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The idea of 'philosophy of biology before biology' : a methodological provocation

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We argue for a conception of ‘philosophy of biology before biology’ which is neither internalist study of biological doctrines, nor a reconstruction of the role philosophical concepts might have played in the constitution of biology as science, but rather a kind of interplay between metaphysical and empirical issues. This should have an impact both on our present understanding of philosophy of biology, given that it is necessarily conditioned by a very specific history and historiography (particularly evolution-centred), and on our understanding of how biology as a science of life became unified.
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philosophy of biology, history of biology

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Wolfe, Charles, and Cécilia Bognon-Küss. 2019. “The Idea of ‘Philosophy of Biology Before Biology’ : a Methodological Provocation.” In Philosophy of Biology Before Biology, ed. Charles Wolfe and Cécilia Bognon-Küss, 4–23. London: Routledge.
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Wolfe, C., & Bognon-Küss, C. (2019). The idea of “philosophy of biology before biology” : a methodological provocation. In C. Wolfe & C. Bognon-Küss (Eds.), Philosophy of biology before biology (pp. 4–23). London: Routledge.
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Wolfe C, Bognon-Küss C. The idea of “philosophy of biology before biology” : a methodological provocation. In: Wolfe C, Bognon-Küss C, editors. Philosophy of biology before biology. London: Routledge; 2019. p. 4–23.
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Wolfe, Charles, and Cécilia Bognon-Küss. “The Idea of ‘Philosophy of Biology Before Biology’ : a Methodological Provocation.” Philosophy of Biology Before Biology. Ed. Charles Wolfe & Cécilia Bognon-Küss. London: Routledge, 2019. 4–23. Print.
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