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    Evolutionary Epistemology and its Implications for Humankind.Franz M. Wuketits - 1990 - State University of New York Press.
    Growing out of concerns for environment-development interlinkages expressed at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, 1972, this volume is a compilation of edited versions of statements made at that conference and at the ...
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  2. Evolution as a Cognition Process: Towards an Evolutionary Epistemology. [REVIEW]Franz M. Wuketits - 1986 - Biology and Philosophy 1 (2):191-206.
    Recently, biologist and philosophers have been much attracted by an evolutionary view of knowledge, so-called evolutionary epistemology. Developing this insight, the present paper argues that our cognitive abilities are the outcome of organic evolution, and that, conversely, evolution itself may be described as a cognition process. Furthermore, it is argued that the key to an adequate evolutionary epistemology lies in a system-theoretical approach to evolution which grows from, but goes beyond, Darwin's theory of natural selection.
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  3. A Comment on Some Recent Arguments in Evolutionary Epistemology — and Some Counterarguments.Franz M. Wuketits - 1995 - Biology and Philosophy 10 (3):357-363.
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    Discussion: A Comment on Some Recent Arguments in Evolutionary Epistemology - and Some Counterarguments.Franz M. Wuketits - 1995 - Biology and Philosophy 10 (3):357-363.
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    Wie Viel Moral Verträgt der Mensch?: Eine Provokation.Franz M. Wuketits - 2010 - Gütersloher Verlagshaus.
    Jenseits von Gut und Böse? - Ein provozierendes Plädoyer für einen realistischen Moralkodex - Eine Autopsie der menschlichen Moralfähigkeit - Argumente wider eine Diktatur der Moral Finanzkrise, Doping-Skandale, Wissenschaftsbetrug, Kriege, Mord und Totschlag - ist es wirklich so, dass die Moral schwindet? Oder ist der Mensch überfordert, weil er möglicherweise weniger Moral verträgt, als er sich selbst verordnet? Wie alle anderen Lebewesen sind Menschen Egoisten, die in erster Linie das Problem des Überlebens zu lösen haben. Dazu benötigt der Mensch Ressourcen, (...)
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  6. Consciousness Explained -- Or Explained Away?Franz M. Wuketits - 1994 - Acta Analytica 9 (12):55-64.
     
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  7. Die Aufgaben der Philosophie in der Gegenwart Akten des 10. Internationalen Wittgenstein Symposiums, 18. Bis 25. August 1985, Kirchberg Am Wechsel. [REVIEW]Werner Leinfellner & Franz M. Wuketits - 1986
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  8. Das Universale Weltbild Evolution Und Naturphilosophie.Bernhard Rensch & Franz M. Wuketits - 1991
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  9. B. Kanitscheider: Wissenschaftstheorie der Naturwissenschaft. [REVIEW]Franz M. Wuketits - 1983 - Philosophische Rundschau 30:150.
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  10. Darwins Kosmos: Sinnvolles Leben in Einer Sinnlosen Welt.Franz M. Wuketits - 2009 - Alibri.
  11. Die Selbstzerstörung der Natur Evolution Und Die Abgründe des Lebens.Franz M. Wuketits - 1999
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  12. Evolution und die Frage nach dem Sinn.Franz M. Wuketits - 2003 - Philotheos 3:78-88.
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  13. Grenzen des Wissens - Grenzen der Evolution?Franz M. Wuketits - 1993 - Ethik Und Sozialwissenschaften 4 (1):90.
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  14. H. Schipperges: Kosmos Anthropos. [REVIEW]Franz M. Wuketits - 1984 - Philosophische Rundschau 31:159.
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  15. Konrad Lorenz and His Notion of Life.Franz M. Wuketits - 2003 - Ludus Vitalis 9 (20):71-83.
     
