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  1. Christine James (2008). Evolution and Conservative Christianity: How Philosophy of Science Pedagogy Can Begin the Conversation. Spontaneous Generations 2 (1):185-212.score: 72.0
    I teach Philosophy of Science at a four-year state university located in the southeastern United States with a strong college of education. This means that the Philosophy of Science class I teach attracts large numbers of students who will later become science teachers in Georgia junior high and high schools—the same schools that recently began including evolution "warning" stickers in science textbooks. I am also a faculty member in a department combining Religious Studies and Philosophy. This (...)
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  2. David L. Hull (2001). Science and Selection: Essays on Biological Evolution and the Philosophy of Science. Cambridge University Press.score: 72.0
    One way to understand science is as a selection process. David Hull, one of the dominant figures in contemporary philosophy of science, sets out in this volume a general analysis of this selection process that applies equally to biological evolution, the reaction of the immune system to antigens, operant learning, and social and conceptual change in science. Hull aims to distinguish between those characteristics that are contingent features of selection and those that are essential. Science and Selection brings (...)
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  3. Michael Ruse (2012). The Philosophy of Human Evolution. Cambridge University Press.score: 69.0
    1. Evolutionary biology -- 2. Human evolution -- 3. Real science? Good science? -- 4. Progress -- 5. Knowledge -- 6. Morality -- 7. Sex, orientation, and race -- 8. From eugenics to medicine.
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  4. G. H. Duggan (1949). Evolution and Philosophy. Wellington, A. H. & A. W. Reed.score: 66.0
     
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  5. Cornelia Le Boutillier (1936). Religious Values in the Philosophy of Emergent Evolution. New York.score: 66.0
     
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  6. Max H. Fisch (1947). Evolution in American Philosophy. Philosophical Review 56 (4):357-373.score: 63.0
    In the middle period of the century of American thought with which our symposium is concerned, there was one idea which so far overshadowed all others that we may fairly confine our attention to it. That idea was evolution.
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  7. M. Patrice McCarthy (2011). Bruteau's Philosophy of Spiritual Evolution and Consciousness: Foundation for a Nursing Cosmology. Nursing Philosophy 12 (1):67-75.score: 63.0
  8. Carl B. Sachs (2011). The Shape of a Good Question: McDowell, Evolution, and Transcendental Philosophy. Philosophical Forum 42 (1):61-78.score: 60.0
    I examine John McDowell's attitude towards naturalism in general, and evolutionary theory in particular, by distinguishing between "transcendental descriptions" and "empirical explanations". With this distinction in view we can understand why McDowell holds that there is both continuity and discontinuity between humans qua rational animals and other animals -- there is continuity with regards to empirical explanations and discontinuity with regards to transcendental descriptions. The result of this examination is a clearer assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of McDowell's contribution (...)
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  9. Martin H. Brinkworth & Friedel Weinert (eds.) (2012/2011). Evolution 2.0: Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences. Springer.score: 60.0
    These essays by leading philosophers and scientists focus on recent ideas at the forefront of modern Darwinism, showcasing and exploring the challenges they raise as well as open problems.
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  10. Florian von Schilcher (1984). Philosophy, Evolution, and Human Nature. Routledge and Kegan Paul.score: 60.0
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  11. Ronald Good (1981). The Philosophy of Evolution. Dovecote Press.score: 60.0
     
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  12. Shunkichi Matsumoto (2010). Shinkaron Wa Naze Tetsugaku No Mondai Ni Naru No Ka: Seibutsugaku No Tetsugaku No Ima = Why Does Evolution Matter to Philosophy? Keisō Shobō.score: 60.0
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  13. Jaideva Singh (1970). Philosophy of Evolution: Western and Indian. [Mysore]Prasārānga, University of Mysore.score: 60.0
     
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  14. Roger West (1986). Philosophy and Evolution: The Evolution of Philosophy and the Philosophy of Evolution. Summerhouse Press.score: 60.0
  15. Wahida Khandker (2013). The Idea of Will and Organic Evolution in Bergson's Philosophy of Life. Continental Philosophy Review 46 (1):57-74.score: 57.0
    The idea of the élan vital is crucial for an understanding of Bergson’s metaphysical method, underpinning the way in which philosophy stands with other forms of creative activity as an endeavour of “self-overcoming,” the self or subject no longer being at the centre of thought, but understood rather as a product of the process of thinking. In placing a special emphasis on Bergson’s 1907 work, Creative Evolution, the present essay is both an acknowledgement and challenge to the shift (...)
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  16. Uffe Juul Jensen & Rom Harré (eds.) (1981). The Philosophy of Evolution. St. Martin's Press.score: 54.0
     
