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  1. Normality as a Biological Concept.Robert Wachbroit - 1994 - Philosophy of Science 61 (4):579-591.
    The biological sciences employ a concept of normality that must be distinguished from statistical or value concepts. The concept of normality is presupposed in the standard explications of biological functions, and it is crucial to the strategy of explanation by approximations in, for example, physiology. Nevertheless, this concept of normality does not seem to be captured in the language of physics. Thus attempts at explaining the methodological relationship between the biological sciences and the physical sciences by concentrating only on the (...)
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  2. Genetic Prospects: Essays on Biotechnology, Ethics, and Public Policy.Harold W. Baillie, William A. Galston, Sara Goering, Deborah Hellman, Mark Sagoff, Paul B. Thompson, Robert Wachbroit, David T. Wasserman & Richard M. Zaner - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The essays in this volume apply philosophical analysis to address three kinds of questions: What are the implications of genetic science for our understanding of nature? What might it influence in our conception of human nature? What challenges does genetic science pose for specific issues of private conduct or public policy?
     
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  3. Theories of Rationality and Principles of Charity.Robert Wachbroit - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (1):35-47.
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  4. Quality of Life and Human Difference: Genetic Testing, Health Care, and Disability.David Wasserman, Jerome Bickenbach & Robert Wachbroit (eds.) - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    This study brings together two important literatures together in the one volume. One concerns the role of quality assessments in social policy, especially health policy. The second concerns ethical and social issues raised by prenatal testing for disability. Hitherto, these two literatures have had little contact with each other: few scholars have written about both, or have compared the two domains in a systematic way, while people with disabilities and disability scholars are underrepresented in recent discussion on health policy and (...)
     
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    Reliability of Information on the Internet: Some Distinctions.Anton Vedder & Robert Wachbroit - 2003 - Ethics and Information Technology 5 (4):211-215.
    In this contribution, we identify and clarifysome distinctions we believe are useful inestablishing the reliability of information onthe Internet. We begin by examining some of thesalient features of information that go intothe determination of reliability. In so doing,we argue that we need to distinguish contentand pedigree criteria of reliability and thatwe need to separate issues of reliability ofinformation from the issues of theaccessibility and the usability of information.We then turn to an analysis of some commonfailures to recognize reliability orunreliability.
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    The Question Not Asked: The Challenge of Pleiotropic Genetic Tests.Robert Samuel Wachbroit - 1998 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 8 (2):131-144.
    : Nearly all of the literature on the ethical, legal, or social issues surrounding genetic tests has proceeded on the assumption that any particular test for a gene mutation yields information about only one disease condition. Even though the phenomenon of pleiotropy, where a single gene has multiple, apparently unrelated phenotypic effects, is widely recognized in genetics, it has not had much significance for genetic testing until recently. In this article, I examine a moral dilemma created by one sort of (...)
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    Human Subjects, Research Use Of.Robert Wachbroit - 2013 - In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
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    [Book Review] Genetics and Criminal Behavior. [REVIEW]David Wasserman & Robert Samuel Wachbroit - 2002 - Ethics 113 (1):185-187.
    In this 2001 volume a group of leading philosophers address some of the basic conceptual, methodological and ethical issues raised by genetic research into criminal behavior. The essays explore the complexities of tracing any genetic influence on criminal, violent or antisocial behavior; the varieties of interpretations to which evidence of such influences is subject; and the relevance of such influences to the moral and legal appraisal of criminal conduct. The distinctive features of this collection are: first, that it advances public (...)
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    Research Participation: Are We Subject to a Duty?Robert Wachbroit & David Wasserman - 2005 - American Journal of Bioethics 5 (1):48 – 49.
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    The Prospects for Neuro-Exceptionalism: Transparent Lies, Naked Minds.Robert Wachbroit - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (1):3 – 8.
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    On Wendler's New Justification for Pediatric Research.Robert Wachbroit - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics 12 (1):40 - 42.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 40-42, January 2012.
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  12. The Codes of Codes.Daniel J. Kevles, Leroy Hood & Robert Wachbroit - 1995 - Bioethics 9 (2):170-174.
     
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    Physicians as Researchers: Difficulties with the "Similarity Position".David Wasserman, Deborah S. Hellman & Robert Wachbroit - 2006 - American Journal of Bioethics 6 (4):57 – 59.
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  14. Genetics and Criminal Behavior.David Wasserman & Robert Wachbroit (eds.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this 2001 volume a group of leading philosophers address some of the basic conceptual, methodological and ethical issues raised by genetic research into criminal behavior. The essays explore the complexities of tracing any genetic influence on criminal, violent or antisocial behavior; the varieties of interpretations to which evidence of such influences is subject; and the relevance of such influences to the moral and legal appraisal of criminal conduct. The distinctive features of this collection are: first, that it advances public (...)
     
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    Logical Compulsion and Necessity.Robert Wachbroit - 1987 - Erkenntnis 26 (1):45 - 56.
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    Progress: Metaphysical and Otherwise.Robert Wachbroit - 1986 - Philosophy of Science 53 (3):354-371.
    Realism about progress--that progress consists in the obtaining of some metaphysical relation between a sequence of theories and the world--is often thought to be required by realism about the representational character of theories. The purpose of this paper is to show how one can be a realist about theories without being a realist about progress. The result is a view that cannot be at odds with what the history of science shows.
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    Copyright© 1998 by The Johns Hopkins University Press. All Rights Reserved.Robert Wachbroit - 1998 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 8:131-144.
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    Rescue, Strangers, and Research Participants.Robert Wachbroit - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics 15 (2):21-22.
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    Ethics and Professionalism.Robert Wachbroit - 1983 - Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 5:59-72.
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  20. The Internet in Public Life.William A. Galston, Thomas C. Hilde, Lucas D. Introna, Peter Levine, Eric M. Uslaner, Helen Nissenbaum & Robert Wachbroit - 2004 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The spread of new information and communications technologies during the past two decades has helped reshape civic associations, political communities, and global relations. In the midst of the information revolution, we find that the speed of this technology-driven change has outpaced our understanding of its social and ethical effects. The moral dimensions of this new technology and its effects on social bonds need to be questioned and scrutinized: Should the Internet be understood as a new form of public space and (...)
     
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  21. Reproductive Technology.Robert Wachbroit & David Wasserman - 2005 - In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. Oxford University Press.
     
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  22. Reference, Truth and Reality: Essays on the Philosophy of Language.Robert Wachbroit & Mark Platts - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (3):474.
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  23. Truth and Understanding: The Dispute Between Realist and Non-Realist Conceptions.Robert Samuel Wachbroit - 1979 - Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley
     
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