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    Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality.Anne Fausto-Sterling & Edward Stein - 2004 - Hypatia 19 (3):203-208.
  2. Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.Edward Stein - 1996 - Clarendon Press.
    Without Good Reason offers a clear critical account of the debate in philosophy and cognitive science about whether humans are rational. Various experiments performed over the last several decades have been interpreted as showing that humans are irrational; certain philosophers, on the other hand, have argued that it is a conceptual truth that humans must be rational. Edward Stein concludes that the question of human rationality should be answered not conceptually but empirically: the resources of a fully developed cognitive science (...)
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    Without Good Reason.Edward Stein - 2000 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 60 (1):234-237.
    Are humans rational? Various experiments performed over the last several decades have been interpreted as showing that humans are irrational we make significant and consistent errors in logical reasoning, probabilistic reasoning, similarity judgements, and risk-assessment, to name a few areas. But can these experiments establish human irrationality, or is it a conceptual truth that humans must be rational, as various philosophers have argued? In this book, Edward Stein offers a clear critical account of this debate about rationality in philosophy and (...)
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    The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory, and Ethics of Sexual Orientation.Edward Stein - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    In the last decade, fierce controversy has arisen over the nature of sexual orientation. Scientific research, religious views, increasingly ambiguous gender roles, and the growing visibility of sexual minorities have sparked impassioned arguments about whether our sexual desires are hard-wired in our genes or shaped by the changing forces of society. In recent years scientific research and popular opinion have favored the idea that sexual orientations are determined at birth, but philosopher and educator Edward Stein argues that much of what (...)
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    From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice.Edward Stein, Allen Buchanan, Dan W. Brock, Norman Daniels & Daniel Wikler - 2002 - Philosophical Review 111 (1):130.
    In the months preceding the writing of this review, bioethics has been in the news a great deal. In congressional and public policy debates surrounding stem cell research, human cloning, and the Human Genome Project, bioethics and bioethicists have gained national attention and been subject to public scrutiny. Commentators have asked who these self-appointed moral experts are to tell us what is right and wrong.
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  6. Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.Edward Stein - 1999 - Philosophical Quarterly 49 (195):275-277.
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  7. Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.Edward Stein - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (281):482-486.
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  8. The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory, and Ethics of Sexual Orientation.Edward Stein - 2002 - Philosophical Quarterly 52 (208):421-423.
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  9. Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.Edward Stein - 1998 - Mind 107 (426):498-501.
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  10. Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.Edward Stein - 1996 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Are humans rational? Various experiments performed over the last several decades have been interpreted as showing that humans are irrational we make significant and consistent errors in logical reasoning, probabilistic reasoning, similarity judgements, and risk-assessment, to name a few areas. But can these experiments establish human irrationality, or is it a conceptual truth that humans must be rational, as various philosophers have argued? In this book, Edward Stein offers a clear critical account of this debate about rationality in philosophy and (...)
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    Where Guesses Come From: Evolutionary Epistemology and the Anomaly of Guided Variation.Edward Stein & Peter Lipton - 1989 - Biology and Philosophy 4 (1):33-56.
    This paper considers a central objection to evolutionary epistemology. The objection is that biological and epistemic development are not analogous, since while biological variation is blind, epistemic variation is not. The generation of hypotheses, unlike the generation of genotypes, is not random. We argue that this objection is misguided and show how the central analogy of evolutionary epistemology can be preserved. The core of our reply is that much epistemic variation is indeed directed by heuristics, but these heuristics are analogous (...)
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    Legal and Ethical Concerns About Sexual Orientation Change Efforts.Tia Powell & Edward Stein - 2014 - Hastings Center Report 44 (s4):S32-S39.
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    Forms of Desire: Sexual Orientation and the Social Constructionist Controversy.Edward Stein (ed.) - 1992 - Routledge.
