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    Introduction: The Secret Lives of Textbooks.Marga Vicedo - 2012 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 103:83-87.
    Textbooks have a low status in the history of science because they have been seen as mere repositories for scientific knowledge. But historians have recently shown how they play a number of roles that can illuminate different aspects of the history of science, from priority disputes to pedagogical practices. The essays in this Focus section aim to expand our vision of textbooks further by showing how they perform various hybrid functions in scientific development.
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    Introduction: The Secret Lives of Textbooks.Marga Vicedo - 2012 - Isis 103 (1):83-87.
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    The ‘Disadapted’ Animal: Niko Tinbergen on Human Nature and the Human Predicament.Marga Vicedo - 2018 - Journal of the History of Biology 51 (2):191-221.
    This paper explores ethologist Niko Tinbergen’s path from animal to human studies in the 1960s and 1970s and his views about human nature. It argues, first, that the confluence of several factors explains why Tinbergen decided to cross the animal/human divide in the mid 1960s: his concern about what he called “the human predicament,” his relations with British child psychiatrist John Bowlby, the success of ethological explanations of human behavior, and his professional and personal situation. It also argues that Tinbergen (...)
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    The Father of Ethology and the Foster Mother of Ducks: Konrad Lorenz as Expert on Motherhood.Marga Vicedo - 2009 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 100:263-291.
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    The Father of Ethology and the Foster Mother of Ducks: Konrad Lorenz as Expert on Motherhood.Marga Vicedo - 2009 - Isis 100 (2):263-291.
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    Review Essay Scientific Styles: Toward Some Common Ground in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science.Marga Vicedo - 1995 - Perspectives on Science 3 (2).
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    The Social Nature of the Mother's Tie to Her Child: John Bowlby's Theory of Attachment in Post-War America.Marga Vicedo - 2011 - British Journal for the History of Science 44 (3):401-426.
    This paper examines the development of British psychiatrist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby's views and their scientific and social reception in the United States during the 1950s. In a 1951 report for the World Health Organization Bowlby contended that the mother is the child's psychic organizer, as observational studies of children worldwide showed that absence of mother love had disastrous consequences for children's emotional health. By the end of the decade Bowlby had moved from observational studies of children in hospitals to (...)
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    Experimentation in Early Genetics: The Implications of the Historical Character of Science for Scientific Realism.Marga Vicedo - 2000 - In Richard Creath & Jane Maienschein (eds.), Biology and Epistemology. Cambridge University Press. pp. 215--243.
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    Playing the Game: Psychology Textbooks Speak Out About Love.Marga Vicedo - 2012 - Isis 103 (1):111-125.
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    T.H. Morgan, Neither an Epistemological Empiricist nor a “Methodological” Empiricist.Marga Vicedo - 1990 - Biology and Philosophy 5 (3):293-311.
    T. H. Morgan (1866–1945), the founder of the Drosophila research group in genetics that established the chromosome theory of Mendelian inheritance, has been described as a radical empiricist in the historical literature. His empiricism, furthermore, is supposed to have prejudiced him against certain scientific conclusions. This paper aims to show two things: first, that the sense in which the term empiricism has been used by scholars is too weak to be illuminating. It is necessary to distinguish between empiricism as an (...)
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    Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives. [REVIEW]Marga Vicedo - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Science 40 (4):619-621.
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    Is the History of Science Relevant to the Philosophy of Science?Marga Vicedo - 1992 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:490 - 496.
    Philosophers have started to use the history of science to address some of their philosophical concerns. In this paper I point out some aspects of contemporary practice that require further consideration in order to achieve a more fruitful integration of history and philosophy: one, the limitations of using case studies; two, the need to articulate how we should use history as evidence. Specifically, I argue that to make progress in the debate about realism we will have to pay more attention (...)
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    The Human Genome Project: Towards an Analysis of the Empirical, Ethical, and Conceptual Issues Involved. [REVIEW]Marga Vicedo - 1992 - Biology and Philosophy 7 (3):255-278.
    In this paper I claim that the goal of mapping and sequencing the human genome is not wholly new, but rather is an extension of an older project to map genes, a central aim of genetics since its birth. Thus, the discussion about the value of the HGP should not be posed in global terms of acceptance or rejection, but in terms of how it should be developed. The first section of this paper presents a brief history of the project. (...)
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    Dangerous Diagnostics: The Social Power of Biological Information. Dorothy Nelkin, Laurence TancrediBrainstorming: The Science and Politics of Opiate Research. Solomon H. SnyderGene Dreams: Wall Street, Academia, and the Rise of Biotechnology. Robert Teitelman. [REVIEW]Marga Vicedo - 1991 - Isis 82 (2):408-409.
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    Dangerous Diagnostics: The Social Power of Biological Information by Dorothy Nelkin; Laurence Tancredi; Brainstorming: The Science and Politics of Opiate Research by Solomon H. Snyder; Gene Dreams: Wall Street, Academia, and the Rise of Biotechnology by Robert Teitelman.Marga Vicedo - 1991 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 82:408-409.
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    How Scientific Ideas Develop and How to Develop Scientific Ideas.Marga Vicedo - 1995 - Biology and Philosophy 10 (4):489-499.
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    Erika Lorraine Milam. Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology. 236 Pp., Illus., Index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $60. [REVIEW]Marga Vicedo - 2011 - Isis 102 (2):352-353.
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    Popper en Madrid.Marga Vicedo - 1985 - Azafea: Revista de Filosofia 1 (1).
    Aún en nuestros días es fácil comprobar la existencia de filósofos, y también de científicos, que creen que los límites de la razón se identifican con los de su propia concepción del mundo. Desgraciadamente, el ocultamiento y la tergiversación de datos es, todavía hoy, una práctica usual. Actitud que no es más que la vertiente práctica de una postura intelectual dogmática e intolerable. Por eso resulta estimulante encontrar un hombre cuya vida y pensamiento podría definirse como la antítesis del dogmatismo, (...)
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    The Chromosome Theory of Mendelian Inheritance: Explanation and Realism in Theory Construction.Marga Vicedo - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:179 - 191.
    This paper examines the process that led to the identification of chromosomes as carriers of genes. It focuses on the role played by explanations in theory construction and analyzes the status given to the entities and processes introduced through such explanations. I argue that the theory of the gene was a functional explanation that, as such, could not offer decisive support for the existence of genes. However, I maintain that functional explanations set the conditions of identification needed to discover the (...)
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    Book Review:Philosophy of Biology Today Michael Ruse. [REVIEW]Marga Vicedo - 1991 - Philosophy of Science 58 (3):509-.
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    Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology. [REVIEW]Marga Vicedo - 2011 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 102:352-353.
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    Simplicity in Theory-Construction and Evaluation: The Case of the Chromosome Theory of Mendalian Inheritance.Marga Vicedo - 1994 - In Dag Prawitz & Dag Westerståhl (eds.), Logic and Philosophy of Science in Uppsala. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 525--539.
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    Playing the Game: Psychology Textbooks Speak Out About Love.Marga Vicedo - 2012 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 103:111-125.
    Starting in 1958, Harry Harlow published numerous research papers analyzing the emotional and social development of rhesus monkeys. This essay examines the presentation of Harlow's work in introductory psychology textbooks from 1958 to 1975, focusing on whether the textbooks erased the process of research, presented results without hedging, and provided a uniform account of Harlow's work and results. It argues that many textbooks were not passive vehicles of knowledge transmission; instead, they played a role similar to articles of meta-analysis and (...)
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    P. Kyle Stanford, Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Pp. Xiv+234. ISBN 0-19-517408-9. £26.99. [REVIEW]Marga Vicedo - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Science 40 (4).
  25. Matthew H. Nitecki, Ed., Evolutionary Progress Reviewed By.Marga Vicedo - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10 (5):192-195.
     
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  26. Matthew H. Nitecki, Ed., Evolutionary Progress. [REVIEW]Marga Vicedo - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10:192-195.
     
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  27. Vive y deja vivir.Marga Vicedo - 1999 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 18 (3):270-279.
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