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    Holism and Reduction in Sociobiology: Lessons From the Ants and Human Culture. [REVIEW]Edward O. Wilson & Charles J. Lumsden - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (4):401-412.
    Most research in the natural sciences passes through repeated cycles of a analytic reduction to the next lower level of organization, then resynthesis to the original level, then new analyticareduction, and so on. A residue of unexplained phenomena at the original level appears at first to require a holistic description independent of the lower level, but the residue shrinks as knowledge increases.This principle is well illustrated by recent studies from the social organization of insects, several examples of which are cited (...)
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    Task Allocation and the Logic of Research Questions: How Ants Challenge Human Sociobiology.Ryan Ketcham - 2019 - Biological Theory 14 (1):52-68.
    After biologist Deborah Gordon made a series of experimental discoveries in the 1980s, she argued that a change in terminology regarding the division of labor among castes of specialists was needed. Gordon’s investigations of the interactive effects of ants in colonies led her to believe that the established approach Edward O. Wilson had pioneered was biased in a way that made some alternative candidate adaptive explanations invisible. Gordon argued that this was because the term “division of labor” implied a (...)
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    Ants and Women, or Philosophy Without Borders.Michèle Le Dœuff - 1987 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 21:41-54.
    Some months ago, when giving a paper about Sir Francis Bacon's philosophy, I mentioned that, according to him, Nature was a woman; true knowledge treats her like his legitimate wife, while false knowledge deals with her as if she were a barren prostitute. In the same paper, I also mentioned that according again to Bacon, there are three kinds of intellectual attitudes, or three kinds of philosophers, namely the pure rationalists, who are like spiders, the empiricists who are like (...), for they gather materials but do not work on them, and a third category—good philosophers who are like bees, for they gather and work on the material gathered. Now, during the discussion a gentleman strongly objected to Bacon's use of ants as a metaphor. He explained that there are many different species of ants, and some of them do not merely gather, some have gardens for instance, where they grow mushrooms. The gentleman concluded that philosophers do not know what they are talking about when they use metaphors. This is true enough, but I felt sorry indeed that nobody observed that it is not true that a woman is either a wife or a prostitute; nobody asked whether ‘nature as her’ implied that the scientist is, as a matter of course, male; nobody said that the simple fact of using ‘woman’ as a metaphor is questionable in itself. So, when speaking of feminism in contemporary French philosophy, one has to keep in mind that, on the Parisian stage, the honour, dignity, diversity and reality of insects are better defended than the honour, dignity, diversity and reality of women. (shrink)
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    Multiple Levels of Recognition in Ants: A Feature of Complex Societies.Patrizia D’Ettorre - 2008 - Biological Theory 3 (2):108-113.
    Communication and recognition are essential for social life. Social insects are good model systems to study social behavior and complexity because their societies are evolutionarily stable and ecologically successful. Ants, in particular, show a large variety of adaptations and are extremely diverse. In ants, social interactions are regulated by at least three levels of recognition. Nestmate recognition occurs between colonies, is very effective, and involves fast processing. Within a colony, division of labor is enhanced by recognition of different (...)
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    The View From the Trees: Nocturnal Bull Ants, Myrmecia Midas, Use the Surrounding Panorama While Descending From Trees.Cody A. Freas, Antione Wystrach, Ajay Narendra & Ken Cheng - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Studying Animal Languages Without Translation: An Insight From Ants. By Zhanna Reznikova. [REVIEW]Stephen Francis Mann & Jessica Pfeifer - 2018 - Quarterly Review of Biology 93:38.
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    Red Wood Ants Display Natural Aversive Learning Differently Depending on Their Task Specialization.Ivan Iakovlev & Zhanna Reznikova - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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    Rasmus G. Winther, Review of Ants at Work: How an Insect Society Is Organized by Deborah Gordon. [REVIEW]Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther - 2001 - Philosophy of Science 68 (2):268-270.
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    Extending the Modern Synthesis with Ants: Ant Encounters.Heikki Helanterä - 2011 - Biology and Philosophy 26 (6):935-944.
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    ‘The Ants Were Duly Visited’: Making Sense of John Lubbock, Scientific Naturalism and the Senses of Social Insects.J. F. M. Clark - 1997 - British Journal for the History of Science 30 (2):151-176.
