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  1. Peter J. Bowler (2014). Francis Galton's Saltationism and the Ambiguities of Selection. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48:272-279.
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  2. Peter J. Bowler (2013). Popular Science Magazines in Interwar Britain: Authors and Readerships. Science in Context 26 (3):437-457.
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  3. Peter J. Bowler (2013). The Culture of Nature in Britain. Annals of Science 70 (1):129-131.
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  4. Peter J. Bowler (2012). Monism in Britain : Biologists and the Rationalist Press Association. In Todd H. Weir (ed.), Monism: Science, Philosophy, Religion, and the History of a Worldview. Palgrave Macmillan.
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  5. Peter J. Bowler (2009). Geographical Distribution in the Origin of Species. In Michael Ruse & Robert J. Richards (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the "Origin of Species". Cambridge University Press.
     
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  6. Peter J. Bowler (2009). Life Sciences. Annals of Science 66 (1):145-147.
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  7. Peter J. Bowler (2009). The Eclipse of Pseudo-Darwinism? Reflections on Some Recent Developments in Darwin Studies. History of Science 47 (158):431-443.
     
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  8. Peter J. Bowler (2007). From Dodo to Darwin. BioScience 57 (3):287-288.
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  9. Peter J. Bowler (2006). Hugo De Vries and Thomas Hunt Morgan: The Mutation Theory and the Spirit of Darwinism. Annals of Science 35 (1):55-73.
    A great deal is known about the technical issues surrounding the introduction of Hugo De Vries's mutation theory and the subsequent development of the modern genetical theory of natural selection. But so far little has been done to relate these events to the wider issues of the time. This article suggests that extra-scientific factors played a significant role, and substantiates this by comparing De Vries's respect for the original Darwinian spirit with Thomas Hunt Morgan's use of the mutation theory as (...)
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  10. Peter J. Bowler (2005). Revisiting the Eclipse of Darwinism. Journal of the History of Biology 38 (1):19 - 32.
    The article sums up a number of points made by the author concerning the response to Darwinism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and repeats the claim that a proper understanding of the theory's impact must take account of the extent to which what are now regarded as the key aspects of Darwin's thinking were evaded by his immediate followers. Potential challenges to this position are described and responded to.
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  11. Peter J. Bowler (2001). Reconciling Science and Religion: THE DEBATE IN EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN. University of Chicago Press.
    Although much has been written about the vigorous debates over science and religion in the Victorian era, little attention has been paid to their continuing importance in early twentieth-century Britain. Reconciling Science and Religion provides a comprehensive survey of the interplay between British science and religion from the late nineteenth century to World War II. Peter J. Bowler argues that unlike the United States, where a strong fundamentalist opposition to evolutionism developed in the 1920s (most famously expressed in the Scopes (...)
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  12. Peter J. Bowler (2000). Philosophy, Instinct, Intuition: What Motivates the Scientist in Search of a Theory? Biology and Philosophy 15 (1):93-101.
    This article questions whether philosophical considerations play any substantial role in the actual process of scientific research. Using examples mostly from the nineteenth century, it suggests that scientists generally choose their basic theoretical orientation, and their research strategies, on the basis of non-rationalized feelings which might be described as instinct or intuition. In one case where methodological principles were the driving force (Charles Lyell's uniformitarian geology), the effect was counterproductive.
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  13. Peter J. Bowler (1997). Life's Splendid Drama: Evolutionary Biology and the Reconstruction of Life's Ancestry, 1860-1940. Journal of the History of Biology 30 (2):303-306.
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  14. Peter J. Bowler & Thomas Junker (1997). Charles Darwin: The Man and His Influence. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 19 (3).
     
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  15. Michael T. Ghiselin, Joseph Lester & Peter J. Bowler (1996). Rediscovering the Science of the History of Life. A Review of E. Ray Lankester and the Making of Modern British Biology. [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 18 (1):123-128.
     
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  16. Frederick Burkhardt, Duncan M. Porter, Joy Harvey, Marsha Richmond & Peter J. Bowler (1995). The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Vol. 9: 1861. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 17 (1):173.
     
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  17. Adrian Desmond & Peter J. Bowler (1995). Huxley: The Devil's Disciple. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 17 (1):173.
     
