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  1. Assessing Evolutionary Epistemology.Michael Bradie - 1986 - Biology and Philosophy 1 (4):401-459.
    There are two interrelated but distinct programs which go by the name evolutionary epistemology. One attempts to account for the characteristics of cognitive mechanisms in animals and humans by a straightforward extension of the biological theory of evolution to those aspects or traits of animals which are the biological substrates of cognitive activity, e.g., their brains, sensory systems, motor systems, etc. (EEM program). The other program attempts to account for the evaluation of ideas, scientific theories and culture in general by (...)
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    Science and Metaphor.Michael Bradie - 1999 - Biology and Philosophy 14 (2):159-166.
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    Epistemology From an Evolutionary Point of View.Michael Bradie - 1994 - In E. Sober (ed.), Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology. The Mit Press. Bradford Books. pp. 453--476.
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  4. Evolutionary Epistemology.Michael Bradie - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    The Secret Chain: Evolution and Ethics.Michael Bradie - 1996 - State University of New York Press.
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    The Problem of Mooted Models for Analyses of Microbiome Causality.Justin Donhauser, Sara Worley, Michael Bradie & Juan L. Bouzat - 2019 - Biology and Philosophy 34 (6):57.
    Lynch, Parke, and O’Malley highlight the need for better evaluative criteria for causal explanations in microbiome research. They propose new interventionist criteria, show that paradigmatic examples of microbiome explanations are flawed using those criteria, and suggest numerous ways microbiome explanations can be improved. While we endorse their primary criticisms and suggestions for improvements in microbiome research, we make several observations regarding the use of mooted causal models in microbiome research that have significant implications for their overall argument. In sum, we (...)
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    Teleology and Natural Necessity in Aristotle.Michael Bradie & Fred D. Miller - 1984 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (2):133 - 146.
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    The Problem of Mooted Models for Analyses of Microbiome Causality.Justin Donhauser, Sara Worley, Michael Bradie & Juan L. Bouzat - 2019 - Biology and Philosophy 34 (6):1-6.
    Lynch, Parke, and O’Malley highlight the need for better evaluative criteria for causal explanations in microbiome research. They propose new interventionist criteria, show that paradigmatic examples of microbiome explanations are flawed using those criteria, and suggest numerous ways microbiome explanations can be improved. While we endorse their primary criticisms and suggestions for improvements in microbiome research, we make several observations regarding the use of mooted causal models in microbiome research that have significant implications for their overall argument. In sum, we (...)
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    Pragmatism and Internal Realism.Michael Bradie - 1979 - Analysis 39 (1):4 - 10.
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    Models and Metaphors in Science.Michael Bradie - 1998 - ProtoSociology 12:305-318.
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    The Development of Russell's Structural Postulates.Michael P. Bradie - 1977 - Philosophy of Science 44 (3):441-463.
    From 1914 on Russell's epistemology was dominated by the attempt to show how we come by our knowledge of the external world. As he gradually became aware of the inadequacies of the "pure empiricist" approach, Russell realized that his program was viable only insofar as certain postulates of inference were allowed. In this paper I trace the development of the structural postulates from Analysis of Matter to Human Knowledge. The basic continuity of Russell's thought is established. Certain confusions implicit in (...)
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    Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science.Michael P. Bradie - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (2):267-269.
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    Evolution and Normativity.Michael Bradie - 2007 - In Mohan Matthen & Christopher Stephens (eds.), Philosophy of Biology. Elsevier. pp. 201.
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    Recent Work on Criteria for Event Identity, 1967-1979.Michael Bradie - 1983 - Philosophy Research Archives 9:29-77.
    The paper reviews the arguments for and against a number of criteria for event identity. The proliferation of such criteria in the 1970’s raises the question of how one is to choose between them. Eight adequacy conditions, whose own adequacy has been argued for elsewhere, are determined to be insufticient for deciding among the criteria. Some concluding remarks about the role of the adequacy conditions and the problem of choosing a criterion are offered. Finally, questions about the nature of and (...)
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  15. Polanyi on the Meno Paradox.Michael Bradie - 1974 - Philosophy of Science 41 (2):203.
  16. The Causal Theory of Perception.Michael P. Bradie - 1976 - Synthese 33 (2-4):41 - 74.
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    Evolutionary Game Theory Meets the Social Contract.Michael Bradie - 1999 - Biology and Philosophy 14 (4):607-613.
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    Rationality and the Objectivity of Values.Michael Bradie - 1984 - The Monist 67 (3):467-482.
    One of the central themes of Hilary Putnam’s recent book, Reason, Truth and History, is the objectivity of values. The objectivity of values is a central component of the position Putnam calls “internal realism.” Internal realism is an attempt to delimit a point of view which is, on the one hand, objective, and, on the other, non-absolutistic. Internal realism is located precariously between an absolutist position which Putnam calls “metaphysical realism” and a sceptical relativism. The trick is to maintain the (...)
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    Darwin and the Animals.Michael Bradie - 1997 - Biology and Philosophy 12 (1):73-88.
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    On Doing Without Events.Andrew Altman, Michael Bradie & Fred D. Miller - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 36 (3):301 - 307.
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    The Evolution of Scientific Lineages.Michael Bradie - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:245 - 254.
    The fundamental dialectic of Science as a Process is the interaction between two narrative levels. At one level, the book is a historical narrative of one aspect of one ongoing problem in systematics. At the second level, Hull presents a theoretical model of the scientific process which draws heavily on invoked similarities between biological and scientific change. I first situate the model as one alternative among several which loosely fit under the umbrella of 'evolutionary epistemologies.' Second, I explore one of (...)
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    Russell's Scientific Realism.Michael Bradie - 1988 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 8 (1):195-208.
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    Meaning, Truth and Evidence.Andrew Altman & Michael Bradie - 1980 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):113-122.
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    Meaning, Truth and Evidence.Andrew Altman & Michael Bradie - 1980 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):113-122.
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    Ayer and Russell on Naive Realism.Michael Bradie - 1976 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:175 - 181.
    In this article Ayer's criticisms of Russell's defense of scientific realism and his criticisms of Russell's rejection of naive realism are discussed. It is argued that Ayer's criticisms either lack force or depend for their validity on the assumption of existence of a clear cut distinction between conventional and factual issues, an assumption which is question begging with respect to his discussion of Russell.
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    Adequacy Conditions and Event Identity.Michael Bradie - 1981 - Synthese 49 (3):337 - 374.
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    A Clash of Competing Metaphors.Michael Bradie - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):887-887.
    Metaphors have three important functions in scientific discourse: heuristic, rhetorical, and epistemic. I argue that, contrary to prevailing opinion, metaphors are indispensable components of scientific methodology as well as scientific communication. Insofar as the choice of metaphors reflects ideological commitments, all science is ideological. The philosophically vexed question is how to characterize the sense in which science is not merely ideological.
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    A Discipline Matures.Michael Bradie - 2000 - Biology and Philosophy 15 (4):575-593.
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    Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation. [REVIEW]Michael Bradie - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (1):235-238.
    Anthony O’Hear’s target is the claim that Darwinism provides a complete explanation of what it means to be human. The gist of his argument is that there are key normative dimensions to being human that escape the explanatory net of Darwinian or other naturalistic explanations. This is not to say that Darwinian and evolutionary accounts are not relevant to understanding what it means to be human. The point rather is that these accounts do not provide “complete” explanations. That human beings (...)
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    Coming of Age in the Philosophy of Biology.Michael Bradie - 1987 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):459 – 475.
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    Comments of Sayre’s “Pure and Applied Reason”.Michael Bradie - 1981 - Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 3:14-16.
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    Darwinism and the Moral Status of Animals.Michael Bradie - 1994 - In Dag Prawitz & Dag Westerståhl (eds.), Logic and Philosophy of Science in Uppsala. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 499--509.
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    Darwin's Legacy.Michael Bradie - 1992 - Biology and Philosophy 7 (1):111-126.
  34. Darwin's Legacy. A Review of Robert J. Richards, "Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior". [REVIEW]Michael Bradie - 1992 - Biology and Philosophy 7 (1):111.
     
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  35. Do Memes Make Sense? - No.Michael Bradie - 2000 - Free Inquiry 20.
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    Explanation.Michael Bradie - 1989 - Teaching Philosophy 12 (3):291-293.
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    Ethics and Evolution: The Biological Basis of Morality.Michael Bradie - 1993 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 36 ( 1-2):199 – 217.
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    Explanation: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]Michael Bradie - 1989 - Teaching Philosophy 12 (3):291-293.
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    Individualism and Holism in the Social Sciences.Michael Bradie - 2002 - Analyse & Kritik 24 (1):87-100.
    Harold Kincaid's 'Individualism and the Unity of Science' is a subtle and nuanced analysis of the interlocking themes and issues surrounding the struggle between 'holists' and 'individualists' in the social sciences. Two major claims, one substantial and one methodological, emerge from this analysis. The substantial claim is a defence of a 'non-reductive unity' of the sciences. The methodological claim is that the disputes between reductionists and pluralists or between individualists and holists are empirical and not conceptual disputes. In this paper, (...)
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    Individualism and the Unity of Science, Harold Kincaid. Rowman & Littlefield, 1997, VII + 165 Pages. [REVIEW]Michael Bradie - 2000 - Economics and Philosophy 16 (1):147-174.
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    Is Scientific Realism a Contingent Thesis?Michael Bradie - 1972 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1972:367 - 373.
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    Letters: The Grand Competition Continues.Michael Bradie, Bob Davis, Thomas Stanley & Peter Weinrich - 2014 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies.
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    Letters: The Grand Competition Continues.Michael Bradie, Bob Davis, Thomas Stanley & Peter Weinrich - 1992 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 12.
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    Metaphors and Mechanisms in Vehicle-Based Selection Theory.Michael Bradie - 1994 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (4):612-612.
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    Michael H. Robins, 1941-2002.Michael Bradie, David Copp & Christopher Morris - 2003 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 76 (5):167 - 168.
    This is an obituary for Michael H. Robins.
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    Naturalism and Evolutionary Epistemologies.Michael Bradie - 2004 - In M. Sintonen, J. Wolenski & I. Niiniluoto (eds.), Handbook of Epistemology. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 735--745.
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  47. Normalizing Naturalized Epistemology.Michael Bradie - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 45:35-40.
    The most trenchant criticism of naturalistic approaches to epistemology is that they are unable to successfully deal with norms and questions of justification. Epistemology without norms, it is alleged, is epistemology in name only, an endeavor not worth doing. What one makes of this depends on whether one takes epistemology to be worth doing in the first place. However, I shall argue, it is possible to account for justification within a naturalistic framework broadly construed along Quinean lines. Along the way (...)
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  48. Nicholas Rescher, Ed., Current Issues in Teleology Reviewed By.Michael Bradie - 1987 - Philosophy in Review 7 (1):22-24.
     
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  49. Nicholas Rescher, Ed., Current Issues in Teleology. [REVIEW]Michael Bradie - 1987 - Philosophy in Review 7:22-24.
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    Ontic Realism and Scientific Explanation.Michael Bradie - 1996 - Philosophy of Science 63 (3):321.
    Wesley Salmon defends an ontic realism that distinguishes explanatory from descriptive knowledge. Explanatory knowledge makes appeals to (unobservable) theoretical acausal mechanisms. Salmon presents an argument designed both to legitimize attributing truth values to theoretical claims and to justify treating theoretical claims as descriptions. The argument succeeds but only at the price of calling the distinction between explanation and description into question. Even if Salmon's attempts to distinguish causal mechanisms from other mechanisms are successful, the assumed centrality of the appeal to (...)
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