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  1. Mechanism and the Philosophy of Biology.Robert Ackermann - 1968 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):143-151.
  2. Agar's Review of Katz. [REVIEW]Nicholas Agar - 2002 - Biology and Philosophy 17 (1):123-139.
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  3. I RECENTI STUDI SULLA BIOLOGIA DI ARISTOTELE COME CONTRIBUTO PER UNA CRITICA ALL’INTERPRETAZIONE DEI NATURPHILOSOPHEN.Gaetano Albergo - 2016 - Philosophica -- Revista Do Departamento de Filosofia da Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa 47.
    The work realized by Aristotle in his investigations on the natural world, in particular the biological world, has as backdrop two theoretical assumptions: the ability to organize phainomena in such a dialectically well structured, although at the same time open and flexible way, as the living reality that is studied, and the opportunity to offer to the theoretical knowledge, of axiomatic nature, not only information and tools for the understanding of individual species, but also methods, and its logic, which, if (...)
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  4. Sex and Death: An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology (Review).Daniel A. Albert - 2000 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 43 (4):622-623.
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  5. Belief and Survival.James Alcock - 2003 - World Futures 59 (3 & 4):189 – 200.
    Our ability to survive in a world beset by looming global perils depends ultimately on our collective will to harness our intellects and change our behaviors. In order to respond appropriately, people must first believe that serious problems exist, that there are potential solutions, and that they have a role to play in finding and implementing them. Without such beliefs, individual change is unlikely. In order to promote belief change, it is important to understand how beliefs are learned, what their (...)
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  6. Biology and Ideology From Descartes to Dawkins.Denis R. Alexander & Ronald L. Numbers (eds.) - 2010 - University of Chicago Press.
    Over the course of human history, the sciences, and biology in particular, have often been manipulated to cause immense human suffering. For example, biology has been used to justify eugenic programs, forced sterilization, human experimentation, and death camps—all in an attempt to support notions of racial superiority. By investigating the past, the contributors to _Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins_ hope to better prepare us to discern ideological abuse of science when it occurs in the future. Denis R. Alexander (...)
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  7. How Biological Background Assumptions Influence Scientific Risk Evaluation of Stacked Genetically Modified Plants: An Analysis of Research Hypotheses and Argumentations.Fredrik Andersen & Elena Rocca - 2017 - Life Sciences, Society and Policy 13.
    Scientific risk evaluations are constructed by specific evidence, value judgements and biological background assumptions. The latter are the framework-setting suppositions we apply in order to understand some new phenomenon. That background assumptions co-determine choice of methodology, data interpretation, and choice of relevant evidence is an uncontroversial claim in modern basic science. Furthermore, it is commonly accepted that, unless explicated, disagreements in background assumptions can lead to misunderstanding as well as miscommunication. Here, we extend the discussion on background assumptions from basic (...)
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  8. A Field Guide to Mechanisms: Part II.Holly Andersen - 2014 - Philosophy Compass 9 (4):284-293.
    In this field guide, I distinguish five separate senses with which the term ‘mechanism’ is used in contemporary philosophy of science. Many of these senses have overlapping areas of application but involve distinct philosophical claims and characterize the target mechanisms in relevantly different ways. This field guide will clarify the key features of each sense and introduce some main debates, distinguishing those that transpire within a given sense from those that are best understood as concerning two distinct senses. The ‘new (...)
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  9. A Field Guide to Mechanisms: Part I.Holly Andersen - 2014 - Philosophy Compass 9 (4):274-283.
    In this field guide, I distinguish five separate senses with which the term ‘mechanism’ is used in contemporary philosophy of science. Many of these senses have overlapping areas of application but involve distinct philosophical claims and characterize the target mechanisms in relevantly different ways. This field guide will clarify the key features of each sense and introduce some main debates, distinguishing those that transpire within a given sense from those that are best understood as concerning distinct senses. The ‘new mechanisms’ (...)
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  10. The Thinking Body-A Philosophical, Epistemological Movement in the Field of Biology, 1950-2000.B. Andrieu - 2002 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 56 (222):557-582.
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  11. Recent Work in The Philosophy of Biology.Christopher J. Austin - forthcoming - Analysis:anx032.
    The biological sciences have always proven a fertile ground for philosophical analysis, one from which has grown a rich tradition stemming from Aristotle and flowering with Darwin. And although contemporary philosophy is increasingly becoming conceptually entwined with the study of the empirical sciences with the data of the latter now being regularly utilised in the establishment and defence of the frameworks of the former, a practice especially prominent in the philosophy of physics, the development of that tradition hasn’t received the (...)
