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    Axiomatic Natural Philosophy and the Emergence of Biology as a Science.Hein van den Berg & Boris Demarest - 2020 - Journal of the History of Biology 53 (3):379-422.
    Ernst Mayr argued that the emergence of biology as a special science in the early nineteenth century was possible due to the demise of the mathematical model of science and its insistence on demonstrative knowledge. More recently, John Zammito has claimed that the rise of biology as a special science was due to a distinctive experimental, anti-metaphysical, anti-mathematical, and anti-rationalist strand of thought coming from outside of Germany. In this paper we argue that this narrative neglects the important role played (...)
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    The organism as reality or as fiction: Buffon and beyond.Boris Demarest & Charles T. Wolfe - 2016 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 39 (1):3.
    In this paper, we reflect on the connection between the notions of organism and organisation, with a specific interest in how this bears upon the issue of the reality of the organism. We do this by presenting the case of Buffon, who developed complex views about the relation between the notions of “organised” and “organic” matter. We argue that, contrary to what some interpreters have suggested, these notions are not orthogonal in his thought. Also, we argue that Buffon has a (...)
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    Objectivity after Kant: its meaning, its limitations, its fateful omissions.Gertrudis van de Vijver & Boris Demarest (eds.) - 2013 - Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag.
    This volume sets out to address the question as to whether and how the critical conception of objectivity could still be relevant in contemporary philosophy. This means reflecting on the validity of the ascription of certaindefects to the Kantian system, as well as on their very description as defects. In order to do so, the volume brings together presentations that treat Kantian objectivity from many different angles. Some are more traditionally exegetical in nature, and discuss the interpretation of concepts within (...)
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    Kant's Theory of Scientific Hypotheses in its Historical Context.Boris Demarest & Hein van den Berg - 2022 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 92:12-19.
    This paper analyzes the historical context and systematic importance of Kant's hypothetical use of reason. It does so by investigating the role of hypotheses in Kant's philosophy of science. We first situate Kant’s account of hypotheses in the context of eighteenth-century German philosophy of science, focusing on the works of Wolff, Meier, and Crusius. We contrast different conceptions of hypotheses of these authors and elucidate the different theories of probability informing them. We then adopt a more systematic perspective to discuss (...)
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  5. Conflated epistemology or how to lose the organism (again).Luis Ramírez-Trejo, Boris Demarest, Joris Van Poucke & Gertrudis Van de Vijver - 2011 - Ludus Vitalis 19 (36):353-385.
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    Justin E. H. Smith, Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life.Boris Demarest - 2015 - Journal of Early Modern Studies 4 (1):128-132.
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    Voorbij alle intuïties?Boris Demarest, Joris Van Poucke & Gertrudis Van de Vijver - 2016 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 108 (2):167-171.
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    From the More Geometrico to the More Algebraico: d’Alembert and the Enlightenment’s Transformation of Systematic Order.Boris Demarest - 2013 - Philosophica 88 (1).
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    C harles W olfe, La philosophie de la biologie avant la biologie. Une histoire du vitalisme, Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2019, 514 pp., €56 /€93. [REVIEW]Boris Demarest - 2019 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 41 (4):38.
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