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Eleven

Juan Manuel Garrido

in On Time, Being, and Hunger: Challenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239351
eISBN:
9780823239399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter attempts to reconstruct the notion of life, if there is one, in Darwin's theory of natural selection and Jacob's idea of tinkering evolution. The chapter isinterprets the ateleological ... More


Contingent Evolution: Not by Chance Alone

Eric Desjardins

in Chance in Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401744
eISBN:
9780226401911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401911.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This paper articulates a view of contingent evolution in terms of path dependence, a notion captured by the idea of dependence on past vagaries. As such, path dependence combines two forms of ... More


Learning to Signal: Analysis of a Micro-level Reinforcement Model

Raffaele Argiento, Robin Pemantle, and Stanislav Volkov

in Social Dynamics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199652822
eISBN:
9780191779367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652822.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers the following signaling game. Nature plays first from the set {1, 2}. Player 1 (the Sender) sees this and plays from the set {A, B}. Player 2 (the Receiver) sees only Player ... More


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