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dc.contributor.authorBuskell, Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T00:30:35Z
dc.date.available2020-01-07T00:30:35Z
dc.date.issued2020-04en
dc.identifier.issn1369-8486
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/300512
dc.description.abstractSynthesising arguments motivate changes to the conceptual tools, theoretical structure, and evaluatory framework employed in a given scientific domain. Recently, a broad coalition of researchers has put forward a synthesising argument in favour of an extended evolutionary synthesis (‘EES’). Often this synthesising argument is evaluated using a virtue-based approach, which construes the EES as a wholesale alternative to prevailing practice. Here I argue this virtue-based approach is unsuited to evaluate synthesising arguments. Taking the central concept of niche construction as a case study, I show that an agenda-based approach better captures the pragmatic and epistemological goals of the EES synthesising arguments and diagnoses areas of empirical disagreement with prevailing practice.
dc.description.sponsorshipIsaac Newton Trust, Leverhulme Trust
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectDissent and Disputesen
dc.subjectModels, Theoreticalen
dc.subjectBiological Evolutionen
dc.titleSynthesising arguments and the extended evolutionary synthesis.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2020en
prism.publicationNameStudies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciencesen
prism.startingPage101244
prism.volume80en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.47586
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-12-27en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.shpsc.2019.101244en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-04en
dc.contributor.orcidBuskell, Andrew [0000-0001-6939-2848]
dc.identifier.eissn1879-2499
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idJohn Templeton Foundation (via University of St Andrews) (13337)
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:34:31 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-07-01


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