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    On the 'Transmission Sense of Information'.Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2013 - Biology and Philosophy 28 (1):141-144.
    Abstract In order to illuminate the role of information in biology, Bergstrom and Rosvall (Biol Philos 26:159–176, 2011a ; Biol Philos 26:195–200, 2011b ) propose a ‘transmission sense of information’ which builds on Shannon’s theory. At the core of the transmission sense is an appeal to the reduction in uncertainty in receivers and to etiological function. I explore several ways of cashing out uncertainty reduction as well as the consequences of appealing to function. Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-4 DOI (...)
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    A Consumer‐Based Teleosemantics for Animal Signals.Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2009 - Philosophy of Science 76 (5):864-875.
    Ethological theory standardly attributes representational content to animal signals. In this article I first assess whether Ruth Millikan’s teleosemantic theory accounts for the content of animal signals. I conclude that it does not, because many signals do not exhibit the required sort of cooperation between signal‐producing and signal‐consuming devices. It is then argued that Kim Sterelny’s proposal, while not requiring cooperation, sometimes yields the wrong content. Finally, I outline an alternative view, according to which consumers alone are responsible for conferring (...)
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    What Can Natural Selection Explain?Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 41 (1):61-66.
    One approach to assess the explanatory power of natural selection is to ask what type of facts it can explain. The standard list of explananda includes facts like trait frequencies or the survival of particular organisms. Here, I argue that this list is incomplete: natural selection can also explain a specific kind of individual-level fact that involves traits. The ability of selection to explain this sort of fact vindicates the explanatory commitments of empirical studies on microevolution. Trait facts must be (...)
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    Genetic Information as Instructional Content.Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2005 - Philosophy of Science 72 (3):425-443.
    The concept of genetic information is controversial because it attributes semantic properties to what seem to be ordinary biochemical entities. I argue that nucleic acids contain information in a semantic sense, but only about a limited range of effects. In contrast to other recent proposals, however, I analyze genetic information not in terms of a naturalized account of biological functions, but instead in terms of the way in which molecules determine their products during processes known as template-directed syntheses. I argue (...)
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    The Arbitrariness of the Genetic Code.Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2004 - Biology and Philosophy 19 (2):205-222.
    The genetic code has been regarded as arbitrary in the sense that the codon-amino acid assignments could be different than they actually are. This general idea has been spelled out differently by previous, often rather implicit accounts of arbitrariness. They have drawn on the frozen accident theory, on evolutionary contingency, on alternative causal pathways, and on the absence of direct stereochemical interactions between codons and amino acids. It has also been suggested that the arbitrariness of the genetic code justifies attributing (...)
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    Varieties of Parity.Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2012 - Biology and Philosophy 27 (6):903-918.
    A central idea of developmental systems theory is ‘parity’ or ‘symmetry’ between genes and non-genetic factors of development. The precise content of this idea remains controversial, with different authors stressing different aspects and little explicit comparisons among the various interpretations. Here I characterise and assess several influential versions of parity.
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    Dna, Inference, and Information.Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2009 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (1):1-17.
    This paper assesses Sarkar's ([2003]) deflationary account of genetic information. On Sarkar's account, genes carry information about proteins because protein synthesis exemplifies what Sarkar calls a ‘formal information system’. Furthermore, genes are informationally privileged over non-genetic factors of development because only genes enter into arbitrary relations to their products (in virtue of the alleged arbitrariness of the genetic code). I argue that the deflationary theory does not capture four essential features of the ordinary concept of genetic information: intentionality, exclusiveness, asymmetry, (...)
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    What Can Natural Selection Explain?Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 41 (1):61-66.
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    Prospects for Probabilistic Theories of Natural Information.Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2015 - Erkenntnis 80 (4):869-893.
    Much recent work on natural information has focused on probabilistic theories, which construe natural information as a matter of probabilistic relations between events or states. This paper assesses three variants of probabilistic theories. I distinguish between probabilistic theories as attempts to reveal why probabilistic relations are important for human and non-human animals and as explications of the information concept employed in the sciences. I argue that the strength of probabilistic theories lies in the first project. Probability-raising can enable organisms to (...)
