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  1. Does Your Work Have Anything to Do with Normative Issues or Public Policy?Marshall Abrams - manuscript
    Sometimes I’m asked whether the things that I’ve been writing about in philosophy of biology have anything to do with normative issues, public policy, etc. The answer is “Yes,” but I don’t think that the reasons why are obvious. Much of my most recent work has focused on metaphysical issues concerning the nature of evolutionary processes. The following is a sketch of some connections between metaphysics, evolution, and normative issues which are of particular interest to me.
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  2. Why Do the Well-Fed Appear to Die Young?Margo I. Adler & Russell Bonduriansky - 2014 - Bioessays 36 (5):439-450.
  3. Agar's Review of Katz.Nicholas Agar - 2002 - Biology and Philosophy 17 (2):301-301.
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  4. The Web of Life: A New Understanding of Living Systems by Fritjof Capra.Jeremy C. Ahouse - 1998 - Complexity 3 (5):50-52.
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  5. The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Timothy L. Alborn, Elizabeth B. Keeney & Keith R. Benson - 1989 - Journal of the History of Biology 22 (2):361-371.
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  6. Biologically Unavoidable Sequences.Samuel Alexander - 2013 - Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 20 (1):1-13.
    A biologically unavoidable sequence is an infinite gender sequence which occurs in every gendered, infinite genealogical network satisfying certain tame conditions. We show that every eventually periodic sequence is biologically unavoidable (this generalizes König's Lemma), and we exhibit some biologically avoidable sequences. Finally we give an application of unavoidable sequences to cellular automata.
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  7. The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Garland E. Allen, V. B. Smocovitis, Ronald Rainger, Lynn K. Nyhart, Keith R. Benson, Peter G. Sobol & Angela Creager - 1993 - Journal of the History of Biology 26 (1):147-163.
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  8. Editors' Introduction.Garland Allen & Jane Maienschein - 2001 - Journal of the History of Biology 34 (1):1-2.
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  9. Sources to the History of Gardening.Anna Andréasson, Anna Jakobsson, Elisabeth Gräslund Berg, Jens Heimdahl, Inger Larsson & Erik Persson (eds.) - 2014 - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    The aim of the Nordic Network for the Archaeology and Archaeobotany of Gardening (NTAA), as it was phrased those first days in Alnarp in the beginning of March 2010, is to: ”bring researchers together from different disciplines to discuss the history, archaeology, archaeobotany and cultivation of gardens and plants”. We had no idea, then, how widely appreciated this initiative would become. The fifth seminar in five years was held on Visingsö June 1-3, 2014 and the sixth seminar will take place (...)
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  10. The Pursuit of Creativity in Biology.Miguel Ángel Medina - 2006 - Bioessays 28 (12):1151-1152.
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  11. Editorial.Julien Arino & Stéphanie Portet - 2009 - Acta Biotheoretica 57 (4):395-396.
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  12. Ocean Flowers: Impressions From Nature.Carol Armstrong & Catherine de Zegher - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (3):615-616.
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  13. Titles and Abstracts for the Pitt-London Workshop in the Philosophy of Biology and Neuroscience: September 2001.Karen Arnold, James Bogen, Ingo Brigandt, Joe Cain, Paul Griffiths, Catherine Kendig, James Lennox, Alan C. Love, Peter Machamer, Jacqueline Sullivan, Gianmatteo Mameli, Sandra Mitchell, David Papineau, Karola Stotz & D. M. Walsh - manuscript
    Titles and abstracts for the Pitt-London Workshop in the Philosophy of Biology and Neuroscience: September 2001.
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  14. History of Disease and the Longue Durée.Jon Arrizabalaga - 2005 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 27 (1):41 - 56.
    This paper summarizes Grmek's theoretical contribution to history of disease and explores to what extent the longue durée could still be a useful concept in order to better understand past perceptions of, and reactions to, diseases. The case of the medical responses to epidemic disease in pre-industrial Europe is synthetically expounded in order to illustrate this issue.
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  15. Loading the Dice. Designing Antibodies (1993). By RUTH D. MAYFORTH. Academic Press, San Diego. Viii+207pp. $49.95, $42.50.ISBN 0‐12‐48 1025‐X. [REVIEW]David J. Asai - 1994 - Bioessays 16 (6):447-448.
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  16. Mammalian Synthetic Biology – From Tools to Therapies.Dominique Aubel & Martin Fussenegger - 2010 - Bioessays 32 (4):332-345.
