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  1. Michael Bradie (1986). Assessing Evolutionary Epistemology. Biology and Philosophy 1 (4):401-459.
    There are two interrelated but distinct programs which go by the name evolutionary epistemology. One attempts to account for the characteristics of cognitive mechanisms in animals and humans by a straightforward extension of the biological theory of evolution to those aspects or traits of animals which are the biological substrates of cognitive activity, e.g., their brains, sensory systems, motor systems, etc. (EEM program). The other program attempts to account for the evaluation of ideas, scientific theories and culture in general by (...)
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    Michael Bradie (1999). Science and Metaphor. Biology and Philosophy 14 (2):159-166.
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    Michael Bradie (1979). Pragmatism and Internal Realism. Analysis 39 (1):4 - 10.
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  4. Michael Bradie, Evolutionary Epistemology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Michael Bradie (1994). Epistemology From an Evolutionary Point of View. In E. Sober (ed.), Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology. The MIT Press. Bradford Books 453--476.
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  6. Michael Bradie (1974). Polanyi on the Meno Paradox. Philosophy of Science 41 (2):203.
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    Michael Bradie (1994). The Secret Chain: Evolution and Ethics. State University of New York Press.
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    Michael Bradie (1985). Recent Developments in the Physics of Time and General Cosmology. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 12 (4):371-395.
  9. Michael P. Bradie (1976). The Causal Theory of Perception. Synthese 33 (2-4):41 - 74.
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    Michael Bradie (1999). Evolutionary Game Theory Meets the Social Contract. Biology and Philosophy 14 (4):607-613.
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    Michael Bradie (1972). Is Scientific Realism a Contingent Thesis? PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1972:367 - 373.
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    Michael Bradie & Fred D. Miller (1984). Teleology and Natural Necessity in Aristotle. History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (2):133 - 146.
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    Michael Bradie (2002). Individualism and Holism in the Social Sciences. Analyse & Kritik 24 (1):87-100.
    Harold Kincaid's 'Individualism and the Unity of Science' is a subtle and nuanced analysis of the interlocking themes and issues surrounding the struggle between 'holists' and 'individualists' in the social sciences. Two major claims, one substantial and one methodological, emerge from this analysis. The substantial claim is a defence of a 'non-reductive unity' of the sciences. The methodological claim is that the disputes between reductionists and pluralists or between individualists and holists are empirical and not conceptual disputes. In this paper, (...)
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    Michael Bradie (2004). Sociobiology and the Roots of Normativity. Think 2 (6):73-82.
    Michael Bradie challenges the assumption, common among sociobiologists and evolutionary psychologists, that it is to science, not philosophy, that we must look if we wish to answer the fundamental questions of ethics.
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    Michael Bradie (2009). What's Wrong with Methodological Naturalism? Human Affairs 19 (2):126 - 137.
    The compatibility of Darwinism with religious beliefs has been the subject of vigorous debate from 1859 to the present day. Darwin himself did not think that there was any incompatibility between his theory of natural selection and the existence of God. However, he did not think that appeals to the direct or indirect activity of a Creator substantially increased our understanding of any natural phenomenon. In effect, Darwin endorsed what we would today label as ’methodological naturalism,’ roughly the view that (...)
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    Michael Bradie (2007). Evolution and Normativity. In Mohan Matthen & Christopher Stephens (eds.), Philosophy of Biology. Elsevier 201.
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    Michael Bradie (1996). Darwin and the Animals. Biology and Philosophy 12 (1):73-88.
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    Michael Bradie (2003). The ‘New Science of Memetics’: The Case Against. Think 2 (5):27.
    Michael Bradie does not share Blackmore's enthusiasm for the ‘new science of memetics’.
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    Michael Bradie (1983). Recent Work on Criteria for Event Identity, 1967-1979. Philosophy Research Archives 9:29-77.
    The paper reviews the arguments for and against a number of criteria for event identity. The proliferation of such criteria in the 1970’s raises the question of how one is to choose between them. Eight adequacy conditions, whose own adequacy has been argued for elsewhere, are determined to be insufticient for deciding among the criteria. Some concluding remarks about the role of the adequacy conditions and the problem of choosing a criterion are offered. Finally, questions about the nature of and (...)
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    Michael Bradie (1996). Ontic Realism and Scientific Explanation. Philosophy of Science 63 (3):321.
    Wesley Salmon defends an ontic realism that distinguishes explanatory from descriptive knowledge. Explanatory knowledge makes appeals to (unobservable) theoretical acausal mechanisms. Salmon presents an argument designed both to legitimize attributing truth values to theoretical claims and to justify treating theoretical claims as descriptions. The argument succeeds but only at the price of calling the distinction between explanation and description into question. Even if Salmon's attempts to distinguish causal mechanisms from other mechanisms are successful, the assumed centrality of the appeal to (...)
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    Andrew Altman & Michael Bradie (1980). Meaning, Truth and Evidence. Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):113-122.
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    Michael Bradie (1984). Rationality and the Objectivity of Values. The Monist 67 (3):467-482.
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  23. Michael Bradie (1984). The Metaphorical Character of Science. Philosophia Naturalis 21 (2/4):229-243.
