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  1. Paulo C. Abrantes (2013). Evolução Humana: Estudos Filosóficos. Revista de Filosofia Aurora 25 (423):75.
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  2. Fábio Portela Lopes Almeida & Paulo César Coelho Abrantes (2012). A teoria da dupla herança e a evolução da moralidade. Principia 16 (1):1-32.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2012v16n1p1 A teoria darwinista tem contribuído para a discussão de problemas nos mais diversos campos filosóficos, entre os quais se inclui a ética e a teoria moral. A sociobiologia e a psicologia evolucionista elucidaram muitos aspectos do comportamento social de diversas espécies animais, a partir de mecanismos como a seleção de parentesco e o altruísmo recíproco que, contudo, são insuficientes para explicar a cooperação no caso humano. Como alternativa, a teoria da dupla herança busca explicar o comportamento humano considerando tanto (...)
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  3. Paulo Abrantes (2010). Kuhn e a noção de exemplar. Principia 2 (1):61-102.
    In thts paper I argue that Kuhn's analysis of the role played by `exemplars' in normal science should be considered one of his most important contributions to the Philosophy of Science. The paper makes a detailed analysis of the relationship between the various elements of a 'disciplinary matrix´— empirical generalizations, models and exemplars — starting with Kuhn's views as exposed in various of his books and papers. Kuhn's analysis is investigated in the context of the discussions, in the 50s and (...)
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  4. Paulo Abrantes (2010). Philosophy of Mind. J. Kim [Resenha]. Principia 1 (2):312-325.
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  5. Paulo Abrantes & Charbel Niño El-Hani (2009). Gould, Hull, and the Individuation of Scientific Theories. Foundations of Science 14 (4):295-313.
    When is conceptual change so significant that we should talk about a new theory, not a new version of the same theory? We address this problem here, starting from Gould’s discussion of the individuation of the Darwinian theory. He locates his position between two extremes: ‘minimalist’—a theory should be individuated merely by its insertion in a historical lineage—and ‘maximalist’—exhaustive lists of necessary and sufficient conditions are required for individuation. He imputes the minimalist position to Hull and attempts a reductio : (...)
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  6. Paulo Abrantes (2007). Models and the Dynamics of Theories. Philósophos - Revista de Filosofia 9 (2).
    : This paper gives a historical overview of the ways various trends in the philosophy of science dealt with models and their relationship with the topics of heuristics and theoretical dynamics. First of all, N. Campbell’s account of analogies as components of scientific theories is presented. Next, the notion of ‘model’ in the reconstruction of the structure of scientific theories proposed by logical empiricists is examined. This overview finishes with M. Hesse’s attempts to develop Campbell’s early ideas in terms of (...)
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  7. Paulo Abrantes (2006). A psicologia de senso comum em cenários para a evolução da mente humana. Manuscrito 29 (1).
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  8. Paulo Abrantes & F. P. L. Almeida (2006). Criacionismo e darwinismo confrontam-se nos tribunais... da razão e do direito. Episteme 11 (24):357-402.
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  9. Paulo Abrantes & Felipe Amaral (2005). Funcionalismo e causação mental. Manuscrito 25 (3).
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  10. Paulo Abrantes (2004). O Programa de Uma Epistemologia Evolutiva. Revista de Filosofia 16 (18):11-55.
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  11. Paulo Abrantes (1999). Analogical Reasoning and Modeling in the Sciences. Foundations of Science 4 (3):237-270.
    This paper aims at integrating the work onanalogical reasoning in Cognitive Science into thelong trend of philosophical interest, in this century,in analogical reasoning as a basis for scientificmodeling. In the first part of the paper, threesimulations of analogical reasoning, proposed incognitive science, are presented: Gentner''s StructureMatching Engine, Mitchel''s and Hofstadter''s COPYCATand the Analogical Constraint Mapping Engine, proposedby Holyoak and Thagard. The differences andcontroversial points in these simulations arehighlighted in order to make explicit theirpresuppositions concerning the nature of analogicalreasoning. In the (...)
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