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  1. Race: A Social Destruction of a Biological Concept.Neven Sesardic - 2010 - Biology and Philosophy 25 (2):143-162.
    It is nowadays a dominant opinion in a number of disciplines (anthropology, genetics, psychology, philosophy of science) that the taxonomy of human races does not make much biological sense. My aim is to challenge the arguments that are usually thought to invalidate the biological concept of race. I will try to show that the way “race” was defined by biologists several decades ago (by Dobzhansky and others) is in no way discredited by conceptual criticisms that are now fashionable and widely (...)
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    Epicurus in the Enlightenment.Neven Leddy & Avi Lifschitz (eds.) - 2009 - Voltaire Foundation.
    Eighteenth-century Epicureanism is often viewed as radical, anti-religious, and politically dangerous. But to what extent does this simplify the ancient philosophy and underestimate its significance to the Enlightenment? Through a pan-European analysis of Enlightenment centres from Scotland to Russia via the Netherlands, France and Germany, contributors argue that elements of classical Epicureanism were appropriated by radical and conservative writers alike. They move beyond literature and political theory to examine the application of Epicurean ideas in domains as diverse as physics, natural (...)
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  3. Equality of Opportunity and Personal Identity.Neven Petrović - 2009 - Acta Analytica 24 (2):97-111.
    One of the central theses of egalitarian liberals in the domain of distributive justice is that talented individuals should not be allowed to keep their entire market-income even if it flows solely from their greater abilities. This claim is usually supported by one of several arguments or some mixture of them, but in the present paper, I want to concentrate on the version that invokes equality of opportunity as its starting point. Namely, it is claimed that every human being should (...)
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    Evolution of Human Jealousy a Just-so Story or a Just-so Criticism?Neven Sesardic - 2003 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (4):427-443.
    To operationalize the methodological assessment of evolutionary psychology, three requirements are proposed that, if satisfied, would show that a hypothesis is not a just-so story: (1) theoretical entrenchment (i.e., that the hypothesis under consideration is a consequence of a more fundamental theory that is empirically well-confirmed across a very wide range of phenomena), (2) predictive success (i.e., that the hypothesis generates concrete predictions that make it testable and eventually to a certain extent corroborated), and (3) failure of rival explanations (i.e., (...)
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  5. Guilt by Statistical Association : Revisiting the Prosecutor’s Fallacy and the Interrogator’s Fallacy.Neven Sesardic - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy 105 (6):320-332.
    The article focuses on prosecutor's fallacy and interrogator's fallacy, the two kinds of reasoning in inferring a suspect's guilt. The prosecutor's fallacy is a combination of two conditional probabilities that lead to unfortunate commission of error in the process due to the inclination of the prosecutor in the establishment of strong evidence that will indict the defendant. It provides a comprehensive discussion of Gerd Gigerenzer's discourse on a criminal case in Germany explaining the perils of prosecutor's fallacy in his application (...)
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  6. Kant Can’T Get No... Contradiction.Neven Sesardić - 2020 - Philosophia (5):1-18.
    According to Kant, the universalization of the maxim of false promising leads to a contradiction, namely, to everyone adopting the maxim of false promising which would in effect make promising impossible. I first propose a reconstruction of Kant’s reasoning in four steps and then show that each of these steps is highly problematic. In the second part I argue that attempts by several prominent contemporary philosophers to defend Kant fail because they encounter similar difficulties.
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    Making Sense of Heritability.Neven Sesardic - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, Neven Sesardic defends the view that it is both possible and useful to measure the separate contributions of heredity and environment to the explanation of human psychological differences. He critically examines the view - very widely accepted by scientists, social scientists and philosophers of science - that heritability estimates have no causal implications and are devoid of any interest. In a series of clearly written chapters he introduces the reader to the problems and subjects the arguments (...)
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  8. Avoid Certain Frustration—Or Maybe Not?Neven Sesardić - 2018 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy.
    In the situation known as the “cable guy paradox” the expected utility principle and the “avoid certain frustration” principle (ACF) seem to give contradictory advice about what one should do. This article tries to resolve the paradox by presenting an example that weakens the grip of ACF: a modified version of the cable guy problem is introduced in which the choice dictated by ACF loses much of its intuitive appeal.
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  9. Neven Sesardic, Making Sense of Heritability.T. A. C. Reydon - 2007 - Philosophy in Review 27 (3):218.