     
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    Andrew Altman, Michael Bradie & Fred D. Miller (1979). On Doing Without Events. Philosophical Studies 36 (3):301 - 307.
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    Michael Bradie (2006). An Information-Theoretic Approach to Evolutionary Epistemology. [REVIEW] Biological Theory 1 (4):431-433.
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    Michael Bradie (1975). Supererogatory Evidence. Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):109-120.
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    Michael Bradie (1987). Revolution in Science. Teaching Philosophy 10 (2):157-158.
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    Michael Bradie (1981). Adequacy Conditions and Event Identity. Synthese 49 (3):337 - 374.
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    Michael Bradie (1992). Darwin's Legacy. Biology and Philosophy 7 (1):111-126.
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    Michael Bradie (1996). Taking Popper Seriously. Biology and Philosophy 11 (2):259-270.
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    Michael Bradie (2001). Beyond Evolution. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (1):235-238.
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    Adam Swift, Richard Swinburne, Frank Jackson, Piers Benn, Richard Double, Marilyn Mason, Roy Jackson, Michael Ruse, Alan Sidelle & Michael Bradie (2009). Issue Six• Spring 2004. In David Papineau (ed.), Philosophy. Oxford University Press 175003.
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    Michael Bradie (1973). Book Review:Scientific Method: The Hypothetico-Experimental Laboratory Procedure of the Physical Sciences James K. Feibleman. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 40 (3):467-.
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    Michael Bradie (1994). What Does Evolutionary Biology Tell Us About Philosophy and Religion? Zygon 29 (1):45-54.
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    Michael Bradie (1999). A Clash of Competing Metaphors. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):887-887.
    Metaphors have three important functions in scientific discourse: heuristic, rhetorical, and epistemic. I argue that, contrary to prevailing opinion, metaphors are indispensable components of scientific methodology as well as scientific communication. Insofar as the choice of metaphors reflects ideological commitments, all science is ideological. The philosophically vexed question is how to characterize the sense in which science is not merely ideological.
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    Michael Bradie (1999). Scaling the Metaphorical Brick Wall. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (6):947-948.
    Palmer argues that functionalist accounts of the mind are radically incomplete in virtue of a “metaphorical brick wall” that precludes a complete treatment of qualia. I argue that functionalists should remain unmoved by this line of argument to the effect that their accounts fail to do justice to some “intrinsic” features of experience.
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    Michael Bradie (2001). Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (1):235-238.
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    Michael Bradie (1987). Coming of Age in the Philosophy of Biology. Inquiry 30 (4):459 – 475.
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    Michael P. Bradie (1977). The Development of Russell's Structural Postulates. Philosophy of Science 44 (3):441-463.
    From 1914 on Russell's epistemology was dominated by the attempt to show how we come by our knowledge of the external world. As he gradually became aware of the inadequacies of the "pure empiricist" approach, Russell realized that his program was viable only insofar as certain postulates of inference were allowed. In this paper I trace the development of the structural postulates from Analysis of Matter to Human Knowledge. The basic continuity of Russell's thought is established. Certain confusions implicit in (...)
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    Michael Bradie (2000). A Discipline Matures. Biology and Philosophy 15 (4):575-593.
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    Michael Bradie (2004). Without Good Reason. International Studies in Philosophy 36 (4):131-132.
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    Michael Bradie (1982). The Philosophy of Charles S. Peirce. Teaching Philosophy 5 (3):254-258.
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    Michael Bradie (1981). Comments of Sayre's “Pure and Applied Reason”. Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 3:14-16.
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    Michael Bradie (2004). Naturalism and Evolutionary Epistemologies. In M. Sintonen, J. Wolenski & I. Niiniluoto (eds.), Handbook of Epistemology. Kluwer 735--745.
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    Michael Bradie (1993). Ethics and Evolution: The Biological Basis of Morality. Inquiry 36 (1 & 2):199 – 217.
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    Michael Bradie (1994). Metaphors and Mechanisms in Vehicle-Based Selection Theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (4):612.
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    Michael Bradie (1999). Lewontin's Legacy. Biology and Philosophy 14 (2):157-158.
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    Michael Bradie (1976). Ayer and Russell on Naive Realism. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:175 - 181.
    In this article Ayer's criticisms of Russell's defense of scientific realism and his criticisms of Russell's rejection of naive realism are discussed. It is argued that Ayer's criticisms either lack force or depend for their validity on the assumption of existence of a clear cut distinction between conventional and factual issues, an assumption which is question begging with respect to his discussion of Russell.
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    Michael Bradie (1990). The Evolution of Scientific Lineages. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:245 - 254.
    The fundamental dialectic of Science as a Process is the interaction between two narrative levels. At one level, the book is a historical narrative of one aspect of one ongoing problem in systematics. At the second level, Hull presents a theoretical model of the scientific process which draws heavily on invoked similarities between biological and scientific change. I first situate the model as one alternative among several which loosely fit under the umbrella of 'evolutionary epistemologies.' Second, I explore one of (...)
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    Michael Bradie (2000). Individualism and the Unity of Science, Harold Kincaid. Rowman & Littlefield, 1997, VII + 165 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 16 (1):147-174.
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