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  1. Just so Stories and Inference to the Best Explanation in Evolutionary Psychology.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1996 - Minds and Machines 6 (4):525-540.
    Evolutionary psychology is a science in the making, working toward the goal of showing how psychological adaptation underlies much human behavior. The knee-jerk reaction that sociobiology is unscientific because it tells just-so stories has become a common charge against evolutionary psychology as well. My main positive thesis is that inference to the best explanation is a proper method for evolutionary analyses, and it supplies a new perspective on the issues raised in Schlinger's (1996) just-so story critique. My main negative thesis (...)
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    Latency Versus Complementarity: Margenau and Bohr on Quantum Mechanics.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1986 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (2):193-206.
  3. Hacking's Experimental Argument for Realism.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1988 - Journal of Critical Analysis 9 (1):1-12.
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    Are Rigorous Evolutionary Histories of Human Mating Possible?Harmon R. Holcomb - 2000 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (4):606-607.
    Critics of evolutionary psychology object that it is not rigorous science compared to other evolutionary science. Advocates reply that it is rigorous science, and that the critics are uninformed. Still, informed people having opposing preconceptions of what counts as rigor may reach opposing evaluative conclusions. I shall clarify the very idea of rigorous evolutionary histories in relation to the basic objection that “evolution without history” is not rigorous.
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    Criticism, Commitment, and the Growth of Human Sociobiology.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1987 - Biology and Philosophy 2 (1):43-63.
    The fundamental unit of assessment in the sociobiology debate is neither a field nor a theory, but a framework of group commitments. Recourse to the framework concept is motivated, in general, by post-Kuhnian philosophy of scientific change and, in particular, by the dispute between E. O. Wilson and R. C. Lewontin. The framework concept is explicated in terms of commitments about problems, domain, disciplinary relations, exemplars, and performance evaluations. One upshot is that debate over such charges as genetic determinism, reductionism, (...)
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    Interpreting Kuhn: Paradigm Choice as Objective Value Judgement.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1989 - Metaphilosophy 20 (1):51.
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    The Philosophy of Science.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1994 - Teaching Philosophy 17 (3):275-277.
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    Empirically Equivalent Theories.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1994 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (4):625-626.
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    Readings in the Philosophy of Science, Second Edition.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1991 - Teaching Philosophy 14 (4):487-493.
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    Explaining World History: Marxism, Evolutionism, and Sociobiology.R. Holcomb Harmon - 1998 - Biology and Philosophy 13 (4):597-618.
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    Implications of an Evolutionary Biopsychosocial Model.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1995 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (3):559-560.
    Mealey's work has several interesting implications: It refutes the charge that sociobiology paints a cynical portrait of human nature and adopts a one-sided reductionism; it exemplifies a general theoretical scheme for constructing evolutionary biopsychosocial models of human behavior; and it has the practical effect of promoting and informing early intervention in children at risk for psychopathic disorder.
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    Evolved Psychological Mechanisms and Content‐Specificity.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1994 - Anthropology of Consciousness 5 (4):19-23.
  13. Constraints on Defining the 'Level' and 'Unit' of Selection.Harmon R. Holcomb - 1989 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 4 (2).