Three applications of the semantic conception of theories to problems in ecology

dc.contributor.advisorRuse, M.
dc.contributor.authorCastle, David G. A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:49:04Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:49:04Z
dc.date.copyright1998
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of the nature of scientific explanation in ecology. It argues that the semantic conception of scientific theories correctly describes scientific explanation in biology. Three problems concerning explanation in theoretical ecology are then shown to be resolvable by adopting the semantic conception of theories.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/20241
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectSemantic conceptionen_US
dc.subjectTheoriesen_US
dc.subjectProblemsen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.subjectScientific explanationen_US
dc.titleThree applications of the semantic conception of theories to problems in ecologyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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