    Perhaps the foremost issue in the emerging area of inquiry known as lesbian and gay studies is the social constructionist controversy. Social constructionism is the view that the categories of sexual orientation are cultural constructs rather than naturally universal categories. ____Forms of Desire__ brings together important essays by social constructionists and their critics, representing several disciplines and approaches to this debate about the history and science of sexuality.
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  14. Sexual Orientations, Rights, and the Body: Immutability, Essentialism, and Nativism.Edward Stein - 2011 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 78 (2):633-658.
    Both advocates and opponents of lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights make reference to whether and how sexual orientations are embodied, namely whether one's sexual orientation is innate, unchangeable, or a "natural fact". In particular, in the United States, discussion centers on whether LGB people are "born that way" or "choose" to be gay. In litigation about LGB rights, this discussion connects to the so-called immutability factor in the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and in (...)
     
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    The Ethics of Genetic Research on Sexual Orientation.Udo Schüklenk, Edward Stein, Jacinta Kerin & William Byne - 1997 - Hastings Center Report 27 (4):6-13.
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    Choosing the Sexual Orientation of Children.Edward Stein - 1998 - Bioethics 12 (1):1–24.
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    Reply to Martha Nussbaum and Ian Hacking.Edward Stein - 2002 - Law and Philosophy 21 (3):349-353.
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  18. Rationality and Reflective Equilibrium.Edward Stein - 1994 - Synthese 99 (2):137-72.
    Cohen (1981) and others have made an interesting argument for the thesis that humans are rational: normative principles of reasoning and actual human reasoning ability cannot diverge because both are determined by the same process involving our intuitions about what constitutes good reasoning as a starting point. Perhaps the most sophisticated version of this argument sees reflective equilibrium as the process that determines both what the norms of reasoning are and what actual cognitive competence is. In this essay, I will (...)
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  19. Essentialism and Constructionism About Sexual Orientation.Edward Stein - 1998 - In David L. Hull & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press. pp. 427--42.
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    God, the Demon, and the Status of Theodicies.Edward Stein - 1990 - American Philosophical Quarterly 27 (2):163 - 167.
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    Can We Be Justified in Believing That Humans Are Irrational?Edward Stein - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (3):545-565.
    In this paper, the author considers an argument against the thesis that humans are irrational in the sense that we reason according to principles that differ from those we ought to follow. The argument begins by noting that if humans are irrational, we should not trust the results of our reasoning processes. If we are justified in believing that humans are irrational, then, since this belief results from a reasoning process, we should not accept this belief. The claim that humans (...)
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    Wide Reflective Equilibrium as an Answer to an Objection to Moral Heuristics.Edward Stein - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):561-562.
    If, as is not implausible, the correct moral theory is indexed to human capacity for moral reasoning, then the thesis that moral heuristics exist faces a serious objection. This objection can be answered by embracing a wide reflective equilibrium account of the origins of our normative principles of morality.
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  23. Sexual Orientations, Rights, and the Body: Immutability, Essentialism, and Nativism.Edward Stein - 2011 - Social Research 78 (4):633-658.
    Both advocates and opponents of lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights make reference to whether and how sexual orientations are embodied, namely whether one's sexual orientation is innate, unchangeable, or a "natural fact". In particular, in the United States, discussion centers on whether LGB people are "born that way" or "choose" to be gay. In litigation about LGB rights, this discussion connects to the so-called immutability factor in the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and in (...)
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    Review Essay: The Psychologists Return.Martin Kusch, Eva Picardi & Edward Stein - 1998 - Synthese 115 (3):375-393.
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  25. Law, Sexual Orientation, and Gender.Edward Stein - 2002 - In Jules Coleman & Scott J. Shapiro (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence & Philosophy of Law. Oxford University Press.
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    Ethical Implications of Scientific Research on the Causes of Sexual Orientation.William Byne & Edward Stein - 1997 - Health Care Analysis 5 (2):136-148.