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  16. Moral als eine biologische Kategorie.Franz M. Wuketits - 1990 - Ethik Und Sozialwissenschaften 1 (1):195.
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  17. Moral-eine biologische oder biologistische Kategorie.Franz M. Wuketits - 1990 - Ethik Und Sozialwissenschaften 1 (1):161.
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  18. R. Löw: Philosophie des Lebendigen.Franz M. Wuketits - 1981 - Philosophische Rundschau 28:107.
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  19. Schlüssel Zur Philosophie.Franz M. Wuketits - 1987
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  20. Vorwort.Franz M. Wuketits - 1981 - Dialectica 35 (1/2):5.
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  21. Verwilderte Sitten? - Narzisstische Bemerkungen eines Darwinisten.Franz M. Wuketits - 1994 - Ethik Und Sozialwissenschaften 5 (3):412.
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  22. Zustand Und Bewusstsein Leben Als Biophilosophische Synthese.Franz M. Wuketits - 1985
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  23. Evolution, Cognition, and Survival: Evolutionary Epistemology and Derivative Topics.Franz M. Wuketits - 1997 - World Futures 51 (1):47-93.
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    Darwinism: Still a Challenge to Philosophy.Franz M. Wuketits - 1988 - Zygon 23 (4):455-467.
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    The Philosophy of Donald T. Campbell: A Short Review and Critical Appraisal. [REVIEW]Franz M. Wuketits - 2001 - Biology and Philosophy 16 (2):171-188.
    Aside from his remarkable studies in psychology and the social sciences, Donald Thomas Campbell (1916–1996) made significant contributions to philosophy, particularly philosophy of science,epistemology, and ethics. His name and his work are inseparably linked with the evolutionary approach to explaining human knowledge (evolutionary epistemology). He was an indefatigable supporter of the naturalistic turn in philosophy and has strongly influenced the discussion of moral issues (evolutionary ethics). The aim of this paper is to briefly characterize Campbells work and to discuss its (...)
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    Charles Darwin and Modern Moral Philosophy.Franz M. Wuketits - 2009 - Ludus Vitalis 17 (1871):395-404.
    Charles Darwin can be regarded as one of the most prominent advocates of an evolutionary approach to ethics or moral philosophy in the nineteenth century and a forerunner of modern evolutionary ethics. Unlike many evolutionists of his days he consequently expanded the theory of evo- lution by natural selection to moral phenomena. He argued that such phenom- ena are deeply rooted in human nature and that humans are endowed with “social instincts.” Also, he maintained that with the aid of our (...)
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  27. Biologie und Kausalität. Biologische Ansätze zur Kausalität, Determination und Freiheit.Franz M. Wuketits & Johann Wuketits - 1985 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 47 (3):531-532.
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    Bernhard Rensch, German Evolutionist.Franz M. Wuketits - 2006 - Biological Theory 1 (4):410-413.
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    Evolutionsmodelle in der Erklärung Menschlicher Denkstrukturen Im 19. Jahrhundert†.Franz M. Wuketits - 1983 - Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 6 (1-4):115-122.
    Since the 19th century the theory of evolution has been the guide not only of biological research, but of the explanation of man's psychic and mental abilities, too. In particular Herbert Spencer's and Charles Darwin's works gave rise to an evolutionary view of human mind . This view was generalized to the explanation of epistemic structures like science and was adopted by many philosophers and scientists, e. g. Boltzmann, Mach, and others. Under the influence of Darwin's theory of natural selection (...)
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  30. The Philosophy of Evolution and the Myth of Progress.Franz M. Wuketits - 1997 - Ludus Vitalis 5 (9):5-18.
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    Reductionism and Systems Theory in the Life Sciences: Some Problems and Perspectives.Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Franz M. Wuketits - 1989 - Springer.
    The present volume aims at giving a discussion ot the problems ot reductionism in contemporary life sciences. It contains six papers which deals with reduction/reductionism in different fields ot biological research. Also, the holistic perspective, 1. e. the systems view, is discussed in some ot the papers. The message ot this discussion Is that - whereas reductionism is indeed an important strategy - the systems approach is needed. It is argued by some ot the authors that organisms are complex systems (...)
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  32. Wissenschaftstheoretische Probleme der Modernen Biologie.Franz M. Wuketits - 1978
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  33. This is Biology. Ernst Mayr and the Autonomy.Franz M. Wuketits - 2004 - Ludus Vitalis 12 (21):149-160.
     
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    On the Notion of Teleology in Contemporary Life Sciences.Franz M. Wuketits - 1980 - Dialectica 34 (4):277-290.
    SummaryThe present paper is devoted to the problem of teleology in modern biology. Teleology is restricted to the phenomenon of goal‐directedness, whereas goal‐intended actions are denied. Thus, only the aspect of seemingly material teleology or teleonomy is required which paraphrases functions of certain value for the self maintenance of a system and is explainable without reference to vitalistic premises.Some aspects of evolution and selection are discussed and subsumed under a systems‐theoretically oriented view. Furthermore it is stressed that teleological explanations are (...)
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