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    Issues in Evolutionary Epistemology: Contemporary Engagements Between Analytic and Continental Thought.Kai Hahlweg & Clifford Alan Hooker (eds.) - 1989 - State University of New York Press.
    Papers presented cover: new approaches to evolutionary epistemology, new applications, critical evaluations, and the nature of the mind. Paper edition (unseen), $25.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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  2. The Evolution of Science: A Systems Approach.Kai Hahlweg - 1983 - Dissertation, The University of Western Ontario (Canada)
    This thesis is concerned with two interrelated sets of problems: How can we have knowledge in a universe of processes? How can knowledge be improved, and how is scientific progress possible? ;To address the epistemological question in conjunction with the ontological is not a common approach in contemporary philosophy of science. I therefore begin the dissertation by arguing that these two areas of philosophy are intimately interrelated, and that the one-sided concentration on epistemological issues has led to an unsatisfactory account (...)
     
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    On the Notion of Evolutionary Progress.Kai Hahlweg - 1991 - Philosophy of Science 58 (3):436-451.
    In this paper, I develop a naturalistic conception of evolutionary progress. I argue that the Waddingtonian notion of adaptability can be embedded meaningfully into a framework which views living things as nonequilibrium structures. This thermodynamic interpretation places great emphasis on the dynamics of environmental change, whereas the classical conceptions are based on equilibrium conceptions of the evolutionary process. What improves in evolution is the ability of living things to stay alive in increasingly heterogeneous environments.
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    Popper Versus Lorenz: An Exploration Into the Nature of Evolutionary Epistemology.Kai Hahlweg - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:172-182.
    This paper expounds the central tenets of the Austro-German school of evolutionary epistemology and points out that it conflicts in important aspects with Popper's. The conflict arises because some of the members of the above-mentioned school consider induction to be an absolutely central feature of any evolutionary epistemology. Thus the question arises if Poppers 'method of trial-and-error' is still to be considered to be the evolutionary method. The present author suggests that what is being selected for during scientific evolution is (...)
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  5. With Commentary.Kai Hahlweg - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (2):187.
     
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    Progress Through Evolution? An Inquiry Into the Thought of C.H. Waddington.Kai Hahlweg - 1981 - Acta Biotheoretica 30 (2):103-120.
    It was C.H. Waddington's contention that the Neo-Darwinian Theory of Evolution ought to be amended by imbedding it in a broader theoretical framework which takes the role of the phenotype into account. Waddington's theory alleges the existence of two interlocking feedback circuits between environment and phenotype on the one hand and genotype and phenotype on the other. The resulting dynamical model of evolutionary change gives new meaning to the notion of progress in evolution. In this model natural selection acts directly (...)
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    Epistemology or Not? An Inquiry Into David Hull's Evolutionary Account of the Social and Conceptual Development of Science.Kai Hahlweg - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (2):187-192.