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  17. Carlos Mariscal (2011). Epistemology, Necessity, and Evolution: A Critical Review of Michael Ruse's Philosophy After Darwin. Biology and Philosophy 26 (3):449-457.score: 51.0
    Michael Ruse’s new anthology Philosophy After Darwin provides great history and background in the major impacts Darwinism has had on philosophy, especially in ethics and epistemology. This review focuses on epistemology understood through the lens of evolution by natural selection. I focus on one of Ruse’s own articles in the collection, which responds to two classic articles by Konrad Lorenz and David Hull on the two major forms of evolutionary epistemology. I side with Ruse against Lorenz’s account (...)
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  18. António Zilhão (ed.) (2005). Evolution, Rationality, and Cognition: A Cognitive Science for the Twenty-First Century. Routledge.score: 51.0
    Evolutionary thinking has expanded in the last decades, spreading from its traditional stronghold - the explanation of speciation and adaptation in Biology - to new domains including the human sciences. The essays in this collection attest to the illuminating power of evolutionary thinking when applied to the understanding of the human mind. The contributors to Cognition, Evolution and Rationality use an evolutionary standpoint to approach the nature of the human mind, including both cognitive and behavioral functions. Cognitive science is (...)
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  19. Paul Thagard, Evolution, Creation, and the Philosophy of Science.score: 48.0
    Debates about evolution and creation inevitably raise philosophical issues about the nature of scientific knowledge. What is a theory? What is an explanation? How is science different from non- science? How should theories be evaluated? Does science achieve truth? The aim of this chapter is to give a concise and accessible introduction to the philosophy of science, focusing on questions relevant to understanding evolution by natural selection, creation, and intelligent design. For the questions just listed, I state (...)
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  20. Sahotra Sarkar & Anya Plutynski (eds.) (2008). A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Blackwell Pub..score: 48.0
    Comprised of essays by top scholars in the field, this volume offers concise overviews of philosophical issues raised by biology. Brings together a team of eminent scholars to explore the philosophical issues raised by biology Addresses traditional and emerging topics, spanning molecular biology and genetics, evolution, developmental biology, immunology, ecology, mind and behaviour, neuroscience, and experimentation Begins with a thorough introduction to the field Goes beyond previous treatments that focused only on evolution to give equal attention to other (...)
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  21. Zhiping Yu (2009). The Evolution and Formation of Indigenous Narration in Chinese Philosophy. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (4):511-523.score: 48.0
    Independent narration in Chinese philosophy has gone through the process of interpretation, critical differentiation, dialogue, and original thought, and so is a creative activity that surpasses the conjunctive pattern of universality and particularity. In modern Confucian studies, there has always been a tension between philosophical and historical explanations, which suggests a tension between ecumenical and indigenous experiences. Critical differentiation itself only has methodological significance, and is not a goal in itself. China’s development and strength has encouraged China to engage (...)
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  22. Russell Powell (2014). The Philosophy of Human Evolution: Contemporary Debates in Historical Context. Metascience 23 (2):285-291.score: 48.0
    What does human evolutionary theory reveal about the origins of human nature and the constraints it imposes on human cognition, behavior, and society? “The whole field of human evolution is pregnant with philosophical questions of great interest”, Michael Ruse concludes in the final passage of The Philosophy of Human Evolution. This engaging and eminently readable romp through the philosophical landscape of human evolution fills a significant niche in the existing literature. There are numerous scientific texts surveying (...)
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  23. Grzegorz Bugajak & Jacek Tomczyk (2009). Human Origins: Continuous Evolution Versus Punctual Creation. In Pranab Das (ed.), Global Perspectives on Science and Spirituality. Templeton Press. 143–164.score: 45.0
    One of the particular problems in the debate between science and theology regarding human origins seems to be an apparent controversy between the continuous character of evolutionary processes leading to the origin of Homo sapiens and the punctual understanding of the act of creation of man seen as taking place in a moment in time. The paper elaborates scientific arguments for continuity or discontinuity of evolution, and what follows, for the existence or nonexistence of a clear borderline between our (...)
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  24. Timothy Shanahan (2004). The Evolution of Darwinism: Selection, Adaptation, and Progress in Evolutionary Biology. Cambridge University Press.score: 45.0
    No other scientific theory has had as tremendous an impact on our understanding of the world as Darwin's theory as outlined in his Origin of Species, yet from the very beginning the theory has been subject to controversy. The Evolution of Darwinism focuses on three issues of debate - the nature of selection, the nature and scope of adaptation, and the question of evolutionary progress. It traces the varying interpretations to which these issues were subjected from the beginning and (...)
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  25. John Dewey (1910/1965). The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy. Bloomington, Indiana University Press.score: 45.0
    The influence of Darwinism on philosophy.--Nature and its good: a conversation.--Intelligence and morals.--The experimental theory of knowledge.--The intellectualist criterion for truth.--A short catechism concerning truth.--Beliefs and existences.--Experience and objective idealism.--The postulate of immediate empiricism.--"Consciousness" and experience.--The significance of the problem of knowledge.
     
