A darwinian species definition and its implications
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2014
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Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews
Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 36–38, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Jolly, C. J. (2014), A darwinian species definition and its implications. Evol. Anthropol., 23: 36–38. doi: 10.1002/evan.21396
- Issue published online: 20 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2014
- species concepts;
- Phylogenetic Species Concept
A review of the vast literature on the epistemology and ontology of “species” is far beyond the capacity of both the writer and the length-allotment of this essay, limiting it to a somewhat dogmatic presentation of personal opinions, few of them original. Also prohibited by the prescribed word limit is an account of species concepts considered but not adopted; in many cases, their omission does not do justice to their intellectual content.