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  1. Raphael Falk (2014). Review of Genetics and Philosophy: An Introduction. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 81 (3):470-475,.
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  2. Raphael Falk (2013). On the Nature of the Gene (Reviewing P.R. Sloan, B. Fogel (Eds.), Creating a Physical Biology: The Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology). [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44 (4):623-625.
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  3. Rony Armon, Ulrich Charpa, Eric Davidson, Ute Deichmann, Raphael Falk, John Glass, Shimon Glick, Manfred Laubichler, Michel Morange, Isaac, Addy Pross, Siegfried Roth & Varda Shoshan-Barmatz (2012). Final Discussion: Issues and Challenges for the Future. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 55 (4):608-611.
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  4. Rony Armon, Ulrich Charpa, Eric Davidson, Ute Deichmann, Raphael Falk, John Glass, Shimon Glick, Manfred Laubichler, Michel Morange & Isaac Yanni Nevo (2012). Final Discussion: Issues and Challenges for the Future. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 55 (4):608-611.
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  5. Raphael Falk (2010). M. Ruse (Ed.). (2009). Thomas Henry Huxley: Evolution & Ethics. Philosophia 38 (2):417-428.
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  6. Raphael Falk (2010). What is a Gene?—Revisited. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 41 (4):396-406.
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  7. Raphael Falk (2008). Molecular Genetics: Increasing the Resolving Power of Genetic Analysis. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 30 (1):43 - 52.
    Contrary to Mendel, who introduced hybridization as a methodology for the study of selected discrete traits, de Vries conceived of organisms to be composed of discrete traits. This introduced into genetic research the dialectics of reductive analysis of genes as instrumental variables versus that of genes as the material atoms of heredity. The latter conception gained support with the analysis of mutations and eventually with high resolution analysis at the genetic and biochemical levels, as achieved in fungi and later in (...)
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  8. Raphael Falk (2008). Wilhelm Johannsen: A Rebel or a Diehard. In Oren Harman & Michael Dietrich (eds.), Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology. Yale University Press.
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  9. Raphael Falk (2007). Genetic Analysis. In Mohan Matthen & Christopher Stephens (eds.), Philosophy of Biology. Elsevier. 3--249.
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  10. Raphael Falk (2006). Mendel's Impact. Science in Context 19 (2):215.
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  11. Raphael Falk (2004). Long Live the Genome! So Should the Gene. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 26 (1):105 - 121.
    Developments in the sequencing of whole genomes and in simultaneously surveying many thousands of transcription and translation products of specific cells have ushered in a conceptual revolution in genetics that rationally introduces top-down, holistic analyses. This emphasized the futility of attempts to reduce genes to structurally discrete entities along the genome, and the need to return to Johannsen's definition of a gene as 'something' that refers to an invariant entity of inheritance and development. We may view genes either as generic (...)
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  12. Raphael Falk (2003). How Many Chromosomes? Biology and Philosophy 18 (4):619-619.
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  13. Raphael Falk (2003). Linkage: From Particulate to Interactive Genetics. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 36 (1):87 - 117.
    Genetics was established on a strict particulate conception of heredity. Genetic linkage, the deviation from independent segregation of Mendelian factors, was conceived as a function of the material allocation of the factors to the chromosomes, rather than to the multiple effects (pleiotropy) of discrete factors. Although linkage maps were abstractions they provided strong support for the chromosomal theory of inheritance. Direct Cytogenetic evidence was scarce until X-ray induced major chromosomal rearrangements allowed direct correlation of genetic and cytological rearrangements. Only with (...)
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  14. Raphael Falk (2001). The Rise and Fall of Dominance. Biology and Philosophy 16 (3):285-323.
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  15. Peter J. Beurton, Raphael Falk & Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (eds.) (2000). The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives. Cambridge University Press.
    Advances in molecular biological research in the last forty years have made the story of the gene vastly complicated: the more we learn about genes, the less sure we are of what a gene really is. Knowledge about the structure and functioning of genes abounds, but the gene has also become curiously intangible. This collection of essays renews the question: what are genes? Philosophers, historians, and working scientists re-evaluate the question in this volume, treating the gene as a focal point (...)
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  16. Raphael Falk (1998). Zionism and the Biology of the Jews. Science in Context 11 (3-4).
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  17. Raphael Falk, Diane B. Paul & Garland Allen (1998). Foreword. Science in Context 11 (3-4).
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  18. Raphael Falk (1995). The Struggle of Genetics for Independence. Journal of the History of Biology 28 (2):219 - 246.
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  19. Raphael Falk (1994). Issues in Evolutionary Epistemology. Philosophia 23 (1-4):333-343.
  20. Raphael Falk (1993). Evolutionary Epistemology: What Phenotype is Selected and Which Genotype Evolves? Biology and Philosophy 8 (2):153-172.
    In 1941/42 Konrad Lorenz suggested that Kant's transcendental categories ofa priori knowledge could be given an empirical interpretation in Darwinian material evolutionary terms: a priori propositional knowledge was an organ subject to natural selection for adaptation to its specific environments. D. Campbell extended the conception, and termed evolution a process of knowledge. The philosophical problem of what knowledge is became a descriptive one of how knowledge developed, the normative semantic questions have been sidestepped, as if the descriptive insights would automatically (...)
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  21. Lia Ettinger, Eva Jablonka & Raphael Falk (1991). On Causality, Heritability and Fitness. Biology and Philosophy 6 (1):27-29.
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  22. Raphael Falk (1991). The Dominance of Traits in Genetic Analysis. Journal of the History of Biology 24 (3):457 - 484.
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  23. Raphael Falk & Sahotra Sarkar (1991). The Real Objective of Mendel's Paper: A Response to Monaghan and Corcos. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 6 (4):447-451.
    Mendel's work in hybridization is ipso facto a study in inheritance. He is explicit in his interest to formulate universal generalizations, and at least in the case of the independent segregation of traits, he formulated his conclusions in the form of a law. Mendel did not discern, however, the inheritance of traits from that of the potential for traits. Choosing to study discrete non-overlapping traits, this did not hamper his efforts.
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  24. Raphael Falk (1990). Between Beanbag Genetics and Natural Selection. Biology and Philosophy 5 (3):313-325.
    The encounter between the Darwinian theory of evolution and Mendelism could be resolved only when reductionist tools could be applied to the analysis of complex systems. The instrumental reductionist interpretation of the hereditary basis of continuously varying traits provided mathematical tools which eventually allowed the construction of the Modern Synthesis of the theory of evolution.When genotypic as well as environmental variance allow the isolation of parts of the system, it is possible to apply Mendelian reductionism, that is , to treat (...)
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  25. Raphael Falk (1988). Species as Individuals. Biology and Philosophy 3 (4):455-462.
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  26. Raphael Falk (1987). Evolutionary Epistemology as a Philosophy of Nature. [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 9 (2):339 - 346.
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  27. Kenneth J. Perszyk, Raphael Falk & David Shatz (1987). Critical Studies. Philosophia 17 (3):355-364.
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  28. Raphael Falk (1986). What is a Gene? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 17 (2):133-173.
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