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  1. Patrick Bateson (2011). Ethical Debates About Animal Suffering and the Use of Animals in Research. Journal of Consciousness Studies 18 (9-10):9-10.
  2. Patrick Bateson (2008). A Good Approach to Neural and Behavioural Development but Would Be Even Better If Set in a Broader Context. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (3):334-335.
    An attractive feature of Neuroconstructivism, Vol. I: How the Brain Constructs Cognition is its emphasis on the active role of the individual in neural and behavioural development and the importance of the interplay with the environment. Certain aspects of development are omitted, however, such as specializations for the distinctive ecologies of infancy and childhood and the scaffolding-like features of behaviour seen during development. It was also a pity that so little credit was given to many scientists who have contributed to (...)
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  3. Patrick Bateson (2006). Can Neural Nets Capture Animal Behaviour? Trends in Cognitive Sciences 10 (5):196-197.
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  4. Patrick Bateson (2006). The Nest's Tale. A Reply to Richard Dawkins. Biology and Philosophy 21 (4):553-558.
    If temperature does not vary from one generation from to the next but its value is crucial for the development of particular phenotypic characteristics, a long-term change in its value may trigger major evolutionary changes of the organism. If a bird's nest maintains the critical temperature, then a statement that the bird is the nest's way of making another nest is as helpful as accounts couched in terms of genes' intentions. However, the language of intentions rests on different evidence and (...)
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  5. Patrick Bateson (2006). The Adaptability Driver: Links Between Behavior and Evolution. Biological Theory 1 (4):342-345.
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  6. Matteo Mameli & Patrick Bateson (2006). Innateness and the Sciences. Biology and Philosophy 21 (2):155-188.
    The concept of innateness is a part of folk wisdom but is also used by biologists and cognitive scientists. This concept has a legitimate role to play in science only if the colloquial usage relates to a coherent body of evidence. We examine many different candidates for the post of scientific successor of the folk concept of innateness. We argue that none of these candidates is entirely satisfactory. Some of the candidates are more interesting and useful than others, but the (...)
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  7. Patrick Bateson (2004). 9 Genes, Responsibility and the Law. In D. Rees & Steven P. R. Rose (eds.), The New Brain Sciences: Perils and Prospects. Cambridge University Press. 149.
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  8. Patrick Bateson (2004). The Active Role of Behaviour in Evolution. Biology and Philosophy 19 (2):283-298.
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  9. Patrick Bateson (1989). Does Evolutionary Biology Contribute to Ethics? Biology and Philosophy 4 (3):287-301.
    Human propensities that are the products of Darwinian evolution may combine to generate a form of social behavior that is not itself a direct result of such pressure. This possibility may provide a satisfying explanation for the origin of socially transmitted rules such as the incest taboo. Similarly, the regulatory processes of development that generated adaptations to the environment in the circumstances in which they evolved can produce surprising and sometimes maladaptive consequences for the individual in modern conditions. These combinatorial (...)
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  10. Patrick Bateson (1988). The Biological Evolution of Cooperation and Trust. In Diego Gambetta (ed.), Trust: Making and Breaking Cooperative Relations. Blackwell. 14--30.
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  11. Patrick Bateson (1987). Familiarity Out-Breeds. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (1):71.
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  12. Patrick Bateson (1986). Sociobiology and Human Politics. In Steven P. R. Rose & Lisa Appignanesi (eds.), Science and Beyond. B. Blackwell in Association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts. 79--99.
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  13. Patrick Bateson (1984). Flow Diagrams and Hydraulic Models. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (3):382.
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  14. Patrick Bateson (1983). Uncritical Periods and Insensitive Sociobiology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (1):102.
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  15. Patrick Bateson (1981). Linking the Biological Functions and the Mechanisms of Learning: Uses and Abuses. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):142.
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