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    Scientific Perspectivism: A Philosopher of Science's Response to the Challenge of Big Data Biology.Werner Callebaut - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 43 (1):69-80.
    Big data biology—bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology (including ‘omics’), and synthetic biology—raises a number of issues for the philosophy of science. This article deals with several such: Is data-intensive biology a new kind of science, presumably post-reductionistic? To what extent is big data biology data-driven? Can data ‘speak for themselves?’ I discuss these issues by way of a reflection on Carl Woese’s worry that “a society that permits biology to become an engineering discipline, that allows that science to slip into (...)
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    Data Without Models Merging with Models Without Data.Ulrich Krohs & Werner Callebaut - 2007 - In Fred C. Boogerd, Frank J. Bruggeman, Jan-Hendrik S. Hofmeyr & Hans V. Westerhoff (eds.), Systems Biology: Philosophical Foundations. Elsevier. pp. 181--213.
    Systems biology is largely tributary to genomics and other “omic” disciplines that generate vast amounts of structural data. “Omics”, however, lack a theoretical framework that would allow using these data sets as such (rather than just tiny bits that are extracted by advanced data-mining techniques) to build explanatory models that help understand physiological processes. Systems biology provides such a framework by adding a dynamic dimension to merely structural “omics”. It makes use of bottom-up and top-down models. The former are based (...)
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    Modularity. Understanding the Development and Evolution of Natural Complex Systems.Werner Callebaut & Diego Rasskin-Gutman (eds.) - 2005 - MIT Press.
    This collection broadens the scientific discussion of modularity by bringing together experts from a variety of disciplines, including artificial life, ...
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  4. Taking the Naturalistic Turn, or How Real Philosophy of Science is Done.Werner Callebaut (ed.) - 1993 - University of Chicago Press.
    Philosophers of science traditionally have ignored the details of scientific research, and the result has often been theories that lack relevance either to science or to philosophy in general. In this volume, leading philosophers of biology discuss the limitations of this tradition and the advantages of the "naturalistic turn"—the idea that the study of science is itself a scientific enterprise and should be conducted accordingly. This innovative book presents candid, informal debates among scholars who examine the benefits and problems of (...)
     
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    Again, What the Philosophy of Biology is Not.Werner Callebaut - 2005 - Acta Biotheoretica 53 (2):93-122.
    There are many things that philosophy of biology might be. But, given the existence of a professional philosophy of biology that is arguably a progressive research program and, as such, unrivaled, it makes sense to define philosophy of biology more narrowly than the totality of intersecting concerns biologists and philosophers (let alone other scholars) might have. The reasons for the success of the “new” philosophy of biology remain poorly understood. I reflect on what Dutch and Flemish, and, more generally, European (...)
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    Beyond Generalized Darwinism. I. Evolutionary Economics From the Perspective of Naturalistic Philosophy of Biology.Werner Callebaut - 2011 - Biological Theory 6 (4):338-350.
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    Biocomplexity as a Challenge for Biological Theory.Werner Callebaut & Manfred D. Laubichler - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (1):1-2.
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    The Comet Cometh: Evolving Developmental Systems.Johannes Jaeger, Manfred Laubichler & Werner Callebaut - 2015 - Biological Theory 10 (1):36-49.
    In a recent opinion piece, Denis Duboule has claimed that the increasing shift towards systems biology is driving evolutionary and developmental biology apart, and that a true reunification of these two disciplines within the framework of evolutionary developmental biology may easily take another 100 years. He identifies methodological, epistemological, and social differences as causes for this supposed separation. Our article provides a contrasting view. We argue that Duboule’s prediction is based on a one-sided understanding of systems biology as a science (...)
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    The Meaning of “Theory” in Biology.Massimo Pigliucci, Kim Sterelny & Werner Callebaut - 2013 - Biological Theory 7 (4):285-286.
    The articles in this issue reflect the results of the 25th Altenberg Workshop in Theoretical Biology on ‘‘The Meaning of ‘Theory’ in Biology’’ held at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria, 30 June–3 July, 2011.
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    Herbert Simon's Silent Revolution.Werner Callebaut - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (1):76-86.
    Simon’s bounded rationality , the first scientific research program to seriously take the cognitive limitations of decision makers into account, has often been conflated with his more restricted concept of satisficing—choosing an alternative that meets or exceeds specified criteria, but that is not guaranteed to be unique or in any sense “the best.” Proponents of optimization often dismiss bounded rationality out of hand with the following “hallway syllogism” : bounded rationality “boils down to” satisficing; satisficing is “simply” a theory of (...)
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    Scientific Perspectivism: A Philosopher of Science’s Response to the Challenge of Big Data Biology.Werner Callebaut - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43 (1):69-80.
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    Culture, Neurobiology, and Human Behavior: New Perspectives in Anthropology.Isabella Sarto-Jackson, Daniel O. Larson & Werner Callebaut - forthcoming - Biology and Philosophy:1-20.
    Our primary goal in this article is to discuss the cross-talk between biological and cultural factors that become manifested in the individual brain development, neural wiring, neurochemical homeostasis, and behavior. We will show that behavioral propensities are the product of both cultural and biological factors and an understanding of these interactive processes can provide deep insights into why people behave the way they do. This interdisciplinary perspective is offered in an effort to generate dialog and empirical work among scholars interested (...)
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    Scholastic Temptations in the Philosophy of Biology.Werner Callebaut - 2013 - Biological Theory 8 (1):1-6.
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    Naturalizing Theorizing: Beyond a Theory of Biological Theories. [REVIEW]Werner Callebaut - 2013 - Biological Theory 7 (4):413-429.
