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Shifting Attention From Theory to Practice in Philosophy of Biology

Waters, C.K. (2014) “Shifting Attention From Theory to Practice in Philosophy of Biology” in M.C. Galavotti, D. Dieks, W.J. Gonzalez, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel, and M. Weber (eds.) New Directions in the Philosophy of Science. Berlin: Springer International Publishing, pp. 121-39.

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.

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.

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.

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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