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  1. Predrag Šustar & Zdenka Brzović (forthcoming). The Function Debate: Between “Cheap Tricks” and Evolutionary Neutrality. Synthese:1-19.
    We examine the use of the notion of natural selection in the philosophical debate on functions in biology. This debate has been largely shaped by the way in which different accounts assess various selective pressures in justifying claims about biological functions. Cummins (Functions: new essays in the philosophy of psychology and biology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp 157–172, 2002), one of the main proponents of the causal role account of biological functions, argues that a correctly understood neo-Darwinian notion of natural (...)
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  2. Predrag Sustar (2009). The Kantian Colibri Against the Darwin Woodpecker. Regulatory Approach to Biological Nomicity. Verifiche: Rivista Trimestrale di Scienze Umane 38 (1-4):55-83.
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  3. Cristina Bicchieri, Jason McKenzie Alexander, Kevin T. Kelly, Kevin Js Zollman, Malcolm R. Forster, Predrag Šustar, Patrick Forber, Kenneth Reisman, Jay Odenbaugh & Yoichi Ishida (2007). 10. Philosophy of Chemistry. Philosophy of Science 74 (5).
     
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  4. Predrag Sustar (2007). Crick's Notion of Genetic Information and the ‘Central Dogma’ of Molecular Biology. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58 (1):13-24.
    An assessment is offered of the recent debate on information in the philosophy of biology, and an analysis is provided of the notion of information as applied in scientific practice in molecular genetics. In particular, this paper deals with the dependence of basic generalizations of molecular biology, above all the ‘central dogma’, on the so-called ‘informational talk’ (Maynard Smith [2000a]). It is argued that talk of information in the ‘central dogma’ can be reduced to causal claims. In that respect, the (...)
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  5. Predrag Sustar (2007). Neo‐Functional Analysis: Phylogenetical Restrictions on Causal Role Functions. Philosophy of Science 74 (5):601-615.
    The most recent resurgence of philosophical attention to the so-called ‘functional talk’ in the sciences can be summarized in terms of the following questions: (Q1) What kind of restrictions, and in particular, what kind of evolutionary restrictions as well as to what extent, are involved in functional ascriptions? (Q2) How can we account for the explanatory import of function-ascribing statements? This paper addresses these questions on the basis of a modified version of Cummins’ functional analysis. The modification in question is (...)
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  6. Predrag Šustar (2007). Crick's Notion of Genetic Information and the 'Central Dogma' of Molecular Biology. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58 (1):13 - 24.
    An assessment is offered of the recent debate on information in the philosophy of biology, and an analysis is provided of the notion of information as applied in scientific practice in molecular genetics. In particular, this paper deals with the dependence of basic generalizations of molecular biology, above all the 'central dogma', on the socalled 'informational talk' (Maynard Smith [2000a]). It is argued that talk of information in the 'central dogma' can be reduced to causal claims. In that respect, the (...)
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  7. Predrag Šustar (2007). Neo-Functional Analysis: Phylogenetical Restrictions on Causal Role Functions. Philosophy of Science 74 (5):601-615.
    The most recent resurgence of philosophical attention to the so-called ‘functional talk' in the sciences can be summarized in terms of the following questions: (Q1) What kind of restrictions, and in particular, what kind of evolutionary restrictions as well as to what extent, is involved in functional ascriptions? (Q2) How can we account for the explanatory import of function-ascribing statements? This paper addresses these questions through a modified version of Cummins' functional analysis. The modification in question is concerned with phylogenetical (...)
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  8. Predrag Šustar (2005). Il Problema Delle Leggi Biologiche: Una Soluzione di Tipo Kantiano. Cleup.
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  9. Predrag Šustar (2005). Nomological and Transcendental Criteria for Scientific Laws. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):533-544.
    It has become a standard view in the philosophy of science scholarship (e.g., van Fraassen [1989]) that debates on the problem of laws of nature and/or scientific laws employ pre-Kantian approaches to the subject in question. But what exactly a Kantian approach might look like and, above all, what Kant endorses on this matter are not entirely settled issues. In particular, this regards Kant’s argument on the problem of ’necessity grounding’ with respect to different types of the so-called “empirical laws (...)
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  10. Predrag Šustar (2005). Preface. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):485-485.
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  11. Predrag Sustar, Luca Illetterati, Alberto Vanzo & Gabriele Tomasi (2005). Kant Revisited. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 5 (15):485-567.
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  12. Predrag Sustar (2001). La generazione e l'impresa critica. la costituzione della filosofia kantiana della" biologia". Verifiche: Rivista Trimestrale di Scienze Umane 30 (1):75-136.
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  13. Predrag Šustar (2001). B. De Mori, Inventare il giusto e l'ingiusto: Saggio sull'etica diJohn Leslie Mackie. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 2:181-183.
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  14. Predrag Šustar (2001). Inventare Il Giusto E L'Ingiusto. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):181-183.
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  15. Predrag Šustar (1955). Il colibri kantiano contro il picchio darwiniano: L'approccio normativo alla nomicità biologica. Verifiche: Rivista Trimestrale di Scienze Umane 38 (2009):83.
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