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  1. Ecology, the Ascendent Perspective Robert E. Ulanowicz.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 1997
     
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  2. Growth and Development Ecosystems Phenomenology.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 1986
     
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    Process Ecology: Stepping Stones to Biosemiosis.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2010 - Zygon 45 (2):391-407.
    Many in science are disposed not to take biosemiotics seriously, dismissing it as too anthropomorphic. Furthermore, biosemiotic apologetics are cast in top-down fashion, thereby adding to widespread skepticism. An effective response might be to approach biosemiotics from the bottom up, but the foundational assumptions that support Enlightenment science make that avenue impossible. Considerations from ecosystem studies reveal, however, that those conventional assumptions, although once possessing great utilitarian value, have come to impede deeper understanding of living systems because they implicitly depict (...)
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  4. Evolution in Thermodynamic Perspective: An Ecological Approach. [REVIEW]Bruce H. Weber, David J. Depew, C. Dyke, Stanley N. Salthe, Eric D. Schneider, Robert E. Ulanowicz & Jeffrey S. Wicken - 1989 - Biology and Philosophy 4 (4):373-405.
    Recognition that biological systems are stabilized far from equilibrium by self-organizing, informed, autocatalytic cycles and structures that dissipate unusable energy and matter has led to recent attempts to reformulate evolutionary theory. We hold that such insights are consistent with the broad development of the Darwinian Tradition and with the concept of natural selection. Biological systems are selected that re not only more efficient than competitors but also enhance the integrity of the web of energetic relations in which they are embedded. (...)
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    A World of Contingencies.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2013 - Zygon 48 (1):77-92.
    Physicalism holds that the laws of physics are inviolable and ubiquitous and thereby account for all of reality. Laws leave no “wiggle room” or “gaps” for action by numinous agents. They cannot be invoked, however, without boundary stipulations that perforce are contingent and which “drive” the laws. Driving contingencies are not limited to instances of “blind chance,” but rather span a continuum of amalgamations with regularities, up to and including nearly determinate propensities. Most examples manifest directionality, and their very definition (...)
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  6. From Pessimism to Hope: A Natural Progression.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2010 - Zygon 45 (4):939-956.
    Mutual critique by scientists and religious believers mostly entails the pruning of untenable religious beliefs by scientists and warnings against scientific minimalism on the part of believers. John F. Haught has been prominent in formulating religious apologetics in response to the challenges posed by evolutionary theory. Haught's work also resonates with a parallel criticism of the conventional scientific metaphysics undergirding neo-Darwinian theory. Contemporary systems ecology seems to indicate that nothing short of a complete reversal of the Enlightenment assumptions about nature (...)
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    Widening the Third Window.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2012 - Axiomathes 22 (2):269-289.
    The respondent agrees with William Grassie that many windows on nature are possible; that emphasis must remain on the generation of order; that “chance” would better be recast as “contingency”; and that the ecological metaphysic has wide implications for a “politics of nature”. He accepts the challenge by Pedro Sotolongo to extend his metaphysic into the realm of pan-semiotics and agrees that an ecological perspective offers the best hope for solving the world’s inequities. He replies to Stanley Salthe that he (...)
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  8. The Organic in Ecology.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2001 - Ludus Vitalis 9 (15):183-204.
     
