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    Towards “A Natural History of Data”: Evolving Practices and Epistemologies of Data in Paleontology, 1800–2000. [REVIEW]David Sepkoski - 2013 - Journal of the History of Biology 46 (3):401-444.
    The fossil record is paleontology’s great resource, telling us virtually everything we know about the past history of life. This record, which has been accumulating since the beginning of paleontology as a professional discipline in the early nineteenth century, is a collection of objects. The fossil record exists literally, in the specimen drawers where fossils are kept, and figuratively, in the illustrations and records of fossils compiled in paleontological atlases and compendia. However, as has become increasingly clear since the later (...)
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    Stephen Jay Gould, Jack Sepkoski, and the ‘Quantitative Revolution’ in American Paleobiology.David Sepkoski - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (2):209-237.
    During the 1970s, a "revolution" in American paleobiology took place. It came about in part because a group of mostly young, ambitious paleontologists adapted many of the quantitative methodologies and techniques developed in fields including biology and ecology over the previous several decades to their own discipline. Stephen Jay Gould, who was then just beginning his career, joined others in articulating a singular vision for transforming paleontology from an isolated and often ignored science to a "nomothetic discipline" that could sit (...)
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  3. Nominalism and Constructivism in Seventeenth-Century Mathematical Philosophy.David Sepkoski - 2007 - Routledge.
    Introduction: mathematization and the language of nature -- Realists and nominalists : language and mathematics before the scientific revolution -- Ontology recapitulates epistemology : Gassendi, epicurean atomism, and nominalism -- British empiricism, nominalism, and constructivism -- Three mathematicians : constructivist epistemology and the new mathematical methods -- Conclusion: mathematization and the nature of language.
     
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  4. Nominalism and Constructivism in Seventeenth-Century Mathematical Philosophy.David Sepkoski - 2007 - Routledge.
    What was the basis for the adoption of mathematics as the primary mode of discourse for describing natural events by a large segment of the philosophical community in the seventeenth century? In answering this question, this book demonstrates that a significant group of philosophers shared the belief that there is no necessary correspondence between external reality and objects of human understanding, which they held to include the objects of mathematical and linguistic discourse. The result is a scholarly reliable, but accessible, (...)
     
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    “Replaying Life's Tape”: Simulations, Metaphors, and Historicity in Stephen Jay Gould's View of Life.David Sepkoski - 2016 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 58:73-81.
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    Paleontology at the “High Table”? Popularization and Disciplinary Status in Recent Paleontology.David Sepkoski - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 45 (1):133-138.
    This paper examines the way in which paleontologists used “popular books” to call for a broader “expanded synthesis” of evolutionary biology. Beginning in the 1970s, a group of influential paleontologists, including Stephen Jay Gould, Niles Eldredge, David Raup, Steven Stanley, and others, aggressively promoted a new theoretical, evolutionary approach to the fossil record as an important revision of the existing synthetic view of Darwinism. This work had a transformative effect within the discipline of paleontology. However, by the 1980s, paleontologists began (...)
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    The Unfinished Synthesis?: Paleontology and Evolutionary Biology in the 20th Century.David Sepkoski - 2019 - Journal of the History of Biology 52 (4):687-703.
    In the received view of the history of the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis, paleontology was given a prominent role in evolutionary biology thanks to the significant influence of paleontologist George Gaylord Simpson on both the institutional and conceptual development of the Synthesis. Simpson's 1944 Tempo and Mode in Evolution is considered a classic of Synthesis-era biology, and Simpson often remarked on the influence of other major Synthesis figures – such as Ernst Mayr and Theodosius Dobzhansky – on his developing thought. Why, (...)
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  8. Macroevolution.David Sepkoski - 2008 - In Michael Ruse (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press. pp. 211--237.
     
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    David F. Prindle. Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution. 249 Pp., Bibl., Index. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2009. $26.98. [REVIEW]David Sepkoski - 2010 - Isis 101 (2):455-456.
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    Ann E. Moyer. The Philosopher’s Game: Rithmomachia in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. 205 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002. $57.50. [REVIEW]David Sepkoski - 2004 - Isis 95 (4):697-699.
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    Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution - Theodore W. Pietsch.David Sepkoski - 2013 - Centaurus 55 (4):443-444.
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    Introduction: Towards a Global History of Paleontology: The Paleontological Reception of Darwin's Thought.David Sepkoski & Marco Tamborini - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 66:1-2.
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    Worldviews in Collision: Recent Literature on the Creation–Evolution Divide. [REVIEW]David Sepkoski - 2006 - Journal of the History of Biology 39 (3):607 - 635.
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    Hallam Stevens. Life Out of Sequence: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics. 304 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2013. $30. [REVIEW]David Sepkoski - 2014 - Isis 105 (4):873-874.
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    Philosophy Among the Fossils: Derek Turner: Paleontology: A Philosophical Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 208pp, $28.99, £17.99 PB.David Sepkoski - 2012 - Metascience 21 (2):363-366.
    Philosophy among the fossils Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 1-4 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9616-3 Authors David Sepkoski, History Department, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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    Worldviews in Collision: Recent Literature on the Creation–Evolution Divide.David Sepkoski - 2006 - Journal of the History of Biology 39 (3):607-635.
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    Chris Mooney. The Republican War on Science. Ix + 342 Pp., Index. New York: Basic Books, 2005.David Sepkoski - 2006 - Isis 97 (3):590-591.
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    Daniel Lord Smail. On Deep History and the Brain. Xiv + 271 Pp., Bibl., Index. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007. $21.95. [REVIEW]David Sepkoski - 2008 - Isis 99 (4):820-821.
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    Seth Shulman. Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration. Xix + 202 Pp., Index. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. $24.95. [REVIEW]David Sepkoski - 2007 - Isis 98 (4):877-878.
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    Stephen Jay Gould, Darwinian Iconoclast?David Sepkoski - 2008 - In Oren Harman & Michael Dietrich (eds.), Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology. Yale University Press. pp. 321--337.
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    Worldviews in Collision: Recent Literature on the Creation–Evolution Divide. [REVIEW]David Sepkoski - 2006 - Journal of the History of Biology 39 (3):607-635.
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