Selection and Science: Critical notice of David Hull's Science as a Process

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Journal Article (Review)

An examination of Hull's claims about the nature of interactors, replicators and selection, with special attention to how the genetic material realizes the first two types, and a critique of Hull's attempt to apply the theory of natural selection to the explanation of scientific change, and in particular the succession of theories. I conclude that difficulties attending the molecular instantiation of Hull's theory are vastly increased when it comes to be applied to "memes." © 1992 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rosenberg, A

Published Date

  • April 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 228

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1572-8404

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0169-3867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00129886

Citation Source

  • Scopus