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    Manfred D. Laubichler & Günter P. Wagner (2001). How Molecular is Molecular Developmental Biology? A Reply to Alex Rosenberg's Reductionism Redux: Computing the Embryo. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 16 (1):53-68.
    This paper argues in defense of theanti-reductionist consensus in the philosophy ofbiology. More specifically, it takes issues with AlexRosenberg's recent challenge of this position. Weargue that the results of modern developmentalgenetics rather than eliminating the need forfunctional kinds in explanations of developmentactually reinforce their importance.
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    Peter Hammerstein, Edward H. Hagen & Manfred D. Laubichler (2006). The Strategic View of Biological Agents. Biological Theory 1 (2):191-194.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler & Gunter P. Wagner (2000). Organism and Character Decomposition: Steps Towards an Integrative Theory of Biology. Philosophy of Science 67 (3):300.
    In this paper we argue that an operational organism concept can help to overcome the structural deficiency of mathematical models in biology. In our opinion, the structural deficiency of mathematical models lies mainly in our inability to identify functionally relevant biological characters in biological systems, and not so much in a lack of adequate mathematical representations of biological processes. We argue that the problem of character identification in biological systems is linked to the question of a properly formulated organism concept. (...)
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    Brian K. Hall & Manfred D. Laubichler (2008). Conrad H. Waddington: Towards a Theoretical Biology. Biological Theory 3 (3):233-237.
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    William A. Griffin, Manfred D. Laubichler & Werner Callebaut (2008). Agents, Modeling Processes, and the Allure of Prophecy. Biological Theory 3 (1):73-78.
    Ioannidis [Why most published research findings are false. PLoS Med 2: e124 ] identifies six factors that contribute to explaining why most of the current published research findings are more likely to be false than true, and argues that for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias. In this article, we argue that three “hot” areas in current biological research, viz., agent-based modeling, evolutionary developmental biology , and systems biology, are (...)
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    Manfred D. Laubichler, Edward H. Hagen & Peter Hammerstein (2005). The Strategy Concept and John Maynard Smith's Influence on Theoretical Biology. Biology and Philosophy 20 (5):1041-1050.
    Here we argue that the concept of strategies, as it was introduced into biology by John Maynard Smith, is a prime illustration of the four dimensions of theoretical biology in the post-genomic era. These four dimensions are: data analysis and management, mathematical and computational model building and simulation, concept formation and analysis, and theory integration. We argue that all four dimensions of theoretical biology are crucial to future interactions between theoretical and empirical biologists as well as with philosophers of biology.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2000). The Organism is Dead. Long Live the Organism! Perspectives on Science 8 (3):286-315.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler & Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (2006). August Weismann and Theoretical Biology. Biological Theory 1 (2):195-198.
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    Werner Callebaut & Manfred D. Laubichler (2007). Biocomplexity as a Challenge for Biological Theory. Biological Theory 2 (1):1-2.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2003). From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design (Review). Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 46 (1):148-153.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2006). Does EvoDevo Equal Regulatory Evolution?: Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom Sean B. Carroll New York and London : Norton , 2005 (350 Pp; $25.95 Hbk; ISBN 0393060160); From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design (2nd Ed.) Sean B. Carroll , Jennifer K. Grenier , Scott D. Weatherbee Malden, MA : Blackwell , 2004 (258 Pp; $49.95 Pbk; ISBN 1405119500). [REVIEW] Biological Theory 1 (1):102-103.
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    Root Gorelick & Manfred D. Laubichler (2008). Genetic= Heritable (Genetic# DNA). Biological Theory 3 (1):79-84.
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    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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    Werner Callebaut & Manfred D. Laubichler (2007). From Cells to Systems: Conceptual Abstractions of Biological Building Blocks. Biological Theory 2 (2):117-118.
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    Jürgen Gadau & Manfred D. Laubichler (2006). Relatedness: Capturing Cohesion in Biological Systems. Biological Theory 1 (4):414-417.
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    Werner Callebaut, Linnda R. Caporael, Peter Hammerstein, Manfred D. Laubichler & Gerd B. Müller (2006). Risking Deeper Integration. Biological Theory 1 (1):1-3.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2000). Symposium "the Organism in Philosophical Focus"--An Introduction. Philosophy of Science 67 (3):259.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2007). Where is Theoretical Biology Heading? Biological Theory 2 (2):210-212.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2007). The Specter of the Past: What the History of Theoretical Biology Means Today. Biological Theory 2 (2):131-133.
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    Gunter P. Wagner & Manfred D. Laubichler (2001). Character Identification: The Role of the Organism. In G. P. Wagner (ed.), The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology. Academic Press 143--165.
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    Jane Maienschein & Manfred D. Laubichler (2010). The Embryo Project: An Integrated Approach to History, Practices, and Social Contexts of Embryo Research. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 43 (1):1 - 16.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2009). Form and Function in Evo Devo: Historical and Conceptual Reflections. In Manfred Laubichler & Jane Maienschein (eds.), Form and Function in Developmental Evolution. Cambridge University Press 10.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2007). The Regulatory Genome: Eric Davidson at 70. Bioessays 29 (9):937-939.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (1999). A Semiotic Perspective on Biological Objects and Biological Functions. Semiotica 127 (1-4):415-432.
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    Gerald L. Geison & Manfred D. Laubichler (2001). The Varied Lives of Organisms: Variation in the Historiography of the Biological Sciences. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 32 (1):1-29.
    This paper emphasizes the crucial role of variation, at several different levels, for a detailed historical understanding of the development of the biomedical sciences. Going beyond valuable recent studies that focus on model organisms, experimental systems and instruments, we argue that all of these categories can be accommodated within our approach, which pays special attention to organismal and cultural variation. Our empirical examples are drawn in particular from recent historical studies of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century genetics and physiology. Based on (...)
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    Manfred D. Laubichler & Lydia Pyne (2006). The Borges Challenge in Biology Genetics and the Logic of Evolution. (2004). Kenneth M. Weiss and Anne V. Buchanan. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey. Xiii+541 Pp. ISBN 0‐471‐23805‐8. [REVIEW] Bioessays 28 (7):768-769.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2010). Evolutionary Developmental Biology Offers a Significant Challenge to the Neo-Darwinian Paradigm. In Francisco José Ayala & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology. Wiley-Blackwell Pub.
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    Manfred D. Laubichier, Manfred D. Laubichler & Gunter P. Wagner (2000). Philosophy of Biology, Psychology, and Neuroscience-The Organism in Philosophical Focus-Organism and Character Decomposition: Steps Towards an Integrative Theory of Biology. Philosophy of Science 67 (3).
     
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    Manfred D. Laubichler & Angela N. H. Creager (1999). Essay Review-How Constructive is Deconstruction? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 30 (1):129.
     
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (1995). Wider den Revolutionszwang! Ethik Und Sozialwissenschaften 6 (3):333.
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    Manfred D. Laubichler (2007). Evolutionary Developmental Biology. In David L. Hull & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Cambridge University Press