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    Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism.Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Erkenntnis 69 (1):141-144.
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    What Functions Explain: Functional Explanation and Self-Reproducing Systems.Peter McLaughlin - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 2001 book offers an examination of functional explanation as it is used in biology and the social sciences, and focuses on the kinds of philosophical presuppositions that such explanations carry with them. It tackles such questions as: why are some things explained functionally while others are not? What do the functional explanations tell us about how these objects are conceptualized? What do we commit ourselves to when we give and take functional explanations in the life sciences and the social (...)
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    Kant’s Antinomies of Pure Reason and the ‘Hexagon of Predicate Negation’.Peter McLaughlin & Oliver Schlaudt - 2020 - Logica Universalis 14 (1):51-67.
    Based on an analysis of the category of “infinite judgments” in Kant, we will introduce the logical hexagon of predicate negation. This hexagon allows us to visualize in a single diagram the general structure of both Kant’s solution of the antinomies of pure reason and his argument in favor of Transcendental Idealism.
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    Transcendental Presuppositions and Ideas of Reason.Peter McLaughlin - 2014 - Kant-Studien 105 (4):554-572.
  5. Kant's Critique of Teleology in Biological Explanation: Antinomy and Teleology.Peter McLAUGHLIN - 1990 - E. Mellen Press.
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    Naming Biology.Peter McLaughlin - 2002 - Journal of the History of Biology 35 (1):1 - 4.
  7. Functions and Norms.Peter McLaughlin - 2009 - In Ulrich Krohs & Peter Kroes (eds.), Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives. MIT Press.
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    Mechanical Explanation in the “Critique of the Teleological Power of Judgment”.Peter McLaughlin - 2014 - In Eric Watkins & Ina Goy (eds.), Kant's Theory of Biology. De Gruyter. pp. 149-166.
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    Descartes on Mind-Body Interaction and the Conservation of Motion.Peter McLaughlin - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (2):155-182.
    The traditional (Leibnizian) reading of Descartes on mind-body interaction is given a more rigorous reformulation, explaining how Descartes could assert that the mind while not affecting the quantity of motion in the world could change its direction. It is shown, contrary to the trend in recent literature, that this reading has a reliable textual base, and it is argued that it attributes to Descartes a philosophical position of more substance and interest. The kind of interpretation favored depends on the status (...)
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  10. Boris Hessen : In Lieu of a Biography.Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin - 2009 - In Boris Hessen, Henryk Grossmann, Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin (eds.), The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution: Texts by Boris Hessen and Henryk Grossmann. Springer.
     
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    The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution: Texts by Boris Hessen and Henryk Grossmann.Boris Hessen, Henryk Grossmann, Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin (eds.) - 2009 - Springer.
    The volume collects classics of Marxist historiography of science, including a new translation of Boris Hessen's “The Social and Economic Roots of Newton's ...
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    Theory and Method in the Neurosciences.Peter McLaughlin, Peter Machamer & Rick Grush (eds.) - 2001 - Pittsburgh University Press.
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    Philosophie der Lebenswissenschaften.Susanne Bauer, Lara Huber, Marie I. Kaiser, Lara Keuck, Ulrich Krohs, Maria Kronfeldner, Peter McLaughlin, Kären Nickelson, Thomas Reydon, Neil Roughley, Christian Sachse, Marianne Schark, Georg Toepfer, Marcel Weber & Markus Wild - 2013 - Information Philosophie 4:14-27.
    This paper summarizes (in German) recent tendencies in the philosophy of the life sciences.
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    (Hard Ernst) Corrigendum Van Brakel, J., Philosophy of Chemistry (U. Klein).Hallvard Lillehammer, Moral Realism, Normative Reasons, Rational Intelligibility, Wlodek Rabinowicz, Does Practical Deliberation, Crowd Out Self-Prediction & Peter McLaughlin - 2002 - Erkenntnis 57 (1):47-69.
    This paper concerns a prima facie tension between the claims that agents have normative reasons obtaining in virtue of the nature of the options that confront them, and there is a non-trivial connection between the grounds of normative reasons and the upshots of sound practical reasoning. Joint commitment to these claims is shown to give rise to a dilemma. I argue that the dilemma is avoidable on a response dependent account of normative reasons accommodating both and by yielding as a (...)
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    Kant’s Construction of Nature: A Reading of the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science.Peter McLaughlin - 2016 - In Sally Sedgwick & Dina Emundts (eds.), Bewusstsein/Consciousness. De Gruyter. pp. 286-290.
  16. Force, Determination and Impact.Peter McLaughlin - 2000 - In John Schuster, Stephen Gaukroger & John Sutton (eds.), Descartes' Natural Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 81--112.
     