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    Emergence, Naturally!Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2007 - Zygon 42 (4):945-960.
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    Quantifying the Complexity of Flow Networks: How Many Roles Are There?Alexander C. Zorach & Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2003 - Complexity 8 (3):68-76.
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    Ping Ao—Darwinian Dynamics Implies Developmental Ascendency.James A. Coffman & Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (2):179-180.
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    Fluctuations and Order in Ecosystem Dynamics.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2005 - Emergence: Complexity and Organization 7 (2).
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  13. A Call for Metaphysical Reform.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2009 - Ludus Vitalis 17 (32):459-463.
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    Beyond the Material and the Mechanical: Occam's Razor is a Double-Edged Blade.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 1995 - Zygon 30 (2):249-266.
  15. Ecology, the Subversive Science.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2000 - Episteme 11:137-152.
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    Process Ecology: Making Room for Creation.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2016 - Sophia 55 (3):357-380.
    The laws of physics, because they are cast in terms of homogeneous variables, fall short of determining outcomes in heterogeneous biological systems that are capable of an immense number of combinatoric changes. The universal laws are not violated and they continue to constrain, but specification of results is accomplished instead by stable configurations of processes that develop in a nonrandom, but indeterminate manner. The indeterminacy of physical laws puts an end to Deist speculations and necessitates an alternative to the mechanical-reductionistic (...)
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    Process Ecology.Robert E. Ulanowicz - 2016 - Process Studies 45 (2):199-222.
    Mechanical reductionism, which deals entirely with homogeneous variables, will constrain and enable the activities of richly heterogeneous living systems, but it cannot determine their outcomes. Such indeterminism owes to problems with dimensionality, dynamical logic, intractability, and insufficiency. The order in any living structure arises via an historical series of contingencies that were selected endogenously by stable autocatalytic processes in tandem with, and usually in opposition to, conventional external influences. The development of living communities thereby resembles a Heraclitean dialectic between processes (...)
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    The Heritage of Christian Thought: Essays in Honor of Robert Lowry Calhoun. [REVIEW]A. R. E. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (1):165-165.
    Fourteen essays by former pupils of Calhoun, including G. A. Lindbeck, W. A. Christian, N. C. Nielsen, Jr., R. P. Ramsey, and A. C. Outler. The depth of scholarship that these former students have achieved as well as the generally high calibre of all the essays are ample evidence of Calhoun's pedagogical prowess. Most of the contributions are of theological import, and most are historically oriented as the title of the book suggests. Lindbeck's essay, however, "The A Priori in St. (...)
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    Robert; archaeologische Märchen.A. G. E. - 1887 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 8:528-529.
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    Fondamento e fondazione (riassunto).Franck Robert - 2000 - Chiasmi International 2:371-372.
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    Riassunto: Whitehead e la fenomenologia.Franck Robert - 2005 - Chiasmi International 7:368-369.
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    AGAZZI, Evandro, éd., I sistemi tra scienza e filosofia.Jean-Dominique Robert - 1981 - Laval Théologique et Philosophique 37 (1):103-104.
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  23. Gli scritti di Robert Klein.G. E. G. E. - 1971 - Giornale Critico Della Filosofia Italiana 2 (2):363.
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  24. Une Plaquette Inconnue De Robert Gaguin.D. E. - 1943 - Bibliothèque d'Humanisme Et Renaissance 3:41-43.
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    Studies in Process Philosophy II. [REVIEW]T. L. E. - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (1):130-130.
    Process philosophy is said by some to be the future of American philosophy. This collection of essays, ranging from studies of Whitehead to Camus and Sir Muhammad Iqbal, extends the discussion far beyond the boundaries of North America. Several of the essays are of a more systematic character. Donald Hanks analyzes the category of process as a pre-conceptual principle used to organize experience into an intelligible pattern. Andrew Reck provides an analysis of the meaning and justification of what he considers (...)
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  26. An Intimate Relation: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Presented to Robert E. Butts on His 60th Birthday (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science).J. R. Brown & J. Mittelstrass (eds.) - 1989 - Springer.
     
