These formulations tend to have three or four conditions, where the core requirement is a combination of heredity, variation and fitness differences. The most commonly cited summary of ENS is the 1970 discussion of Richard Lewontin. The three principles that embodies Charles Darwin's formulations are presented. The more elaborate formulation of John Endler on ENS is provided.


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