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  1. W. D. Christensen, J. D. Collier & C. A. Hooker (forthcoming). Adaptiveness and Adaptation: A New Autonomy-Theoretic Analysis and Critique. Biology and Philosophy.
     
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  2. W. D. Christensen, John Collier & C. A. Hooker (forthcoming). Adaptiveness and Adaptation: There's More Than Selection. Biology and Philosophy. Submitted.
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  3. W. D. Christensen & C. A. Hooker (forthcoming). A General Interactivist-Constructivist Model of Intentionality. Contemporary Naturalist Theories of Evolution and Intentionality, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Special Supplementary Volume.
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  4. W. D. Christensen & C. A. Hooker (forthcoming). The Interactivist-Constructivist Approach to Evolution and Intentionality. Contemporary Naturalist Theories of Evolution and Intentionality, Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
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  5. R. P. Farrell & C. A. Hooker (2009). Error, Error-Statistics and Self-Directed Anticipative Learning. Foundations of Science 14 (4):249-271.
    Error is protean, ubiquitous and crucial in scientific process. In this paper it is argued that understanding scientific process requires what is currently absent: an adaptable, context-sensitive functional role for error in science that naturally harnesses error identification and avoidance to positive, success-driven, science. This paper develops a new account of scientific process of this sort, error and success driving Self-Directed Anticipative Learning (SDAL) cycling, using a recent re-analysis of ape-language research as test example. The example shows the limitations of (...)
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  6. C. A. Hooker (2009). Interaction and Bio-Cognitive Order. Synthese 166 (3):513 - 546.
    The role of interaction in learning is essential and profound: it must provide the means to solve open problems (those only vaguely specified in advance), but cannot be captured using our familiar formal cognitive tools. This presents an impasse to those confined to present formalisms; but interaction is fundamentally dynamical, not formal, and with its importance thus underlined it invites the development of a distinctively interactivist account of life and mind. This account is provided, from its roots in the interactivist (...)
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  7. J. C. Skewes & C. A. Hooker (2009). Bio-Agency and the Problem of Action. Biology and Philosophy 24 (3):283 - 300.
    The Aristotle-Kant tradition requires that autonomous activity must originate within the self and points toward a new type of causation (different from natural efficient causation) associated with teleology. Notoriously, it has so far proven impossible to uncover a workable model of causation satisfying these requirements without an increasingly unsatisfying appeal to extra-physical elements tailor-made for the purpose. In this paper we first provide the essential reason why the standard linear model of efficient causation cannot support the required model of agency: (...)
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  8. C. A. Hooker (2008). Constructivism Between Transcendentalism and Convention. Minerva 46 (1):87-97.
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  9. Robert P. Farrell & C. A. Hooker (2007). Applying Self-Directed Anticipative Learning to Science I: Agency, Error, and the Interactive Exploration of Possibility Space in Early Ape-Langugae Research. Perspectives on Science 15 (1):87-124.
    : The purpose of this paper and its sister paper (Farrell and Hooker, b) is to present, evaluate and elaborate a proposed new model for the process of scientific development: self-directed anticipative learning (SDAL). The vehicle for its evaluation is a new analysis of a well-known historical episode: the development of ape-language research. In this first paper we outline five prominent features of SDAL that will need to be realized in applying SDAL to science: 1) interactive exploration of possibility space; (...)
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  10. Robert P. Farrell & C. A. Hooker (2007). Applying Self-Directed Anticipative Learning to Science II: Learning How to Learn Across a Revolution in Early Ape Language Research. Perspectives on Science 15 (2):222-255.
    : The purpose of this paper and its sister paper I (Farrell and Hooker, a) is to present, evaluate and elaborate a proposed new model for the process of scientific development: self-directed anticipative learning. The vehicle for its evaluation is a new analysis of a well-known historical episode: the development of ape language research. Paper I examined the basic features of SDAL in relation to the early history of ape-language research. In this second paper we examine the reconceptualization of ape-language (...)
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  11. C. A. Hooker (2004). Asymptotics, Reduction and Emergence. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (3):435-479.
    All the major inter-theoretic relations of fundamental science are asymptotic ones, e.g. quantum theory as Planck's constant h 0, yielding (roughly) Newtonian mechanics. Thus asymptotics ultimately grounds claims about inter-theoretic explanation, reduction and emergence. This paper examines four recent, central claims by Batterman concerning asymptotics and reduction. While these claims are criticised, the discussion is used to develop an enriched, dynamically-based account of reduction and emergence, to show its capacity to illuminate the complex variety of inter-theory relationships in physics, and (...)
