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The Evolutionary Contingency Thesis

Beatty, J. (1995) "The Evolutionary Contingency Thesis." In G. Wolters and J.G. Lennox (eds.), Concepts, Theories, and Rationality in the Biological Sciences, The Second Pittsburgh-Konstanz Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Discovering Complexity: Decomposition and Localization as Strategies in Scientific Research

Bechtel, W. and R.C. Richardson (1993) Discovering Complexity: Decomposition and Localization as Strategies in Scientific Research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Bill Wimsatt on Multiple Ways of Getting at the Complexity of Nature

Bechtel, W., W. Callebaut, J.R. Griesemer, J.C. Schank (2006). "Bill Wimsatt on Multiple Ways of Getting at the Complexity of Nature". Biological Theory 1 (2): 213–219.

Intuitions About Personal Identity: An Empirical Study

Bruno, M. and S. Nichols (2010) “Intuitions About Personal Identity: An Empirical Study”, Philosophical Psychology 23:293–312.

On Conceptual Change in Biology: The Case of the Gene

Burian, R.M. (1986) "On Conceptual Change in Biology: The Case of the Gene", in D.J. Depew and B.H. Weber (eds.) Evolution at a Crossroads, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 21-42.

A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable

Chakravartty, A. (2007) A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

On the Prospects of Naturalized Metaphysics

Chakravartty, A.  (2014) “On the Prospects of Naturalized Metaphysics” in Scientific Metaphysics, Don Ross, James Ladyman and Harold Kincaid (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 27–50.

Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology

Chalmers, D. and D. Manley and R. Wasserman (eds.) (2009) Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Inventing Temperature: Measurement and Scientific Progress

Chang, H. (2004) Inventing Temperature: Measurement and Scientific Progress. Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mechanisms and Natural Kinds

Craver, C.F., (2009) "Mechanisms and Natural Kinds" Philosophical Psychology 22: 575-594.

The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science

Dupré, J. (1993) The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology

Dupré, J. (2012) Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Species Pluralism and Anti-Realism

Ereshefsky, M. (1998) “Species Pluralism and Anti-Realism”, Philosophy of Science, 65: 103–120.

Shifting to Structures in Physics and Biology: A Prophylactic for Promiscuous Realism

French, S. (2011) “Shifting to Structures in Physics and Biology: A Prophylactic for Promiscuous Realism,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 42(2): 164–173.

The Structure of the World: Metaphysics and Representation

French, S. (2014) The Structure of the World: Metaphysics and Representation, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Structure as a Weapon of the Realist

French, S. (2006) “Structure as a Weapon of the Realist”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 106: 1–19.

Mechanisms and the Nature of Causation

Glennan, S. (1996) “Mechanisms and the Nature of Causation”, Erkenntnis 44: 49–71.

Representing and Intervening

Hacking, I, (1983) Representing and Intervening. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Science as a Guide to Metaphysics?

Hawley, K. (2006) “Science as a Guide to Metaphysics?” Synthese, 149: 451–470.

Portable Causal Dependence: A Tale of Consilience

Hitchcock, C. (2012) "Portable Causal Dependence: A Tale of Consilience." Philosophy of Science 79 (5):942-951.

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