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  1. Jason Scott Robert (2013). Stem Cell Research Oversight: Personal Reflections and Public Reasoning. American Journal of Bioethics 13 (1):66-68.
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  2. Tito B. Carvalho, Mohamed Y. Rady, Joseph L. Verheijde & Jason Scott Robert (2011). Continuous Deep Sedation in End-of-Life Care: Disentangling Palliation From Physician-Assisted Death. American Journal of Bioethics 11 (6):60 - 62.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 11, Issue 6, Page 60-62, June 2011.
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  3. Jason Scott Robert (2009). Comparative Metascience: The Architecture of Genetic Medicine. [REVIEW] Metascience 18 (3):481-483.
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  4. Jason Scott Robert (2009). Toward a Better Bioethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (3):283-291.
    It has been argued that bioethicists too often tend to represent the interests of scientists and not of the broader polity. Indeed, bioethicists seem predisposed to discard the voices and viewpoints of all but the cognoscenti . Focusing particularly on human pluripotent stem cell research, this commentary explores a variety of characterizations of bioethics and bioethicists in relation to forbidding science. Rather than proselytizing or prohibiting, bioethicists should work in partnership with scientists and publics to craft scientifically well-informed and morally (...)
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  5. Jason Scott Robert (2009). What Good is Science? BioScience 59 (6):524-525.
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  6. Jason Scott Robert (2009). What Good is Science?:Biology Under the Influence: Dialectical Essays on Ecology, Agriculture, and Health. Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins . Monthly Review Press, 2007. 400 Pp., Illus. $22.95 (ISBN 9781583671573 Paper). [REVIEW] BioScience 59 (6):524-525.
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  7. Jenny Dyck Brian & Jason Scott Robert (2008). Biotechnology, Bioethics, and the Future: A Review of Ronald Bailey's Liberation Biology. [REVIEW] Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 29 (2):125-128.
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  8. Jane Maienschein, Mary Sunderland, Rachel A. Ankeny & Jason Scott Robert (2008). The Ethos and Ethics of Translational Research. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (3):43 – 51.
    Calls for the “translation” of research from bench to bedside are increasingly demanding. What is translation, and why does it matter? We sketch the recent history of outcome-oriented translational research in the United States, with a particular focus on the Roadmap Initiative of the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD). Our main example of contemporary translational research is stem cell research, which has superseded genomics as the translational object of choice. We explore the nature of and obstacles to translational research (...)
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  9. Jason Scott Robert (2008). Evo-devo. In Michael Ruse (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press.
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  10. Jason Scott Robert (2008). The Comparative Biology of Human Nature. Philosophical Psychology 21 (3):425 – 436.
    Model organismism—the over-reliance on model organisms without sufficient attention to the adequacy of the models—continues to hobble our understanding of human brains and behaviors. I outline the problem of model organismism in contemporary biology and biomedicine, and discuss the virtues of a genuinely comparative biology for understanding ourselves, our evolutionary history, and our place in nature.
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  11. Jason Scott Robert & Franchise Baylis (2008). Issues in Genetic Engineering. In Susan J. Armstrong & Richard George Botzler (eds.), The Animal Ethics Reader. Routledge.
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  12. Jason Scott Robert, Mary Sunderland, Rachel Ankeny & Jane Maienschein (2008). Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “The Ethos and Ethics of Translational Research”. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (3):1-3.
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  13. Françoise Baylis & Jason Scott Robert (2007). Part-Human Chimeras: Worrying the Facts, Probing the Ethics. American Journal of Bioethics 7 (5):41 – 45.
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  14. Rebecca A. Martin & Jason Scott Robert (2007). Is Risky Pediatric Research Without Prospect of Direct Benefit Ever Justified? American Journal of Bioethics 7 (3):12 – 15.
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  15. Jason Scott Robert (2007). Gene Maps, Brain Scans, and Psychiatric Nosology. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 16 (02):209-218.
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  16. Jason Scott Robert (2007). Philosophy of Experimental Biology (Review). Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 50 (1):158-160.
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  17. Jason Scott Robert (2007). Molecular and Systems Biology and Bioethics. In David L. Hull & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge University Press.
  18. Jason Scott Robert (2007). Systems Bioethics. American Journal of Bioethics 7 (4):80-82.
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  19. Brock Heathcotte & Jason Scott Robert (2006). The Strange Case of the Humanzee Patent Quest. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 6 (1):51-59.
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  20. Jason Scott Robert (2006). Enhancing Bioethics, Enhancing Bioscience: Bioethics and the New Embryology: Springboards for Debate by Scott F. Gilbert, Anna L. Tyler, and Emily J. Zackin. (2005). Sunderland MA: Sinauer Associates. ISBN: 0716773457. [REVIEW] Bioessays 28 (10):1062-1063.
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  21. Jason Scott Robert, Jane Maienschein & Manfred D. Laubichler (2006). Systems Bioethics and Stem Cell Biology. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 3 (1-2):19-31.
    The complexities of modern science are not adequately reflected in many bioethical discussions. This is especially problematic in highly contested cases where there is significant pressure to generate clinical applications fast, as in stem cell research. In those cases a more integrated approach to bioethics, which we call systems bioethics, can provide a useful framework to address ethical and policy issues. Much as systems biology brings together different experimental and methodological approaches in an integrative way, systems bioethics integrates aspects of (...)
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  22. Richmond Campbell & Jason Scott Robert (2005). The Structure of Evolution by Natural Selection. Biology and Philosophy 20 (4):673-696.
    We attempt a conclusive resolution of the debate over whether the principle of natural selection (PNS), especially conceived as the `principle' of the `survival of the fittest', is a tautology. This debate has been largely ignored for the past 15 years but not, we think, because it has actually been settled. We begin by describing the tautology objection, and situating the problem in the philosophical and biology literature. We then demonstrate the inadequacy of six prima facie plausible reasons for believing (...)
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  23. Jason Scott Robert (2005). Human Dispossession and Human Enhancement. American Journal of Bioethics 5 (3):27 – 29.
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  24. Jason Scott Robert & Françoise Baylis (2005). Stem Cell Politics: The NAS Prohibitions Pack More Bark Than Bite. Hastings Center Report 35 (6):15-16.
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  25. Thomas C. Vinci & Jason Scott Robert (2005). Aristotle and Modern Genetics. Journal of the History of Ideas 66 (2):201-221.
  26. Françoise Baylis & Jason Scott Robert (2004). The Inevitability of Genetic Enhancement Technologies. Bioethics 18 (1):1–26.
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  27. Jason Scott Robert (2004). Model Systems in Stem Cell Biology. Bioessays 26 (9):1005-1012.
  28. Jason Scott Robert & Andrea Smith (2004). Toxic Ethics: Environmental Genomics and the Health of Populations. Bioethics 18 (6):493–514.
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  29. Jason Scott Robert (2003). Constant Factors and Hedgeless Hedges: On Heuristics and Biases in Biological Research. Philosophy of Science 70 (5):975-988.
    How does a complex organism develop from a relatively simple, homogeneous mass? The usual answer is: through the (context‐dependent) execution of species‐specific genetic instructions specifying the development of that organism. Commentators are sometimes skeptical of this usual answer, but of course not all commentators, and not always for the same reasons. Here I attempt to lay bare the logical structure of the usual answer through an extended analysis of the heuristics and methodological principles at play in the exploration and explanation (...)
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  30. Jason Scott Robert (2003). Developmental Systems and Animal Behaviour. Biology and Philosophy 18 (3):477-489.
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  31. Jason Scott Robert & Françoise Baylis (2003). A Response to Commentators on "Crossing Species Boundaries". American Journal of Bioethics 3 (3):66-66.
    (2003). A Response to Commentators on 'Crossing Species Boundaries' The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 66-66. doi: 10.1162/152651603322874852.
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  32. Jason Scott Robert & Françoise Baylis (2003). Crossing Species Boundaries. American Journal of Bioethics 3 (3):1 – 13.
    This paper critically examines the biology of species identity and the morality of crossing species boundaries in the context of emerging research that involves combining human and nonhuman animals at the genetic or cellular level. We begin with the notion of species identity, particularly focusing on the ostensible fixity of species boundaries, and we explore the general biological and philosophical problem of defining species. Against this backdrop, we survey and criticize earlier attempts to forbid crossing species boundaries in the creation (...)