     
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  10. The Curious Case of the Double Dissident.Neven Sesardić - 2022 - In Dissident Philosophers: Voices Against the Political Current of the Academy. London: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 229-246.
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    Ubijanje nevinih: slučaj 11. rujna 2001.Neven Petrović - 2011 - Filozofska Istrazivanja 31 (3):635-649.
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  12. Is Racial Profiling a Legitimate Strategy in the Fight Against Violent Crime?Neven Sesardić - 2018 - Philosophia 46 (4):981-999.
    Racial profiling has come under intense public scrutiny especially since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. This article discusses two questions: whether racial profiling is sometimes rational, and whether it can be morally permissible. It is argued that under certain circumstances the affirmative answer to both questions is justified.
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    Obnovljivi izvori energije i tržište električne energije.Neven Duić - forthcoming - IRB: Ethics & Human Research.
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    The Heritage of the Vienna Circle.Neven Sesardić - 1979 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 9 (1):121-129.
    This article presents a criticism of the widespread assumption that the programme of the Vienna Circle has been proven to be unrealizable and, therefore, that it is today quite uninteresting and to be entirely abandoned. The basic aim of logical positivists was to raise philosophy to the rigour and high standards of contemporary science. It must be admitted that they were unsuccessful in their attempts to eliminate old-fashioned and conservative philosophy by proving it to be senseless. There is in fact (...)
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    The Heritage of the Vienna Circle.Neven Sesardić - 1979 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 9 (1):121-129.
    This article presents a criticism of the widespread assumption that the programme of the Vienna Circle has been proven to be unrealizable and, therefore, that it is today quite uninteresting and to be entirely abandoned. The basic aim of logical positivists was to raise philosophy to the rigour and high standards of contemporary science. It must be admitted that they were unsuccessful in their attempts to eliminate old-fashioned and conservative philosophy by proving it to be senseless. There is in fact (...)
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  16. Confusions About Race: A New Installment.Neven Sesardic - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44 (3):287-293.
    In his criticism of my paper on the concept of race (Sesardic, 2010), Adam Hochman raises many issues that deserve further clarification. First, I will comment on Hochman’s claim that I attack a straw man version of racial constructionism. Second, I will try to correct what I see as a distorted historical picture of the debate between racial naturalists and racial constructionists. Third, I will point out the main weaknesses in Hochman’s own defense of constructionism about race. And fourth, I (...)
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    Making Sense of Heritability. [REVIEW]Neven Sesardic - 2007 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58 (3):619-623.
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    David D. Raphael's The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, 143 Pp. [REVIEW]Neven Leddy - 2009 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2 (1):125.
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    Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759, 1790, and 1976.Neven Brady Leddy - 2017 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 15 (1):65-73.
    This article traces the institutional context for the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith in the 1960s and 1970s. It explores the origins of the stoicization thesis advanced by D.D. Raphael and A.L. Macfie in their introductory essay to the TMS. Using the correspondence between the editors held at Glasgow University Special Collections, this article presents the development of editorial positions that would shape the twentieth-century reception of Smith's works.
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    Review of David Lay Williams, Rousseau's Platonic Enlightenment[REVIEW]Neven Leddy - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (6).
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    New Histories of Enlightenment Geneva. [REVIEW]Neven Leddy - 2016 - History of European Ideas 42 (8):1105-1110.
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  22. Women in Philosophy: Problems with the Discrimination Hypothesis.Neven Sesardic & Rafael de Clercq - 2014 - Academic Questions 27 (4):461-473.
    A number of philosophers attribute the underrepresentation of women in philosophy largely to bias against women or some kind of wrongful discrimination. They cite six sources of evidence to support their contention: (1) gender disparities that increase along the path from undergraduate student to full time faculty member; (2) anecdotal accounts of discrimination in philosophy; (3) research on gender bias in the evaluation of manuscripts, grants, and curricula vitae in other academic disciplines; (4) psychological research on implicit bias; (5) psychological (...)
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    Neven Sesardić, Making Sense of Heritability.Dario Pavić - 2006 - Prolegomena 5 (2):268-275.
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  24. Philosophy of Science That Ignores Science: Race, IQ and Heritability.Neven Sesardic - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (4):580-602.