    Although “theory” has been the prevalent unit of analysis in the meta-study of science throughout most of the twentieth century, the concept remains elusive. I further explore the leitmotiv of several authors in this issue: that we should deal with theorizing (rather than theory) in biology as a cognitive activity that is to be investigated naturalistically. I first contrast how philosophers and biologists have tended to think about theory in the last century or so, and consider recent calls to upgrade (...)
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  15. Lorenz's Philosophical Naturalism in the Mirror of Contemporary Science Studies.Werner Callebaut - 2003 - Ludus Vitalis 9 (20):26-55.
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    Practical Rationality From an Evolutionary Perspective.Werner Callebaut - 1978 - Philosophica 22.
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    Biological Information.Werner Callebaut & John Collier - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (3):221-223.
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    How Evolutionary is Evolutionary Economics?Christophe Heintz, Werner Callebaut & Luigi Marengo - 2011 - Biological Theory 6 (4):291-292.
  19. Evolutionary Epistemology: A Multiparadigm Program.Werner Callebaut & R. Pinxten (eds.) - 1987 - Reidel.
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    The Normative Issue in Naturalistic Philosophy of Science.Werner Callebaut - 1995 - Theoria 10 (1):101-116.
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    Modalities and Counterfactuals in History and the Social Sciences: Some Preliminary Reflections.Tannelie Blom, Werner Callebaut & Ton Nijhuis - 1989 - Philosophica 44.
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    Introduction.Werner Callebaut - 1980 - Philosophica 26.
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    The Place of Function in a World of Mechanisms.Peter Godfrey-Smith, Paul E. Griffiths, Huw Price, Werner Callebaut & Karola Stotz - 1997 - Metascience 6 (2):7-31.
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    Piaget Among the Evolutionary Naturalists.Werner Callebaut - 1994 - Philosophica 54.
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    Introduction.Werner Callebaut - 1986 - Philosophica 37.
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    Introduction.Werner Callebaut - 1997 - Philosophica 60.
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    Philosophical Aspects of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research - Some Tentative Conclusions.Werner Callebaut - 1980 - Philosophica 26.
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    Social Indicators Research and the Theory of Collective Action.Werner Callebaut - 1978 - Philosophica 21:159-97.
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    Bill Wimsatt on Multiple Ways of Getting at the Complexity of Nature.William Bechtel, Werner Callebaut, James R. Griesemer & Jeffrey C. Schank - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (2):213-219.
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    Transcendental Niche Construction.Werner Callebaut - 2007 - Acta Biotheoretica 55 (1):73-90.
    I discuss various reactions to my article “Again, what the philosophy of science is not” [Callebaut (Acta Biotheor 53:92–122 (2005a))], most of which concern the naturalism issue, the place of the philosophy of biology within philosophy of science and philosophy at large, and the proper tasks of the philosophy of biology.
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    Agents, Modeling Processes, and the Allure of Prophecy.William A. Griffin, Manfred D. Laubichler & Werner Callebaut - 2008 - Biological Theory 3 (1):73-78.
    Ioannidis [Why most published research findings are false. PLoS Med 2: e124 ] identifies six factors that contribute to explaining why most of the current published research findings are more likely to be false than true, and argues that for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias. In this article, we argue that three “hot” areas in current biological research, viz., agent-based modeling, evolutionary developmental biology , and systems biology, are (...)
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    Beyond Generalized Darwinism. II. More Things in Heaven and Earth.Werner Callebaut - 2011 - Biological Theory 6 (4):351-365.
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    Introduction.Werner Callebaut & Ewald Vervaet - 1994 - Philosophica 54.
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    Modeling Organisms.Werner Callebaut - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (2):209-210.
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    Peering Up Above the Malthusian Abyss.Werner Callebaut - 2011 - Biological Theory 6 (2):103-105.
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    From Cells to Systems: Conceptual Abstractions of Biological Building Blocks.Werner Callebaut & Manfred D. Laubichler - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (2):117-118.
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    Conference Report: Epigenetic Developments.Werner Callebaut - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (1):108-109.
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    Contingency and Inherency in Evolutionary Developmental Biology.Werner Callebaut - 2010 - In Mauricio Suarez, Mauro Dorato & Miklos Redei (eds.), Epsa Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Springer. pp. 1--7.
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    Réduction et explication mécaniste en biologie.Werner Callebaut - 1995 - Revue Philosophique De Louvain 93 (1):33-66.
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    Risking Deeper Integration.Werner Callebaut, Linnda R. Caporael, Peter Hammerstein, Manfred D. Laubichler & Gerd B. Müller - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (1):1-3.
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    Formalizing Biology.Werner Callebaut & Manfred Laubichler - 2008 - Biological Theory 3 (1):1-2.
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    Not the Only Game in Town.Werner Callebaut - 2009 - Biological Theory 4 (2):107-111.
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    “General Biology” Old and New: The Challenges Facing Biological Explanation.Manfred Laubichler & Werner Callebaut - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (4):329-331.
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    The Evolution of Chicago.Werner Callebaut - 2013 - Biological Theory 7 (1):1-2.
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    Divided We Stand.Werner Callebaut - 2010 - Biological Theory 5 (4):295-295.
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    Fractals and Multi-Scale Modeling in Biology.Werner Callebaut - 2008 - Biological Theory 3 (4):291-292.
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    Risky Business….Werner Callebaut - 2010 - Biological Theory 5 (2):101-101.
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    The Moody’s Virus Attacks the U.S. National Science Board.Werner Callebaut & Manfred Laubichler - 2010 - Biological Theory 5 (1):1-2.
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    D-618.Gerd Müller, Manfred Laubichler, Peter Hammerstein, Linnda Caporael & Werner Callebaut - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (4):331-332.
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    The Problem of Origins.Gerd Müller, Manfred Laubichler, Peter Hammerstein, Linnda Caporael & Werner Callebaut - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (2):111-111.
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