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  33. Sahotra Sarkar & Jason Scott Robert (2003). Introduction. Biology and Philosophy 18 (2):209-217.
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  34. Jason Scott Robert, Constant Factors and Hedgeless Hedges: On Heuristics and Biases Developmental Biology.
    How does a complex organism develop from a relatively simple, homogeneous mass? The usual answer is: through the execution of species-specific genetic instructions specifying the development of that organism. Commentators are sometimes sceptical of this usual answer, but of course not all commentators. Some biologists refer to master control genes responsible for the activation of all the genes responsible for every aspect of organismal development; and some philosophers, most notoriously Rosenberg, buy this claim hook, line, and sinker. Here I explore (...)
     
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  35. Jason Scott Robert (2002). How Developmental is Evolutionary Developmental Biology? Biology and Philosophy 17 (5):591-611.
    Evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) offers both an account of developmental processes and also new integrative frameworks for analyzing interactions between development and evolution. Biologists and philosophers are keen on evo-devo in part because it appears to offer a comfort zone between, on the one hand, what some take to be the relative inability of mainstream evolutionary biology to integrate a developmental perspective; and, on the other hand, what some take to be more intractable syntheses of development and evolution. In this (...)
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  36. Jason Scott Robert, Brian K. Hall & Wendy M. Olson (2001). Bridging the Gap Between Developmental Systems Theory and Evolutionary Developmental Biology†. Bioessays 23 (10):954-962.
  37. Sahotra Sarkar & Jason Scott Robert (2001). Biology and Philosophy Special Issue for 2003 – Evolution and Development. Biology and Philosophy 16 (4):573-573.
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  38. Elisabeth A. Boetzkes & Jason Scott Robert (2000). Editors' Introduction: Toward an Inclusive Health Ethic for Humans and Ecosystems. Ethics and the Environment 5 (2):143-151.
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  39. James R. Griesemer, Michael J. Wade, Populational Heritability, Cutting Some Slack, Jason Scott Robert & Foundational Heresies Fastidious (2000). Volume15 No. 1 January2000. Biology and Philosophy 15:795-798.
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  40. Jason Scott Robert (2000). Fastidious, Foundational Heresies. Biology and Philosophy 15 (1):133-145.
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  41. Jason Scott Robert (2000). Schizophrenia Epigenesis? Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 21 (2):191-215.
    I begin by examining how genetics drivesschizophrenia research, and raise both familiar andrelatively novel criticisms of the evidence putativelysupporting the genetic basis of schizophrenia. Inparticular, I call attention to a set of concernsabout the effects of placentation on concordance ratesof schizophrenia in monozygotic twins, which furtherweakens the case for schizophrenia''s so-called stronggenetic component. I then underscore two criticalpoints. First, I emphasize the importance of takingseriously considerations about the complexity of bothontogenesis and the development of hereditarydiseases. The recognition of developmentalconstraints and (...)
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  42. Jason Scott Robert (2000). The Complexity of Bioethics, the Bioethics of Complexity. Complexity 11 (2).
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  43. Jason Scott Robert (2000). Wild Ontology: Elaborating Environmental Pragmatism. Ethics and the Environment 5 (2):191 - 209.
    I elaborate and critically evaluate the theses of "environmental pragmatism," especially as captured in a recent collection with that title. While I am hopeful about this new approach, I want nonetheless to make reparations for its shortcomings. The primary difficulty is that environmental pragmatists tend to express only implicitly the metaphysical commitments of, say, William James, and yet the claims of environmental pragmatism would be profoundly strengthened by direct appeal to James's metaphysics. The ecosystem approach is particularly amenable to characterization (...)
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  44. Jason Scott Robert (1998). Birth to Death: Science and Bioethics David C. Thomasma and Thomasine Kushner, Editors Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996, Xvi + 398 Pp., US $54.95, $19.95 Paper. [REVIEW] Dialogue 37 (04):810-.
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  45. Jason Scott Robert (1998). Birth to Death. Dialogue 37 (4):810-811.
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  46. Jason Scott Robert (1998). Moral Truthfulness in Genetic Counseling. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 17 (1/2):73-93.
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