    In this article, we evaluate the status of current biological research into sexual orientation and examine the relevance of such research on the legal and social status of gay men and lesbians. We begin with a review of hormonal, neuroanatomical and genetic studies of sexual orientation. We argue that the scientific study of sexual orientation is, at best, still in its infancy. We turn then to the ethical and social implications of this research. We argue that even if scientists could (...)
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    Can We Be Justified in Believing That Humans Are Irrational?Edward Stein - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (3):545-565.
    In this paper, the author considers an argument against the thesis that humans are irrational in the sense that we reason according to principles that differ from those we ought to follow. The argument begins by noting that if humans are irrational, we should not trust the results of our reasoning processes. If we are justified in believing that humans are irrational, then, since this belief results from a reasoning process, we should not accept this belief. The claim that humans (...)
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    Précis of The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory and Ethics of Sexual Orientation.Edward Stein - 2002 - Law and Philosophy 21 (3):305-316.
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    A Functional Approach to the Spousal Evidentiary Privileges.Edward Stein - 2008 - Episteme 5 (3):pp. 374-387.
    Most U.S. jurisdictions deem testimony regarding what one spouse tells the other in private inadmissible in most circumstances and most do not allow a person to be compelled to testify against his or her spouse. Although confidential communications and what a spouse knows about the other are both relevant and quite probative, triers of fact do not get to consider them. The scope, character, and very existence of these exceptions to the general principle of admitting everything into evidence have been (...)
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    Précis of the Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory and Ethics of Sexual Orientation. [REVIEW]Edward Stein - 2002 - Law and Philosophy 21 (3):305-316.
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    Cordoning Competence: A Reply to Cohen.Edward Stein - 1994 - Synthese 99 (2):177 - 179.
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    A Functional Approach to the Spousal Evidentiary Privilages.Edward Stein - 2008 - Episteme 5 (3):374-387.
    Most U.S. jurisdictions deem testimony regarding what one spouse tells the other in private inadmissible in most circumstances and most do not allow a person to be compelled to testify against his or her spouse. Although confidential communications and what a spouse knows about the other are both relevant and quite probative, triers of fact do not get to consider them. The scope, character, and very existence of these exceptions to the general principle of admitting everything into evidence have been (...)
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    Why Sexuality Matters to Philisophy.Morris B. Kaplan & Edward Stein - 1994 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 67 (6):81 - 86.
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    From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice.Edward Stein - 2002 - Philosophical Review 111 (1):130-132.
    In the months preceding the writing of this review, bioethics has been in the news a great deal. In congressional and public policy debates surrounding stem cell research, human cloning, and the Human Genome Project, bioethics and bioethicists have gained national attention and been subject to public scrutiny. Commentators have asked who these self-appointed moral experts are to tell us what is right and wrong.
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    Symposium: Why Sexuality Matters to Philosophy an Introduction.Edward Stein - 1994 - Metaphilosophy 25 (4):233-237.
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  36. An Introduction.Edward Stein - 1994 - Metaphilosophy 25 (4):233.
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  37. Forms of Desire: Sexual Orientation and the Social Constructionist Controversy.Edward Stein (ed.) - 1992 - Routledge.
    Perhaps the foremost issue in the emerging area of inquiry known as lesbian and gay studies is the social constructionist controversy. Social constructionism is the view that the categories of sexual orientation are cultural constructs rather than naturally universal categories. ____Forms of Desire__ brings together important essays by social constructionists and their critics, representing several disciplines and approaches to this debate about the history and science of sexuality.
     
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  38. Guilt and Now Man.Edward V. Stein - 1969 - Humanitas 5 (2):205-218.
     
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  39. Rationality and the Limits of Cognitive Science.Edward D. Stein - 1992 - Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    The observation that humans are often irrational has become commonplace. This observation has received empirical support from various experiments performed by cognitive scientists that are supposed to show that humans systematically violate principles of probability, rules of logic, and other norms of reasoning. In response to these experiments, philosophers have made creative and appealing arguments that these experiments must be mistaken or misinterpreted because humans must be rational. I examine these arguments for human rationality and show that they fail; cognitive (...)
     
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