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  1. Alexander Rosenberg (forthcoming). ERRATUM TO ROSENBERG Vol. 14, No. 2, P. 127 Bottom: Intentional Psychology and Evolutionary Biology: Part II: The Crucial Disanalogy. [REVIEW] Behaviorism.
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  2. Alexander Rosenberg (forthcoming). Superseding Explanation Versus Understanding: The View From Rorty. Social Research.
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  3. Alexander Rosenberg (2013). 2 Disenchanted Naturalism. In Bana Bashour Hans Muller (ed.), Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and its Implications. Routledge. 13--17.
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  4. Matthew Braddock & Alexander Rosenberg (2012). Reconstruction in Moral Philosophy? Analyse Und Kritik 34 (1):63-80.
    We raise three issues for Philip Kitcher's "Ethical Project" (2011): First, we argue that the genealogy of morals starts well before the advent of altruism-failures and the need to remedy them, which Kitcher dates at about 50K years ago. Second, we challenge the likelihood of long term moral progress of the sort Kitcher requires to establish objectivity while circumventing Hume's challenge to avoid trying to derive normative conclusions from positive ones--'ought' from 'is'. Third, we sketch ways in which Kitcher's metaethical (...)
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  5. Marc Lange & Alexander Rosenberg (2011). Can There Be A Priori Causal Models of Natural Selection? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (4):591 - 599.
    Sober 2011 argues that, contrary to Hume, some causal statements can be known a priori to be true?notably, some ?would promote? statements figuring in causal models of natural selection. We find Sober's argument unconvincing. We regard the Humean thesis as denying that causal explanations contain any a priori knowable statements specifying certain features of events to be causally relevant. We argue that not every ?would promote? statement is genuinely causal, and we suggest that Sober has not shown that his examples (...)
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  6. Alexander Rosenberg, Fitness. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The diversity, complexity and adaptation of the biological realm is evident. Until Darwin, the best explanation for these three features of the biological was the conclusion of the “argument from design.” Darwin's theory of natural selection provides an explanation of all three of these features of the biological realm without adverting to some mysterious designing entity. But this explanation's success turns on the meaning of its central explanatory concept, ‘fitness’. Moreover, since Darwinian theory provides the resources for a purely causal (...)
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  7. Alexander Rosenberg (2008). Philosophy of Biology: A Contemporary Introduction. Routledge.
    EM Music Education /EM is a collection of thematically organized essays that present an historical background of the picture of education first in Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, then Early-Modern Europe. The bulk of the book focuses on American education up to the present. This third edition includes readings by Orff, Kodály, Sinichi Suzuki, William Channing Woodbridge, Allan Britton, and Charles Leonhard. In addition, essays include timely topics on feminism, diversity, cognitive psych, testing (the Praxis exam) and the No (...)
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  8. Alexander Rosenberg (2007). Reductionism (and Antireductionism) in Biology. In David L. Hull & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge University Press. 349--368.
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  9. Alexander Rosenberg (2006). Darwinian Reductionism, or, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology. University of Chicago Press.
    After the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, scientists working in molecular biology embraced reductionism—the theory that all complex systems can be understood in terms of their components. Reductionism, however, has been widely resisted by both nonmolecular biologists and scientists working outside the field of biology. Many of these antireductionists, nevertheless, embrace the notion of physicalism—the idea that all biological processes are physical in nature. How, Alexander Rosenberg asks, can these self-proclaimed physicalists also be antireductionists? With clarity and (...)
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  10. Alexander Rosenberg (2005). Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction. Routledge.
    Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction introduces all the main themes in the philosophy of science, including the nature of causation, explanation, laws, theory, models, evidence, reductionism, probability, teleology, realism and instrumentalism. This substantially revised and updated second edition of a highly successful, accessible and user-friendly text will be of value to any student getting to grips with the nature, methods and justification of science. Alex Rosenberg includes new material on a number of subjects, including: · The theory of natural (...)
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  11. Alon Brav, J. B. Heaton & Alexander Rosenberg (2004). The Rational-Behavioral Debate in Financial Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 11 (4):393-409.
    The contest between rational and behavioral finance is poorly understood as a contest over 'testability' and 'predictive success.' In fact, neither rational nor behavioral finance offer much in the way of testable predictions of improving precision. Researchers in the rational paradigm seem to have abandoned testability and prediction in favor of a scheme of ex post 'rationalizations' of observed price behavior. These rationalizations, however, have an unemphasized relevance for behavioral finance. While behavioral finance advocates may justly criticize rationalizations as unlikely (...)
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  12. Robert Brandon & Alexander Rosenberg (2003). Philosophy of Biology. In Peter Clark & Katherine Hawley (eds.), Philosophy of Science Today. Oxford University Press. 147--180.
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  13. Yuri Balashov & Alexander Rosenberg (eds.) (2002). Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings. Routledge.
    Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major themes in the philosophy of science. Sections are: Science and Philosophy; Explanation; Causation and Laws; Scientific Theories and Conceptual Change; Scientific Realism; Testing and Confirmation of Theories; and Science in Context. Each section is prefaced by an introductory essay by the editors. The readings are designed to complement Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge 2000), though the anthology can also be used (...)
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  14. Alexander Rosenberg (2000). Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science, and Policy. Cambridge University Press.
    A collection of essays by Alexander Rosenberg, the distinguished philosopher of science. The essays cover three broad areas related to Darwinian thought and naturalism: the first deals with the solution of philosophical problems such as reductionism, the second with the development of social theories, and the third with the intersection of evolutionary biology with economics, political philosophy, and public policy. Specific papers deal with naturalistic epistemology, the limits of reductionism, the biological justification of ethics, the so-called 'trolley problem' in moral (...)
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  15. Alexander Rosenberg (2000). Privacy as a Matter of Taste and Right. Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (02):68-.
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  16. Alexander Rosenberg (1999). The Rise of Logical Positivism. In Robert Klee (ed.), Scientific Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press. 10.
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  17. Alexander Rosenberg (1998). La Teoría Económica Como Filosofía Politica (Economic Theory as Political Philosophy). Theoria 13 (2):279-299.
    Defiendo la legitimidad de la pregunta acerca de cuál puede ser el estatuto cognitivo de la Teoría Económica, y sostengo que la Teoría se comprende mejor como una rama de la Filosofía Política formal, en concreto, como una especie de contractualismo. Esto parece particularmente adecuado corno explicación de la Teoría deI equilibrio general. Dado el carácter intencional de las variables explicativas de la Teoría Económica y el papel de la información al realizar una elección, se argumenta que es improbable que (...)
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  18. Alexander Rosenberg (1996). Is There an Evolutionary Biology of Play. In Colin Allen & D. Jamison (eds.), Readings in Animal Cognition. Mit Press. 217--228.
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  19. Alexander Rosenberg (1996). Laws, Damn Laws, and Ceteris Paribus Clauses. Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (S1):183-204.
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  20. Alexander Rosenberg (1996). The Human Genome Project: Research Tactics and Economic Strategies. Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (02):1-.
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  21. Alexander Rosenberg (1995). Equality, Sufficiency, and Opportunity in the Just Society. Social Philosophy and Policy 12 (2):54-71.
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  22. Alexander Rosenberg (1995). Philosophy of Social Science. Westview Press.
    This is an expanded and thoroughly revised edition of the widely adopted introduction to the philosophical foundations of the human sciences. Ranging from cultural anthropology to mathematical economics, Alexander Rosenberg leads the reader through behaviorism, naturalism, interpretativism about human action, and macrosocial scientific perspectives, illuminating the motivation and strategy of each.Rewritten throughout to increase accessibility, this new edition retains the remarkable achievement of revealing the social sciences’ enduring relation to the fundamental problems of philosophy. It includes new discussions of positivism, (...)
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  23. Carl Hoefer & Alexander Rosenberg (1994). Empirical Equivalence, Underdetermination, and Systems of the World. Philosophy of Science 61 (4):592-607.
    The underdetermination of theory by evidence must be distinguished from holism. The latter is a doctrine about the testing of scientific hypotheses; the former is a thesis about empirically adequate logically incompatible global theories or "systems of the world". The distinction is crucial for an adequate assessment of the underdetermination thesis. The paper shows how some treatments of underdetermination are vitiated by failure to observe this distinction, and identifies some necessary conditions for the existence of multiple empirically equivalent global theories. (...)
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  24. Alexander Rosenberg (1994). Instrumental Biology, or, the Disunity of Science. University of Chicago Press.
    Do the sciences aim to uncover the structure of nature, or are they ultimately a practical means of controlling our environment? In Instrumental Biology, or the Disunity of Science, Alexander Rosenberg argues that while physics and chemistry can develop laws that reveal the structure of natural phenomena, biology is fated to be a practical, instrumental discipline. Because of the complexity produced by natural selection, and because of the limits on human cognition, scientists are prevented from uncovering the basic structure of (...)
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  25. Alexander Rosenberg (1992). Contractarianism and the "Trolley" Problem1. Journal of Social Philosophy 23 (3):88-104.
  26. Alexander Rosenberg (1992). Economics: Mathematical Politics or Science of Diminishing Returns? University of Chicago Press.
    Economics today cannot predict the likely outcome of specific events any better than it could in the time of Adam Smith. This is Alexander Rosenberg's controversial challenge to the scientific status of economics. Rosenberg explains that the defining characteristic of any science is predictive improvability--the capacity to create more precise forecasts by evaluating the success of earlier predictions--and he forcefully argues that because economics has not been able to increase its predictive power for over two centuries, it is not a (...)
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  27. Alexander Rosenberg (1990). Moral Realism and Social Science. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 15 (1):150-166.
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  28. Alexander Rosenberg (1990). Normative Naturalism and the Role of Philosophy. Philosophy of Science 57 (1):34-43.
