Biology and Philosophy

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 375-386

First online:

Ernst Mayr's influence on the history and philosophy of biology: A personal memoir

  • David L. HullAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Northwestern University

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Mayr has made both conceptual and professional contributions to the establishment of the history and philosophy of biology. His conceptual contributions include, among many others, the notion of population thinking. He has also played an important role in the establishment of history and philosophy of biology as viable professional disciplines.

Key words

essentialism history philosophy population thinking whiggism