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    Animal Species and Evolution.Ernst Mayr - 1963 - Belknap of Harvard University Press.
    Comprehensive evaluation and study of man's theories and knowledge of genetical characteristics and the evolutionary processes.
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    The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance.Ernst Mayr - 1982 - Harvard University Press.
    Explores the development of the ideas of evolutionary biology, particularly as affected by the increasing understanding of genetics and of the chemical basis of inheritance.
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    Toward a new philosophy of biology: observations of an evolutionist.Ernst Mayr - 1988 - Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
    Provides a philosophical analysis of such biological concepts as natural selection, adaptation, speciation, and evolution.
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    Populations, species and evolution: An abridgment of Animal species and evolution.Ernst Mayr - 1970 - Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
    In the Preface of Animal Species and Evolution (1963), I wrote that it was "an attempt to summarize and review critically what we know about the biology and genetics of animal species and their role in evolution." The result was a volume of XIV ...
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    Principles of Systematic Zoology.Ernst Mayr - 1969 - McGraw-Hill.
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    What Evolution Is.Ernst Mayr - 2001 - Phoenix.
    Provides a thorough overview of historical and contemporary theories of evolution, discusses key concepts and terms, and argues that our understanding of evolution has changed the beliefs and values of modern humankind. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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    What makes biology unique?: considerations on the autonomy of a scientific discipline.Ernst Mayr - 2004 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of revised and new essays argues that biology is an autonomous science rather than a branch of the physical sciences. Ernst Mayr, widely considered the most eminent evolutionary biologist of the 20th century, offers insights on the history of evolutionary thought, critiques the conditions of philosophy to the science of biology, and comments on several of the major developments in evolutionary theory. Notably, Mayr explains that Darwin's theory of evolution is actually five separate theories, each with its own (...)
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    Systematics and the origin of species from the viewpoint of a zoologist.Ernst Mayr - 1942 - Columbia University Press.
    WE HAVE LEARNED in the preceding chapter that a revolutionary change of the species concept is in the making, a change which not only affects taxonomic procedure, but which also contributes considerably toward a better understanding of ...
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    One long argument: Charles Darwin and the genesis of modern evolutionary thought.Ernst Mayr - 1991 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
    This is an important book for students, biologists, and general readers interested in the history of ideas--especially ideas that have radically altered our ...
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  10. Teleological and teleonomic, a new analysis.Ernst Mayr - 1974 - In R. S. Cohen & Marx W. Wartofsky (eds.), Methodological and Historical Essays in the Natural and Social Sciences. Boston: Reidel. pp. 91--117.
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  11. Darwinism Evolving. System Dynamics and the Genealogy of Natural Selection.David J. Depew, Bruce H. Weber & Ernst Mayr - 1996 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 18 (1):135.
     
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    Toward a New Philosophy of Biology.Ernst Mayr - 1990 - Journal of the History of Biology 23 (2):321-328.
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  13. Typological versus population thinking.Ernst Mayr - 1994 - In E. Sober (ed.), Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology. The Mit Press. Bradford Books. pp. 157--160.
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    Essay Review: The Tormenting Desire for Unity.Ernst Mayr & Edward O. Wilson - 1999 - Journal of the History of Biology 32 (2):385-394.
  15. What is a species, and what is not?Ernst Mayr - 1996 - Philosophy of Science 63 (2):262-277.
    I analyze a number of widespread misconceptions concerning species. The species category, defined by a concept, denotes the rank of a species taxon in the Linnaean hierarchy. Biological species are reproducing isolated from each other, which protects the integrity of their genotypes. Degree of morphological difference is not an appropriate species definition. Unequal rates of evolution of different characters and lack of information on the mating potential of isolated populations are the major difficulties in the demarcation of species taxa.
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    The ontological status of species: Scientific progress and philosophical terminology.Ernst Mayr - 1987 - Biology and Philosophy 2 (2):145-66.
  17. One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought.Ernst Mayr - 1993 - Journal of the History of Biology 26 (2):378-380.
     
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  18. Species Concepts and Definitions.Ernst Mayr - 1957 - In The Species Problem. American Association for the Advancement of Science. pp. 1-22.
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    The Idea of Teleology.Ernst Mayr - 1992 - Journal of the History of Ideas 53 (1):117-135.
  20. Evolution.Ernst Mayr - 1978 - Scientific American 239:46-55.
  21. What Makes Biology Unique? Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline.Ernst Mayr - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (3):609-614.
     
