The relation between philosophy of science and biology exemplified by the problem of explanation

Acta Biotheoretica 21 (3-4):274-301 (1972)
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This paper contains some considerations on the relation between philosophy of science and science, in particular biology. There is a contrast between formalistic and pragmatic approaches to the structure of scientific thought, which is illustrated by the different viewpoints on the nature of explanation. In an appendix some aspects of the logical structure of teleological explanation are discussed

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