    Much ink has been spilt in consideration of the once pervasive reliance on military metaphors to depict the relationships between science and religion in the nineteenth century. This has resulted in historically sensitive treatments of secularization; and the realization that the relationship between science and religion was not a bloody war between intellectual nation states, but a protracted divorce of former partners. Moreover, historians of science have been encouraged to throw off the yoke of the internalism–externalism debate, and to explore (...)
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  11. Ants and the Nature of Nature in Auguste Forel, Erich Wasmann, and William Morton Wheeler.Abigail J. Lustig - 2004 - In Lorraine Daston & Fernando Vidal (eds.), The Moral Authority of Nature. University of Chicago Press. pp. 282--307.
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    Using Shannon Entropy and Kolmogorov Complexity to Study the Communicative System and Cognitive Capacities in Ants.Boris Ryabko & Zhanna Reznikova - 1996 - Complexity 2 (2):37-42.
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    Ants and Some Other Insects.August Forel - 1904 - The Monist 14 (2):33-66.
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    Of Ants and Brains.Phil Stokes - 2003 - The Philosophers' Magazine 21 (21):61-61.
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    Ant Colony Optimization with Cunning Ants.Shigeyoshi Tsutsui - 2007 - Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence 22:29-36.
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    A New Species of Afrotropical Ants in the Genus Bothroponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae).Abdulmeneem Joma & William P. Mackay - 2013 - Psyche: A Journal of Entomology 2013.
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    Ants and Some Other Insects: An Inquiry Into the Psychic Powers of These Animals with an Appendix on the Peculiarities of Their Olfactory Sense.August Forel - 1903 - The Monist 14 (1):33 - 66.
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    Ants and Their Parasites 2013.Jean-Paul Lachaud, Alain Lenoir & David P. Hughes - 2013 - Psyche: A Journal of Entomology 2013.
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    Nesting Associations Without Interdependence: A Preliminary Review on Plesiobiosis in Ants.Orsolya Kanizsai, Gábor Lőrinczi & László Gallé - 2013 - Psyche: A Journal of Entomology 2013.
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    Bacterial Infections Across the Ants: Frequency and Prevalence of Wolbachia, Spiroplasma, and Asaia.Stefanie Kautz, Benjamin Er Rubin & Corrie S. Moreau - 2013 - Psyche: A Journal of Entomology 2013.
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    Diapriinae Wasps (Hymenoptera: Diaprioidea: Diapriidae) Associated with Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina.Daniel A. Aquino - 2013 - Psyche: A Journal of Entomology 2013.
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    Ants and Some Other Insects.Margaret Floy Washburn, August Forel & William Morton Wheeler - 1905 - Philosophical Review 14 (3):370.
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    Preferences Opposed to the Market: Grasshoppers Vs. Ants on Security, Inequality, and Justice*: David Braybrooke.David Braybrooke - 1984 - Social Philosophy and Policy 2 (1):101-114.
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    The TV-Box: Reconsidering a Lost Television Set, Santa Claus and the Ants.Johanne Villeneuve & Will Bishop - 2015 - Substance 44 (3):73-97.
    For several years now, early cinema historians have developed certain notions that can help us define, in a much broader context, the axes of research in intermedial studies. Even though I’ll be giving it a slightly different importance, the notion I will be borrowing from these historians here is that of the “parameter.” Work by André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion on the emergence of the cinematographic medium relies on the idea that the medium appears as the result of a choice (...)
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    Review and Phylogenetic Evaluation of Associations Between Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) and Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).Menno Reemer - 2013 - Psyche: A Journal of Entomology 2013.
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    Ants.Jacques Derrida - 2002 - Oxford Literary Review 24 (1):19-42.
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    Ants and Some Other Insects.August Forel - 1903 - The Monist 14 (1):33-66.
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    Of Ants and Men: Self-Organized Teams in Human and Insect Organizations.Carl Anderson & Elizabeth McMillan - 2003 - Emergence: Complexity and Organization 5 (2):29-41.
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    ANTS in Space?Mark Wexler - 2001 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 5 (4):138.
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    `The Complete Biography of Every Animal': Ants, Bees, and Humanity in Nineteenth-Century England.J. F. M. Clark - 1998 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 29 (2):249-267.
