What selection can and cannot explain: A reply to Nanay's critique of Sober

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Abstract

In The Nature of Selection, Elliott Sober argued that natural selection is in principle powerless to explain why any individual organism has the traits it does rather than the very same individual having different traits. In this note, I argue that in a recent and prominent critique of Sober's position, Bence Nanay talks past that position rather than addressing it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-159
Number of pages5
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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