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  18. Peter J. Bowler (1994). Are the Arthropoda a Natural Group? An Episode in the History of Evolutionary Biology. Journal of the History of Biology 27 (2):177 - 213.
  19. Peter J. Bowler (1993). A Bridge Too Far. Biology and Philosophy 8 (1):99-102.
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  20. Peter J. Bowler (1993). A Response to Robert J. Richards, “Ideology and the History of Science”. Biology and Philosophy 8 (1):109-110.
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  21. Peter J. Bowler (1993). The Norton History of the Environmental Sciences.
     
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  22. Peter J. Bowler (1992). Darwinism and Victorian Values: Threat or Opportunity? Proceedings of the British Academy 78:129-147.
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  23. Peter J. Bowler (1990). The Non-Darwinian Revolution: Reinterpreting a Historical Myth. Journal of the History of Biology 23 (3):529-531.
     
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  24. Peter J. Bowler (1989). Darwin on Man in the "Origin of Species": A Reply to Carl Bajema. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 22 (3):497 - 500.
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  25. Peter J. Bowler (1988). Theories of Human Evolution: A Century of Debate, 1844-1944. Journal of the History of Biology 21 (1):165-166.
     
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  26. Peter J. Bowler (1988). The Whig Interpretation of Geology. Biology and Philosophy 3 (1):99-103.
  27. Peter J. Bowler (1986). Varieties of Evolutionism. [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 8 (1):113 - 119.
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  28. Peter J. Bowler (1985). Evolution: The History of an Idea. Journal of the History of Biology 18 (1):155-157.
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  29. Peter J. Bowler (1985). Response to MacKenzie. Annals of Science 42 (4):420-420.
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  30. Peter J. Bowler (1984). E. W. MacBride's Lamarckian Eugenics and its Implications for the Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge. Annals of Science 41 (3):245-260.
    E. W. MacBride was one of the last supporters of Lamarckian evolution, and played a prominent role in the ‘case of the midwife toad’. Unlike most Lamarckians, however, he adopted a very conservative political stance, advocating the permanent inferiority of some races and the necessity of restricting the breeding of the unfit. This article shows how MacBride turned Lamarckism into a plausible means of supporting these positions, by arguing that progressive evolution is a slow process, and that degeneration of the (...)
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  31. Peter J. Bowler (1984). The Eclipse of Darwinism: Anti-Darwinian Evolution Theories in the Decades Around 1900. Journal of the History of Biology 17 (3):433-434.
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  32. Peter J. Bowler (1978). Fossils and Progress. Journal of the History of Biology 11 (1):217-217.
     
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  33. Peter J. Bowler (1977). Darwinism and the Argument From Design: Suggestions for a Reevaluation. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 10 (1):29 - 43.
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  34. Peter J. Bowler (1976). Malthus, Darwin, and the Concept of Struggle. Journal of the History of Ideas 37 (4):631.
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  35. Peter J. Bowler (1975). Herbert Spencer and "Evolution" - An Additional Note. Journal of the History of Ideas 36 (2):367.
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  36. Peter J. Bowler (1975). The Changing Meaning of "Evolution". Journal of the History of Ideas 36 (1):95.
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  37. Peter J. Bowler (1974). Sir Francis Palgrave on Natural Theology. Journal of the History of Ideas 35 (1):144.
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  38. Peter J. Bowler (1973). Bonnet and Buffon: Theories of Generation and the Problem of Species. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 6 (2):259 - 281.
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  39. Peter J. Bowler (1971). Preformation and Pre-Existence in the Seventeenth Century: A Brief Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 4 (2):221 - 244.
    It is beyond the scope of this paper to describe in detail the rise to popularity of the emboîtement theories during the last decades of the seventeenth century.51 Eventually the theories did gain great influence, but some points emerging from the above discussion indicate that the rise to popularity was not, perhaps, quite as rapid as has sometimes been assumed.52 Although the earlier preformation theories were sometimes regarded as the ancestors of the later ideas,53 there was little intellectual continuity between (...)
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  40. Peter J. Bowler & Toronto (1971). The Impact of Theories of Generation Upon the Concept of a Biological Species in the Last Half of the Eighteenth Century. The Author.
     
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