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    Many Windows: Reflections on Robert Ulanowicz’s Search for Meaning in Science.William Grassie - 2012 - Axiomathes 22 (2):195-205.
    This paper is an extended discussion of Robert Ulanowicz’s critique of mechanistic and reductionistic metaphysics of science. He proposes “process ecology” as an alternative. In this paper I discuss four sets of question coming out of Ulanowicz’s proposal. First, I argue that universality remains one of the hallmarks of the scientific enterprise even with his new process metaphysics. I then discuss the Second Law of Thermodynamics in the interpretation of the history of the universe. I question (...)’s use of the terms “random” and “chance” in his definition of process. Finally, I discuss what difference a relational and process metaphysics might make in addressing the political and practical problems in the twenty-first century. (shrink)
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    Cultivating Original Enlightenment: Wonhyo's Exposition of the Vajrasamadhi-Sutra, by Robert E. Buswell, Jr.Charles Muller - manuscript
    This is a review of the book Cultivating Original Enlightenment: Wŏnhyo's Exposition of the Vajrasamādhi-Sūtra, by Robert E. Buswell, Jr., published by the Univeristy of Hawaii Press. This volume, the first to be published in the Collected Works of Wŏnhyo series, contains the translation of a single text by Wŏnhyo, the Kŭmgang Sammaegyŏng Non.
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    Heroic Measures and False Hopes: Robert E. Goodin.Robert E. Goodin - 1988 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 23:17-32.
    The precise application of the term ‘heroic measures’ in the discourse of medicine and medical ethics is somewhat uncertain. What counts and what does not is, at the margins, a perpetually contentious issue. Basically, though, we can say that the term refers to the deployment of unusual technologies or treatment regimes, or of ordinary technologies or treatment regimes beyond their usual limits.
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    Fathoming the Bottomless Lake of Consciousness: The Phenomenological Pragmatism of Robert E. Innis.Frank X. Ryan - 2005 - Contemporary Pragmatism 2 (2):145-161.
    This article sympathetically explores the phenomenological pragmatism of Robert E. Innis in Consciousness and the Play of Forms and Pragmatism and the Forms of Sense. Disputing both the realistic view that perception underlies semiosis and deconstructionist reversals of this, Innis claims they are inextricably interwoven. He forges an alliance between pragmatists Peirce and Dewey, and Continental phenomenologists Polanyi, Bühler, and Cassirer, a "polyphony" that also yields a richly aesthetic critique of technology. By restricting his analysis to a methodological "frame," (...)
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  31. Foundational Problems in the Special Sciences Edited by Robert E. Butts and Jaakko Hintikka. --.Robert E. Butts & Jaakko Hintikka - 1977 - D. Reidel.
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  32. New Perspectives on Galileo Papers Deriving From and Related to a Workshop on Galileo Held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975; Edited by Robert E. Butts and Joseph C. Pitt. --. [REVIEW]Robert E. Butts & Joseph C. Pitt - 1978 - D. Reidel.
     
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  33. The Methodological Heritage of Newton. Edited by Robert E. Butts [and] John W. Davis.Robert E. Butts & John Whitney Davis - 1970 - University of Toronto Press.
     
