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  1. James G. Lennox (2001). Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science. Cambridge University Press.
    In addition to being one of the world's most influential philosophers, Aristotle can also be credited with the creation of both the science of biology and the philosophy of biology. He was the first thinker to treat the investigations of the living world as a distinct inquiry with its own special concepts and principles. This book focuses on a seminal event in the history of biology - Aristotle's delineation of a special branch of theoretical knowledge devoted to the systematic investigation (...)
     
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  2. James G. Lennox (1993). Darwin Was a Teleologist. Biology and Philosophy 8 (4):409-421.
    It is often claimed that one of Darwin''s chief accomplishments was to provide biology with a non-teleological explanation of adaptation. A number of Darwin''s closest associates, however, and Darwin himself, did not see it that way. In order to assess whether Darwin''s version of evolutionary theory does or does not employ teleological explanation, two of his botanical studies are examined. The result of this examination is that Darwin sees selection explanations of adaptations as teleological explanations. The confusion in the nineteenth (...)
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    James G. Lennox (2010). The Darwin/Gray Correspondence 1857–1869: An Intelligent Discussion About Chance and Design. Perspectives on Science 18 (4):456-479.
    This essay outlines one aspect of a larger collaboration with John Beatty and Alan Love.2 The project’s focus is philosophical, but for reasons that will become clear momentarily, the method of approach is historical. All three of us share the conviction that philosophical issues concerning the foundations of the sciences are often illuminated by investigating their history. It is my hope that this paper both provides support for that thesis, and illustrates it. The focal philosophical issue can be stated in (...)
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  4. Allan Gotthelf & James G. Lennox (eds.) (2013). Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on Objectivist Epistemology. University of Pittsburgh Press.
    The philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand is a cultural phenomenon. Her books have sold more than twenty-eight million copies, and countless individuals speak of her writings as having significantly influenced their lives. Despite her popularity, Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism has received little serious attention from academic philosophers. _Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge_ offers scholarly analysis of key elements of Ayn Rand’s radically new approach to epistemology. The four essays, by contributors intimately familiar with this area of her work, (...)
     
