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Published October 1997 | public
Journal Article

Discussion: Screening-off and Visibility to Selection


Philosophers have used the probabilistic relation of 'screening-off' to explicate concepts in the theories of causation and explanation. Brandon has used screening-off relations in an attempt to reconstruct an argument of Mayr and Gould that natural selection acts at the level of the organism. I argue that Brandon's reconstruction is unsuccessful.

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