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  12. Philosophy of Biology.Iep Author - 2016
    Philosophy of Biology Philosophy of biology is the branch of philosophy of science that deals with biological knowledge. It can be practiced not only by philosophers, but also by scientists who reflect on their own work. The distinctive mark of philosophy of biology is the effort to achieve generalizations about biology, up to various degrees. … Continue reading Philosophy of Biology →.
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  13. Introduction to Studies in the Philosophy of Biology.F. J. Ayala - 1974 - In Francisco Jose Ayala & Theodosius Grigorievich Dobzhansky (eds.), Studies in the Philosophy of Biology: Reduction and Related Problems. University of California Press.
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  14. What Makes Biology Unique? Ernst Mayr at 100.Francisco Ayala - 2004 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 26 (2):243 - 256.
  15. Debating Darwin.Francisco J. Ayala - 2000 - Biology and Philosophy 15 (4):559-573.
  16. Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology.Francisco José Ayala & Robert Arp (eds.) - 2010 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This collection of specially commissioned essays puts top scholars head to head to debate the central issues in the lively and fast growing field of philosophy ...
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  17. Beyond Matter and Mind.Albert Bachem - 1960 - New York: Vantage Press.
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  18. Ins and Outs of Systems Biology Vis-À-Vis Molecular Biology: Continuation or Clear Cut?Philippe Backer, Danny Waele & Linda Speybroeck - 2010 - Acta Biotheoretica 58 (1):15-49.
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  19. Occam's Razor in Science: A Case Study From Biogeography.A. Baker - 2007 - Biology and Philosophy 22 (2):193-215.
  20. Recent Biology.J. Mark Baldwin - 1898 - Psychological Review 5 (2):213-218.
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  21. Book Review:Classics in Biology: A Course of Selected Reading. [REVIEW]S. F. Barker - 1963 - Philosophy of Science 30 (4):396-.
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  22. Asking Questions in Biology: A Guide to Hypothesis Testing, Experimental Design and Presentation in Practical Work and Research Projects.C. J. Barnard - 2011 - Pearson.
  23. Teoreticheskaia Biologiia = Theoretical Biology.E. S. Bauer, G. M. Frank, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia & Akademiia Nauk Sssr - 1982
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  24. Philosophie der Lebenswissenschaften.Susanne Bauer, Lara Huber, Marie I. Kaiser, Lara Keuck, Ulrich Krohs, Maria Kronfeldner, Peter McLaughlin, Kären Nickelson, Thomas Reydon, Neil Roughley, Christian Sachse, Marianne Schark, Georg Toepfer, Marcel Weber & Markus Wild - 2013 - Information Philosophie 4:14-27.
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  25. Modern Science and the Nature of Life.William Samson Beck - 1957 - New York: Harcourt, Brace.
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  26. The Biological Way of Thought.Morton Beckner - 1959 - Berkeley: University of California Press.
  27. Does Help in Decision-Making in Biology Help in Decision-Making in Human Sciences and Conversely?E. Bernard-Weil - 2000 - Acta Biotheoretica 48 (3-4):243-257.
    A link between biological and human sciences may be established, under the condition that we should admit the existence of reciprocal influences between them. The model for the regulation of agonistic antagonistic couples (MRAAC) is built from the study of biological systems and gives rise to specific types of control. This model can be helpful in decision processes in some human sciences such as management, economical and political strategies. The reason for such an opportunity lies in the fact that MRAAC (...)
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  28. As Well as Physiological States, Pathological States and Therapeutical Problems May Be a Gushing Spring for Biological Theory - and Conversely.E. Bernard-Weil, F. Mikol, M. F. Monge-Strauss & P. Jung - 1999 - Acta Biotheoretica 47 (3-4):281-307.
    New class of therapies, including bipolar therapies (BPT) and paradoxical unipolar therapies (PUT) were firstly proposed in relation to a clinical insight and to some results of biological investigations, then they gave rise to mathematical modeling which brought a justification of these therapies, at least from a theoretical point of view. After recalling the mathematical model for the regulation of agonistic antagonistic couples, and reporting the fundamental types of control simulation by means of it, we point out the validity of (...)
