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    Confusion in Cladism.Patricia A. Williams - 1992 - Synthese 91 (1-2):135 - 152.
    In Phylogenetic Systematics (1966), Willi Hennig conflates the Linnaean hierarchy with what Hennig refers to as the divisional hierarchy. In doing so, he lays the foundations of that school of biological taxonomy known as cladism on a philosophically ambiguous basis. This paper compares and contrasts the two hierarchies and demonstrates that Hennig conflates them. It shows that Hennig's followers also conflate them. Finally, it illuminates five persistent problems in cladism by suggesting that they arise from Hennig's original confusion.
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    Preface.Patricia Williams - 2009 - In BernardHG Williams (ed.), Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline. Princeton University Press.
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    The Problem of Evil: A Solution From Science.Patricia A. Williams - 2001 - Zygon 36 (3):563-574.
    In this essay, I attempt to solve the problem of the existence of evil in a world created by an omniscient, omnibenevolent, omnipotent God. I conclude that evil exists because God wanted to create moral creatures. Because choice is necessary for morality, God created creatures with enormous capacities for choice—and therefore enormous capacities for evil. Material creatures are subject to pain and death because, for such creatures, moral choices are deeply serious. The laws that underlie the material world and from (...)
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    Sociobiology and Original Sin.Patricia A. Williams - 2000 - Zygon 35 (4):783-812.
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    Can Beings Whose Ethics Evolved Be Ethical Beings.Patricia A. Williams - 1993 - In Matthew Nitecki & Doris Nitecki (eds.), Evolutionary Ethics. Suny Press. pp. 233--239.
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    Christianity and Evolutionary Ethics: Sketch Toward a Reconciliation.Patricia A. Williams - 1996 - Zygon 31 (2):253-268.
  7. Seeing a Colour-Blind Future the Paradox of Race : The 1997 Reith Lectures.Patricia J. Williams - 1997
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    The Janus-Face of Philosophy of Biology. [REVIEW]Patricia Williams - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (3):351-361.
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    Food Insecurity and Participation: A Critical Discourse Analysis.Irena Knezevic, Heather Hunter, Cynthia Watt, Patricia Williams & Barbara Anderson - 2014 - Critical Discourse Studies 11 (2):230-245.
    The Nova Scotia Participatory Food Costing Project uses participatory action research to collect data on the cost and affordability of food and involves those who are directly affected by food insecurity. More than a decade of this work has also yielded qualitative evaluation data that illustrates the project participants' experience with the project and with food security more generally. The data are characterized by ample evidence of participants' perceived powerlessness related to government and social structures. At the same time, that (...)
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    Feminist JurisprudenceReal RapeStatutory Rape: A Feminist Critique of Rights AnalysisJurisprudence and GenderThe Difference in Women's Hedonic Lives: A Phenomenological Critique of Feminist Legal TheoryMaking All the Difference: Inclusion, Exclusion, and American LawJustice and GenderTelling Stories About Women and Work: Judicial Interpretations of Sex Segregation in the Workplace in Title VII Cases Raising the Lack of Interest ArgumentSapphire Bound!On Being the Object of Property. [REVIEW]Christina Brooks Whitman, Susan Estrich, Frances Olsen, Robin West, Martha Minow, Deborah L. Rhode, Vicki Schultz, Regina Austin & Patricia Williams - 1991 - Feminist Studies 17 (3):493.
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    Evolution, Sociobiology, and the Atonement.Patricia A. Williams - 1998 - Zygon 33 (4):557-570.
    This essay views Christian doctrines of the atonement in the light of evolution and sociobiology. It argues that most of the doctrines are false because they use a false premise, the historicity of Adam and the Fall. However, two doctrines are not false on those grounds: Abelard’s idea that Jesus’ life is an example and Athanasius’s concept that the atonement changes human nature. Employing evolution’s and sociobiology’s concepts of the egocentric and ethnocentric nature of humanity and the synergy between genes (...)
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    Evolved Ethics Re-Examined: The Theory of Robert J. Richards. [REVIEW]Patricia Williams - 1990 - Biology and Philosophy 5 (4):451-457.
    Richards's theory, then, fails on three counts. By illegitimately importing a premise from outside of the theory of evolution in order to construct a valid argument, Richards has failed to achieve his objective of deriving a moral theory exclusively from biological facts. By sliding from a causal use of “ought” to a moral one, Richards commits the fallacy of ambiguity. And by insisting that action from the motive of altruism is moral while claiming that an ethical theory which justifies Hitler's (...)
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    Über Das Dasein Als Besitzgegenstand.Patricia Williams - 2003 - Die Philosophin 14 (27):22-41.
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  14. Disorder in the House: The New World Order and the Socioeconomic Status of Women.Patricia Williams - 1993 - In Stanlie M. James & Abena P. A. Busia (eds.), Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women. Routledge. pp. 118.
     
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    Sociobiology and Philosophy of Science.Patricia A. Williams - 1996 - Biology and Philosophy 11 (2):271-281.
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    To Be a Person.Patricia Williams - 1989 - Hastings Center Report 19 (4):41-42.
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    Gerechtigkeit konkret.Patricia Williams - 2003 - Die Philosophin 14 (27):22-41.
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    Acknowledgments.Patricia Williams - 2016 - In Bernard Williams (ed.), Essays and Reviews: 1959-2002. Princeton University Press. pp. 413-413.
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    Evolution and Human Values.Robert Wesson & Patricia A. Williams (eds.) - 1995 - Rodopi.
    Initiated by Robert Wesson, Evolution and Human Values is a collection of newly written essays designed to bring interdisciplinary insight to that area of thought where human evolution intersects with human values. The disciplines brought to bear on the subject are diverse - philosophy, psychiatry, behavioral science, biology, anthropology, psychology, biochemistry, and sociology. Yet, as organized by co-editor Patricia A. Williams, the volume falls coherently into three related sections. Entitled "Evolutionary Ethics," the first section brings contemporary research to an area (...)
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  20. Mary Gibson, Ed., To Breathe Freely: Risk, Consent, and Air Reviewed By.Patricia Williams - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6 (9):438-440.
     
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  21. Mary Gibson, Ed., To Breathe Freely: Risk, Consent, and Air. [REVIEW]Patricia Williams - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6:438-440.
     
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  22. Race and Gender.Patricia J. Williams - 2001 - In Abigail J. Stewart (ed.), Theorizing Feminism: Parallel Trends in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Westview Press. pp. 276.
  23. The New World Order and the Socioeconomic Status of Women.Patricia J. Williams - 1993 - In Stanlie M. James & Abena P. A. Busia (eds.), Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women. Routledge. pp. 121.
     
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  24. Theatres of War.Patricia J. Williams - 2006 - In Richard Scholar (ed.), Divided Cities: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2003. Oxford University Press. pp. 56.
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