Biology and Philosophy

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 375–386

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

  • David L. Hull

DOI: 10.1007/BF00857944

Cite this article as:
Hull, D.L. Biol Philos (1994) 9: 375. doi:10.1007/BF00857944


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 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Hull
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyNorthwestern UniversityEvanston

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