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    Philosophy of Biology. [REVIEW]Brian Garvey - 2009 - Analysis 69 (1):197-199.
    A healthy, growing field such as the philosophy of biology deserves to have a variety of different points of entry for students, instructors, and non-specialist academics who want to learn about the field. Among the many new books that introduce this dynamic area of research, Garvey's Philosophy of Biology may provide the most compact and accessible survey of the field. After explaining Darwin's theory of evolution, he offers four chapters about contemporary issues in evolutionary theory. The middle chapters concern key (...)
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    The evolution of morality and its rollback.Brian Garvey - 2018 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 40 (2):26.
    According to most Evolutionary Psychologists, human moral attitudes are rooted in cognitive modules that evolved in the Stone Age to solve problems of social interaction. A crucial component of their view is that such cognitive modules remain unchanged since the Stone Age, and I question that here. I appeal to evolutionary rollback, the phenomenon where an organ becomes non-functional and eventually atrophies or disappears—e.g. cave-dwelling fish losing their eyes. I argue that even if cognitive modules evolved in the Stone Age (...)
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    Philosophy of Biology.Brian Garvey - 2006 - Routledge.
    This major new series in the philosophy of science aims to provide a new generation of textbooks for the subject. The series will not only offer fresh treatments of core topics in the theory and methodology of scientific knowledge, but also introductions to newer areas of the discipline. Furthermore, the series will cover topics in current science that raise significant foundational issues both for scientific theory and for philosophy more generally. Biology raises distinct questions of its own not only for (...)
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    Philosophy of Biology.Brian Garvey - 2006 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    This major new series in the philosophy of science aims to provide a new generation of textbooks for the subject. The series will not only offer fresh treatments of core topics in the theory and methodology of scientific knowledge, but also introductions to newer areas of the discipline. Furthermore, the series will cover topics in current science that raise significant foundational issues both for scientific theory and for philosophy more generally. Biology raises distinct questions of its own not only for (...)
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    The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. [REVIEW]Brian Garvey - 2010 - Isis 101:459-460.
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    Simon Browne and the Paradox of ?Being in Denial?Brian Garvey - 2001 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 44 (1):3 – 19.
    It is often taken to be intuitively obvious that if one is in a given conscious state, then one knows that one is in that state. This alleged obvious truth lies at the heart of two very different philosophical doctrines fithe Cartesian doctrine that one has incorrigible knowledge about one?s own conscious states (which still has its defenders today), and the view that one can explain all conscious states in terms of higher-order awareness of mental states. The present paper begins (...)
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    Adolf Grünbaum on Religious Delusions.Brian Garvey - 1999 - Religious Studies 35 (1):19-35.
    Grünbaum claims it is possible that all belief in God is a delusion, meaning a false belief which is engendered by irrational psychological motives. I dispute this on the grounds that in many cases belief in God is engendered by purely cultural factors, and this is incompatible with its being engendered by psychological ones. Grünbaum also claims that saying a culturally engendered belief cannot be a delusion makes social consensus the sole arbiter of reality. I dispute this on the grounds (...)
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    Absence of Evidence, Evidence of Absence and the Atheist's Teapot.Brian Garvey - 2010 - Ars Disputandi: The Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (a):9-22.
    Atheists often admit that there is no positive evidence for atheism. Many argue that there is nonetheless a prima facie argument, which I will refer to as the ‘teapot argument’. They liken agnosticism to remaining neutral on the existence of a teapot in outer space. The present paper argues that this analogy fails, for the person who denies such a teapot can agree with the person who affirms it regarding every other feature of the world, which is not the case (...)
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  9. Austin on Language.Brian Garvey (ed.) - 2014 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    Darwinism and Environmentalism.Brian Garvey - 2011 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 69:67-82.
    A number of authors have combined a commitment to Darwinian evolution as a major source of insight into human nature with a strong commitment to environmentalist concerns. The most notable of these is perhaps Edward O. Wilson, in a series of books. Yet it may appear that there is a tension between Darwinism as a world-view – or least some major aspects of it – and a concern for non-human entities as worthy of concern in their own right. In the (...)
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    David L. Hull;, Michael Ruse . The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology. Xxvii + 513 Pp., Figs., Tables, Bibl., Index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. $34.99. [REVIEW]Brian Garvey - 2010 - Isis 101 (2):459-460.
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    Freudian Mental Preservation Without Lamarck.Brian Garvey - 2001 - .
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    Finally, the Big Picture.Brian Garvey - unknown
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    Free Will and Human Nature: Should We Be Worried?Brian Garvey - 2015 - Forum for European Philosophy Blog.
    Evolutionary Psychology has a bigger problem with free will than it acknowledges, argues Brian Garvey.
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    Free Will, Compatibilism and the Human Nature Wars.Brian Garvey - 2008 - Philosophical Explorations.
    There has been much controversy over whether the claims of evolutionary psychologists, if true, imply that we humans are significantly less free than has traditionally been thought. This in turn gives rise to the concern that excuses are being given to philanderers and other ne’er-do-wells for their behaviour. Evolutionary psychologists themselves often respond to this concern by claiming that it presupposes that they believe in genetic determinism, which they do not. Philosophers, such as Janet Radcliffe Richards in Human Nature after (...)
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  16. Hume Variations.Brian Garvey - 2004 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12 (4):511.
  17. J. L. Austin on Language.Brian Garvey (ed.) - 2014 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    Nature, Nurture and Why the Pendulum Still Swings.Brian Garvey - 2005 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (2):309-330.
    In both popular and technical discussion we often find the pairs of opposed terms ‘innate/acquired,’ ‘due to genes/due to environment,’ ‘nature/nurture,’ and so forth. They appear to be used as if they all captured a genuine distinction, and the same distinction at that. A related family of opposed pairs is held to describe the difference between those who attribute a certain trait to ‘nature’ and those who attribute it to ‘nurture’: ‘nativists’ versus ‘constructivists’ is one such pair. Chomsky and his (...)
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    Psychoanalysis Meets Analytic Philosophy: Linda W. Brakel: Unconscious Knowing and Other Essays in Psycho-Philosophical Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, 170pp, £34.99 PB.Brian Garvey - 2013 - Metascience 22 (1):129-132.
    Psychoanalysis meets analytic philosophy Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 1-4 DOI 10.1007/s11016-012-9663-4 Authors Brian Garvey, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, LA1 4YL Lancashire, UK Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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    Review of Jerry Fodor : Hume Variations. [REVIEW]Brian Garvey - 2004 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12 (4).
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    Review of Matthew Elton : Daniel Dennett : Reconciling Science and Our Self-Conception. [REVIEW]Brian Garvey - unknown
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    Simon Browne and the Paradox of 'Being in Denial'.Brian Garvey - 2001 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 44 (1):3-20.
    It is often taken to be intuitively obvious that if one is in a given conscious state, then one knows that one is in that state. This alleged obvious truth lies at the heart of two very different philosophical doctrines fithe Cartesian doctrine that one has incorrigible knowledge about one?s own conscious states, and the view that one can explain all conscious states in terms of higher-order awareness of mental states. The present paper begins with a description of the real-life (...)
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  23. Technology, Society, and Literature: An Education Module.Brian T. Garvey - 1992 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 12 (1):17-25.
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