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    John Maynard Smith's Notion of Animal Signals.Ulrich E. Stegmann - 2005 - Biology and Philosophy 20 (5):1011-1025.
    This paper explores John Maynard Smith’s conceptual work on animal signals. Maynard Smith defined animal signals as traits that (1) change another organism’s behaviour while benefiting the sender, that (2) are evolved for this function, and that (3) have their effects through the evolved response of the receiver. Like many ethologists, Maynard Smith assumed that animal signals convey semantic information. Yet his definition of animal signals remains silent on the nature of semantic information and on the conditions determining its content. (...)
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    Il'PENSARIO'della Biblioteca filosofica.Ulrich E. Stegmann & Recensione di Daniele Romano - forthcoming - Philosophy of Science.
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    A Five-Valued Model of the $E$-$P$-$Q$-Theses.Dolph Ulrich - 1987 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 29 (1):137-138.
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    How Do Managers Think About Market Economies and Morality? Empirical Enquiries Into Business-Ethical Thinking Patterns.Peter Ulrich & Ulrich Thielemann - 1993 - Journal of Business Ethics 12 (11):879 - 898.
    How do managers think about the relationship between the pursuit of economic success and ethical demands? This paper presents the main results of a qualitative-empirical study (Ulrich and Thielemann, 1992). The range of thinking patterns displayed by Swiss managers in this field of tension is elucidated and typologized. The results are then compared with those yielded by other studies on managerial ethics. Although the comparisons reveal essential parallels, the findings of previous investigations are interpreted in a considerably different manner. (...)
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  14. How Do Managers Think About Market Economics and Morality.E. Ulrich & U. Thieleman - 1993 - Journal of Business Ethics 12.
     
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    Causal Control and Genetic Causation.Ulrich Stegmann - 2014 - Noûs 48 (3):450-465.
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    Reply to Bence Nanay's 'Natural Selection and the Limited Nature of Environmental Resources'.Ulrich Stegmann - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 41 (4):420-421.
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    Prospects for Probabilistic Theories of Natural Information.Ulrich Stegmann - unknown
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    Reply to Bence Nanay’s ‘Natural Selection and the Limited Nature of Environmental Resources’.Ulrich Stegmann - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 41 (4):420-421.
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    ‘Genetic Coding’ Reconsidered: An Analysis of Actual Usage.U. E. Stegmann - 2016 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67 (3):707-730.
    This article reconsiders the theoretical role of the genetic code. By drawing on published and unpublished sources from the 1950s, I analyse how the code metaphor was actually employed by the scientists who first promoted its use. The analysis shows that the term ‘code’ picked out mechanism sketches, consisting of more or less detailed descriptions of ordinary molecular components, processes, and structural properties of the mechanism of protein synthesis. The sketches provided how-possibly explanations for the ordering of amino acids by (...)
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  20. Six Key Principles for Measuring Human Capital Performance in Your Organization.Brian E. Becker, Mark A. Huselid & Dave Ulrich - 2002 - Business and Society Review 1:71-75.
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  21. Kcl/Lse Msc in Phs.Matteo Mameli, David Papineau & Ulrich Stegmann - unknown
    Altruism and Groups Many animals display altruistic behaviour (=df behaviour that benefits conspecifics more that the agent). Until the 1950s this was explained as good for the group if not the individual. (Ardrey, Wynne-Edwards, lemmings.) BUT won’t groups of altruists always be invaded by selfish animals?
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    Brian Garvey Philosophy of Biology.Ulrich Stegmann - 2010 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 61 (1):235-236.
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    Constructivist Model Building: Empirical Examples From Mathematics Education.C. Ulrich, E. S. Tillema, A. J. Hackenberg & A. Norton - 2014 - Constructivist Foundations 9 (3):328-339.
    Context: This paper outlines how radical constructivist theory has led to a particular methodological technique, developing second-order models of student thinking, that has helped mathematics educators to be more effective teachers of their students. Problem: The paper addresses the problem of how radical constructivist theory has been used to explain and engender more viable adaptations to the complexities of teaching and learning. Method: The paper presents empirical data from teaching experiments that illustrate the process of second-order model building. Results: The (...)
