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  1. Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1998). Explaining World History: Marxism, Evolutionism, and Sociobiology. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 13 (4):597-618.
  2. Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (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 (...)
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  3. Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1994). The Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW] Teaching Philosophy 17 (3):275-277.
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  4. Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1993). Dialogic Semiosis: An Essay on Signs and Meaning. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 47 (1):151-153.
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  5. Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1993). The Puzzle of Experience. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 47 (1):170-171.
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  6. Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1991). Readings in the Philosophy of Science, Second Edition. [REVIEW] Teaching Philosophy 14 (4):487-493.
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  7. Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1988). Contraints on Definiting the 'Level' and 'Unit' of Selection. Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 4 (10):107-138.
    A set of constraints forces trade-offs which prevent us from achieving the best possible definitions of the ‘level’ and ‘unit’ of natural selection. This set consists in decisions concerning conflicting pre-analytic intuitions in problematic cases, the relative roles of various conceptual resources in the definitions, which facts need to be accounted for using the definitions, how the relation between selection and evolution orients the definitions, and the relation between the level and unit concepts. Systematic reconstruction and evaluation of leading analyses (...)
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  8. Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1987). Circularity and Inconsistency in Kuhn's Defense of His Relativism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 25 (4):467-480.
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  9. Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1986). Causes, Ends, and the Units of Selection. Philosophy Research Archives 12:519-539.
    This paper inquires into the very possibility of the units of selection debate’s origin in the problem of altruism, function in articulating the evolutionary synthesis, and philosophical status as a problem in clarifying what makes something a level or unit of selection. What makes the debate possible? In terms of origins, there are a number of logically possible ways to deviate from the model of Darwinian individual selection to explain evolved traits. In terms of function, adherence to the evolutionary synthesis (...)
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