Dickins, Thomas E. and Dickins, David W. (2002) ‘Is empirical imagination a constraint on adaptationist theory construction? (Commentary)’, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25(4), pp. 515-516. (10.1017/S0140525X02320090).
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Andrews et al. present a form of instrumental adaptationism that is designed to test the hypothesis that a given trait is an adaptation. This epistemological commitment aims to make clear statements about behavioural natural kinds. The instrumental logic is sound, but it is the limits of our empirical imagination that can cause problems for theory construction.
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|Additional Information:||Citation: Dickins, T.E. & Dickins, D.W. (2002) ‘Is empirical imagination a constraint on adaptationist theory construction? (Commentary)’ Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (4) 515-516.|
|Date Deposited:||12 Feb 2010 11:21|
|Creators:||Dickins, Thomas E. and Dickins, David W.|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2012 12:00|
|Depositing User:||Stephen Grace|