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  17. Preface.Pierre Baconnier & Jacques Viret - 1999 - Acta Biotheoretica 47 (3-4):171-172.
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  18. Molecules of the Cytoskeleton. The Cytoskeleton: An Introductory Survey. 1986. By M. SCHLIWA. Springer‐Verlag. DM172. Pp. 326. [REVIEW]Anthony J. Baines - 1987 - Bioessays 6 (4):190-190.
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  19. The Development of a College Biology Self-Efficacy Instrument for Nonmajors.Julie A. Baldwin, Diane Ebert-May & Dennis J. Burns - 1999 - Science Education 83 (4):397-408.
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  20. Rethinking Origins of Multicellularity: Convergent Evolution of Epithelia in Plants.František Baluška - 2012 - Bioessays 34 (12):1085-1085.
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  21. Popper's Philosophy of Science: A Practical Tool for the Working Biologist.Jonathan Bard - 2000 - Bioessays 22 (2):205.
  22. How Should We Train PhD Students in the Biosciences?Jonathan Bard - 1994 - Bioessays 16 (8):529-530.
  23. Do Universities Do Too Much Research?Jonathan B. L. Bard - 1996 - Bioessays 18 (1):1-2.
  24. The Shape of Biology to Come?Dániel Bárdos & Gábor Á Zemplén - 2017 - Tradition and Discovery 43 (1):32-50.
    The essay discusses congruency issues in the biosemiotic approach of the Danish biochemist, Jesper Hoffmeyer. The authors understand Hoffmeyer’s anti-reductionistic approach to be similar to Michael Polanyi’s multi-layered ontology, but suggest that the Polanyian approach has fewer handicaps as a model-building enterprise. We offer a historical review of Hoffmeyer’s polarized narrative of 20th century biology and investigate his central thesis that life and semiosis are coextensive. We argue that Hoffmeyer conflates temporal and spatial features of semiotic systems, his account of (...)
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  25. Preology.Norman Barraclough - 1980 - Pergamon Press.
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  26. The JHB Bookshelf.Mark V. Barrow Jr, Keith R. Benson, Paula Findlen, Deborah Fitzgerald, Joel B. Hagen, Joy Harvey, Sharon E. Kingsland, Jane Maienschein, Gregg Mitman & Lynn K. Nyhart - 1996 - Journal of the History of Biology 29:463-479.
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  27. The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Mark V. Barrow Jr, Keith R. Benson, Paula Findlen, Michael Fortun, Shirley A. Roe & Joel B. Hagen - 1991 - Journal of the History of Biology 24 (2):339-351.
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  28. The Species Problem and its Logic: Inescapable Ambiguity and Framework-Relativity.Steven James Bartlett - 2015 - Willamette University Faculty Research Website, ArXiv.Org, and Cogprints.Org.
    For more than fifty years, taxonomists have proposed numerous alternative definitions of species while they searched for a unique, comprehensive, and persuasive definition. This monograph shows that these efforts have been unnecessary, and indeed have provably been a pursuit of a will o’ the wisp because they have failed to recognize the theoretical impossibility of what they seek to accomplish. A clear and rigorous understanding of the logic underlying species definition leads both to a recognition of the inescapable ambiguity that (...)
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  29. Scientific Collaboration, Internationalism, and Diplomacy: The Case of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.John Beatty - 1993 - Journal of the History of Biology 26 (2):205-231.
  30. The Structure of Biological Science.John Beatty - 1990 - Biology and Philosophy 5 (2).
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  31. Notes on the Determined and the Undetermined in Biology.L. G. M. Baas Becking - 1946 - Acta Biotheoretica 8 (1-2):18-41.
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  32. On the Origin of Frequency Distributions in Biology.L. G. M. Baas Becking & E. F. Drion - 1936 - Acta Biotheoretica 1 (3):133-150.
    Die Frequenzkurven, die die lebendige Substanz charakterisieren, können als eine statische Beschreibung oder als das Ergebnis einer Entwicklung betrachtet werden.Im ersten Falle akzeptiert man ohne weiteres die gegebenen Verteilungen und man versucht, ihnen durch mathematische Gleichungen, die keine unmittelbare Wirklich-keitsbedeutung haben, nahezukommen. Das kausale Denken wird hier ausgeschaltet oder man gibt sich wenigstens mit nur sehr groben Analogien zufrieden.Verschiedene Methoden über die Genese der Frequenzkurven werden besprochen; dabei wird gezeigt, dass die Mehrheit der Fälle auf Hypothesen beruht, die biologisch wenig (...)
