Biology and Philosophy 32 (6):1341-1353 (2017)

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Andrew Buskell
Cambridge University
Adrian Currie
Cambridge University
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In Denis Walsh’s Organisms, Agency, and Evolution, he argues that new developments in the science of biology motivate a radical change to our metaphysical picture of life: what he calls ‘Situated Darwinism’. The central claim is that we should take the biological world to be at base about organisms, and organisms in a fundamentally teleological sense. We critically examine Walsh’s arguments and suggest further developments.
Keywords Philosophy of Biology  Teleology
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