    Philosophers of science widely believe that the hereditarian theory about racial differences in IQ is based on methodological mistakes and confusions involving the concept of heritability. I argue that this "received view" is wrong: methodological criticisms popular among philosophers are seriously misconceived, and the discussion in philosophy of science about these matters is largely disconnected from the real, empirically complex issues debated in science.
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    Neven Sesardic • Making Sense of Heritability.Gry Oftedal - 2007 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58 (3):619-623.
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    Robert Nozic (1938-2002).Neven Petrović - 2003 - Prolegomena 2 (1):129-131.
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    Doing Classical Theology in Context.Gerrit Neven - 2007 - Hts Theological Studies 63 (4).
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    Constitution of Post Ideological Politics: Bismarck, Churchill, de Gaulle.Neven Cveticanin - 2010 - Filozofija I Društvo 21 (1):89-110.
    The Essay is dealing with constitution of so called post ideological politics in new European history as specific political line that confronts to all ideological politics coming to the scene after the French Revolution. The term 'post ideological politics' is explained and substantiated in practice by analysing the deed and the portrait of three eminent statesmen - Bismarck Churchill and de Gaulle who are recognised as the strongest manifestation of what is called post ideological politics and what is first of (...)
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    Two Faces of Global Open Society.Neven Cveticanin - 2008 - Filozofija I Društvo 19 (3):59-87.
    The Essay considers 'the rule' of the so called post-civil political centre that corresponds to the familiar concept of open society, questioning the good as well as the bad sides of such 'rule'. The research is in the first place about global open society stability and attention is addressed to its present enemies - from terrorism, over organized crime, all the way to the so called local legitimates that are confronting the universal and global legitimates represented by the followers of (...)
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    Killing the Innocent: The Case of September 11.Neven Petrović - 2011 - Filozofska Istrazivanja 31 (3):635-649.
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    Konstituisanje savremene postideološke politike-Bizmark, Čerčil, de Gol.Neven Cvetićanin - 2010 - Filozofija I Društvo 21 (1):89-110.
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    Structural Changes of the European Field of Politics in Post-Modern with Reference to the Beginning and Zenith of Modernism.Neven Cvetićanin - 2008 - Theoria: Beograd 51 (1):65-82.
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    The Leonardian Smile of Spinoza's Teaching.Neven V. Cvjetićanin - 1997 - Theoria 40 (1):65-78.
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    Dva lica globalnog otvorenog društva.Neven Cvetićanin - 2008 - Filozofija I Društvo 19 (3):59-89.
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    Heritability and Causality.Neven Sesardic - 1993 - Philosophy of Science 60 (3):396-418.
    The critics of "hereditarianism" often claim that any attempt to explain human behavior by invoking genes is confronted with insurmountable methodological difficulties. They reject the idea that heritability estimates could lead to genetic explanations by pointing out that these estimates are strictly valid only for a given population and that they are exposed to the irremovable confounding effects of genotype-environment interaction and genotype-environment correlation. I argue that these difficulties are greatly exaggerated, and that we would be wrong to regard them (...)
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    Personal Assets and Justice: The Positive Argument.Neven Petrović - 2001 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 1 (3):261-282.
    This article critically explores John Rawls’s contention that the personal assets of individuals, i.e. their mental and bodily powers, should not determine the size of their holdings. Since such an argument may have several forms, the first task is to establish which of them Rawls himself advocates. He relies, it is argued, on a version that attempts to convince us that personal assets should not play a decisive distributive role because they are undeserved. This account is then formally reconstructed, making (...)
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    Rejuvenating Design: Bikes, Batteries, and Older Adopters in the Diffusion of E-Bikes.Louis Neven, Vivette van Cooten & Alexander Peine - 2017 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 42 (3):429-459.
    Old age is not normally associated with innovativeness and technical prowess. To the contrary, when treating age as a distinct category, policy makers, innovation scholars, and companies typically regard younger people as drivers of innovation, and the early adoption of new technology. In this paper, we critically investigate this link between age, ineptness, and technology adoption using a case study of the diffusion of electric bikes in the Netherlands. We demonstrate how, during the first wave of e-bike acceptance, old age (...)
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  38. Nature, Nurture, and Politics.Neven Sesardic - 2010 - Biology and Philosophy 25 (3):433-436.
