Standard Article

Philosophy of the Life Sciences

  1. David L Hull

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003449



How to Cite

Hull, D. L. 2001. Philosophy of the Life Sciences. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001


Biologists and philosophers of science have joined together to explicate some of the more philosophical issues that arise in the life sciences, primarily in evolutionary biology.


  • evolution;
  • modern synthesis;
  • reduction;
  • selection;
  • sociobiology