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  12. C. A. Hooker (2002). Review of Robert W. Batterman, The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction and Emergence. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (10).
  13. W. D. Christensen & C. A. Hooker (2000). Autonomy and the Emergence of Intelligence: Organised Interactive Construction. Communication and Cognition-Artificial Intelligence 17 (3-4):133-157.
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  14. W. D. Christensen & C. A. Hooker (2000). An Interactivist-Constructivist Approach to Intelligence: Self-Directed Anticipative Learning. Philosophical Psychology 13 (1):5 – 45.
    This paper outlines an original interactivist-constructivist (I-C) approach to modelling intelligence and learning as a dynamical embodied form of adaptiveness and explores some applications of I-C to understanding the way cognitive learning is realized in the brain. Two key ideas for conceptualizing intelligence within this framework are developed. These are: (1) intelligence is centrally concerned with the capacity for coherent, context-sensitive, self-directed management of interaction; and (2) the primary model for cognitive learning is anticipative skill construction. Self-directedness is a capacity (...)
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  15. W. E. Herfel & C. A. Hooker (1999). From Formal Machine to Social Colony: Toward a Complex Dynamical Philosophy of Science. In. In Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara (ed.), Language, Quantum, Music. 7--18.
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  16. W. D. Christensen & C. A. Hooker (1998). Churchland Symposium. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (4):871-878.
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  17. W. D. Christensen & C. A. Hooker (1998). Review: Churchland Symposium. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (4):871 - 878.
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  18. C. A. Hooker (1998). Being There: Putting Philosopher, Researcher and Student Together Again. [REVIEW] Metascience 7 (1):70-95.
    A SLOW revolution in cognitive science is banishing this century's technological conception of mind as disembodied pure thought, namely a material symbol manipulation, and replacing it with next century's conception: mind as the organisation of bodily interaction, intelligent robotics. Here is Clark: Intelligence and understanding are rooted not in the presence and manipulation of explicit, language-like data structures, but in something more earthy: the tuning of basic responses to a real world that enables an embodied organism to sense, act and (...)
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  19. Anthony A. Derksen & C. A. Hooker (1996). The Scientific Realism of Rom Harre. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):647-653.
     
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  20. C. A. Hooker (1996). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):647-653.
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  21. C. A. Hooker (1995). Reason, Regulation, and Realism: Towards a Regulatory Systems Theory of Reason and Evolutionary Epistemology. State University of New York Press.
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  22. C. A. Hooker (1994). Bohr and the Crisis of Empirical Intelligibility. In Jan Faye & Henry J. Folse (eds.), Niels Bohr and Contemporary Philosophy. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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  23. C. A. Hooker (1994). From Phenomena to Metaphysics. In. In Dag Prawitz & Dag Westerståhl (eds.), Logic and Philosophy of Science in Uppsala. Kluwer. 159--184.
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  24. C. A. Hooker (1994). Idealisation, Naturalism, and Rationality: Some Lessons From Minimal Rationality. Synthese 99 (2):181 - 231.
    In his bookMinimal Rationality (1986), Christopher Cherniak draws deep and widespread conclusions from our finitude, and not only for philosophy but also for a wide range of science as well. Cherniak's basic idea is that traditional philosophical theories of rationality represent idealisations that are inaccessible to finite rational agents. It is the purpose of this paper to apply a theory of idealisation in science to Cherniak's arguments. The heart of the theory is a distinction between idealisations that represent reversible, solely (...)
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  25. C. A. Hooker (1994). Regulatory Constructivism: On the Relation Between Evolutionary Epistemology and Piaget's Genetic Epistemology. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 9 (2):197-244.
    It is argued that fundamental to Piaget''s life works is a biologically based naturalism in which the living world is a nested complex of self-regulating, self-organising (constructing) adaptive systems. A structuralist-rationalist overlay on this core position is distinguished and it is shown how it may be excised without significant loss of content or insight. A new and richer conception of the nature of Piaget''s genetic epistemology emerges, one which enjoys rich interrelationships with evolutionary epistemology. These are explored and it is (...)
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  26. C. A. Hooker (1992). Piaget's Psychology, Biology and Evolutionary Epistemology: A Regulatory Systems Approach. Biology and Philosophy 9:197-244.
