82 found
Order:
  1. Ernst Mayr (1963). Animal Species and Evolution. Belknap of Harvard University Press.
  2.  31
    Ernst Mayr (1988). Toward a New Philosophy of Biology: Observations of an Evolutionist. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
    Provides a philosophical analysis of such biological concepts as natural selection, adaptation, speciation, and evolution.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   93 citations  
  3.  5
    Ernst Mayr (1970). Populations, Species and Evolution: An Abridgment of Animal Species and Evolution. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
    In the Preface of Animal Species and Evolution (1963), I wrote that it was "an attempt to summarize and review critically what we know about the biology and genetics of animal species and their role in evolution." The result was a volume of XIV ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   80 citations  
  4. Ernst Mayr (2007). What Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline. Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of revised and new essays argues that biology is an autonomous science rather than a branch of the physical sciences. Ernst Mayr, widely considered the most eminent evolutionary biologist of the 20th century, offers insights on the history of evolutionary thought, critiques the conditions of philosophy to the science of biology, and comments on several of the major developments in evolutionary theory. Notably, Mayr explains that Darwin's theory of evolution is actually five separate theories, each with its own (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   11 citations  
  5. David J. Depew, Bruce H. Weber & Ernst Mayr (1996). Darwinism Evolving. System Dynamics and the Genealogy of Natural Selection. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 18 (1):135.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   37 citations  
  6. Ernst Mayr (1982). The Growth of Biological Thought Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance. Belknap Press.
  7. Ernst Mayr (1969). Principles of Systematic Zoology. McGraw-Hill.
  8.  28
    Ernst Mayr (1974). Teleological and Teleonomic, a New Analysis. In R. S. Cohen & Marx W. Wartofsky (eds.), Methodological and Historical Essays in the Natural and Social Sciences. Boston,Reidel 91--117.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   43 citations  
  9.  21
    Ernst Mayr (1991). One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought. Harvard University Press.
    This is an important book for students, biologists, and general readers interested in the history of ideas--especially ideas that have radically altered our ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   16 citations  
  10.  47
    Ernst Mayr (1994). Typological Versus Population Thinking. In E. Sober (ed.), Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology. The MIT Press. Bradford Books 157--160.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   11 citations  
  11.  1
    Ernst Mayr & Edward O. Wilson (1999). This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World. Journal of the History of Biology 32 (2):385-394.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   15 citations  
  12.  4
    Ernst Mayr (1978). Evolution. Scientific American 239:46-55.
  13.  50
    Ernst Mayr (1996). What is a Species, and What is Not? Philosophy of Science 63 (2):262-277.
    I analyze a number of widespread misconceptions concerning species. The species category, defined by a concept, denotes the rank of a species taxon in the Linnaean hierarchy. Biological species are reproducing isolated from each other, which protects the integrity of their genotypes. Degree of morphological difference is not an appropriate species definition. Unequal rates of evolution of different characters and lack of information on the mating potential of isolated populations are the major difficulties in the demarcation of species taxa.
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   12 citations  
  14.  4
    Ernst Mayr (1987). The Ontological Status of Species: Scientific Progress and Philosophical Terminology. Biology and Philosophy 2 (2):145-66.
  15.  17
    Ernst Mayr (1992). Darwin's Principle of Divergence. Journal of the History of Biology 25 (3):343 - 359.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   12 citations  
  16.  9
    Ernst Mayr (1992). The Idea of Teleology. Journal of the History of Ideas 53:117-135.
  17.  52
    Ernst Mayr (1993). Proximate and Ultimate Causations. Biology and Philosophy 8 (1):93-94.
  18. Ernst Mayr (1994). Reasons for the Failure of Theories. Philosophy of Science 61 (4):529-533.
    A theory may be invalid, not owing to erroneous observations or the invocation of an inappropriate law, but because of the use of equivocal terms. This is demonstrated for Darwin's failed model of sympatric speciation through the principle of divergence.
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  19.  1
    Ernst Mayr (1942). Systematics and the Origin of Species From the Viewpoint of a Zoologist. Columbia University Press.
    WE HAVE LEARNED in the preceding chapter that a revolutionary change of the species concept is in the making, a change which not only affects taxonomic procedure, but which also contributes considerably toward a better understanding of ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   16 citations  
  20. Ernst Mayr (1985). The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance. Journal of the History of Biology 18 (1):145-153.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   10 citations  
  21.  72
    Ernst Mayr (1969). Footnotes on the Philosophy of Biology. Philosophy of Science 36 (2):197-202.
  22.  3
    Ernst Mayr (1994). Biological Classification: Toward a Synthesis of Opposing Methodologies. In E. Sober (ed.), Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology. The MIT Press. Bradford Books 510--277.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   6 citations  
  23.  3
    Ernst Mayr (1990). When is Historiography Whiggish? Journal of the History of Ideas 51 (2):301-309.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   6 citations  
  24.  18
    Ernst Mayr (1987). Answers to These Comments. Biology and Philosophy 2 (2):212-225.
  25. Ernst Mayr (1957). Species Concepts and Definitions. In The Species Problem. American Association for the Advancement of Science 1-22.
  26.  1
    Ernst Mayr (1940). Speciation Phenomena in Birds. American Naturalist 74 (752):249-278.
