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    Ernst Mayr, Naturalist: His Contributions to Systematics and Evolution. [REVIEW]Walter J. Bock - 1994 - Biology and Philosophy 9 (3):267-327.
    Ernst Mayr''s scientific career continues strongly 70 years after he published his first scientific paper in 1923. He is primarily a naturalist and ornithologist which has influenced his basic approach in science and later in philosophy and history of science. Mayr studied at the Natural History Museum in Berlin with Professor E. Stresemann, a leader in the most progressive school of avian systematics of the time. The contracts gained through Stresemann were central to Mayr''s participation in a three year expedition (...)
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    Multiple Explanations in Darwinian Evolutionary Theory.Walter J. Bock - 2010 - Acta Biotheoretica 58 (1):65-79.
    Variational evolutionary theory as advocated by Darwin is not a single theory, but a bundle of related but independent theories, namely: (a) variational evolution; (b) gradualism rather than large leaps; (c) processes of phyletic evolution and of speciation; (d) causes for the formation of varying individuals in populations and for the action of selective agents; and (e) all organisms evolved from a common ancestor. The first four are nomological-deductive explanations and the fifth is historical-narrative. Therefore evolutionary theory must be divided (...)
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    Two Evolutionary Theories--A Discussion.Walter J. Bock - 1963 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 14 (54):140-146.
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    Towards a New Metaphysics: The Need for an Enlarged Philosophy Ofscience. [REVIEW]Walter J. Bock - 2000 - Biology and Philosophy 15 (4):603-621.
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    Evolution.Walter J. Bock - 2009 - Bioessays 31 (3):361-362.
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    Haunt Me No Longer.Arthur L. Caplan & Walter J. Bock - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (4):443-454.