Journal Articles (Philosophy)
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- 21Brigandt, Ingo
- 12Koslicki, Kathrin
- 10Linsky, Bernard
- 10Morin, Marie-Eve
- 10Pelletier, Francis J.
- 8Wilson, Robert A.
Love, Alan C. , Brigandt, Ingo
According to many biologists, explaining the evolution of morphological novelty and behavioral innovation are central endeavors in contemporary evolutionary biology. These endeavors are inherently multidisciplinary but also have involved a high degree of controversy. One key source of controversy...
Whenever an object constitutes, makes up or composes another object, the objects in question share a striking number of properties. This paper is addressed to the question of what might account for the intimate relation and striking similarity between constitutionally related objects. According...
Introduction: As Elliott Sober acknowledges in the preface, the title of his latest book Evidence and Evolution is potentially confusing. For his discussion does not present various known empirical facts that support the theory of common ancestry, such as fossil data and genetic and anatomical...
John Dewey and G.E. Moore were the moral lions of two competing philosophical schools, who did not cooperate, correspond, or regularly meet. Dewey, a founder of classic American Pragmatism devoted his mature philosophy to naturalizing neo- Hegelian ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics to...
Ernst Mally’s Gegenstandstheoretische Grundlagen der Logik und Logistik (1912) proposes that the abstract object “the circle” does not satisfy the properties of circles, but instead “determines” the class of circles. In this he anticipates the notion of “encoding” that Edward Zalta proposes for...
Love, Alan C. , Brigandt, Ingo
Accounting for the evolutionary origins of morphological novelty is one of the core challenges of contemporary evolutionary biology. A successful explanatory framework requires the integration of different biological disciplines, but the relationships between developmental biology and standard...
This essay analyzes and develops recent views about explanation in biology. Philosophers of biology have parted with the received deductive-nomological model of scientific explanation primarily by attempting to capture actual biological theorizing and practice. This includes an endorsement of...
Introduction: There is considerable dispute in the literature as to how much, in Aristotle's universe, artifacts and living things really have in common. To what extent is the relation between form and matter in living things comparable to the relation between form and matter in artifacts?...
One of the great unsolved mysteries of Dewey scholarship is the date of Dewey's rejection of absolute idealism. The earliest explicit indication that a break had occurred appeared in the 1903 Studies in Logical Theory. Presumably, Dewey had converted from idealism to instrumentalism sometime...
Pelletier, Francis J., Schubert, Lenhart K.
Introduction: We describe an approach to parsing and logical translation that was inspired by Gazdar's work on context-free grammar for English. Each grammar rule consists of a syntactic part that specifies an acceptable fragment of a parse tree, and a semantic part that specifies how the logical...