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    Speciation Phenomena in Birds.Ernst Mayr - 1940 - American Naturalist 74 (752):249-278.
  23. Proximate and ultimate causations.Ernst Mayr - 1993 - Biology and Philosophy 8 (1):93-94.
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    Principles of systematic zoology.Ernst Mayr & Peter D. Ashlock - 1991 - McGraw-Hill.
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    The recent historiography of genetics.Ernst Mayr - 1973 - Journal of the History of Biology 6 (1):125-154.
    It is evident how much Olby and Provine have contributed to a better understanding of the emergence of genetics. It is equally evident, I believe, how many obscure issues still remain to be elucidated. Indeed, their volumes have raised as many new questions as they have answered old ones. In particular, the role of constructive as well as retarding contemporary concepts in the development of new generalizations still requires far more analysis. The somewhat independent trends of various national schools and (...)
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    When is historiography whiggish?Ernst Mayr - 1990 - Journal of the History of Ideas 51 (2):301-309.
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    Answers to these comments.Ernst Mayr - 1987 - Biology and Philosophy 2 (2):212-225.
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    Darwin's principle of divergence.Ernst Mayr - 1992 - Journal of the History of Biology 25 (3):343-359.
  29. Footnotes on the philosophy of biology.Ernst Mayr - 1969 - Philosophy of Science 36 (2):197-202.
    No other branch of the philosophy of science is as backward as the philosophy of biology. When physicists or philosophers “explain biology,” they not only tend to use wrong terminologies but they usually throw away that which is typically biological. This error is second only to the even worse one of adopting vitalistic interpretations. Vitalism is now dead, as far as biologists are concerned, and a biologist can now talk about the differences between the philosophy of physics and the philosophy (...)
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  30. Methods and Principles of Systematic Zoology.Ernst Mayr, E. Gorton Linsley & Robert L. Usinger - 1953 - McGraw-Hill Book Company.
     
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    Biological Classification: Toward a Synthesis of Opposing Methodologies.Ernst Mayr - 1994 - In E. Sober (ed.), Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology. The Mit Press. Bradford Books. pp. 510--277.
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    The Multiple Meanings of 'Teleological'.Ernst Mayr - 1998 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 20 (1):35 - 40.
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  33. The Biological Species Concept.Ernst Mayr - 2000 - In Quentin D. Wheeler & Rudolf Meier (eds.), Species Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory: A Debate. Columbia University Press. pp. 17-29.
     
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    Lamarck revisited.Ernst Mayr - 1972 - Journal of the History of Biology 5 (1):55-94.
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    The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance. [REVIEW]Ernst Mayr - 1985 - Journal of the History of Biology 18 (1):145-153.
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    Weismann and evolution.Ernst Mayr - 1985 - Journal of the History of Biology 18 (3):295-329.
  37. The Species Problem.Ernst Mayr (ed.) - 1957 - American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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    Response to John Beatty.Ernst Mayr - 1994 - Biology and Philosophy 9 (3):357-358.
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    Response to John Beatty.Ernst Mayr - 1994 - Biology and Philosophy 9 (3):357-358.
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    The why and how of species.Ernst Mayr - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (4):431-441.
    The biological species concept deals both with the meaning of the sexual species as a harmonious gene pool and with its protection against deleterious outbreeding (effected by isolating mechanisms). According to the Darwin-Muller-Mayr theory isolating mechanisms are acquired by incipient species during alloparty. Isolating mechanisms are not the result of ad hoc selection, but of a change of function of properties acquired during the preceding isolation of the incipient species. The role of behavioral properties (recognition) among the isolating mechanisms has (...)
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    Comments on David Hull's Paper on Exemplars and Type Specimens.Ernst Mayr - 1982 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:504 - 511.
    The type in taxonomy is not meant to be a particularly typical specimen, but simply a reference specimen suited to serve as a 'name bearer' whenever doubt arises concerning the identity of a species. The minimum requirement is that the specimen reflects some differentiating characteristics of the species. In analogy, only such individuals should be made the type of an ideological system as adhere to the principal ideologies of that system. Only such an evolutionist could serve as type for Darwinism (...)
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    Illiger and the biological species concept.Ernst Mayr - 1968 - Journal of the History of Biology 1 (2):163-178.
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    Response to Walter Bock.Ernst Mayr - 1994 - Biology and Philosophy 9 (3):329-331.
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    Commentary: Part I.Ernst Mayr, Ernest Nagel, Dudley Shapere, Everett Mendelsohn & John Platt - 1969 - Journal of the History of Biology 2 (1):123 - 147.
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    Commentary?Part I.Ernst Mayr & Ernest Nagel - 1969 - Journal of the History of Biology 2 (1):123-147.
  46. The autonomy of biology.Ernst Mayr - 2004 - Ludus Vitalis 12:15-28.
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    What is Darwinism Today?Ernst Mayr - 1984 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:145 - 156.
    Modern Darwinism is an elaboration of Darwin's original theories. The misunderstandings of the synthetic theory, on which recent attacks are based, are analyzed in detail. Six areas are described in which current theory modifies or amplifies Darwin's thinking. The rejection of an inheritance of acquired characters, the greater role assigned to chance in the production of genetic variability, the knowledge of the total separation of genotype and phenotype, and the clearer recognition of the role of the individual as target of (...)
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  48. Allgemeine Betrachtungen über die Triebe der Thiere, hauptsächlich über ihre Kunsttriebe.Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Ernst Mayr, Stefan Lorenz, Winfried Schröder & Jürgen von Kempski - 1983 - Studia Leibnitiana 15 (2):234-236.
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    A response to David Kitts.Ernst Mayr - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (1):97-98.
  50. The autonomy of biology.Ernst Mayr - 2004 - Ludus Vitalis: Revista de Filosofía de Las Ciencias de la Vida, México 12 (21):15-28.
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