  27.  9
    Ernst Mayr (1998). The Multiple Meanings of 'Teleological'. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 20 (1):35 - 40.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  28.  45
    Ernst Mayr (1997). Goldschmidt and the Evolutionary Synthesis: A Response. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 30 (1):31 - 33.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  29.  13
    Ernst Mayr (1988). A Response to David Kitts. Biology and Philosophy 3 (1):97-98.
  30.  20
    Ernst Mayr (1994). Response to John Beatty. Biology and Philosophy 9 (3):357-358.
  31.  9
    Ernst Mayr (2004). The Autonomy of Biology. Ludus Vitalis: Revista de Filosofía de Las Ciencias de la Vida, México 12 (21):15-28.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  32. Ernst Mayr (1973). The Recent Historiography of Genetics. Journal of the History of Biology 6 (1):125-154.
    It is evident how much Olby and Provine have contributed to a better understanding of the emergence of genetics. It is equally evident, I believe, how many obscure issues still remain to be elucidated. Indeed, their volumes have raised as many new questions as they have answered old ones. In particular, the role of constructive as well as retarding contemporary concepts in the development of new generalizations still requires far more analysis. The somewhat independent trends of various national schools and (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   8 citations  
  33.  10
    Ernst Mayr (1985). Weismann and Evolution. Journal of the History of Biology 18 (3):295 - 329.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  34. Ernst Mayr (ed.) (1957). The Species Problem. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   5 citations  
  35.  10
    Ernst Mayr (1982). Comments on David Hull's Paper on Exemplars and Type Specimens. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:504 - 511.
    The type in taxonomy is not meant to be a particularly typical specimen, but simply a reference specimen suited to serve as a 'name bearer' whenever doubt arises concerning the identity of a species. The minimum requirement is that the specimen reflects some differentiating characteristics of the species. In analogy, only such individuals should be made the type of an ideological system as adhere to the principal ideologies of that system. Only such an evolutionist could serve as type for Darwinism (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  36.  1
    Ernst Mayr (1990). Toward a New Philosophy of Biology. Philosophy East and West 40 (2):264-266.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  37. Ernst Mayr (1992). Darwin's Principle of Divergence. Journal of the History of Biology 25 (3):343-359.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  38.  14
    Ernst Mayr (1972). Lamarck Revisited. Journal of the History of Biology 5 (1):55 - 94.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  39.  14
    Ernst Mayr (1988). The Why and How of Species. Biology and Philosophy 3 (4):431-441.
    The biological species concept deals both with the meaning of the sexual species as a harmonious gene pool and with its protection against deleterious outbreeding (effected by isolating mechanisms). According to the Darwin-Muller-Mayr theory isolating mechanisms are acquired by incipient species during alloparty. Isolating mechanisms are not the result of ad hoc selection, but of a change of function of properties acquired during the preceding isolation of the incipient species. The role of behavioral properties (recognition) among the isolating mechanisms has (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  40.  7
    Ernst Mayr (1968). Illiger and the Biological Species Concept. Journal of the History of Biology 1 (2):163 - 178.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  41.  17
    Ernst Mayr, The Unofficial Stephen Jay Gould Archive.
    Theories postulating saltational evolution are a necessary consequence of essentialism. If one believes in constant types, only the sudden production of a new type can lead to evolutionary change. That such saltations can occur and indeed that their occurrence is a necessity is an old belief. Almost all of the theories of evolution described by H. F. Osborn in his From the Greek s to Darwin were saltational theories, that is, theories of the sudden origin of new kinds. The Darwinian (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  42.  22
    Ernst Mayr (1990). The Myth of the Non-Darwinian Revolution. Biology and Philosophy 5 (1):85-92.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  43.  2
    Ernst Mayr (1994). Response to Richard Burkhardt. Biology and Philosophy 9 (3):373-374.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  44.  4
    Ernst Mayr (1984). What is Darwinism Today? PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:145 - 156.
    Modern Darwinism is an elaboration of Darwin's original theories. The misunderstandings of the synthetic theory, on which recent attacks are based, are analyzed in detail. Six areas are described in which current theory modifies or amplifies Darwin's thinking. The rejection of an inheritance of acquired characters, the greater role assigned to chance in the production of genetic variability, the knowledge of the total separation of genotype and phenotype, and the clearer recognition of the role of the individual as target of (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  45.  4
    Ernst Mayr (1997). The Establishment of Evolutionary Biology as a Discrete Biological Discipline. Bioessays 19 (3):263-266.
  46.  5
    Ernst Mayr, Ernest Nagel, Dudley Shapere, Everett Mendelsohn & John Platt (1969). Commentary: Part I. Journal of the History of Biology 2 (1):123 - 147.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  47.  1
    Ernst Mayr (1994). Does It Pay to Acquire High Intelligence? Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 37 (3):337-338.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  48.  3
    Ernst Mayr (1997). Reminiscences From the First Curator of the Whitney‐Rothschild Collection. Bioessays 19 (2):175-179.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  49. Ernst Mayr (1985). Weismann and Evolution. Journal of the History of Biology 18 (3):295-329.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  50.  8
    Ernst Mayr (1994). Response to Walter Bock. Biology and Philosophy 9 (3):329-331.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
1 — 50 / 82