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Molecules Made Biological

Waters, C.K. (2000) "Molecules Made Biological", Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 4/2000—n 214—(2000), pp. 539–64.

Philosophy of Experimental Biology

Weber, M. (2005) Philosophy of Experimental Biology, Cambridge: Cambridge University of Press.

Causes without Mechanisms: Experimental Regularities, Physical Laws, and Neuroscientific Explanation

Weber, M. (2008) “Causes without Mechanisms: Experimental Regularities, Physical Laws, and Neuroscientific Explanation”, Philosophy of Science 75: 995-1007.

Complexity and Organization

Wimsatt, W. (1974) “Complexity and Organization”, in K. F. Schaffner and R. S. Cohen, eds., PSA-1972 (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, volume 20), Dordrecht: Reidel, pp. 67-86.

Randomness and perceived-randomness in evolutionary biology

Wimsatt, W. (1980) “Randomness and perceived-randomness in evolutionary biology”, Synthese 43: 287-329.

Robustness. Reliability and Overdetermination

Wimsatt, W. (1981) “Robustness. Reliability and Overdetermination”, in M. Brewer and B. Collins. eds. Scientific Inquiry and the Social Sciences. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 124-163.

On Building Reliable Pictures with Unreliable Data: an Evolutionary and Developmental Coda for the New Systems Biology

Wimsatt, W. (2007a) “On Building Reliable Pictures with Unreliable Data: an Evolutionary and Developmental Coda for the New Systems Biology”, in: Systems Biology: Philosophical Foundations, F.C. Boogerd, F.J. Bruggeman, J.-H.S. Hofmeyer, and H.V. Westerhoff, eds. Amsterdam, Reed-Elsevier, pp. 103-120.

Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations to Reality

Wimsatt, W. (2007b) Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations to Reality, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Structural realism: The best of both worlds?

Worrall, J. (1989) “Structural realism: The best of both worlds?” Dialectica, 43: 99–124. Reprinted in D. Papineau (ed.), The Philosophy of Science, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 139–165.

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