     
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  27. C. A. Hooker, H. B. Penfold & R. J. Evans (1992). Control, Connectionism and Cognition: Towards a New Regulatory Paradigm. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):517-536.
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  28. C. A. Hooker, H. B. Penfold & R. J. Evans (1992). Towards a Theory of Cognition Under a New Control Paradigm. Topoi 11 (1):71-88.
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  29. C. A. Hooker (1991). Book Review:Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory Harvey R. Brown, Rom Harre. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 58 (2):324-.
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  30. C. A. Hooker (1991). Human Posture. Review of Metaphysics 44 (4):862-864.
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  31. C. A. Hooker (1991). Projection, Physical Intelligibility, Objectivity and Completeness: The Divergent Ideals of Bohr and Einstein. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (4):491-511.
    It is shown how the development of physics has involved making explicit what were homocentric projections which had heretofore been implicit, indeed inexpressible in theory. This is shown to support a particular notion of the invariant as the real. On this basis the divergence in ideals of physical intelligibility between Bohr and Einstein is set out. This in turn leads to divergent, but explicit, conceptions of objectivity and completeness for physical theory. *I am indebted to Dr. G. McLelland. Professor F. (...)
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  32. Kai Hahlweg & C. A. Hooker (eds.) (1989). Issues in Evolutionary Epistemology. State University of New York Press.
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  33. C. A. Hooker (1988). Critical Notice. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (2):240 – 248.
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  34. C. A. Hooker (1988). From Logical Formalism to Control Structure: The Evolution of Methodological Understanding. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:211 - 221.
    The thesis of this paper is that scientific method is to be thought of as a complex many-leveled regulatory hierarchy of principles, interacting with theory also viewed as a complex many-leveled hierarchy. This conception of method is illustrated in particular through one episode in the contemporary development of plasma physics, and related to others. It provides for method-theory interaction and for the development of method itself as science develops.
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  35. C. A. Hooker (1987). Book Review:Popper and the Human Sciences G. Currie, A. Musgrave. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 54 (2):313-.
  36. C. A. Hooker (1987). A Naturalist Realism in Nouvelles Tendances du Réalisme: La Perspective Australienne. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 41 (160):5-28.
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  37. C. A. Hooker (1987). A Realistic Theory of Science. State University of New York Press.
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  38. C. A. Hooker (1987). R. Cummins, The Nature of Psychological Explanation Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 7 (6):223-228.
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  39. C. A. Hooker (1986). Review. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 24 (3):647-653.
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  40. C. A. Hooker (1986). STICH, STEPHEN P. [1983]: From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science. MIT Press (a Bradford Book). Xii + 266 Pp. ISBN 0-262-19215-2. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (2):238-242.
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  41. P. M. Churchland & C. A. Hooker (eds.) (1985). Images of Science: Essays on Realism and Empiricism. University of Chicago Press.
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  42. C. A. Hooker (1984). Can Egalitarianism Be Built Into Rationality Theory? Theory and Decision 16 (2):159-178.
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  43. C. A. Hooker (1981). Formalist Rationality: The Limitations of Popper's Theory of Reason. Metaphilosophy 12 (3-4):247-264.
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  44. C. A. Hooker (1981). Graham Nerlich: The Shape of Space. Dialogue 20 (04):783-798.
  45. C. A. Hooker (1981). Towards a General Theory of Reduction. Part II: Identity in Reduction. Dialogue 20 (02):201-236.
  46. C. A. Hooker (1981). Towards a General Theory of Reduction. Part III: Cross-Categorical Reduction. Dialogue 20 (03):496-529.
  47. C. A. Hooker (1981). Towards a General Theory of Reduction. Part I: Historical and Scientific Setting. Dialogue 20 (01):38-59.
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  48. C. A. Hooker (1980). Explanation, Generality and Understanding. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (3):284 – 290.
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  49. A. K. Bjerring & C. A. Hooker (1979). Process and Progress: The Nature of Systematic Inquiry. In Jan Bärmark (ed.), Perspectives in Metascience. Kungl. Vetenskaps- Och Vitterhets-Samhället.
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  50. C. A. Hooker (1979). Hollis and Nell's Rational Economic Man: A Philosophical Critique of Neo-Classical Economics:Rational Economic Man: A Philosophical Critique of Neo-Classical Economics M. Hollis, E. Nell. Philosophy of Science 46 (3):470-.
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