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Evolutionary Worlds without End$
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Henry Plotkin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544950

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.001.0001

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Evolutionary epistemology

Evolutionary epistemology

(p.77) Chapter 4 Evolutionary epistemology
Evolutionary Worlds without End

Henry Plotkin

Oxford University Press

The relationship between individual knowledge gain and evolution is considered; the notion of Kant's a prioris is reconsidered in the light of the notion that individual learning is itself an adaptation that is constrained by the main evolutionary programme; the possibility that at least some forms of learning may occur by way of selecton processes is then reviewed and the chapter ends with wider epistemological schemes, notably that of Donald Campbell.

Keywords:   learning as an adaptation, learning and selection processes, wider epistemological schemes

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