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    Clinical judgment and the rationality of the human sciences.Eugenie Gatens-Robinson - 1986 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 11 (2):167-178.
    Rationality in medicine is frequently construed as hypotheticodeductive. This article argues that such a model gives a distorted view of the rational character of an enterprise that makes judgments about individual human well-being. Medicine as a science is a practical human science. Seen as such, its rational orientation is one that applies general knowledge to particular situations. It is argued that such an orientation is not deductive but interpretative. The Aristotelian concept of practical wisdom (‘phron sis’) is used as a (...)
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    Clinical Judgment and the Rationality of the Human.Eugenie Gatens-Robinson - 1986 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 11 (2):167.
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    Dewey and the Feminist Successor Science Project.Eugenie Gatens-Robinson - 1991 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 27 (4):417 - 433.
  4. Why falsification is the wrong paradigm for evolutionary epistemology: An analysis of Hull's selection theory.Eugenie Gatens-Robinson - 1993 - Philosophy of Science 60 (4):535-557.
    Contemporary empiricism has attempted to ground its analysis of science in a falsificationism based in selection theory. This paper links these evolutionary epistemologies with commitments to certain epistemological and ontological assumptions found in the later work of K. Popper, D. Campbell, and D. Hull, I argue that their assumptions about the character of contemporary empiricism are part of a shared paradigm of epistemological explanation which results in unresolved tensions within their own projects. I argue further that their claim to be (...)
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  5. A Defense of women's Choice: Abortion and the Ethics of Care.Eugenie Gatens-Robinson - 1992 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):39-66.
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    Finding Our Feminist Ways in Natural Philosophy and Religious Thought.Eugenie Gatens-Robinson - 1994 - Hypatia 9 (4):207 - 228.
    The essay explores the connection between ecological wisdom and feminist spirituality. It takes a careful look at the difficulties that feminist thinkers have had in establishing such wisdom through a tradition of ethics focused on intrinsic value, a tradition of scientific thinking in which the knower is distanced from nature, and Western religious thinking in which both the feminine and nature are taken as profane. The suggestion is made that the resources of American Naturalism may provide a truly spiritual means (...)
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  7. The Relationship of Scientific Explanation to Models of Rationality.Eugenie Gatens-Robinson - 1983 - Dissertation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
    This work contrasts the formalist approach to defining explanation in science, exemplified in the Deductive-Nomenological Model of Carl G. Hempel, with the contextualist approach of Thomas Kuhn. It is argued that both of these attempts to define the explanatory processes of science are inadequate. A connection is made between the view of rationality upon which each view is based and the way that it defines explanation. It is argued that a process of thought, which scientific explanation represents, is considered rational (...)
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  8. The telic character of life: Marjorie Grene on the oddness of living things.Eugenie Gatens-Robinson - 2002 - In R. E. Auxier & L. E. Hahn (eds.), The Philosophy of Marjorie Grene. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court. pp. 29--365.
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