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  29. Is Defining Life Pointless? Operational Definitions at the Frontiers of Biology.Leonardo Bich & Sara Green - 2017 - Synthese:1-28.
    Despite numerous and increasing attempts to define what life is, there is no consensus on necessary and sufficient conditions for life. Accordingly, some scholars have questioned the value of definitions of life and encouraged scientists and philosophers alike to discard the project. As an alternative to this pessimistic conclusion, we argue that critically rethinking the nature and uses of definitions can provide new insights into the epistemic roles of definitions of life for different research practices. This paper examines the possible (...)
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  30. Biology, Society, and Choice a Special Symposium.J. P. Institute of Biology, T. Hudson & Cavalier-Smith - 1982
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  31. Philosophy of Biology: Handbook of the Philosophy of Science.Daniel Blanco - 2010 - Enfoques 22 (2):103-108.
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  32. Reseña de "Philosophy of Biology (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science)" de Mohan Poulose Matthen y Christopher Stephens, Eds.Daniel Blanco - 2010 - Enfoques 22 (2):103-108.
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  33. Twenty Five Years of Theoretical Biology.G. Blandino Si - 1993 - Aquinas 36 (3):527-537.
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  34. The Prospect of an Aristotelian Biology.Christopher O. Blum - 2013 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 87:89-101.
    In recent decades, a growing number of biologists has testified to the priority of the whole organism with respect to its parts and protested against the dominance of mechanist and reductionist accounts of the organism in biological science. To see disinterested inquiry thus shaped “by constraint of facts” will delight, but cannot surprise, an Aristotelian. Taking this rediscovery of nature by biologists as an occasion for reflection, this essay considers, first, what is presupposed by any healthy biological inquiry, second, the (...)
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  35. Filosofskie Problemy Biologii Referativnyi Sbornik.L. A. Bobrova, A. I. Panchenko & Institut Nauchnoi Informatsii Po Obshchestvennym Naukam Sssr) - 1984 - Akademiia Nauk Sssr, in-T Nauch. Informatsii Po Obshchestvennym Naukam.
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  36. Towards a New Metaphysics: The Need for an Enlarged Philosophy Ofscience. [REVIEW]Walter J. Bock - 2000 - Biology and Philosophy 15 (4):603-621.
  37. The Case for a Cognitive Biology.Margaret A. Boden & Susan Khin Zaw - 1980 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 54 (1):25 - 71.
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  38. Review of “The Philosophy of Biology” and “Sex and Death: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology.”. [REVIEW]David Boersema - 2000 - Essays in Philosophy 1 (1):3.
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  39. Chance in Biology - Using Probability to Explore Nature. [REVIEW]J. Bogaert - 2003 - Acta Biotheoretica 51 (1):55-57.
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  40. Biology and the New Physics.Charles John Bond - 1936 - London: H. K. Lewis & Co..
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  41. Introduction' to the Section 'Philosophy of Biology'.Giovanni Boniolo - unknown
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  42. On Biological Identity.Giovanni Boniolo & Massimiliano Carrara - 2004 - Biology and Philosophy 19 (3):443-457.
    In our paper, we propose a relativisticand metaphysically neutral identity criterionfor biological entities. We start from thecriterion of genidentity proposed by K. Lewinand H. Reichenbach. Then we enrich it to renderit more philosophical powerful and so capableof dealing with the real transformations thatoccur in the extremely variegated biologicalworld.
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  43. Charles Bonnets Systemtheorie Und Philosophie Organisierter Körper.Charles Bonnet - 2005 - Deutsch.
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  44. Contemplation de la Nature.Charles Bonnet - 1782 - Chez J.G. Virchaux & Compagnie.
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  45. Commentary: Please Acknowledge That Biology Is Not an Exact Science.Fred L. Bookstein - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (4):335-337.
  46. Modern Synthesis is the Light of Microbial Genomics.Austin Booth, Carlos Mariscal & W. Ford Doolittle - 2016 - Annual Reviews of Microbiology 70 (1):279-297.
  47. Investigating a General Biology.John Bracht - 2003 - Complexity 8 (3):31-41.
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  48. A Discipline Matures.Michael Bradie - 2000 - Biology and Philosophy 15 (4):575-593.
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  49. Science and Metaphor.Michael Bradie - 1999 - Biology and Philosophy 14 (2):159-166.
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  50. Darwin's Legacy.Michael Bradie - 1992 - Biology and Philosophy 7 (1):111-126.
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