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  1. Taking Darwin Seriously: A Naturalistic Approach to Philosophy.Michael Ruse - 1986 - Prometheus Books.
  2. Sociobiology Sense or Nonsense?Michael Ruse - 1979 - Dordrecht: Reidel.
     
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  3. The Philosophy of Biology.David L. Hull & Michael Ruse (eds.) - 1973 - London: 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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  4. Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science.Michael Ruse - 2014 - 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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  5. 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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  6. Sociobiology: Sense or Nonsense?Michael Ruse - 1980 - Erkenntnis 15 (2):189-194.
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  7. Darwin and Design Does Evolution Have a Purpose?Michael Ruse - 2003 - Cambridge, USA: Harvard University Press.
     
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  8. Taking Darwin Seriously.Michael Ruse - 1988 - Ethics 98 (2):400-402.
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  9. Moral Philosophy as Applied Science.Michael Ruse & Edward O. Wilson - 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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  10. Darwin and His Critics: The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution by the Scientific Community. [REVIEW]Michael Ruse - 1975 - Philosophy of Science 42 (3):338-339.
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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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  12. Darwinism and Mechanism: Metaphor in Science.Michael Ruse - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 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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    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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  14. 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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    Evolution and Religion: A Dialogue.Michael Ruse - 2016 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Michael 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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    Review. Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research. TF Murphy. [REVIEW]Michael Ruse - 2000 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (3):487-494.
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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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  18. 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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  19. Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology.Michael Ruse - 1998 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (3):515-521.
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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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    Species as Individuals: Logical, Biological, and Philosophical Problems.Michael Ruse - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (2):299-300.
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  22. 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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    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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    The Christian's Dilemma: Organicism or Mechanism?Michael Ruse - 2017 - Zygon 52 (2):442-467.
    Is organicism inherently Christian-friendly, and for that matter, is mechanism inherently religion nonfriendly? They have tended to be, but the story is much more complicated. The long history of the intertwined metaphors of nature taken as an organism, versus that of nature as a machine, reveals that both metaphors have flourished in the endeavors of philosophers, scientists, and persons of faith alike. Different kinds of Christians have been receptive to both organicist and mechanistic models, just as various kinds of nonreligious (...)
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  25. Evolutionary Ethics: A Phoenix Arisen.Michael Ruse - 1986 - Zygon 21 (1):95-112.
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    Darwinism and Atheism: A Marriage Made in Heaven?: Ruse Darwinism and Atheism.Michael Ruse - 2004 - Think 2 (6):51-62.
    Richard Dawkins argues both that Darwin's theory made a God-as-the-designer-of-species redundant, and also that the problem of evil provides overwhelming evidence against God's existence. But Michael Ruse suspects Dawkins may be too hasty….
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    Evolutionary Naturalism: Selected Essays.Michael Ruse - 1995 - Routledge.
    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  28. 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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    The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology.David L. Hull & Michael Ruse (eds.) - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    The philosophy of biology is one of the most exciting new areas in the field of philosophy and one that is attracting much attention from working scientists. This Companion, edited by two of the founders of the field, includes newly commissioned essays by senior scholars and up-and-coming younger scholars who collectively examine the main areas of the subject - the nature of evolutionary theory, classification, teleology and function, ecology, and the problematic relationship between biology and religion, among other topics. Up-to-date (...)
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  30. 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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    Definitions of Species in Biology.Michael Ruse - 1969 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 20 (2):97-119.
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  32. Homosexuality: A Philosophical Inquiry.Michael Ruse - 1988 - Blackwell.
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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. My Journey in the World of Religion-and-Science.Michael Ruse - 2007 - Zygon 42 (3):577-582.
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  35. Can a Darwinian Be a Christian? The Relationship Between Science and Religion.Michael Ruse - 2005 - Mind 114 (455):773-777.
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  36. 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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    The Current Status of the Philosophy of Biology.Peter Takacs & Michael Ruse - 2013 - Science & Education 22 (1):5-48.
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  38. Response to the Commentary: Pro Judice.Michael Ruse - 1982 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 7 (41):19-23.
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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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    The Morality of the Gene.Michael Ruse - 1984 - The Monist 67 (2):167-199.
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  41. 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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  42. The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw.Michael Ruse - 1981 - Philosophy of Science 48 (4):623-627.
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  43. Debating Design: From Darwin to Dna.William A. Dembski & Michael Ruse (eds.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, first published in 2004, William Dembski, Michael Ruse, and other prominent philosophers provide a comprehensive balanced overview of the debate concerning biological origins - a controversial dialectic since Darwin published The Origin of Species in 1859. Invariably, the source of controversy has been 'design'. Is the appearance of design in organisms the result of purely natural forces acting without prevision or teleology? Or, does the appearance of design signify genuine prevision and teleology, and, if so, is that (...)
     
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    Functional Statements in Biology.Michael E. Ruse - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (1):87-95.
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  45. Making Room For Faith In An Age Of Science: The Science-Religion Relationship Revisited.Michael Ruse - 2011 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 85:43-58.
    Are science and religion necessarily in conflict? This essay, by stressing the importance of metaphor in scientific understanding, argues that this is not so. There are certain important questions about existence, ethics, sentience and ultimate meaning and purpose that not only does science not answer but that science does not even attempt to answer. One does not necessarily have to turn to religion—one could remain agnostic or skeptical—but nothing in science precludes religion from offering answers. One may criticize the answers (...)
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    Karl Popper's Philosophy of Biology.Michael Ruse - 1977 - Philosophy of Science 44 (4):638-661.
    In recent years Sir Karl Popper has been turning his attention more and more towards philosophical problems arising from biology, particularly evolutionary biology. Popper suggests that perhaps neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory is better categorized as a metaphysical research program than as a scientific theory. In this paper it is argued that Popper can draw his conclusions only because he is abysmally ignorant of the current status of biological thought and that Popper's criticisms of biology are without force and his suggestions for (...)
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  47. But is It Science?: The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy.Robert T. Pennock & Michael Ruse (eds.) - 1988 - Prometheus Books.
     
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    Darwinism and Determinism.Michael Ruse - 1987 - Zygon 22 (4):419-442.
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    The Darwinian Revolution, as Seen in 1979 and as Seen Twenty-Five Years Later in 2004.Michael Ruse - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (1):3-17.
    My book, "The Darwinian Revolution" gives an overview of the revolution as understood at the time of its writing (1979). It shows that many factors were involved, from straight science through philosophical methodology, and on to religious influences and challenges. Also of importance were social factors, not the least of which was the professionalization of science in Britain in the 19th century. Since the appearance of that book, new, significant factors have become apparent, and here I discuss some of the (...)
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    Evolutionary Ethics and the Search for Predecessors: Kant, Hume, and All the Way Back to Aristotle?Michael Ruse - 1990 - Social Philosophy and Policy 8 (1):59.
    Hopes of applying the findings and speculations of evolutionary theorizing to the problems of ethics have yielded a program with a bad reputation. At the level of norms – substantival ethics – it has been a platform for some of the more grotesque socio-politico-economic suggestions of our times. At the level of justification – metaethics – it has opened the way to some of the more blatant fallacies in the undergraduate textbook. Recently, however, a number of people, philosophers and biologists, (...)
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