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Causation and Metaphysics in Biology

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I argue here that the debate over the causal status of natural selection, genetic drift, and fitness has foundered on an unrecognized issue in the metaphysics of science. It relies on a solution to what I will call "the composition
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  Causation andMetaphysiscs in Bio KU Leuven CLPS, .. Charles H. Pence @pencechp  Outline .  Causation in evolution by natural selection .  Signs of a metaphysics of science debate .  A core metaphysical question: casual composition .  Connecting metaphysics of science to philosophy of science – in search of a dialectic?e take-home: It’s high time to foster healthy collaborationbetween metaphysicians of science and philosophers of biology. Charles H. Pence  /   GeneralizationWarning Charles H. Pence  /   Causation inEvolution Charles H. Pence Causation in Evolution  /   What is Evolutionary Fitness? How should we understand the property of fitnessin evolving systems? What is it a property   of  , andis it a  causal   property? Charles H. Pence Causation in Evolution  / 
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