    Political imputations in science are notoriously a tricky business. I addressed this issue in the context of the nature–nurture debate in the penultimate chapter of my book Making Sense of Heritability (Cambridge U. P. 2005). Although the book mainly dealt with the logic of how one should think about heritability of psychological differences, it also discussed the role of politics in our efforts to understand the dynamics of that controversy. I first argued that if a scholar publicly defends a certain (...)
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    Preispitivanja Modernosti.Neven Cveticanin - 2004 - Filozofija I Društvo 2004 (24):305-308.
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    Synthesis as a Strategy.Neven Cvjeticanin - 2002 - Filozofija I Društvo 2002 (19):213-220.
    It is evident that there is a great number of philosophical-political paradigms existing in contemporary political theory and practice. Each of the paradigms has certain advantages but also certain dangers. The author argues that their synthesis is necessary if they are to be applied to the present social moment in Serbia. The process of social transformation is specific for every country and each of them ought to find its own model in approaching it. It is the intention of this article (...)
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    The Observer's Involvement – One of the Restrictions of Science.Neven Ninić & Ivan Kešina - 2010 - Filozofska Istrazivanja 30 (1-2):175-191.
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    Recent Work on Human Altruism and Evolution.Neven Sesardic - 1995 - Ethics 106 (1):128-157.
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    Review of N. Zack, Philosophy of Science and Race. [REVIEW]Neven Sesardic - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (2):447-449.
    Does the concept of “race” find support in contemporary science, particularly in biology? No, says Naomi Zack, together with so many others who nowadays argue that human races lack biological reality. This claim is widely accepted in a number of fields (philosophy, biology, anthropology, and psychology), and Zack’s book represents only the latest defense of social constructivism in this context. There are several reasons why she fails to make a convincing case.
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    Umiješanost promatrača – jedno od ograničenja znanosti.Neven Ninić & Ivan Kešina - 2010 - Filozofska Istrazivanja 30 (1-2):175-191.
    Rad se bavi umiješanošću promatrača kao ograničenjem u racionalnom spoznavanju svijeta i otvaranjem prostora za druge oblike spoznaje. U velikoj mjeri ta se problematika tiče odnosa znanosti i vjere, pa se u uvodnom dijelu rada polazi od odnosa vjere i znanosti, a koji je kroz povijest prolazio kroz različite faze. U prvom poglavlju analiziraju se upravo etape kroz koje je prolazio odnos vjere, odnosno religije i znanosti: jedinstvo u srednjovjekovnoj sintezi, razilaženje i sukob, dijalog i komplementarnost. Za ostvarenje dijaloga između (...)
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    Heritability and Indirect Causation.Neven Sesardic - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1002-1014.
    Genetic differences can lead to phenotypic differences either directly or indirectly (via causing differences in external environments, which then affect phenotype). This possibility of genetic effects being mediated by environmental influences is often used by scientists and philosophers to argue that heritability is not a very helpful causal or explanatory notion. In this paper it is shown that these criticisms are based on serious misconceptions about methods of behavior genetics.
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    Geoffrey C. Kellow and Neven Leddy, Eds., On Civic Republicanism: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics. Reviewed By.Joel Mann & Frank Cushman - 2017 - Philosophy in Review 37 (4):150-151.
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    When Reason Goes on Holiday: Philosophers in Politics.Neven Sesardic - 2016 - New York: Encounter Books.
    Analytic philosophers usually emphasize the importance of logic, clarity and reason. Therefore when they address political issues one would expect that they would usually inject a dose of rationality in these discussions. But this book gives a lot of examples showing the unexpected level of political irrationality among leading contemporary philosophers.
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  48. Gay Marriage: The Victory of Political Correctness and Bad Arguments.Neven Sesardic - 2007 - Prolegomena 6 (1):5-28.
    Many Western intellectuals, especially those in humanities and social sciences, think that it can be easily shown that the persistent and massive opposition to same-sex marriage is rationally indefensible and that it is merely a result of prejudice or religious fanaticism. But a more detailed analysis of some of these widely accepted arguments against the conservative position reveals that these arguments are in fact based on logical fallacies and serious distortions of conservative criticisms of homosexual marriage. It is concluded that (...)
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    Altruism.Neven Sesardic - 1999 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (3):457-466.
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    Fizikalizam.Neven Sesardić - 1984 - Belgrade: Istraživačko-izdavački centar SSO Srbije.
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