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  26. John Lemos (2008). Commonsense Darwinism: Evolution, Morality, and the Human Condition. Open Court.score: 45.0
    Introduction -- Defending a socio-biological account of morality -- Non-objectivist evolutionary ethics -- Recent objectivist approaches to evolutionary ethics -- Sketch of an Aristotelian evolutionary ethics -- Evolutionary biology and the moral status of animals -- Faith, reason, and evolutionary epistemology -- Psychological egoism and evolutionary biology -- Evolution and free will : darwinian non-naturalism defended -- Recent developments in philosophy of evolution.
     
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  27. Gregory Moore (2002). Nietzsche, Biology, and Metaphor. Cambridge University Press.score: 42.0
    Nietzsche, Biology and Metaphor explores the German philosopher's response to the intellectual debates sparked by the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species. By examining the abundance of biological metaphors in Nietzsche's writings, Gregory Moore questions his recent reputation as an eminently subversive and (post) modern thinker, and shows how deeply Nietzsche was immersed in late nineteenth-century debates on evolution, degeneration and race. The first part of the book provides a detailed study and new interpretation of Nietzsche's much disputed (...)
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  28. Evandro Agazzi & Alberto Cordero (eds.) (1991). Philosophy and the Origin and Evolution of the Universe. Kluwer Academic Publishers.score: 42.0
  29. H. James Birx (1972). Pierre Teilhard De Chardin's Philosophy of Evolution. Springfield, Ill.,Thomas.score: 42.0
  30. Richard G. Delisle (2009). Les Philosophies du Néo-Darwinisme: Conceptions Divergentes Sur l'Homme Et le Sens de L'Évolution. Presses Universitaires de France.score: 42.0
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  31. Jan Feys (1973). The Philosophy of Evolution in Sri Aurobindo and Teilhard De Chardin. Calcutta,Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay.score: 42.0
  32. Gajanan Narayan Joshi (1965). The Evolution of the Concepts of Ātman and Mokṣa in the Different Systems of Indian Philosophy. Ahmedabad, Gujarat University.score: 42.0
  33. V. Madhusudan Reddy (1966). Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of Evolution. Hyderabad, India, Institute of Human Study.score: 42.0
     
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  34. K. Satchidananda Murty (2007). Evolution of Indian Philosophy. D.K. Printworld.score: 42.0
  35. Stow Persons (1968). Evolutionary Thought in America. [Hamden, Conn.]Archon Books.score: 42.0
    The theory of evolution: The rise and impact of evolutionary ideas, by R. Scoon. Evolution in its relation to the philosophy of nature and the philosophy of culture, by F.S.C. Northrop. The genetic nature of differences among men, by T. Dobzhansky. Evolutionary thought in America: Evolution and American sociology by R.E.L. Faris. The impact of the idea of evolution on the American political and constitutional tradition, by E.S. Corwin. Evolutionism in American economics, 1800-1946, by (...)
     
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  36. Michael Ruse (2012). Human Evolution: A Philosophical Introduction. Cambridge University Press.score: 42.0
    Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; 1. Evolutionary biology; 2. Human evolution; 3. Real science, good science?; 4. Progress; 5. Knowledge; 6. Morality; 7. Sex, orientation, and race; 8. From eugenics to medicine; Bibliography.
     
