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Beyond Typology/ Population Dichotomy. Rethinking The Concept of Species in Neo-Lamarckism and Orthogenesis (pages 177-197)

Michał Wagner ABSTRACT: Historiography is becoming more critical of the typology/ population dichotomy introduced by Ernst Mayr. Therefore, one should look again at the problem of species in non-Darwinian theories: neo-Lamarckism and orthogenesis, and consider the possibility that this problem was overly simplified. What can be seen in both of them is the existence of a tension between the idea …

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