Philosophy of Selection: Units and Levels


A hierarchical approach to natural selection picks out the levels and units of biological organization that causally interact with the selective environment leading to differential reproduction.

Keywords: units of selection; levels of selection; genic selection; hierarchical selection

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Brandon, Robert N(Apr 2001) Philosophy of Selection: Units and Levels. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003463]