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  33. Kosmos. La cosmologia tra scienza e filosofia.Enrico Bellone, Livio Gratton, Oddone Longo, Nicola Badaloni, Dieter Wandschneider, Paolo Zellini, Halton C. Arp, Carlo Sini, Jean Heidmann, Jean-Claude Pecker, Fred Hoyle, Jayant V. Narlikar, Geoffrey Burbidge & Umberto Curi (eds.) - 1989 - Corbo.
  34. Microbes, Man and Animals: The Natural History of Microbial Interactions.Michael Bennish - 1984 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 27 (3):488-489.
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  35. Life and Matter at War.Henri Bergson - 1939 - Hibbert Journal 38:4.
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  36. Is It Possible to Equilibrate the Different “Levels” of an Imbalanced Biological System by Acting Upon One of Them Only? Example of the Agonistic Antagonistic Networks.E. Bernard-Weil - 1991 - Acta Biotheoretica 39 (3-4):271-285.
    To answer the question in the title, we take as an example the model for the regulation of agonistic antagonistic couples (MRAAC). It is a model that associates 4 non-linear differential equations and allows to simulate balance, imbalance between two state variables, and control, if necessary, by two control variables of the same nature as the state variables: this control is defined as a bilateral strategy (bipolar therapy in the medical field). The super model for the regulation of agonism antagonistic (...)
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  37. 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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  38. Man's Historicity and Philosophy's Self-Knowledge: Comments on Rorty's Conception of Philosophy.Niels O. Bernsen & Jan R. Flor - 1985 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 22:37-56.
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  39. Physico-Chemical Defense of Vertebrate Organisms: The Role of Bile Acids in Defense Against Bacterial Endotoxins.Lóránd Bertók - 1977 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 21 (1):70-76.
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  40. Dimensional Analysis of RR Dynamic in 24 Hour Electrocardiograms.H. Bettermann & P. Leeuwen - 1992 - Acta Biotheoretica 40 (4).
    Using dimensional analysis, we demonstrate that it is possible to quantify changes in the topological structure of cardiac dynamics over long periods of time. A method was developed to calculate a dimension-like measure (referred to here as apparent dimension) from a correlation algorithm within a data window of 500 heart beats which is moved in equidistant steps over the time series of the RR intervals over 24 hours. The correspondence between the apparent dimension and the correlation dimension was tested using (...)
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  41. Commonalities in Compensation.James A. Birchler, Harvey R. Fernandez & Harsh H. Kavi - 2006 - Bioessays 28 (6):565-568.
  42. Red Algal Parasites: Models for a Life History Evolution That Leaves Photosynthesis Behind Again and Again.Nicolas A. Blouin & Christopher E. Lane - 2012 - Bioessays 34 (3):226-235.
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  43. 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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  44. The JHB Bookshelf.J. H. B. Bookshelf Board & Stephen Jay Gould - 1991 - Journal of the History of Biology 24 (1):163-170.
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  45. La Sepulture des Animaux: Concepts, Usages Et Pratiques a Travers le Temps Et L'Espace. Contribution a l'Etude de L'Animalite.Liliane Bodson - 2002 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 23 (3/4):552-552.
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  46. Edited volumes-Les animaux exotiques dans Les relations internationaLes.Liliane Bodson - 1999 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 21 (2):246.
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  47. Edited volumes-animaux perdus, animaux retrouves: Reapparition ou reintroduction en europe occidentale d'especes disparus de leur milieu d'origine.Liliane Bodson - 1999 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 21 (2):246.
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  48. Edited volumes-l'animal de compagnie: Ses roles et leurs motivations au regard de l'histoire.Liliane Bodson - 1998 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 20 (3):381.
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  49. In Silico Study of the Influence of Intensity and Duration of Blood Flow Reduction on Cell Death Through Necrosis or Apoptosis During Acute Ischemic Stroke.Jean-Pierre Boissel - 2010 - Acta Biotheoretica 58 (2):171-190.
    Ischemic stroke involves numerous and complex pathophysiological mechanisms including blood flow reduction, ionic exchanges, spreading depressions and cell death through necrosis or apoptosis. We used a mathematical model based on these phenomena to study the influences of intensity and duration of ischemia on the final size of the infarcted area. This model relies on a set of ordinary and partial differential equations. After a sensibility study, the model was used to carry out in silico experiments in various ischemic conditions. The (...)
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  50. In Grateful Recognition of Our Editorial Board.Johan Bolhuis - 2014 - Bioessays 36 (12):1122-1123.
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