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    James G. Lennox (2005). Darwin's Methodological Evolution. Journal of the History of Biology 38 (1):85 - 99.
    A necessary condition for having a revolution named after you is that you are an innovator in your field. I argue that if Charles Darwin meets this condition, it is as a philosopher and methodologist. In 1991, I made the case for Darwin's innovative use of "thought experiment" in the "Origin." Here I place this innovative practice in the context of Darwin's methodological commitments, trace its origins back into Darwin's notebooks, and pursue Darwin's suggestion that it owes its inspiration to (...)
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    James G. Lennox & Bradley E. Wilson (1994). Natural Selection and the Struggle for Existence. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (1):65-80.
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    James G. Lennox (2014). Aristotle on the Emergence of Material Complexity: Meteorology IV and Aristotle’s Biology. Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 4 (2):272-305.
    In this article I defend an account of Meteorology IV as providing a material-level causal account of the emergence of uniform materials with a wide range of dispositional properties not found at the level of the four elements—the emergence of material complexity. I then demonstrate that this causal account is used in the Generation of Animals and Parts of Animals as part of the explanation of the generation of the uniform parts (tissues) and of their role in providing nonuniform parts (...)
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    James G. Lennox (2011). Aristotle on Norms of Inquiry. Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 1 (1):23-46.
    Where does Aristotle stand in the debate between rationalism and empiricism? The locus classicus on this question, Posterior Analytics II. 19, seems clearly empiricist. Yet many commentators have resisted this conclusion. Here, I review their arguments and conclude that they rest in part on expectations for this text that go unfulfilled. I argue that this is because his views about norms of empirical inquiry are in the rich methodological passages in his scientific treatises. In support of this claim, I explore (...)
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    James G. Lennox (1995). Health as an Objective Value. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (5):499-511.
    Variants on two approaches to the concept of health have dominated the philosophy of medicine, here referred to as ‘reductionist’ and ‘relativis’. These two approaches share the basic assumption that the concept of health cannot be both based on an empirical biological foundation and be evaluative, and thus adopt either the view that it is ‘objective’ or evaluative. It is here argued that there are a subset of value concepts that are formed in recognition of certain fundamental facts about living (...)
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    Allan Gotthelf & James G. Lennox (eds.) (1987). Philosophical Issues in Aristotle's Biology. Cambridge University Press.
    Aristotle's biological works - constituting over 25% of his surviving corpus and for centuries largely unstudied by philosophically oriented scholars - have been the subject of an increasing amount of attention of late. This collection brings together some of the best work that has been done in this area, with the aim of exhibiting the contribution that close study of these treatises can make to the understanding of Aristotle's philosophy. The book is divided into four parts, each with an introduction (...)
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    James G. Lennox (1994). Teleology by Another Name: A Reply to Ghiselin. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 9 (4):493-495.
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    Fred Evans, Allan Gotthelf, James G. Lennox, Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza, Michael W. Austin, Timothy O'Connor, Constantine Sandis, Graham Oppy, Michael Scott & Roland Pierik (2011). Chalmers, David J. The Character of Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2010, 624 Pp. Cliteur, Paul. The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, 328 Pp. Cochran, Molly. The Cambridge Companion to Dewey, Cambridge Uni. [REVIEW] Metaphilosophy 42 (3):0026-1068.
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  13. Mary Louise Gill & James G. Lennox (1994). Self-Motion From Aristotle to Newton. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Gregory Salmieri, David Bronstein, David Charles & James G. Lennox (2014). Episteme, Demonstration, and Explanation: A Fresh Look at Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics. [REVIEW] Metascience 23 (1):1-35.
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    James G. Lennox (1982). Teleology, Chance, and Aristotle's Theory of Spontaneous Generation. Journal of the History of Philosophy 20 (3):219-238.
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    James G. Lennox (1984). Aristotle on Chance. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 66 (1):52-60.
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    James G. Lennox (1994). Aristotelian Problems. Ancient Philosophy 14 (Special Issue):53-77.
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    James G. Lennox (1980). Aristotle on Genera, Species, and "The More and the Less". Journal of the History of Biology 13 (2):321 - 346.
  19. James G. Lennox (1991). Between Data and Demonstration: The Analytics and the Historia Animalium. In Alan C. Bowen (ed.), Science and Philosophy in Classical Greece. Garland 2--61.
     
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  20. James G. Lennox (2006). The Comparative Study of Animal Development: William Harvey's Aristotelianism.”. In Justin E. H. Smith (ed.), The Problem of Animal Generation in Early Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press 21--46.
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    James G. Lennox (2008). Galen. Ancient Philosophy 14 (2):448 - 452.
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  22. James G. Lennox (2005). Darwin’s Methodological Evolution. Journal of the History of Biology 38 (1):85-99.
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    James G. Lennox, History and Philosophy of Science: A Phylogenetic Approach.
    Kuhn closed the Introduction to The Structure of Scientific Revolutions with what was clearly intended as a rhetorical question: How could history of science fail to be a source of phenomena to which theories about knowledge may legitimately be asked to apply? (Kuhn 1970, 9) This paper argues that there is a more fruitful way of conceiving the relationship between a historical and philosophical study of science, which is dubbed the 'phylogenetic' approach. I sketch an example of this approach, and (...)
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    James G. Lennox (1994). Putting Philosophy of Science to the Test: The Case of Aristotle's Biology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:239 - 247.
    During the Middle Ages and Rennaissance, it was commonly believed that Aristotle's biological studies reflected his theory of demonstrative science quite well. By contrast, most commentators in the twentieth century have taken it that this is not the case. This is largely the result of preconceptions about what a natural science modelled after the proposals of Aristotle's Posterior Analytics would look like. I argue that these modern preconceptions are incorrect, and that, while the Analytics leaves a variety of issues unanswered (...)
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    James G. Lennox (1984). Recent Philosophical Studies of Aristotle's Biology. Ancient Philosophy 4 (1):73-82.
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  26. James G. Lennox (2003). Aristotle: On the Parts of Animals. Philosophical Quarterly 53 (213):607-609.
    Aristotle is without question the founder of the science of biology. In his treatise On the Parts of Animals, he develops his systematic principles for biological investigation, and explanation, and applies those principles to explain why the different animal kinds have the different parts that they do. It is one of the greatest achievements in the history of science. This new translation from the Greek aims to reflect the subtlety and detail of Aristotle's reasoning. The commentary provides help in understanding (...)
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    James G. Lennox (2001). Aristotle on the Unity and Disunity of Science. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (2):133 – 144.
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    James G. Lennox (2010). Aristotle's Natural Science: The Many and the One. Apeiron 43 (2-3):1-24.
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  29. James G. Lennox (1985). Demarcating Ancient Science. A Discussion of GER Lloyd, Science, Folklore and Ideology. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 3:307-324.
     