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    Dvbitatio Comparativa: A Misunderstood Idiom in Pliny (Natural History 7.150), Tacitus (Histories 4.6) and Others.R. Kühner, C. Stegmann, G. E. F. Chilver & G. B. Townend - 2011 - Classical Quarterly 61:267-277.
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    The Torsion Problem for Bodies of Revolution.E. T. Stegmann - 1918 - Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 7 (1):147-179.
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    Authors' Response: Interaction: A Core Hypothesis of Radical Constructivist Epistemology.E. S. Tillema, A. J. Hackenberg, C. Ulrich & A. Norton - 2014 - Constructivist Foundations 9 (3):354-359.
    Upshot: In reading the commentaries, we were struck by the fact that all of them were in some capacity related to what we consider a core principle of radical constructivism - interaction. We characterize interaction from a radical constructivist perspective, and then discuss how the authors of the commentaries address one kind of interaction.
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    Response Decrement to Repeated Shadow Stimuli in the Garter Snake, Thamnophis Radix.Charles E. Fuenzalida, George Ulrich & Barney T. Ichikawa - 1975 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 5 (3):221-222.
  28. Escape Learning in the Plains Garter Snake, Thamnophis Radix.Charles E. Fuenzalida & George Ulrich - 1975 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 6 (2):134-136.
  29. Qumran Cave 4, IV: Palaeo-Hebrew and Greek Biblical Manuscripts.Hayim Lapin, Patrick W. Skehan, Eugene Ulrich & Judith E. Sanderson - 1995 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 115 (3):524.
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  30. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert Volume Ix. Qumran Cave 4: Iv: Palaeo-Hebrew and Greek Biblical Manuscripts.Patrick Skehan, Eugene Ulrich & Judith E. Sanderson - 1993 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This volume inaugurates the publication of the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls from the main collection discovered in Cave 4 at Qumran. It contains ten biblical manuscripts from Genesis to Deuteronomy and Job. Six are written in the ancient Palaeo-Hebrew script and four are in Greek. There are also five hitherto unknown compositions. The Hebrew texts antedate by a millennium what had previously been the earliest surviving biblical codices in the original language, and they document the pluriform nature of the ancient (...)
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  31. Philosophy of Biology. [REVIEW]Ulrich Stegmann - 2010 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 61 (1):235-236.
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  32. Tones of Theory a Theoretical Structure for Physical Education--A Tentative Perspective.Celeste Ulrich, John E. Nixon & Physical Education Recreation American Association for Health - 1972 - American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
     
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    Latin Syntax 1 Ausführliche Grammatik der Lateinischen Sprache. R. Von Kühner. Second Edition. Vol. II.: Satzlehre, Part Ii., Neubearbeitet von C. Stegmann. Pp. Viii + 738. 9¼″ × 6¼″. Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 1914. M. 16.50; Bound, M. 18.50. 2 Syntax of Early Latin. By C. E. Bennett. Vol.1.:The Verb. Pp.Xx + 506 (1910). Vol. II.: The Cases. Pp.X + 409. 8¼″× 6″ (1914). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. $4 Each Volume. [REVIEW]W. E. P. Pantin - 1915 - The Classical Review 29 (04):119-121.
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    Discussione su "Che cos'è la globalizzazione" di Ulrich Beck.Alessandro Ferrara, Alessio Scandurra & Danilo Zolo - 2000 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 13 (1):181-192.
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    W. M. Calder III, B. Huss (Edd.), C. Buckler (Trans.): 'The Wilamowitz in Me': 100 Letters Between Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff and Paul Friedländer (1904–31) . (Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, Occasional Papers 9.) Pp. Xxv + 227. Los Angeles: University of California Press. Cased, $40. ISSN: 1041-1143. [REVIEW]Mary Whitby - 2000 - The Classical Review 50 (02):675-.
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  36. Zeyer, Kirstin: Die methodische Philosophie Hugo Dinglers und der transzendentale Idealismus Immanuel Kants. M. e. Geleitwort v. Ulrich Hoyer.(= Studien und Materialien zur Geschichte der Philosophie. Hg. v. B. Dorflinger u. G. Funke. Bd. 52.). [REVIEW]Harald Schwaetzer - 2000 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 31 (2):360-364.
