Biology and Philosophy

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 345–351 | Cite as

Philosophy of biology under attack: Stent vs. Rosenberg

  • Paul Thompson
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Philosophy of biology teleology evolution 

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  • Paul Thompson
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  1. 1.University of TorontoDepartment of Philosophy and Division of Humanities (Scarborough Campus)ScarboroughCanada

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