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  1. Innateness and the sciences.Matteo Mameli & Patrick Bateson - 2006 - Biology and Philosophy 21 (2):155-188.
    The concept of innateness is a part of folk wisdom but is also used by biologists and cognitive scientists. This concept has a legitimate role to play in science only if the colloquial usage relates to a coherent body of evidence. We examine many different candidates for the post of scientific successor of the folk concept of innateness. We argue that none of these candidates is entirely satisfactory. Some of the candidates are more interesting and useful than others, but the (...)
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    The active role of behaviour in evolution.Patrick Bateson - 2004 - Biology and Philosophy 19 (2):283-298.
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    Does evolutionary biology contribute to ethics?Patrick Bateson - 1989 - Biology and Philosophy 4 (3):287-301.
    Human propensities that are the products of Darwinian evolution may combine to generate a form of social behavior that is not itself a direct result of such pressure. This possibility may provide a satisfying explanation for the origin of socially transmitted rules such as the incest taboo. Similarly, the regulatory processes of development that generated adaptations to the environment in the circumstances in which they evolved can produce surprising and sometimes maladaptive consequences for the individual in modern conditions. These combinatorial (...)
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  4. Sociobiology and human politics.Patrick Bateson - 1986 - In Steven P. R. Rose & Lisa Appignanesi (eds.), Science and Beyond. B. Blackwell in Association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts. pp. 79--99.
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  5. The biological evolution of cooperation and trust.Patrick Bateson - 1988 - In Diego Gambetta (ed.), Trust: Making and Breaking Cooperative Relations. Blackwell. pp. 14--30.
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    Uncritical periods and insensitive sociobiology.Patrick Bateson - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (1):102-103.
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    The Adaptability Driver: Links between Behavior and Evolution.Patrick Bateson - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (4):342-345.
  8. Ethical Debates About Animal Suffering and the Use of Animals in Research.Patrick Bateson - 2011 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 18 (9-10):9-10.
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    The Nest’s Tale. A reply to Richard Dawkins.Patrick Bateson - 2006 - Biology and Philosophy 21 (4):553-558.
    If temperature does not vary from one generation from to the next but its value is crucial for the development of particular phenotypic characteristics, a long-term change in its value may trigger major evolutionary changes of the organism. If a bird's nest maintains the critical temperature, then a statement that the bird is the nest's way of making another nest is as helpful as accounts couched in terms of genes' intentions. However, the language of intentions rests on different evidence and (...)
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    Linking the biological functions and the mechanisms of learning: Uses and abuses.Patrick Bateson - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):142-142.
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    Flow diagrams and hydraulic models.Patrick Bateson - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (3):382.
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    Design, Development and Decisions.Patrick Bateson - 2001 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 32 (4):635-646.
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    9 Genes, responsibility and the law.Patrick Bateson - 2004 - In D. Rees & Steven P. R. Rose (eds.), The New Brain Sciences: Perils and Prospects. Cambridge University Press. pp. 149.
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    A good approach to neural and behavioural development but would be even better if set in a broader context.Patrick Bateson - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (3):334-335.
    An attractive feature of Neuroconstructivism, Vol. I: How the Brain Constructs Cognition is its emphasis on the active role of the individual in neural and behavioural development and the importance of the interplay with the environment. Certain aspects of development are omitted, however, such as specializations for the distinctive ecologies of infancy and childhood and the scaffolding-like features of behaviour seen during development. It was also a pity that so little credit was given to many scientists who have contributed to (...)
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    Familiarity out-breeds.Patrick Bateson - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (1):71-72.