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Abortion Revisited  

Don Marquis

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
The three major classical accounts of the morality of abortion are all subject to at least one major problem. Can we do better? This article aims to discuss three accounts that purport to ... More

Advancing Evolutionary Explanations in Economics: The Limited Usefulness of Tinbergen's Four‐Question Classification  

Jack Vromen

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
In this article, it is argued that Niko Tinbergen's (1963) four-question classification might be an even better antidote than Mayr's distinction against misunderstandings that hamper ... More

Advertisement for the Philosophy of the Computational Sciences  

Oron Shagrir

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Sep 2016
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Dec 2015
This chapter deals with those fields that study computing systems. Among these computational sciences are computer science, computational cognitive science, computational neuroscience, and ... More

After Kuhn  

Philip Kitcher

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Sep 2016
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Jul 2015
This article reviews the impact of Thomas Kuhn’s monographThe Structure of Scientific Revolutionson subsequent work in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. It identifies the ... More

Agency and Interventionist Theories  

James F. Woodward

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Nov 2009
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Jan 2010
Agency and interventionist theories of causation take as their point of departure a common-sense idea about the connection between causation and manipulation: causal relationships are ... More

The Aging Society and the Expansion of Senility: Biotechnological and Treatment Goals  

Stephen G. Post

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
Of the many topics worthy of discussion regarding older adults and bioethics, two seem to provide an especially pointed opportunity for reflection on our aging society. First, is aging ... More

Agriculture and Agricultural Biotechnology  

David Castle

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2009
This article explores a number of issues in agriculture and agricultural biotechnology putting a special emphasis within the philosophy of biology which is a fruitful area of study. The ... More

Alteration and Persistence: Form and Matter in the Physics and De Generatione et Corruptione  

S. Marc Cohen

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Aristotle's Physics is a study of nature (phusis) and of natural objects (ta phusei). According to him, these objects—either all of them or at least some of them—are in motion. That is, ... More

Animal Behavior  

Stephen J. Crowley and Colin Allen

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on comparative psychology, ethology, and cognitive ethology which explain animal behaviour. The same old questions raised by ancient Greek are discussed by scientists ... More

Animal Experimentation  

Alastair Norcross

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
This article takes the central issue concerning the ethics of animal experimentation to be the moral status of animals. Since most animal experimentation involves treating experimental ... More

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