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A study is made of the history of the type and related concepts, from Greek Antiquity up to the present. It is demonstrated that the type-concept of eighteenth century biology was based on Leibniz's concept of substantial form, and was not related to a Platonic Idea, whilst it is now generally...
The unity of organisms can be viewed in terms of the concepts of ‘enkapsis’ and ‘complementarity’. A ‘model’ (or a type) represents those properties (of elements, structure, and system) which renders ‘cases’ - the organisms under consideration — comparable. Comparability is established by...
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