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Inherited representations are read in development

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Recent theoretical work has identified a tightly constrained sense in which genes carry representational content. Representational properties of the genome are founded in the transmission of DNA over phylogenetic time and its role in natural selection. However, genetic representation is not just relevant to questions of selection and evolution. This article goes beyond existing treatments and argues for the heterodox view that information generated by a process of selection over phylogenet...

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10.1093/bjps/axr050

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
British Society for the Philosophy of Science
Journal:
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science Journal website
Volume:
64
Pages:
1-31
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1464-3537
ISSN:
0007-0882
Language:
English
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uuid:062f5e03-2ac6-48e8-ab23-63af8cd0f779
Local pid:
ora:7272
Deposit date:
2013-09-09

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