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    Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered.Bruce H. Weber & David J. Depew (eds.) - 2003 - MIT Press.
    The essays in this book discuss the originally proposed Baldwin effect, how it was modified over time, and its possible contribution to contemporary empirical...
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    The Philosophy of Biology: An Episodic History.Marjorie Grene & David Depew - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    Is life different from the non-living? If so, how? And how, in that case, does biology as the study of living things differ from other sciences? These questions are traced through an exploration of episodes in the history of biology and philosophy. The book begins with Aristotle, then moves on to Descartes, comparing his position with that of Harvey. In the eighteenth century the authors consider Buffon and Kant. In the nineteenth century the authors examine the Cuvier-Geoffroy debate, pre-Darwinian geology (...)
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    Developmental Biology, Natural Selection, and the Conceptual Boundaries of the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis.David J. Depew & Bruce H. Weber - 2017 - Zygon 52 (2):468-490.
    Using the evolution of the stickleback family of subarctic fish as a touchstone, we explore the effect of new discoveries about regulatory genetics, developmental plasticity, and epigenetic inheritance on the conceptual foundations of the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis. Identifying the creativity of natural selection as the hallmark of the Modern Synthesis, we show that since its inception its adherents have pursued a variety of research projects that at first seemed to conflict with its principles, but were accommodated. We situate challenges coming (...)
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    Natural Selection and Self-Organization.Bruce H. Weber & David J. Depew - 1996 - Biology and Philosophy 11 (1):33-65.
    The Darwinian concept of natural selection was conceived within a set of Newtonian background assumptions about systems dynamics. Mendelian genetics at first did not sit well with the gradualist assumptions of the Darwinian theory. Eventually, however, Mendelism and Darwinism were fused by reformulating natural selection in statistical terms. This reflected a shift to a more probabilistic set of background assumptions based upon Boltzmannian systems dynamics. Recent developments in molecular genetics and paleontology have put pressure on Darwinism once again. Current work (...)
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  5. Evolution in Thermodynamic Perspective: An Ecological Approach. [REVIEW]Bruce H. Weber, David J. Depew, C. Dyke, Stanley N. Salthe, Eric D. Schneider, Robert E. Ulanowicz & Jeffrey S. Wicken - 1989 - Biology and Philosophy 4 (4):373-405.
    Recognition that biological systems are stabilized far from equilibrium by self-organizing, informed, autocatalytic cycles and structures that dissipate unusable energy and matter has led to recent attempts to reformulate evolutionary theory. We hold that such insights are consistent with the broad development of the Darwinian Tradition and with the concept of natural selection. Biological systems are selected that re not only more efficient than competitors but also enhance the integrity of the web of energetic relations in which they are embedded. (...)
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    The Fate of Darwinism: Evolution After the Modern Synthesis.David J. Depew & Bruce H. Weber - 2011 - Biological Theory 6 (1):89-102.
    We trace the history of the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis, and of genetic Darwinism generally, with a view to showing why, even in its current versions, it can no longer serve as a general framework for evolutionary theory. The main reason is empirical. Genetical Darwinism cannot accommodate the role of development in many evolutionary processes. We go on to discuss two conceptual issues: whether natural selection can be the “creative factor” in a new, more general framework for evolutionary theorizing; and whether (...)
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    Consequence Etiology and Biological Teleology in Aristotle and Darwin.David J. Depew - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (4):379-390.
    Aristotle’s biological teleology is rooted in an epigenetic account of reproduction. As such, it is best interpreted by consequence etiology. I support this claim by citing the capacity of consequence etiology’s key distinctions to explain Aristotle’s opposition to Empedocles. There are implications for the relation between ancient and modern biology. The analysis reveals that in an important respect Darwin’s account of adaptation is closer to Aristotle’s than to Empedocles’s. They both rely on consequence etiological considerations to evade attributing the purposiveness (...)
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    Adaptation as Process: The Future of Darwinism and the Legacy of Theodosius Dobzhansky.David J. Depew - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42 (1):89-98.
    Conceptions of adaptation have varied in the history of genetic Darwinism depending on whether what is taken to be focal is the process of adaptation, adapted states of populations, or discrete adaptations in individual organisms. I argue that Theodosius Dobzhansky’s view of adaptation as a dynamical process contrasts with so-called “adaptationist” views of natural selection figured as “design-without-a-designer” of relatively discrete, enumerable adaptations. Correlated with these respectively process and product oriented approaches to adaptive natural selection are divergent pictures of organisms (...)
