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  1. Gavril Acălugăriţei (1986). Classification of Types of Ontogenetic Reproduction. Acta Biotheoretica 35 (1-2).
    The object of this paper is to present an original classification of ontogenetic reproduction. The main general criterion used is the degree and type of phylogenetic differentiation. In relation to this criterion, criteria are given for the classification of the fundamental types of ontogenetic reproduction and for the classification of the types of ontogenetic generation cycles. Between the fundamental types of ontogenetic reproduction and the types of ontogenetic generation cycles there is a hierarchical relationship which shows that the former are (...)
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  2. L. Almeida & J. Demongeot (forthcoming). Predictive Power of “A Minima” Models in Biology. Acta Biotheoretica.
    Abstract Many apparently complex mechanisms in biology, especially in embryology and molecular biology, can be explained easily by reasoning at the level of the “efficient cause” of the observed phenomenology: the mechanism can then be explained by a simple geometrical argument or a variational principle, leading to the solution of an optimization problem, for example, via the co-existence of a minimization and a maximization problem (a min–max principle). Passing from a microscopic (or cellular) level (optimal min–max solution of the simple (...)
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  3. Georgios Anagnostopoulos (ed.) (2009). A Companion to Aristotle. Wiley-Blackwell.
    Written by well-known scholars of the Aristotelian corpus, these essays not only articulate the most widely accepted accounts of Aristotle's views on certain ...
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  4. Myrdene Anderson & Devika Chawla (forthcoming). Recycling Nonlinear Evolutionary Living Into Linear Developmental Lives. Semiotics:156-162.
  5. Rachel A. Ankeny (2012). Detecting Themes and Variations: The Use of Cases in Developmental Biology. Philosophy of Science 79 (5):644-654.
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  6. Isaac Asimov (1978). Life and Time. Doubleday.
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  7. Denis Barabé, Stéphane Daigle & Luc Brouillet (1992). On the Interpretation of the Asymmetrical Leaf of Begonia by D'Arcy Thompson. Acta Biotheoretica 40 (4).
  8. Richard M. Burian & Scott F. Gilbert (2000). Selected Bibliography on History of Embryology and Development. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 22 (3):325 - 333.
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  9. Heiner Fangerau & Irmgard Müller (2007). Scientific Exchange: Jacques Loeb (1859–1924) and Emil Godlewski (1875–1944) as Representatives of a Transatlantic Developmental Biology. [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 38 (3):608-617.
    The German–American physiologist Jacques Loeb (1859–1924) and the Polish embryologist Emil Godlewski, jr. (1875–1944) contributed many valuable works to the body of developmental biology. Jacques Loeb was world famous at the beginning of the twentieth century for his development and demonstration of artificial parthenogenesis in 1899 and his experiments on regeneration. He served as a role model for the younger Polish experimenter Emil Godlewski, who began his career as a researcher like Loeb at the Zoological Station in Naples. Following Godlewski’s (...)
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  10. Donna Jeanne Haraway (1976). Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields: Metaphors of Organicism in Twentieth-Century Developmental Biology. Yale University Press.
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  11. Devin Henry (2009). Aristotle’s Generation of Animals. In Georgios Anagnostopoulos (ed.), A Companion to Aristotle. Blackwell-Wiley.
    A general article discussing philosophical issues arising in connection with Aristotle's "Generation of Animals" (Chapter from Blackwell's Companion to Aristotle).
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  12. Devin Henry (2007). How Sexist is Aristotle's Developmantal Biology? Phronesis 52 (3):251-69.
    The aim of this paper is to evaluate the level of gender bias in Aristotle’s Generation of Animals while exercising due care in the analysis of its arguments. I argue that while the GA theory is clearly sexist, the traditional interpretation fails to diagnose the problem correctly. The traditional interpretation focuses on three main sources of evidence: (1) Aristotle’s claim that the female is, as it were, a “disabled” (πεπηρωμένον) male; (2) the claim at GA IV.3, 767b6-8 that females are (...)
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  13. Devin Henry (2006). Aristotle on the Mechanisms of Inheritance. Journal of the History of Biology 39 (3):425-455.
    In this paper I address an important question in Aristotle’s biology, What are the causal mechanisms behind the transmission of biological form? Aristotle’s answer to this question, I argue, is found in Generation of Animals Book 4 in connection with his investigation into the phenomenon of inheritance. There we are told that an organism’s reproductive material contains a set of "movements" which are derived from the various "potentials" of its nature (the internal principle of change that initiates and controls development). (...)
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  14. Arnon Levy (2011). Information in Biology: A Fictionalist Account. Noûs 45 (4):640-657.
  15. Alan C. Love (2005). Review of Ron Amundson, The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thought: Roots of Evo-Devo. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (10).
  16. Hans Meinhardt (1990). Shaping Up: How Embryos Do It. Morphogenesis (1990). By Jonathan Bard. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. Pp. 303. £35. [REVIEW] Bioessays 12 (12):612-612.
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  17. Massimo Pigliucci (2007). Finding the Way in Phenotypic Space: The Origin and Maintenance of Constraints on Organismal Form. Annals of Botany 100:433-438.
    Background: One of the all-time questions in evolutionary biology regards the evolution of organismal shapes, and in particular why certain forms appear repeatedly in the history of life, others only seldom and still others not at all. Recent research in this field has deployed the conceptual framework of constraints and natural selection as measured by quantitative genetic methods. -/- Scope: In this paper I argue that quantitative genetics can by necessity only provide us with useful statistical sum- maries that may (...)
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  18. Massimo Pigliucci (2007). Finding the Way in Phenotypic Space: The Origin and Maintenance of Constraints on Organismal Form. Annals of Botany 100:433-438.
    Background: One of the all-time questions in evolutionary biology regards the evolution of organismal shapes, and in particular why certain forms appear repeatedly in the history of life, others only seldom and still others not at all. Recent research in this field has deployed the conceptual framework of constraints and natural selection as measured by quantitative genetic methods. Scope: In this paper I argue that quantitative genetics can by necessity only provide us with useful statistical sum- maries that may lead (...)
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  19. Sahotra Sarkar (2000). Information in Genetics and Developmental Biology: Comments on Maynard Smith. Philosophy of Science 67 (2):208-213.
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  20. Samuel M. Scheiner (2004). The Metamorphosis of Evo-Devo. Bioscience 54 (12):1150.
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  21. Marco Solinas (2008). Review of Jan-Christoph Heiliger (ed.), Naturgeschichte der Freiheit. [REVIEW] Iride (54):496-498.
  22. Franck Varenne (2013). Théorie mathématique des catégories en biologie et notion d’équivalence naturelle chez Robert Rosen. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 66 (1):167-197.
    The aim of this paper is to describe and analyze the epistemological justification of a proposal initially made by the bio-mathematician Robert Rosen in 1958. In this theoretical proposal, Rosen suggests using the mathematical concept of « category » and the correlative concept of « natural equivalence » in mathematical modeling applied to living beings. Our questions are the following: according to Rosen, to what extent does the mathematical notion of category give access to more « natural » formalisms in (...)
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