    The prescriptive force of methodological rules rests, I argue, on the acceptance of scientific theories; that of the most general methodological rules rests on theories in the philosophy of science, which differ from theories in the several sciences only in generality and abstraction. I illustrate these claims by reference to methodological disputes in social science and among philosophers of science. My conclusions substantiate those of Laudan except that I argue for the existence of transtheoretical goals common to all scientists and (...)
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  29. Robert Arr1ngton, Gareth Matthews, William Bechtel, Joseph C. Pitt, Jonathan Bennett, Ut Place, Alan Berger, Jond Ringen, Richard Creel & Alexander Rosenberg (1989). Ron Amundson J. Christopher Maloney. Behaviorism 17:85.
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  30. Alexander Rosenberg (1989). Are Generic Predictions Enough? Erkenntnis 30 (1-2):43 - 68.
    I have argued not that economics has no predictive content, but that it is limited, or at least has so far been limited to generic predictions. Now this is an important kind of prediction, and almost certainly a necessary preliminary to specific or quantitative predictions. But if the sketch of an important episode in the twentieth century history of the subject I have given is both correct and representative, then economics seems pretty well stuck at the level of generic prediction. (...)
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  31. Alexander Rosenberg (1989). Intentionality, Intensionality and Representation. Behaviorism 17 (2):137-140.
  32. Alexander Rosenberg (1989). Is Lewis's `Genuine Modal Realism' Magical Too? Mind 98 (391):411-421.
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  33. Alexander Rosenberg (1989). Perceptual Presentations and Biological Function: A Comment on Matthen. Journal of Philosophy 86 (January):38-44.
  34. Alexander Rosenberg (1989). Russell Versus Steiner on Physics and Causality. Philosophy of Science 56 (2):341-347.
    In "Events and Causality" Mark Steiner argues that though Bertrand Russell was right to claim that the laws of physics do not express causal relations, nevertheless, Russell was wrong to suppose that therefore causality plays no role in physics. I argue that Steiner misses the point of Russell's argument for the first of these claims, and because of this Steiner's argument against the second fails to controvert it. Steiner fails to see that Russell's argument against causation, is in fact an (...)
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  35. Alexander Rosenberg (1988). Economics is Too Important to Be Left to the Rhetoricians. Economics and Philosophy 4 (01):129-.
  36. Alexander Rosenberg (1988). Grievous Faults in Vaulting Ambition?:Vaulting Ambition: Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Nature. Philip Kitcher. Ethics 98 (4):827-.
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  37. Alexander Rosenberg (1988). Rhetoric is Not Important Enough for Economists to Bother About. Economics and Philosophy 4 (01):173-.
  38. Alexander Rosenberg (1988). Review: Grievous Faults in Vaulting Ambition? [REVIEW] Ethics 98 (4):827 - 837.
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  39. Alexander Rosenberg (1988). The Past Recaptured: Mongin on the Problem of Realism in Economics. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (3):379-381.
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  40. Alexander Rosenberg (1988). Will the Argument for Abstracta Please Stand Up? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11 (3):526.
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  41. Alexander Rosenberg (1987). Weintraub's Aims: A Brief Rejoinder. Economics and Philosophy 3 (01):143-.
    Weintraub is not really interested in whether economics is “science” or not. “Economists are not so unsophisticated as to think that calling economics a ‘science’ says anything about what economists do or should do” (1987, p. 140). But can it really be a matter of indifference to him whether the subject has the character of chemistry as opposed to literary criticism?
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  42. Alexander Rosenberg (1987). Evolutionary Biology and Intentional Psychology: The Uneasy Analogy. Behaviorism 14.
  43. Alexander Rosenberg (1987). Is There Really “Juggling,” “Artifice,” and “Trickery” in Genes, Mind, and Culture? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (1):80.
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  44. Alexander Rosenberg (1987). Why Does the Nature of Species Matter? Biology and Philosophy 2:192-7.
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  45. Alexander Rosenberg (1986). Book Review:Vaulting Ambition: Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Nature Philip Kitcher. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 53 (4):607-.
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  46. Alexander Rosenberg (1986). Lakatosian Consolations for Economics. Economics and Philosophy 2 (01):127-.
    The F-twist is giving way to the methodology of scientific research programs. Milton Friedman's “Methodology for Economics” is being supplanted as the orthodox rationale for neoclassical economics by Imre Lakatos' account of scientific respectability. Friedman's instrumentalist thesis that theories are to be judged by the confirmation of their consequences and not the realism of their assumptions has long been widely endorsed by economists, under Paul Samuelson's catchy rubric “the F-twist.” It retains its popularity among economists who want no truck with (...)
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  47. Alexander Rosenberg (1986). Causation and Explanation In. Behaviorism 14 (1):77-88.
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  48. Alexander Rosenberg (1986). Intention and Action Among the Macromolecules. In Nicholas Rescher (ed.), Current Issues in Teleology. University Press of America. 65--56.
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  49. Alexander Rosenberg (1986). Ignorance and Disinformation in the Philosophy of Biology: A Reply to STENT. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 1 (4):461-471.
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