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    Anne Fausto-Sterling & Edward Stein (2004). Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality. Hypatia 19 (3):203-208.
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    Edward Stein (1996). Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Oxford University Press.
    In this book, Edward Stein offers a clear critical account of the debate about rationality in philosophy and cognitive science. He discusses concepts of rationality--the pictures of rationality on which the debate centers--and assesses the empirical evidence used to argue that humans are irrational. He concludes that the question of human rationality must be answered not conceptually but empirically, using the full resources of an advanced cognitive science. Furthermore, he extends this conclusion to argue that empirical considerations are also relevant (...)
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    Edward Stein (1999). The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory, and Ethics of Sexual Orientation. Oxford University Press.
    In the last decade, fierce controversy has arisen over the nature of sexual orientation. Scientific research, religious views, increasingly ambiguous gender roles, and the growing visibility of sexual minorities have sparked impassioned arguments about whether our sexual desires are hard-wired in our genes or shaped by the changing forces of society. In recent years scientific research and popular opinion have favored the idea that sexual orientations are determined at birth, but philosopher and educator Edward Stein argues that much of what (...)
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    Edward Stein (ed.) (1992). Forms of Desire: Sexual Orientation and the Social Constructionist Controversy. Routledge.
    Perhaps the foremost issue in the emerging area of inquiry known as lesbian and gay studies is the social constructionist controversy. Social constructionism is the view that the categories of sexual orientation are cultural constructs rather than naturally universal categories. ____Forms of Desire__ brings together important essays by social constructionists and their critics, representing several disciplines and approaches to this debate about the history and science of sexuality.
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    Edward Stein & Peter Lipton (1989). Where Guesses Come From: Evolutionary Epistemology and the Anomaly of Guided Variation. Biology and Philosophy 4 (1):33-56.
    This paper considers a central objection to evolutionary epistemology. The objection is that biological and epistemic development are not analogous, since while biological variation is blind, epistemic variation is not. The generation of hypotheses, unlike the generation of genotypes, is not random. We argue that this objection is misguided and show how the central analogy of evolutionary epistemology can be preserved. The core of our reply is that much epistemic variation is indeed directed by heuristics, but these heuristics are analogous (...)
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  6. Edward Stein (2011). Sexual Orientations, Rights, and the Body: Immutability, Essentialism, and Nativism. Social Research: An International Quarterly 78 (2):633-658.
    Both advocates and opponents of lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights make reference to whether and how sexual orientations are embodied, namely whether one's sexual orientation is innate, unchangeable, or a "natural fact". In particular, in the United States, discussion centers on whether LGB people are "born that way" or "choose" to be gay. In litigation about LGB rights, this discussion connects to the so-called immutability factor in the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and in (...)
     