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    James G. Lennox (1997). Dennett, Daniel C. Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life. Review of Metaphysics 50 (3):652-654.
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    James G. Lennox (1976). The Causality of Finite Modes in Spinoza's "Ethics". Canadian Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):479 - 500.
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    James G. Lennox (1984). Marjorie Grene, Aristotle's Philosophy of Science and Aristotle's Biology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:365 - 377.
    Professor Grene's work on Aristotle is considered under three headings: teleology, form, and reductionism. A picture of Aristotle's philosophy of biology is sketched which stresses three elements: the place of living activity in the teleological account of the development and nature of organic structures; the functional nature of Aristotelian form; and the autonomy of biology as a natural science with its own basic principles. These elements are aspects of Aristotle's approach to biology with which Professor Grene has expressed sympathy.
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    James G. Lennox (1994). Book Review:The Meaning of Evolution: The Morphological Construction and Ideological Reconstruction of Darwin's Theory Robert J. Richards. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 61 (4):673-.
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    James G. Lennox (1986). D. Charles, "Aristotle's Philosophy of Action". Philosophical Quarterly 36 (145):543.
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    James G. Lennox (2009). Darwin, Philosopher. Metascience 18 (1):121-124.
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    James G. Lennox (1991). Commentary on Byerly and Michod. Biology and Philosophy 6 (1):33-37.
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    James G. Lennox (1984). Aristotle's de Generatione Et Corruptione. Journal of the History of Philosophy 22 (4):472-474.
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    James G. Lennox (2005). Getting a Science Going: Aristotle on Entry Level Kinds'. In Gereon Wolters & Martin Carrier (eds.), Homo Sapiens Und Homo Faber. De Gruyter 87.
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    James G. Lennox (1999). In Memoriam: Carl G. (Peter) Hempel 1905--1997. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 14 (4):477-480.
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    James G. Lennox (1985). On the Movement and Progression of Animals. International Studies in Philosophy 17 (3):81-82.
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    James G. Lennox (1994). The Disappearance of Aristotle's Biology: A Hellenistic Mystery. Apeiron 27 (4):7-24.
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    James G. Lennox (1979). Book Review:Explanatory Structures: A Study of Concepts of Explanation in Early Physics and Philosophy Stephen Gaukroger. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 46 (4):652-.
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    James G. Lennox (2006). Johansen (T.K.) Plato's Natural Philosophy. A Study of the Timaeus–Critias. Pp. Vi + 218, Ill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Cased, £45, US$75. ISBN: 0-521-79067-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 56 (01):57-.
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    James G. Lennox (2002). Che bene è un adattamento? Iride 15 (3):521-538.
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  45. James G. Lennox (2006). The Comparative Study of Animal Development : From Aristotle to William Harvey's Aristotelianism. In Justin E. H. Smith (ed.), The Problem of Animal Generation in Early Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press
     
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    James G. Lennox (2009). De Caelo 2.2 and Its Debt to De Incessu Animalium. In A. C. Bowen & C. Wildberg (eds.), New Perspectives on Aristotle’s de Caelo. Brill 1--187.
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    James G. Lennox (1994). Galen: On the Therapeutic Method Books I and II. Ancient Philosophy 14 (2):448-452.
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    James G. Lennox (1980). Book Review:Aristotle's De Motu Animalium: Text with Translation, Commentary and Interpretive Essays Martha Craven Nussbaum. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 47 (1):156-.
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    James G. Lennox (1992). Of Biology. In Merrilee H. Salmon (ed.), Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Hackett Pub. 269.
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    James G. Lennox (1988). Commentary on Sorabji. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 4 (1):64-75.
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