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Darwin-L Message Log 1:54 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<1:54>From barryr@ucmp1.Berkeley.EDU  Tue Sep  7 10:00:28 1993

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 93 08:03:15 PDT
From: barryr@ucmp1.Berkeley.EDU (Barry Roth)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: intros

Modesty may compel Bob O'Hara, but I am under no such constraint.  I have found
two of his publications (1988, Homage to Clio, or, toward an historical philo-
sophy for evolutionary biology.  Systematic Biology 37:142-145; 1992, Telling
the tree: narrative representation and the study of evolutionary history.
Biology & Philosophy 7:135-160.) _exceedingly_ helpful in my studies of the
systematics and evolution of land snails.  They have helped me form a critical
perspective on much of what is circulating today under the label "evolutionary
biology."  Thanks, Bob!

 Barry Roth
 Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley
 barryr@ucmp1.berkeley.edu    Phone: (415) 387-8538

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