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  37. Desafios da sociedade de risco global: Ulrich Beck e um cosmopolitismo para o século XXI.Bruno Rego - 2010 - Philosophica -- Revista Do Departamento de Filosofia da Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa 35:183-194.
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    Fra hegelismo tradizionalismo e orientalismo. Hinrichs Windischmann e i diari di viaggio di Ulrich Jasper Seetzen.Giovanni Bonacina - 2010 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 3.
    H.F.W. Hinrichs’ contribution to the posthumous edition of the travel journal written by the Oriental explorer U. J. Seetzen is an almost unknown aspect in the life of this disciple of Hegel. On the basis of three unpublished letters by Hinrichs , the Author endeavors to reconstruct Hinrichs’ role and to show that it can be fully understood only in the light of his critical revision of Enlightenment convictions in matter of religion, ideas also professed by Seetzen. In this respect, (...)
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    Le Roman de Flamenca: Nouvelle occitane du 13 e siècle. Ulrich Gschwind.Paul Zumthor - 1979 - Speculum 54 (2):379-381.
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    Review: William Gustason, Dolph E. Ulrich, Elementary Symbolic Logic. [REVIEW]James Moor & Jack Nelson - 1978 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 43 (2):382-383.
  41. Gustason William and Ulrich Dolph E.. Elementary Symbolic Logic. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York Etc. 1973, Viii + 280 Pp. [REVIEW]James Moor & Jack Nelson - 1978 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 43 (2):382-383.
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    ‘Genetic Coding’ Reconsidered: An Analysis of Actual Usage.E. Stegmann Ulrich - 2016 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67 (3):707-730.
    This article reconsiders the theoretical role of the genetic code. By drawing on published and unpublished sources from the 1950s, I analyse how the code metaphor was actually employed by the scientists who first promoted its use. The analysis shows that the term ‘code’ picked out mechanism sketches, consisting of more or less detailed descriptions of ordinary molecular components, processes, and structural properties of the mechanism of protein synthesis. The sketches provided how-possibly explanations for the ordering of amino acids by (...)
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    La società (mondiale) del rischio e le insicurezze fabbricate.Ulrich Beck - 2008 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 21 (3):511-520.
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    Infinita raggiungibilità. A proposito di iper-comunicazione (e vecchiaia).Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht - 2009 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 22 (3):603-612.
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  45. "Mucca pazza" e la società del rischio globale.Ulrich Beck - 2001 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 14 (2):235-242.
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  46. Che cos' e la disperazione? Un esperimento filosofico.Ulrich Diehl - 2010 - In Gian Franco Frigo (ed.), Disperazione. Saggi sulla condizione umana tra filosofia, scienza e arte. Mimesis.
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    Wilcken's Greek Palaeography Tafeln zur aelteren Griechischen Palaeographie nach originalen des Berliner Koenigl. Museums, zum akademischen Gebrauch und zum Selbstunterricht, herausgegeben von Dr. Ulrich Wilcken. Leipzig u. Berlin: Giesecke and Devrient, 1891. 10 Mk. [REVIEW]E. Maunde Thompson - 1891 - The Classical Review 5 (09):417-419.
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    Hans Ulrich Instinsky: Der Spatrömische Silberschatzfund von Kaiseraugust. (Akad. Mainz, Abh. d. Geistes- u. Sozial wissenschaftlichen Klasse, 1971. 5.) Pp. 18; 3 plates. Wiesbaden: Steiner, 1971. Paper, DM. 6.80. [REVIEW]D. E. Strong - 1975 - The Classical Review 25 (01):161-162.
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    The Text of Juvenal Die Überlieferung Juvenals. Dr. Von Ulrich Knoche. Pp. 75. (Klassisch-Philologische Studien, Heft 6.) Berlin: Ebering, 1926. Paper. [REVIEW]A. E. Housman - 1926 - The Classical Review 40 (05):170-171.
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    Conditio humana. Il rischio nell'età globale di Ulrich Beck.D'andrea Dimitri, Russo Michelantonio Lo & Zolo Danilo - 2009 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 3 (3):691-706.
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