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Elliott Sober
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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The thesis that natural selection explains the frequencies of traits in populations, but not why individual organisms have the traits tehy do, is here defended and elaborated. A general concept of ‘distributive explanation’ is discussed.
Keywords Biology   Explanation   Philosophy of Science
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/46.3.384
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