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    Adaptation as Process: The Future of Darwinism and the Legacy of Theodosius Dobzhansky.David J. Depew - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42 (1):89-98.
  10. Entropy, Information and Evolution: New Perspectives on Physical and Biological Evolution.Bruce H. Weber, David J. Depew, James D. Smith & C. Dyke - 1990 - Behavior and Philosophy 18 (2):79-84.
     
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    Consequence Etiology and Biological Teleology in Aristotle and Darwin.David J. Depew - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (4):379-390.
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  12. The Rhetoric of the Origin of Species.David J. Depew - 2009 - In Michael Ruse & Robert J. Richards (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the "Origin of Species". Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Humans and Other Political Animals in Aristotle's History of Animals.David Depew - 1995 - Phronesis 40 (2):156 - 181.
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    Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics and Evolution: A Philosophical Perspective.David J. Depew - 1986 - Philosophica 37 (19860):27-58.
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    Humans and Other Political Animals in Aristotle's History of Animals.David Depew - 1995 - Phronesis 40 (2):156-181.
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    The Rhetoric of Evolutionary Theory.David J. Depew - 2013 - Biological Theory 7 (4):380-389.
    I argue that Darwinian evolutionary theory has a rhetorical dimension and that rhetorical criticism plays a role in how evolutionary science acquires knowledge. I define what I mean by rhetoric by considering Darwin’s Origin. I use the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis to show how rhetoric conceived as situated and addressed argumentation enters into evolutionary theorizing. Finally, I argue that rhetorical criticism helps judge the success, limits, and failures of these theories.
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    Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting.David J. Depew - 2010 - Science & Education 19 (4-5):323-366.
  18. The Habermas - Gadamer Debate in Hegelian Perspective.David J. Depew - 1981 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 8 (4):426-445.
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    Is Evolutionary Biology Infected With Invalid Teleological Reasoning?David J. Depew - 2010 - Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology 2 (20130604).
    John Reiss is a practicing evolutionary biologist (herpetology) who by his own account happened to be in the right place (Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology) at the right time (the 1980s) to hear echoes of the debate about sociobiology that had been raging there between E. O. Wilson and, on the other side, Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin (xiv). Reiss is not concerned with sociobiology, at least in this book, but with the adaptationism that Gould and Lewontin saw in (...)
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    Philosophical Issues in Aristotle's Biology.David Depew - 1991 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (1):121-124.
    In an era when philosophers of science are turning their attention from physics to biology, and it is still common to assume that Aristotle's biological essentialism is to blame for everything that went wrong until Darwin, it is of some importance to understand how completely discredited the received picture of Aristotelian biology has become among Aristotle scholars. Reading this superbly edited book is the best way to learn this lesson. Philosophers of biology, historians of philosophy, and indeed all who pass (...)
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    Narrativism, Cosmopolitanism, and Historical Epistemology.David J. Depew - 1985 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 14 (4):357-378.
  22. The Papers in This Volume Are a Selection of the Papers Presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting of 1994. The Papers Were Selected by the 1993-1994 Pacific Division Program Committee, Whose Members Include: Jean Hampton (Chair). [REVIEW]Harriet Baber, David Copp, David Depew, John Dupr, Reinaldo Elugardo, John Martin Fischer, Don Garrett, Richard Healey, Bernard W. Kobes & Bruce Landesman - unknown - Philosophical Studies 77 (193):t995.
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    Genetic Biotechnology and Evolutionary Theory: Some Unsolicited Advice to Rhetors.David Depew - 2001 - Journal of Medical Humanities 22 (1):15-28.
    In his book The Biotech Century Jeremy Rifkin makes arguments about the dangers of market-driven genetic biotechnology in medical and agricultural contexts. Believing that Darwinism is too compromised by a competitive ethic to resist capitalist depredations of the genetic commons, and perhaps hoping to pick up anti-Darwinian allies, he turns for support to unorthodox non-Darwinian views of evolution. The Darwinian tradition, more closely examined, contains resources that might better serve his argument. The robust tradition associated with Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ernst Mayr, (...)