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  37. Qibo Tian (2010). Fa Zhan Zhu Yi de Fan Si Yu Chao Yue: Dang Dai Zhongguo Fa Zhan Zhe Xue de Ti Shan Yu Ding Xin = Reflections and Surpassing on Developmentalism: The Evolution and Innovation of Development Philosophy in Contemporary China. She Hui Ke Xue Wen Xian Chu Ban She.score: 42.0
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  38. Melvin Tuggle (1997). The Evolution of John Dewey's Conception of Philosophy and His Notion of Truth. University Press of America.score: 42.0
  39. Dennis G. Twiggs (1995). Psychological and Spiritual Evolution: An Inquiry Into Depth Psychology, Science, and Philosophy. Scots Plaid Press.score: 42.0
     
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  40. Andreas Gerardus Maria van Melsen (1965). Evolution and Philosophy. Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Press.score: 42.0
     
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  41. Joseph Veliyathil (1972). The Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo: His Idea of Evolution. Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Theology.score: 42.0
  42. Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther & Fabrizzio Guerrero McManus (forthcoming). Review of Michael Ruse, The Philosophy of Human Evolution. 2012. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978052113372. $26.99 Paperback. [REVIEW] Evolution.score: 39.0
  43. Michael Ruse (1975). Darwin's Debt to Philosophy: An Examination of the Influence of the Philosophical Ideas of John F.W. Herschel and William Whewell on the Development of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 6 (2):159-181.score: 39.0
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  44. Elliott Sober (1994). From a Biological Point of View: Essays in Evolutionary Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 39.0
    Elliott Sober is one of the leading philosophers of science and is a former winner of the Lakatos Prize, the major award in the field. This new collection of essays will appeal to a readership that extends well beyond the frontiers of the philosophy of science. Sober shows how ideas in evolutionary biology bear in significant ways on traditional problems in philosophy of mind and language, epistemology, and metaphysics. Amongst the topics addressed are psychological egoism, solipsism, and the (...)
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  45. Diana Y. Paul (1984). Philosophy of Mind in Sixth-Century China: Paramārtha's "Evolution of Consciousness". Stanford University Press.score: 39.0
    Of the many translators who carried the Buddhist doctrine to China, Paramartha, a missionary-monk who arrived in China in AD 546, ranks as the translator par excellence of the sixth century. Introducing philosophical ideas that would subsequently excite the Chinese imagination to develop the great schools of Sui and T'ang Buddhism, Paramartha's translations are almost exclusively of Yogacara Buddhist texts on the nature of the mind and consciousness. This first study of Paramartha in a Western language focuses on the Chuan (...)
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  46. Joëlle Proust (2006). Why Evolution Has to Matter to Cognitive Psychology and to Philosophy of Mind. Biological Theory 1 (4):346-348.score: 39.0
    Growing suspicions were raised however that an exclusively language-oriented view of the mind, focussing on the characterization of anhistorical, static mental states through their propositional contents, was hardly compatible with what is currently known of brain architecture and did not fare well when confronted with results from many behavioral studies of mental functions. My aim in what follows is to show that these forms of dissatisfaction stem from the fact that brain evolution and development were either entirely ignored, or (...)
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  47. Paola Marrati (2010). The Natural Cyborg: The Stakes of Bergson's Philosophy of Evolution. Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 (s1):3-17.score: 39.0
  48. Michael Ruse (2006). The Evolution of the Philosophy of Biology. Biology and Philosophy 21 (3):437-442.score: 39.0
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  49. Pete Mandik (2002). Synthetic Neuroethology. In James Moor & Terrell Ward Bynum (eds.), Cyberphilosophy: The Intersection of Philosophy and Computing. Blackwell Pub.. 11-29.score: 39.0
    Computation and philosophy intersect three times in this essay. Computation is considered as an object, as a method, and as a model used in a certain line of philosophical inquiry concerning the relation of mind to matter. As object, the question considered is whether computation and related notions of mental representation constitute the best ways to conceive of how physical systems give rise to mental properties. As method and model, the computational techniques of artificial life and embodied evolutionary connectionism (...)
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  50. E. A. Milne (1934). Some Points in the Philosophy of Physics: Time, Evolution and Creation. Philosophy 9 (33):19 - 38.score: 39.0
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