15 found
Sort by:
Disambiguations:
Harmon R. Holcomb [11]Harmon Holcomb [4]
  1. Paul Gross & Harmon Holcomb, Sociobiology.
    The term ‘sociobiology’ was introduced in E. O. Wilson's Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1975) as the application of evolutionary theory to social behavior. Sociobiologists claim that many social behaviors have been shaped by natural selection for reproductive success, and they attempt to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of particular behaviors or behavioral strategies.
    Translate to English
    | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Harmon R. Holcomb (forthcoming). Latency Versus Complementarity: Margenau and Bohr on Quantum Mechanics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Harmon Holcomb, Sociobiology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Harmon R. Holcomb (2000). Are Rigorous Evolutionary Histories of Human Mating Possible? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (4):606-607.
    Critics of evolutionary psychology object that it is not rigorous science compared to other evolutionary science. Advocates reply that it is rigorous science, and that the critics are uninformed. Still, informed people having opposing preconceptions of what counts as rigor may reach opposing evaluative conclusions. I shall clarify the very idea of rigorous evolutionary histories in relation to the basic objection that “evolution without history” is not rigorous.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Harmon R. Holcomb (1998). Explaining World History: Marxism, Evolutionism, and Sociobiology. Biology and Philosophy 13 (4):597-618.
  6. Harmon R. Holcomb (1996). Just so Stories and Inference to the Best Explanation in Evolutionary Psychology. Minds and Machines 6 (4):525-540.
    Evolutionary psychology is a science in the making, working toward the goal of showing how psychological adaptation underlies much human behavior. The knee-jerk reaction that sociobiology is unscientific because it tells just-so stories has become a common charge against evolutionary psychology as well. My main positive thesis is that inference to the best explanation is a proper method for evolutionary analyses, and it supplies a new perspective on the issues raised in Schlinger's (1996) just-so story critique. My main negative thesis (...)
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Harmon R. Holcomb (1995). Implications of an Evolutionary Biopsychosocial Model. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (3):559-560.
    Mealey's work has several interesting implications: It refutes the charge that sociobiology paints a cynical portrait of human nature and adopts a one-sided reductionism; it exemplifies a general theoretical scheme for constructing evolutionary biopsychosocial models of human behavior; and it has the practical effect of promoting and informing early intervention in children at risk for psychopathic disorder.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Harmon Holcomb (1994). To Bet the Impossible Bet. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 36 (2):65 - 79.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Harmon R. Holcomb (1994). Empirically Equivalent Theories. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (4):625.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Harmon R. Holcomb (1994). Evolved Psychological Mechanisms and Content‐Specificity. Anthropology of Consciousness 5 (4):19-23.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. Harmon R. Holcomb (1994). The Philosophy of Science. Teaching Philosophy 17 (3):275-277.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Harmon R. Holcomb (1991). Readings in the Philosophy of Science, Second Edition. Teaching Philosophy 14 (4):487-493.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. Harmon R. Holcomb (1988). Hacking's Experimental Argument for Realism. Journal of Critical Analysis 9 (1):1-12.
  14. Harmon Holcomb (1987). Logicism and Achinstein's Pragmatic Theory of Scientific Explanation. Dialectica 41 (3):239-248.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. Harmon R. Holcomb (1987). Criticism, Commitment, and the Growth of Human Sociobiology. Biology and Philosophy 2 (1):43-63.
    The fundamental unit of assessment in the sociobiology debate is neither a field nor a theory, but a framework of group commitments. Recourse to the framework concept is motivated, in general, by post-Kuhnian philosophy of scientific change and, in particular, by the dispute between E. O. Wilson and R. C. Lewontin. The framework concept is explicated in terms of commitments about problems, domain, disciplinary relations, exemplars, and performance evaluations. One upshot is that debate over such charges as genetic determinism, reductionism, (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation