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  1. Gillian Barker, Eric Desjardins & Trevor Pearce (eds.) (2014). Entangled Life: Organism and Environment in the Biological and Social Sciences. Springer.
  2. Gillian Barker & Philip Kitcher (2013). Philosophy of Science: A New Introduction. Oxford University Press.
  3. Gillian Barker & John Odling-Smee (2013). Integrating Ecology and Evolution: Niche Construction and Ecological Engineering. In Gillian Barker, Eric Desjardins & Trevor Pearce (eds.), Entangled Life: Organism and Environment in the Biological and Social Sciences. Springer. 187-211.
  4. Gillian Barker (2008). Biological Levers and Extended Adaptationism. Biology and Philosophy 23 (1):1-25.
    Two critiques of simple adaptationism are distinguished: anti-adaptationism and extended adaptationism. Adaptationists and anti-adaptationists share the presumption that an evolutionary explanation should identify the dominant simple cause of the evolutionary outcome to be explained. A consideration of extended-adaptationist models such as coevolution, niche construction and extended phenotypes reveals the inappropriateness of this presumption in explaining the evolution of certain important kinds of features—those that play particular roles in the regulation of organic processes, especially behavior. These biological or behavioral ‘levers’ are (...)
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  5. Gillian Barker (2005). Book Review Daniel Dennett. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 72 (3):508-510.
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  6. Gillian A. Barker, Patrick G. Derr & Nicholas S. Thompson (2004). The Perils of Confusing Nesting with Chaining in Psychological Explanations. Behavior and Philosophy 32 (2):293 - 303.
    Despite its diminished importance amongst philosophers, the deductive-nomological framework is still important to contemporary behavioral scientists. Behavioral theorists operating within this framework must be careful to distinguish between nesting and chaining. Explanations are chained when the explanandum sentence of one explanation is one of the antecedent conditions of another. They are nested when one of the antecedent conditions or the explanandum sentence of one explanation is one of the covering laws of another. Confusion between nesting and chaining leads to explanation (...)
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  7. Gillian Barker (1993). Models of Biological Change: Implications of Three Cases of "Lamrckian" Change. In Perspectives in Ethology 10: Behavior and Evolution. 229-248.
  8. Gillian Barker (1993). Perspectives in Ethology 10: Behavior and Evolution.
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