History and Evolution

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Matthew H. Nitecki, Doris V. Nitecki
SUNY Press, 1992 - History - 269 pages
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Explores the differences and similarities of historical and evolutionary approaches to investigating and interpreting the past. The 11 papers were presented at the Spring Systematics Symposium in Chicago, May 1989. They discuss philosophy and methodology, and such topics as the history of evolution and the evolution of history. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
 

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Contents

The Structure of Narrative Explanation in History and Biology
19
Whats So Special about the Past?
55
The ParticularCircumstance Model of Scientific Explanation
69
The Historical Nature of Evolutionary Theory
81
History and Evolutionary Processes
103
The Conditions for a Nomothetic Paleontology
131
A Threefold Parallelism for Our Time? Progressive Development in Society Science and the Organic World
149
How Microevolutionary Processes Give Rise to History
179
History as Science and Science as History
211
Evolution of Scientific Theories and the Tension in Ecology
241
Contributors
257
Index
261
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Matthew H. Nitecki is Curator and Doris V. Nitecki is Associate Curator in the Department of Geology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

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