Comments on Craver and Darden’s In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries across the Life Sciences

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Shunkichi Matsumoto
        The following comments consist of two parts:
1.The implications of teleonomy and natural selection in biological sciences
2.The relationship between science and the philosophy of science

1. The implications of teleonomy and natural selection in biological sciences

        In my talk in the following session, I will discuss the relationship between biological mechanisms (local, contingent) and physical laws (universal, necessary), and also the unique position natural selection assumes as a “mechanism-producing mechanism,” in relation to the “mechanistic approach” outlined by MDC (2000) and Craver and Darden (2013). Here I will expand on this theme. ...

Citation: 
《科技、醫療與社會》,第21期,頁245-256,2015年10月出版