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  1. Neurobiological Theory of Psychological Phenomena.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1978
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    On the nature of the theory of evolution.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1981 - Philosophy of Science 48 (3):416-437.
    This paper supplements an earlier one (Wassermann 1978b). Its views aim to reinforce those of Lewontin and other prominent evolutionists, but differ significantly from the opinions of some philosophers of science, notably Popper (1957) and Olding (1978). A basic distinction is made between 'laws' and 'theories of mechanisms'. The 'Theory of Evolution' is not characterized by laws, but is viewed here as a hypertheory which explains classifiable evolutionary phenomena in terms of subordinate classifiable theories of 'evolution-specific mechanisms' (ESMs), each of (...)
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    Reply to Popper's attack on epiphenomenalism.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1979 - Mind 88 (October):572-75.
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    Testability of the role of natural selection within theories of population genetics and evolution.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1978 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 29 (3):223-242.
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    Morality and Determinism.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1988 - Philosophy 63 (244):211-230.
    This paper is intended as a contribution to a recent vigorous debate inThe Times, between the distinguished journalist Bernard Levin, the eminent Oxford economist Wilfred Beckerman and the Archbishop of York, John Habgood, among others. The debate concerns morality, ‘free will’ and determinism. As a former German Jew, who lost close relatives at Auschwitz and who suffered personally severely in my youth under daily virulent Nazi persecution, I obviously cannot remain strictly detached and neutral. Yet, I shall attempt to retain (...)
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  6. On the laws of nature.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1982 - Synthese 51 (3):381 - 396.
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    Morality and Determinism.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1988 - Philosophy 63 (244):211 - 230.
    This paper is intended as a contribution to a recent vigorous debate inThe Times, between the distinguished journalist Bernard Levin, the eminent Oxford economist Wilfred Beckerman and the Archbishop of York, John Habgood, among others. The debate concerns morality, ‘free will’ and determinism. As a former German Jew, who lost close relatives at Auschwitz and who suffered personally severely in my youth under daily virulent Nazi persecution, I obviously cannot remain strictly detached and neutral. Yet, I shall attempt to retain (...)
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    Wittgenstein on Jews: Some Counter-Examples.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1990 - Philosophy 65 (253):355 - 365.
  9. A Philosophy of Matter and Mind a New Look at an Old Major Topic in Philosophy.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1994
    This work looks at how matter and mind inter-relate. It looks at the subject in terms of the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind, thermodynamics, mechanistic materialism and psychological SETs. Rationality, relativism and Popper's views are taken into account.
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  10. Brains and Reasoning Brain Science as a Basis of Applied and Pure Philosophy. --.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1974
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    From Occam's Razor to the Roots of Consciousness: 20 Essays on Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Mind.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1997
    This text deals with a number of topics in philosophy, philosophy of science and philosophy of mind. It includes essays on the laws of nature, biological aspects of the philosophy of mind, and the social aspects of rationality.
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  12. Keys to Life: Philosophy and New Mechanisms of Evolution and Development.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1996
    Calling for explanations to examples of evolutionary adaptation, this work presents the Darwinian TIMA theory. The adaptations are followed by a philosophical and scientific critique of creationism which shows that the theory of evolution is a hypothetico-deductive scientific theory.
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    Book reviews. [REVIEW]Thomas Mautner, George R. Carlson, V. Vuckovic, John Heil, Rex Martin, Colin McGinn, Gerhard D. Wassermann, R. T. Green & Barbara Von Eckardt - 1982 - Philosophia 11 (3-4):553-560.
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    Neuropsychology vis-à-vis Skinner's behaviouristic psychology.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (4):700.
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    'Morality and Determinism': A Reply to Flew.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1990 - Philosophy 65 (251):99 - 101.
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    Biological aspects of the philosophy of mind.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1980 - Metaphilosophy 11 (3-4):199-209.
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    Biological aspects of the philosophy of mind.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1980 - Metaphilosophy 11 (July-October):199-209.
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    ‘Morality and Determinism’: A Reply to Flew.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1990 - Philosophy 65 (251):99-101.
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    Book reviews and critical studies. [REVIEW]John Kekes, Joseph Agassi, Edward Mackinnon, Gerhard D. Wassermann & Warren Hagar - 1981 - Philosophia 10 (1-2):43-139.
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    A critique of some aspects of human ethology.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (4):630-631.
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    Wittgenstein on Jews: Some Counter-examples.Gerhard D. Wassermann - 1990 - