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  1. On Human Nature.Edward O. Wilson, Arthur L. Caplan, Daniel G. Freedman & Michael Ruse - 1978 - Ethics 92 (2):327-340.
     
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  2. Taking Darwin Seriously: A Naturalistic Approach to Philosophy.Michael Ruse - 1986 - Prometheus Books.
  3. Sociobiology Sense or Nonsense?Michael Ruse - 1979
     
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  4. The Philosophy of Biology.David L. Hull & Michael Ruse (eds.) - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
    Drawing on work of the past decade, this volume brings together articles from the philosophy, history, and sociology of science, and many other branches of the biological sciences. The volume delves into the latest theoretical controversies as well as burning questions of contemporary social importance. The issues considered include the nature of evolutionary theory, biology and ethics, the challenge from religion, and the social implications of biology today (in particular the Human Genome Project).
     
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  5. Evolutionary Naturalism: Selected Essays.Michael Ruse - 2015 - Routledge.
    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
     
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  6. The Philosophy of Biology.Michael Ruse - 1973 - London: Hutchinson.
  7. Is Science Sexist? And Other Problems in the Biomedical Sciences.Michael Ruse - 1981 - D. Reidel Distributed in the U.S.A. And Canada by Kluwer Boston.
     
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  8. Darwin and Design Does Evolution Have a Purpose?Michael Ruse - 2003
     
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    Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology.Michael Ruse - 1999 - Journal of the History of Biology 32 (1):197-204.
  10. Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science.Michael Ruse - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Michael Ruse offers a new analysis of the often troubled relationship between science and religion. Arguing against both extremes - in one corner, the New Atheists; in the other, the Creationists and their offspring the Intelligent Designers - he asserts that science is the highest source of human inquiry. Yet, by its very nature and its deep reliance on metaphor, science restricts itself and is unable to answer basic, significant questions about the meaning of the universe and humankind's place within (...)
     
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    Sex and Death: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology.Kim Sterelny, Paul E. Griffiths, David L. Hull, Michael Ruse & Jane Maienschein - 2000 - Journal of the History of Biology 33 (1):181-187.
  12. The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw.Michael Ruse - 2000 - Journal of the History of Biology 33 (2):399-401.
  13. Moral Philosophy as Applied Science.Michael Ruse & Edward O. Wilson - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (236):173 - 192.
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    Philosophy of Biology.Michael Ruse (ed.) - 2007 - Prometheus Books.
    Biologists study life in its various physical forms, while philosophers of biology seek answers to questions about the nature, purpose, and impact of this research. What permits us to distinguish between living and nonliving things even though both are made of the same minerals? Is the complex structure of organisms proof that a creative force is working its will in the physical universe, or are existing life-forms the random result of an evolutionary process working itself out over eons of time? (...)
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    Can a Darwinian Be a Christian?Michael Ruse - 2001 - Philosophical Inquiry 23 (3-4):156-159.
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    Medicine as Social Science: The Case of Freud on Homosexuality.Michael Ruse - 1981 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 6 (4):361-386.
    This paper considers the question of whether the explanation of homosexual orientation offered by Sigmund Freud qualifies as a genuine explanation, judged by the criteria of the social sciences. It is argued that the explanation, namely that homosexual orientation is a function of atypical parental influences, is indeed an explanation of the kind found in the social sciences. Nevertheless, it is concluded that to date Freud's hypotheses about homosexuality are no more than unproven speculations. Also considered is the question of (...)
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  17. Darwinism and Its Discontents.Michael Ruse - 2007 - Journal of the History of Biology 40 (3):592-594.
    Presenting an ardent defence of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, this book offers a clear and comprehensive exposition of Darwin's thinking. Michael Ruse brings the story up to date, examining the origins of life, the fossil record, and the mechanism of natural selection. Rival theories are explored, from punctuated equilibrium to human evolution . The philosophical and religious implications of Darwinism are discussed, including a discussion of Creationism and its modern day offshoot, Intelligent Design Theory. Ruse draws upon the most (...)
     
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  18. The Evolution-Creation Struggle.Michael Ruse, William A. Dembski, Matt Young, Taner Edis & John Brockman - 2006 - Journal of the History of Biology 39 (3):607-635.
     
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  19. Darwinism Defended: A Guide to the Evolution Controversies.Michael Ruse - 1983 - Journal of the History of Biology 16 (3):441-442.
     
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  20. Biological Species: Natural Kinds, Individuals, or What?Michael Ruse - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (2):225-242.
    What are biological species? Aristotelians and Lockeans agree that they are natural kinds; but, evolutionary theory shows that neither traditional philosophical approach is truly adequate. Recently, Michael Ghiselin and David Hull have argued that species are individuals. This claim is shown to be against the spirit of much modern biology. It is concluded that species are natural kinds of a sort, and that any 'objectivity' they possess comes from their being at the focus of a consilience of inductions.
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    Why I Am an Accommodationist and Proud of It.Michael Ruse - 2015 - Zygon 50 (2):361-375.
    There is a strong need of a reasoned defense of what was known as the “independence” position of the science–religion relationship but that more recently has been denigrated as the “accommodationist” position, namely that while there are parts of religion—fundamentalist Christianity in particular—that clash with modern science, the essential parts of religion do not and could not clash with science. A case for this position is made on the grounds of the essentially metaphorical nature of science. Modern science functions because (...)
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  22. Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction?Michael Ruse - 2001 - Journal of the History of Biology 34 (1):199-200.
     
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  23. Genetic Testing and Insurance: The Complexity of Adverse Selection.Maureen Durnin, Michael Hoy & Michael Ruse - 2012 - Ethical Perspectives 19 (1):123-54.
    The debate on whether insurance companies should be allowed to use results of individuals’ genetic tests for underwriting purposes has been both lively and increasingly relevant over the past two decades. Yet there appears to be no widely agreed upon resolution regarding appropriate and effective regulation. There exists today a gamut of recommendations and actual practices addressing this phenomenon ranging from laissez-faire to voluntary industry moratoria to strict legal prohibition. One obvious reason for such a variance in views and approaches (...)
     
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    The Darwinian Paradigm: Essays on its History, Philosophy, and Religious Implications.Michael Ruse - 1989 - Routledge.
    INTRODUCTION I first read Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species , some twenty years ago. At once I fell under its spell - an emotion which ...
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  25. The Darwinian Paradigm.Michael Ruse - 2015 - Routledge.
    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
     
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  26. Making Room for Faith in an Age of Science: A Response to David Wisdo.Michael Ruse - 2011 - Zygon 46 (3):655-672.
    Abstract. I respond to the criticisms of David Wisdo of my position on the relationship between science and religion. I argue that although he gives a full and fair account of my position, he fails to grasp fully my use of the metaphorical basis of modern science in my argument that, because of its mechanistic commitment, there are some questions that science not only does not answer but that science does not even attempt to answer. Hence, my position stands and (...)
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  27. Darwinism and Mechanism: Metaphor in Science.Michael Ruse - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 36 (2):285-302.
    There are two main senses of ‘mechanism’, both deriving from the metaphor of nature as a machine. One sense refers to contrivance or design, as in ‘the plant’s mechanism of attracting butterflies’. The other sense refers to cause or law process, as in ‘the mechanism of heredity’. In his work on evolution, Charles Darwin showed that organisms are produced by a mechanism in the second sense, although he never used this language. He also discussed contrivance, where he did use the (...)
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    Philosophy of Biology Today.Michael Ruse - 1988 - State University of New York Press.
    This short and highly accessible volume opens up the subject of the philosophy of biology to professionals and to students in both disciplines. The text covers briefly and clearly all of the pertinent topics in the subject, dealing with both human and non-human issues, and quite uniquely surveying not only scholars in the English-speaking world but others elsewhere, including the Eastern block. As molecular biologists peer ever more deeply into life’s mysteries, there are those who fear that such ‘reductionism’ conceals (...)
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    Species as Individuals: Logical, Biological, and Philosophical Problems.Michael Ruse - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (2):299.
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  30. Genesis Revisited: Can We Do Better Than God?Michael Ruse - 1984 - Zygon 19 (3):297-316.
    WE ARE FACED WITH GROWING POWERS OF MANIPULATION OF OUR HUMAN GENETIC MAKEUP. WHILE NOT DENYING THAT THESE POWERS CAN BE USED FOR GREAT GOOD, IT BEHOOVES US TO THINK NOW OF POSSIBLE UPPER LIMITS TO THE CHANGE THAT WE MIGHT WANT TO EFFECT. I ARGUE THAT THOUGHTS OF CHANGING THE HUMAN SPECIES INTO A RACE OF SUPERMEN AND SUPERWOMEN ARE BASED ON WEAK PREMISES. GENETIC FINE-TUNING MAY INDEED BE IN ORDER; WHOLESALE GENETIC CHANGE IS NOT.
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  31. Science and Values: My Debt to Ernan McMullin.Michael Ruse - 2012 - Zygon 47 (4):666-685.
    Ernan McMullin's 1982 presidential address to the Philosophy of Science Association dealt with the issue of science and values, arguing that although scientists are rightfully wary of the infiltration of cultural and social values, their work is guided by “epistemic values,” such as the drive for consistency and predictive fertility. McMullin argued that it is the pursuit of these epistemic values that drives nonepistemic values from science. Using the case study of the fate of the nonepistemic value of progress in (...)
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  32. My Journey in the World of Religion-and-Science.Michael Ruse - 2007 - Zygon 42 (3):577-582.
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    Philosophy After Darwin: Classic and Contemporary Readings.Michael Ruse (ed.) - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    Introduction -- Part I: Epistemology after Darwin -- Part II: Ethics after Darwin -- Part III: The evolution of ideas -- Part IV: The evolution of rationality -- - Part V: Ethics and progress -- Part VI: The evolution of altruism.
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  34. Homosexuality: A Philosophical Inquiry.Michael Ruse - 1990 - Blackwell.
  35. Darwin's Debt to Philosophy: An Examination of the Influence of the Philosophical Ideas of John F.W. Herschel and William Whewell on the Development of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.Michael Ruse - 1975 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 6 (2):159-181.
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  36. Evolutionary Ethics: A Phoenix Arisen.Michael Ruse - 1986 - Zygon 21 (1):95-112.
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    Definitions of Species in Biology.Michael Ruse - 1969 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 20 (2):97-119.
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  38. But is It Science?: The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy.Michael Ruse (ed.) - 1988 - Prometheus Books.
     
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  39. Methodological Naturalism Under Attack.Michael Ruse - 2005 - South African Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):44-60.
    Methodological naturalism is the assumption or working hypothesis that understanding nature (the physical world including humans and their thoughts and actions) can be understood in terms of unguided laws. There is no need to Suppose interventions (miracles) from outside. It does not commit one to metaphysical naturalism, the belief that there is nothing other than nature as we can see and observe it (in other words, that atheism is the right theology for the sound thinker). Recently the Intelligent Design movement (...)
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    Evolution and Religion: A Dialogue.Michael Ruse - 2008 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin, presents a fictional dialogue among characters with sharply contrasting positions regarding the tensions between science and religious belief.
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    Moral Philosophy as Applied Science: Michael Ruse and Edward O. Wilson.Michael Ruse - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (236):173-192.
    For much of this century, moral philosophy has been constrained by the supposed absolute gap between is and ought , and the consequent belief that the facts of life cannot of themselves yield an ethical blueprint for future action. For this reason, ethics has sustained an eerie existence largely apart from science. Its most respected interpreters still believe that reasoning about right and wrong can be successful without a knowledge of the brain, the human organ where all the decisions about (...)
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  42. The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology.David Sepkoski & Michael Ruse - 2009 - Journal of the History of Biology 42 (4):819-821.
     
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    The Morality of the Gene.Michael Ruse - 1984 - The Monist 67 (2):167-199.
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  44. Creation Science Is Not Science.Michael Ruse - 1982 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 7 (40):72-8.
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    Functional Statements in Biology.Michael E. Ruse - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (1):87-95.
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    The Biological Sciences Can Act as a Ground for Ethics.Michael Ruse - 2010 - In Francisco José Ayala & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology. Wiley-Blackwell.
    This paper is interested in the relationship between evolutionary thinking and moral behavior and commitments, ethics. There is a traditional way of forging or conceiving of the relationship. This is traditional evolutionary ethics, known as Social Darwinism. Many think that this position is morally pernicious, a redescription of the worst aspects of modern, laissez-faire capitalism in fancy biological language. It is argued that, in fact, there is much more to be said for Social Darwinism than many think. In respects, it (...)
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    Darwinism and Determinism.Michael Ruse - 1987 - Zygon 22 (4):419-442.
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    Forty Years a Philosopher of Biology: Why EvoDevo Makes Me Still Excited About My Subject.Michael Ruse - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (1):35-37.
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    Gaps in the Argument: A Discussion of Certain Aspects of Cosmology.Michael Ruse - 2010 - Zygon 45 (1):221-227.
    In this discussion review of Robert John Russell's collection of essays I agree with him about the necessity of human existence given the claims of Christian theology. I look in detail at his suggestions for speaking to this issue, especially his thesis of NIODA—noninterventionist objective divine action. I end up disagreeing with the suggestion and argue that in respects Russell is tackling the science-religion relationship in the wrong way.
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  50. The Origin of the Origin.Michael Ruse - 2009 - In Michael Ruse & Robert J. Richards (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the "Origin of Species". Cambridge University Press.
     
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