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    Causality, Mathematical Models and Statistical Association: Dismantling Evidence‐Based Medicine.R. Paul Thompson - 2010 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 16 (2):267-275.
  2. Causality, Theories, and Medicine.R. Paul Thompson - 2011 - In Phyllis McKay Illari, Federica Russo & Jon Williamson (eds.), Causality in the Sciences. Oxford University Press. pp. 25.
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  3. Philosophy of Medicine: An Introduction.R. Paul Thompson & Ross Upshur - 2017 - Routledge.
    What kind of knowledge is medical knowledge? Can medicine be explained scientifically? Is disease a scientific concept, or do explanations of disease depend on values? What is ‘evidence-based’ medicine? Are advances in neuroscience bringing us closer to a scientific understanding of the mind? The nature of medicine raises fundamental questions about explanation, causation, knowledge and ontology – questions that are central to philosophy as well as medicine. In this book Paul R. Thompson and Ross E. G. Upshur introduce the fundamental (...)
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    Sociobiology: Sense or Nonsense? [REVIEW]R. Paul Thompson - 1980 - Environmental Ethics 2 (2):173-177.
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    Darwin and Teleology: Redefinition or Historicizing?R. Paul Thompson - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 63:94-97.
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    Explaining Complexity in Evolution.R. Paul Thompson - 1982 - Dialogue 21 (2):255-260.
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    Is Sociobiology a Pseudoscience?R. Paul Thompson - 1980 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:363 - 370.
    Among the numerous criticisms of sociobiology is the criticism that it is not genuine science. This paper defends sociobiology against this criticism. There are three aspects to the defense. First, it is argued that the testability criterion of pseudoscience is generally problematic as a criterion and that even if accepted it fails to mark sociobiology as a pseudoscience. Second, it is argued that Thagard's more comprehensive and sophisticated criterion of pseudoscience fails to mark sociobiology as a pseudoscience. Third, a positive (...)
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    Sociobiology.R. Paul Thompson - 1980 - Environmental Ethics 2 (2):173-177.
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    The Role of Models in the Medical Explanation of Socially Maladaptive Behavior.R. Paul Thompson - 1981 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 6 (4):423-436.
    Medical explanations of socially maladaptive behaviors most often involve an appeal to neuro-physiological models. One consequence of the appeal to such models is a lack of attention to the social character of the behaviors. It is, I argue, the social character of the behaviors that, even accepting a neuro-physiological etiology, makes classification and, hence, explanation of these disorders controversial and suspect. At the heart of the problem is the difficulty, resulting from the social aspects of the disorder, in fulfilling the (...)
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  10. Alexander Rosenberg, Sociobiology and the Preemption of Social Science Reviewed By.R. Paul Thompson - 1981 - Philosophy in Review 1 (4):183-185.
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    Agro-Technology: A Philosophical Introduction.R. Paul Thompson - 2011 - Cambridge University Press.
    Humans have been modifying plants and animals for millennia. The dawn of molecular genetics, however, has kindled intense public scrutiny and controversy. Crops, and the food products which include them, have dominated molecular modification in agriculture. Organisations have made unsubstantiated claims and scare mongering is common. In this textbook Paul Thompson presents a clear account of the significant issues - identifying harms and benefits, analysing and managing risk - which lie beneath the cacophony of public controversy. His comprehensive analysis looks (...)
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  12. Evolutionary Biology: Conceptual, Ethical, and Religious Issues.R. Paul Thompson & Denis Walsh (eds.) - 2014 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Evolution - both the fact that it occurred and the theory describing the mechanisms by which it occurred - is an intrinsic and central component in modern biology. Theodosius Dobzhansky captures this well in the much-quoted title of his 1973 paper 'Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution'. The correctness of this assertion is even more obvious today: philosophers of biology and biologists agree that the fact of evolution is undeniable and that the theory of evolution (...)
     
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