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  1. Ronald Munson (2010). The Elements of Reasoning. Wadsworth.
    This text is not only perfect for a college course in argument analysis, but also as a reference tool when confronted with arguments outside the classroom experience.
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  2. Ronald Munson (2009). The Woman Who Decided to Die: Challenges and Choices at the Edges of Medicine. Oxford University Press.
    The woman who decided to die -- Like leaving a note -- The agents -- Unsuitable -- Nothing personal -- "He's had enough" -- Not more equal -- The last thing you can do for him -- The boy who was addicted to pain -- It seemed like a good idea.
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  3. Charles T. Driscoll, Young-Ji Han, Celia Y. Chen, David C. Evers, Kathleen Fallon Lambert, Thomas M. Holsen, Neil C. Kamman & Ronald K. Munson (2007). Mercury Contamination in Forest and Freshwater Ecosystems in the Northeastern United States. BioScience 57 (1):17-28.
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  4. Ronald Munson & Paul A. Roth (1994). Testing Normative Naturalism: The Problem of Scientific Medicine. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):571-584.
    Laudan's normative naturalism' claims to account for the success of science by construing theories and other claims as methodological rules interpreted as defeasible hypothetical imperatives for securing cognitive ends. We ask two questions regarding the adequacy for medicine of Laudan's meta- methodology. First, although Laudan denies that general aims can be assigned to a science, we show that this is not the case for medicine. Second, we argue that Laudan's account yields mixed results as a tool for evaluating methodological rules (...)
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  5. Ronald Munson & Lawrence H. Davis (1992). Germ-Line Gene Therapy and the Medical Imperative. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 2 (2):137-158.
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  6. Helman R. Brook, Robert J. Comiskey, Ronald Munson & Kai Nielsen (1983). Commentaries on the Issue. Criminal Justice Ethics 2 (2):49-55.
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  7. Ronald Munson (1981). Why Medicine Cannot Be a Science. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 6 (2):183-208.
    My thesis is that, although medicine is scientific, it is not and can not become a science. After rejecting as flawed an argument attempting to show that medicine is already a science, I argue that a comparison of such basic, defining features as internal aims, criteria of success, and principles regulating the enterprises demonstrate that medicine and science are inherently different. I then argue that while it may be possible to reduce the cognitive content of medicine to biology, medicine itself (...)
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  8. Ronald Munson (1975). Is Biology a Provincial Science? Philosophy of Science 42 (4):428-447.
    My thesis is that biology is most plausibly regarded as a universal, as distinct from a provincial, science. First, I develop the general notion of a provincial science, formulate three criteria for applying the concept, and present brief examples illustrating their use. Second, I argue that a consideration of population genetics as a characteristic example of a basic biological theory strengthens the prior presumption that biology is not a provincial science. Finally, I examine two arguments to the effect that biology (...)
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  9. Ronald Munson (1974). The Philosophy of Biology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 5 (1):73-85.
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  10. Ronald Munson (1972). Biological Adaptation: A Reply. Philosophy of Science 39 (4):529-532.
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  11. Ronald Munson (1971). Biological Adaptation. Philosophy of Science 38 (2):200-215.
    In this paper I attempt to show that adaptational sentences (i.e. sentences containing the terms "adaptive", "adapted", etc.) in evolutionary biology are best interpreted as equivalent to sentences about Darwinian or genetical selection. Thus, the use of adaptational languages does not introduce final purposes or other nonempirical notions into biology. I also try to demonstrate that adaptational sentences and functional sentences are not equivalent in an evolutionary context so that an analysis of function does not dispense with the need for (...)
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  12. Ronald Munson (1971). Man and Nature. [New York,Dell Pub. Co..
     
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  13. Ronald Munson (1970). Biological Species: Mr. Lehman's Thesis. Philosophy of Science 37 (1):121-124.
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