Biography:

One of their most recent publications is Knowledge transfer in theoretical ecology: Implications for incommensurability, voluntarism, and pluralism. Which was published in journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.

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Justin Donhauser's Articles: (2)

Knowledge transfer in theoretical ecology: Implications for incommensurability, voluntarism, and pluralism

Highlights•Infer substantive views about knowledge transfer from popular epistemologies of science we dub incommensurabilitist and voluntarist views.•Examine two sorts of knowledge transfers, from chemical kinetics and thermodynamics, that pushed forward knowledge and methods in ecology.•Argue that the discussed model transfers show that incommensurabilitist views of knowledge transfer are lacking.•Show that these examples also support a variety of pluralistic voluntarism regarding knowledge transfer.

Theoretical ecology as etiological from the start

Highlights•Discusses the conceptual evolution leading to the development of modern theoretical ecology.•Tracks early ecologists’ shift away from teleological metaphysics.•Elucidates a heuristic role of teleological metaphor via analysis of Hutchinson’s “Circular Causal Systems in Ecology” (1948).•Challenges enduring literalist construals of teleological characterizations employed in contemporary ecological literature.•Endorses a deflationary, ‘etiological,’ interpretation of teleological characterizations in ecology.

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