Classical population genetics and the semantic approach to scientific theories
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In what follows, I argue that the semantic approach to scientific theories fails as a means to present the Wright–Fisher formalism (WFF) of population genetics. I offer an account of what population geneticist understand insofar as they understand the WFF, a variation on Lloyd’s view that population genetics can be understood as a family of models of mid-level generality.
KeywordsEvolutionary theory Semantic view of scientific theories Population genetics
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