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    Prudence: Classical Virtue, Postmodern Practice (Review).David J. Depew - 2004 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 37 (2):167-175.
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    As a Case Study and Challenge for Science Pedagogy.David Depew - 2013 - In Kostas Kampourakis (ed.), The Philosophy of Biology: A Companion for Educators. Springer. pp. 1--121.
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    Aristotle and the Science of Nature: Unity Without Uniformity. [REVIEW]David Depew - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Science 40 (1):123-124.
  27. Aristotle’s De Anima and Marx’s Theory of Man.David J. Depew - 1982 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 8 (1/2):133-187.
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    Aristotle’s De Anima and Marx’s Theory of Man.David J. Depew - 1982 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 8 (1/2):133-187.
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    Andrea Falcon, Aristotle and the Science of Nature: Unity Without Uniformity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Pp. XVII+139. Isbn 0-521-85439-3. £45.00. [REVIEW]David Depew - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Science 40 (1):123-124.
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    Aristotle, Naturalist.David J. Depew - 2002 - Metascience 11 (1):34-42.
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    And Now for a Few Words From the Loyal Opposition . .David J. Depew - 1997 - Biology and Philosophy 12 (3):399-402.
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    Aristotle's "Rhetoric": An Art of Character.David J. Depew - 1996 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (3):454-456.
    454 JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 34:3 JULY x996 Under Ebert appeals to Aristotle's Topics to show that the questioner in a dialectical discussion is not committed to views affirmed by the respondent.4 Yet to avoid the consequence that nothing in such a discussion can be attributed to Socrates , Ebert distinguishes between two kinds of questions: ques- tions that do not commit the questioner to a response and questions that do, such as, "Do you/we agree that p?" - (...)
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    Biology and Pragmatism: The Organism-Environment Bond.David Depew - forthcoming - Acta Biotheoretica.
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    Confronting Aristotle's Ethics (Review).David Depew - 2008 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 41 (2):pp. 184-189.
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    D aniel J. N icholson and J ohn D upré, eds., Everything flows: toward a processual philosophy of biology, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018, xv + 386.David Depew - 2019 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 41 (4):42.
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    D aniel J. N icholson and J ohn D upré, eds., Everything flows: toward a processual philosophy of biology, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018, xv + 386.David Depew - 2019 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 41 (4):42.
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  37. Darwinism Evolving. System Dynamics and the Genealogy of Natural Selection.David J. Depew, Bruce H. Weber & Ernst Mayr - 1996 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 18 (1):135.
     
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  38. Evolution at a Crossroads: The New Biology and the New Philosophy of Science.David J. Depew & Bruce W. Weber - 1985 - Behaviorism 13 (2):187-190.
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    Eugene Garver, Confronting Aristotle's Ethics (Review).David Depew - 2008 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 41 (2):184-189.
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    Gerald A. Press, "Plato's Dialogues: New Studies and Interpretations". [REVIEW]David J. Depew - 1995 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (3):509.
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    Philosophy and the Darwinian Legacy.David J. Depew - 1997 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (3):480-481.
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    Paul Crook, Darwin's Coat-Tails. Essays on Social Darwinism.David J. Depew - 2009 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 31 (3-4):484.
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    R. Hariman, Ed. Prudence: Classical Virtue, Postmodern Practice.David J. Depew - 2004 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 37 (2):167-175.
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    Richard Kraut, "Aristotle on the Human Good". [REVIEW]David J. Depew - 1993 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 31 (1):127.
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    Review of David L. Hull, Michael Ruse (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology[REVIEW]David Depew - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (6).
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    Review of John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism. [REVIEW]David Depew - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009.
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    Review of Larry A. Hickman, Stefan Neubert, Kersten Reich (Eds.), John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism[REVIEW]David Depew - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (8).
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    Review of Timothy Shanahan, The Evolution of Darwinism[REVIEW]David Depew - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (1).
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    Surprise! Philosophy of Science Vindicated by Hermeneutic Phenomenology.David Depew - 2002 - Social Epistemology 16 (4):391 – 398.
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    The Greeks and the Good Life: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Philosophy Symposium, California State University, Fullerton.David J. Depew - 1980 - Hackett Publishing Company.
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