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    Edward Stein (1998). Choosing the Sexual Orientation of Children. Bioethics 12 (1):1–24.
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    Edward Stein (1994). Rationality and Reflective Equilibrium. Synthese 99 (2):137-72.
    Cohen (1981) and others have made an interesting argument for the thesis that humans are rational: normative principles of reasoning and actual human reasoning ability cannot diverge because both are determined by the same process involving our intuitions about what constitutes good reasoning as a starting point. Perhaps the most sophisticated version of this argument sees reflective equilibrium as the process that determines both what the norms of reasoning are and what actual cognitive competence is. In this essay, I will (...)
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    Udo Schüklenk, Edward Stein, Jacinta Kerin & William Byne (1997). The Ethics of Genetic Research on Sexual Orientation. Hastings Center Report 27 (4):6-13.
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    Edward Stein (1990). God, the Demon, and the Status of Theodicies. American Philosophical Quarterly 27 (2):163 - 167.
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    Martin Kusch, Eva Picardi & Edward Stein (1998). Review Essay: The Psychologists Return. Synthese 115 (3):375-393.
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  12. Edward Stein (2002). Law, Sexual Orientation, and Gender. In Jules Coleman & Scott J. Shapiro (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. OUP Oxford
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    Edward Stein (2005). Wide Reflective Equilibrium as an Answer to an Objection to Moral Heuristics. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):561-562.
    If, as is not implausible, the correct moral theory is indexed to human capacity for moral reasoning, then the thesis that moral heuristics exist faces a serious objection. This objection can be answered by embracing a wide reflective equilibrium account of the origins of our normative principles of morality.
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  14. Edward Stein (2000). Without Good Reason. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (1):234-237.
    Are humans rational? Various experiments performed over the last several decades have been interpreted as showing that humans are irrational we make significant and consistent errors in logical reasoning, probabilistic reasoning, similarity judgements, and risk-assessment, to name a few areas. But can these experiments establish human irrationality, or is it a conceptual truth that humans must be rational, as various philosophers have argued? In this book, Edward Stein offers a clear critical account of this debate about rationality in philosophy and (...)
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  15. Edward Stein (1998). Essentialism and Constructionism About Sexual Orientation. In David L. Hull & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press 427--42.
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    Tia Powell & Edward Stein (2014). Legal and Ethical Concerns About Sexual Orientation Change Efforts. Hastings Center Report 44 (s4):S32-S39.
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    William Byne & Edward Stein (1997). Ethical Implications of Scientific Research on the Causes of Sexual Orientation. Health Care Analysis 5 (2):136-148.
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    Edward Stein (1994). Cordoning Competence: A Reply to Cohen. Synthese 99 (2):177 - 179.
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    Edward Stein (1997). Can We Be Justified in Believing That Humans Are Irrational? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (3):545-565.
    In this paper, the author considers an argument against the thesis that humans are irrational in the sense that we reason according to principles that differ from those we ought to follow. The argument begins by noting that if humans are irrational, we should not trust the results of our reasoning processes. If we are justified in believing that humans are irrational, then, since this belief results from a reasoning process, we should not accept this belief. The claim that humans (...)
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    Edward Stein (2008). A Functional Approach to the Spousal Evidentiary Privileges. Episteme 5 (3):pp. 374-387.
    Most U.S. jurisdictions deem testimony regarding what one spouse tells the other in private inadmissible in most circumstances and most do not allow a person to be compelled to testify against his or her spouse. Although confidential communications and what a spouse knows about the other are both relevant and quite probative, triers of fact do not get to consider them. The scope, character, and very existence of these exceptions to the general principle of admitting everything into evidence have been (...)
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    Morris B. Kaplan & Edward Stein (1994). Why Sexuality Matters to Philisophy. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 67 (6):81 - 86.
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    Edward Stein (1994). Symposium: Why Sexuality Matters to Philosophy an Introduction. Metaphilosophy 25 (4):233-237.
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  23. Edward Stein (1994). An Introduction. Metaphilosophy 25 (4):233.
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  24. Edward Stein, Allen Buchanan, Dan W. Brock, Norman Daniels & Daniel Wikler (2002). From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice. Philosophical Review 111 (1):130.
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  25. Edward Stein (ed.) (2013). Forms of Desire: Sexual Orientation and the Social Constructionist Controversy. Routledge.
    Perhaps the foremost issue in the emerging area of inquiry known as lesbian and gay studies is the social constructionist controversy. Social constructionism is the view that the categories of sexual orientation are cultural constructs rather than naturally universal categories. ____Forms of Desire__ brings together important essays by social constructionists and their critics, representing several disciplines and approaches to this debate about the history and science of sexuality.
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  26. Edward V. Stein (1969). Guilt and Now Man. Humanitas 5 (2):205-218.
     
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  27. Edward D. Stein (1992). Rationality and the Limits of Cognitive Science. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    The observation that humans are often irrational has become commonplace. This observation has received empirical support from various experiments performed by cognitive scientists that are supposed to show that humans systematically violate principles of probability, rules of logic, and other norms of reasoning. In response to these experiments, philosophers have made creative and appealing arguments that these experiments must be mistaken or misinterpreted because humans must be rational. I examine these arguments for human rationality and show that they fail; cognitive (...)
     
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  28. Edward Stein (1996). Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Clarendon Press.
    Without Good Reason offers a clear critical account of the debate in philosophy and cognitive science about whether humans are rational. Various experiments performed over the last several decades have been interpreted as showing that humans are irrational; certain philosophers, on the other hand, have argued that it is a conceptual truth that humans must be rational. Edward Stein concludes that the question of human rationality should be answered not conceptually but empirically: the resources of a fully developed cognitive science (...)
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