Biology and Philosophy

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 375–386 | Cite as

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

  • David L. Hull

Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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