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    Rossomyrmex, the Slave-Maker Ants From the Arid Steppe Environments.Francisca Ruano, Olivia Sanllorente, Alain Lenoir & Alberto Tinaut - 2013 - Psyche: A Journal of Entomology 2013.
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    Benitez Rojo and Las Casas's Plague of Ants: The Libidinal Versus the Ideological Unconscious.Malcolm K. Read - 2002 - Diacritics 32 (2):60-85.
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    Of Ants and Men: Epistemic Injustice, Commitment to Truth, and the Possibility of Outsider Critique in Education.Kai Horsthemke - 2014 - Ethics and Education 9 (1):127-140.
    Does the imperative that we ought to try to understand one another make any sense? Presumably not – if it is correct that there are indeed different truths, and that the quest for objectivity is appropriate only in certain cultural contexts. After carefully mapping out the epistemological and ethical terrain, with special reference to the notions of ‘outsider understanding’, ‘other ways of knowing’ and epistemic injustice, this article presents a case for outsider critique. Education for belief and commitment necessarily includes (...)
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    Flexibility at the Edge of Chaos: A Clear Example From Foraging in Ants.Eric Bonabeau - 1997 - Acta Biotheoretica 45 (1):29-50.
    Starting from a clear, experimentally verified, example of a flexible biological system -- an ant colony --, it is hypothesized that adaptability is enhanced at the "edge of chaos ", that is, in the vicinity of a point of instability. An ant colony exhibiting an appropriate combination of group and mass recruitment can adaptively switch to a newly introduced food source if it is richer: this is precisely the case of some species, such as Tetramorium caespitum, whose behavioral parameters are (...)
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    Ockham, Plantinga and the Row of Ants.Riccardo Fedriga & Andrea C. Bottani - 2018 - In Mirosław Szatkowski (ed.), God, Time, Infinity. De Gruyter. pp. 1-18.
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    Ants Are Not Conscious.Russell K. Standish - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):1-4.
    Anthropic reasoning is a form of statistical reasoning based upon finding oneself a member of a particular reference class of conscious beings. By considering empirical distribution functions defined over animal life on Earth, we can deduce that the vast bulk of animal life is unlikely to be conscious.
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    Autonomy in Ants and Humans.Jeremy I. M. Carpendale & Michael Frayn - 2016 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39.
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    Warrior Ants: Elite Troops in the Iliad.Matthew Sears - 2010 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 103 (2):139-155.
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    Fantasizing Ants: Literary Entomology as Environmental Advocacy.Eric C. Brown - 2011 - Society and Animals 19 (2):195-197.
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    Ants/Anti-Ants!Alan Marshall - 2005 - Metascience 14 (2):209-211.
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    The Natural History of Ants by Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur; William Morton Wheeler. [REVIEW]George Sarton - 1927 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 9:445-447.
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    How to Navigate in Different Environments and Situations: Lessons From Ants.Cody A. Freas & Patrick Schultheiss - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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  43. Ants and Bees. Between the French and the Drawinnian Revolution.Jean-Marc Drouin - 2005 - Ludus Vitalis 13 (24):3-13.
     
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    Ants Are Not Conscious.K. Russell - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):1.
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    Warrior Ants: Elite Troops in the Iliad.Matthew Sears - 2010 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 103 (2):139-155.
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    Of Ants and Academics: The Computational Power of External Representation.Jon Oberlander - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):78-79.
    Clark & Thornton speculate that intervening in the real world might be a way of transforming type-2 problems into type-1, but they state that they are not aware of any definite cases. It is argued that the active construction of external representations often performs exactly this function, and that recoding via the real world is therefore common, if not ubiquitous.
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    `The Complete Biography of Every Animal': Ants, Bees, and Humanity in Nineteenth-Century England.J. F. M. Clark - 1998 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 29 (2):249-267.
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  48. Recognition of Social Identity in Ants.Nick Bos & Patrizia D’Ettorre - 2012 - Frontiers in Psychology 3.
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  49. Ants and Some Other Insects, an Inquiry Into the Psychic Powers of These Animals, with an Appendix on the Peculiarities of Their Olfactory Sense, Tr. By W.M. Wheeler. [REVIEW]Auguste Henri Forel & William Morton Wheeler - 1904
     
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  50. Morton Wheeler, W. - ants, their structure, development and behavior. [REVIEW]H. Piéron - 1912 - Scientia 6 (12):447.
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