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    Contraries And Counterweights: Descartes’s Statical Theory of Impact.Peter McLaughlin - 2001 - The Monist 84 (4):562-581.
    Early modern science was deeply anti-Aristotelian and deeply Aristotelian at the same time. Although the rejection of the traditional distinction between natural and forced motion marks a clear difference between modern physics and the natural philosophy of Christian Aristotelianism, nonetheless most of the conceptual instruments available to early modern science for dealing with physical questions belonged to precisely that tradition that was being rejected. Much of the novelty of early modern science arises from the application of traditional conceptual tools to (...)
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    Reverend Paley's Naturalist Revival.Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (1):25-37.
    This paper analyzes the remarkable popularity of William Paley’s argument from design among contemporary naturalists in biology and the philosophy of science. In philosophy of science Elliott Sober has argued that creationism should be excluded from the schools not because it is not science but because it is ‘less likely’ than evolution according to fairly standard confirmation theory. Creationism is said to have been a plausible scientific option as presented by Paley but no longer to be acceptable according to the (...)
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    Reverend Paley’s Naturalist Revival.Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (1):25-37.
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    On Having a Function and Having a Good.Peter McLaughlin - 2002 - Analyse & Kritik 24 (1):130-43.
    One result of recent discussions on the notion of function is that the appeal to the function of something in order to explain why it is there and what it is, presupposes that some system particularly relevant to the function bearer has a good. Some recent analyses of what it means to have a good trace having a good back to having a function. Two such attempts are examined and compared to a more traditional analysis. An anachronistic version of Aristotle, (...)
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  21. Classical Marxist Historiography of Science : The Hessen-Grossmann-Thesis.Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin - 2009 - In Boris Hessen, Henryk Grossmann, Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin (eds.), The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution: Texts by Boris Hessen and Henryk Grossmann. Springer.
     
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    On the Adaptations of Organisms and the Fitness of Types.Lia Ettinger, Eva Jablonka & Peter McLaughlin - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (3):499-513.
    We claim that much of the confusion associated with the "tautology problem" about survival of the fittest is due to the mistake of attributing fitness to individuals instead of to types. We argue further that the problem itself cannot be solved merely by taking fitness as the aggregate cause of reproductive success. We suggest that a satisfying explanation must center not on logical analysis of the concept of general adaptedness but on the empirical analysis of single adapted traits and their (...)
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    Lehren was man selber nicht weiß.Peter McLaughlin - 2005 - In Gereon Wolters & Martin Carrier (eds.), Homo Sapiens Und Homo Faber. De Gruyter. pp. 157.
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    Darwin's Experimental Natural History.Hans-Jörg Rheinberger & Peter McLaughlin - 1984 - Journal of the History of Biology 17 (3):345 - 368.
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    What is an Antinomy of Judgment.Peter McLaughlin - 1989 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Kant Congress 2 (2):357-367.
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  26. Kants Kritik der Teleologischen Urteilskraft.Peter Mclaughlin - 1990 - Journal of the History of Biology 23 (2):338-339.
     
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  27. The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution.Boris Hessen, Henryk Grossmann, Gideon Freudenthal & Peter Mclaughlin - 2008 - Studia Leibnitiana 40 (2):239-240.
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  28. Review of Paul Boghossian, Fear of Knowledge[REVIEW]Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Erkenntnis 69 (1).
     
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    The Arrival of the Fittest.Peter McLaughlin - 2011 - In Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao Gonzalo, Thomas Uebel, Stephan Hartmann & Marcel Weber (eds.), Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation. Springer. pp. 203--222.
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  30. Immanuel Kant, Kritik der Reinen Vernunft, Edited by Jens Timmermann, Felix Meiner Verlag Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Translated by Werner S. Pluhar with an Introduction by Patricia W. Kitcher, Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Tran. [REVIEW]Peter McLaughlin - 1999 - Erkenntnis 51 (2-3):2-3.
     
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    Nachgedanken zum Bedürfnis der Physiologie nach einer philosophischen Naturbetrachtung.Peter McLaughlin - 1995 - In Bettina Wahrig-Schmidt & Michael Hagner (eds.), Johannes Müller Und Die Philosophie. De Gruyter. pp. 301-312.
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    Paul A. Boghossian, Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006, 152 Pp, , $24.95, ISBN 978-0199287185, , $18.00, ISBN 978-0199230419. [REVIEW]Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Erkenntnis 69 (1):141-144.
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    Book Review. [REVIEW]Verena Mayer & Peter McLaughlin - 1995 - Erkenntnis 43 (3):401-410.
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    Actualism and the Archaeology of Nature.Peter McLaughlin - 2013 - In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter. pp. 159-170.
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    Practical Philosophy.Peter McLaughlin - 1998 - Erkenntnis 49 (2):221-225.
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  36. The Idea of Progress.A. S. V. Burgen, Peter Mclaughlin & Jürgen Mittelstrass - 1997
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  37. Concepts, Theories, and Rationality in the Biological Sciences the Second Pittsburgh-Konstanz Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, October 1-4, 1993.Gereon Wolters, James G. Lennox & Peter Mclaughlin (eds.) - 1995 - Pittsburgh/Konstanz: University of Piuttsburgh Press/Universitätsverlag Konstanz.
    Leading biologists and philosophers of biology discuss the basic theories and concepts of biology and their connections with ethics, economics, and psychology, providing a remarkably unified report on the “state of the art” in the philosophy of biology.
     
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