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  34. Giuseppe paulesu partito E democrazia in Robert Michels: Il confronto con la teoria politica weberiana.Partito E. Democrazia in Robert Michels - forthcoming - Annali Della Facoltà di Lettere E Filosofia.
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    Public Service Utilitarianism as a Role Responsibility: Robert E. Goodin.Robert E. Goodin - 1998 - Utilitas 10 (3):320-336.
    Elsewhere I have defended utilitarianism as a philosophy peculiarly well suited to the conduct of public affairs, on grounds of the peculiar tasks and instruments confronting public officials. Here I add another plank to that defence of ‘utilitarianism as a public philosophy’, focusing on the peculiar role responsibilities of people serving in public capacities. Such ‘public service utilitarianism’ is incumbent not only upon public officials but also upon individuals in their capacities as citizens and voters. I close with reflections on (...)
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    Actual Preferences, Actual People: Robert E. Goodin.Robert E. Goodin - 1991 - Utilitas 3 (1):113-119.
    Maximizing want-satisfaction per se is a relatively unattractive aspiration, for it seems to assume that wants are somehow disembodied entities with independent moral claims all of their own. Actually, of course, they are possessed by particular people. What preference-utilitarians should be concerned with is how people's lives go—the fulfilment of their projects and the satisfaction of their desires. In an old-fashioned way of talking, it is happy people rather than happiness per se that utilitarians should be striving to produce.
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    Re-Reading Robert E. Park on Social Evolution: An Early Darwinian Conception of Society.Hendrik Wortmann - 2013 - Biological Theory 7 (1):69-79.
    Although Darwinian concepts have largely been banned from the social sciences of the last century, they have recently seen a revival in several disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, or economics. Most of the current proponents of evolutionary theorizing in the social sciences avoid references to the older literature on social evolution. On that background, this article presents a contribution to Darwinist thinking in early American sociology that has mainly been overlooked in the literature. As the leading figure of the Human (...)
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    A natureza do poder E as ilusões do contrato social em Robert filmer.Luiz Felipe Netto de Andrade E. Silva Sahd - 2005 - Philósophos - Revista de Filosofia 10 (1).
    O presente artigo procura mostrar a crítica conservadora inglesa do século XVII às noções de liberdade natural e contrato originário, ao deslocar a origem do poder político para as relações afetivas estabelecidas pelos laços sentimentais de família que mantêm pais e filhos unidos. Mais exatamente, a legitimação política do poder teria como fundamento uma autoridade natural semelhante à relação verificada entre pais e filhos. Segundo essa teoria, cujo mais importante representante foi Robert Filmer, o fundamento da autoridade política não (...)
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    Susanne Langer in Focus: The Symbolic Mind by Robert E. Innis (Review).Thomas M. Alexander - 2014 - The Pluralist 9 (1):108-114.
    Robert Innis has performed an immensely valuable service for scholars in the fields of American philosophy, aesthetics, and semiotics. Not only does his comprehensive view of Susanne K. Langer’s opus show us its development, but this is the only book in English devoted solely to Langer. I hope it may help retrieve her considerable philosophical achievement from the penumbral, fading status it has today. Not only does Innis give us a close discussion of Langer’s philosophy, but he also presents (...)
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    Edward Grant. In Defense of the Earth's Centrality and Immobility: Scholastic Reaction to Copernicanism in the Seventeenth Century. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society 1984. Pp. 69. ISBN 0-87169-744-0. Price $10.00 .Edward Rosen. Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution. Malabar, Florida: Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, 1984. Pp. 220. ISBN 0-89874-573-X. Price $6.50. [REVIEW]E. J. Aiton - 1986 - British Journal for the History of Science 19 (1):126-127.
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    The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Work From 1733 to 1773. Robert E. Schofield.Robert Palter - 1999 - Isis 90 (2):365-365.
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    Robert E. Dewey 1923 - 1979.Robert H. Hurlbutt Iii - 1979 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 53 (2):219 - 221.
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    Eighteenth Century Mechanism and Materialism. British Natural Philosophy in an Age of Reason. By Robert E. Schofield. Princeton University Press & Oxford University Press. 1970. Pp. Vi + 336. £4.50. [REVIEW]J. E. Mcguire - 1971 - British Journal for the History of Science 5 (4):418-419.
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    Conscious and Unconscious Sin: A Study in Practical Christianity. By Robert E. D. Clark M.A., Ph.D., (London: Williams & Norgate. 1934. Pp. Ix + 186. Price 4s. 6d.). [REVIEW]Alfred E. Garvie - 1936 - Philosophy 11 (44):502-.
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  45. Russel Hardin, John J. Mearsheimer, Gerald Dworkin, and Robert E. Goodin, Eds., Nuclear Deterrence: Ethics and Strategy Reviewed By. [REVIEW]William E. Seager - 1987 - Philosophy in Review 7 (2):68-70.
     
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    Book Review:Free Movement: Ethical Issues in the Transnational Migration of People and Money. Brian Barry, Robert E. Goodin. [REVIEW]Robert Sugden - 1994 - Ethics 104 (2):386-.
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    Goodin, Robert E. On Settling. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. Pp. 114. $24.95. [REVIEW]Michael Byron - 2013 - Ethics 123 (3):560-563.
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    The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Work From 1733 to 1773 by Robert E. Schofield. [REVIEW]Robert Palter - 1999 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 90:365-365.
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    Robert Ulanowicz and the Possibility of a Theology of Evolution.John F. Haught - 2012 - Axiomathes 22 (2):261-268.
    In A Third Window Robert Ulanowicz exposes the explanatory weaknesses of both classical and statistical methods in scientific inquiry. His book, however, does much more than that. While being completely grounded in empirical science, it also outlines a worldview, or a metaphysics, that renders intelligible the fact of chance and emergent novelty. Ulanowicz establishes his position by comparing his third window onto nature with two others conventional scientific approaches. The purpose of this essay is to point out (...)
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    Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare's Two-Level Utilitarianism, by Gary E. Varner * The Philosophy of Animal Minds, Edited by Robert W. Lurz.K. Andrews - 2014 - Mind 123 (491):959-966.
    A review of Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare’s Two-Level Utilitarianism, by Gary E. Varner. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xv + 336. H/b £40.23. and The Philosophy of Animal Minds, edited by Robert W. Lurz. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. 320. P/b £20.21.
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