Internalist vs externalist evolutionary biology: do we need a New Synthesis?
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities
The theory of evolution is fragmented by two different views of life: the externalist and the internalist perspective. From the formulation of the theory of natural selection by Darwin, in 1859, externalist view has dominated in evolutionary thought. In the last decades, internalist perspective has recovered vigour in the light of recent empirical advances in molecular genetics.
United Kingdom and United States.
Name of US Partner
Stony Brook University
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (UK) / FAY Liz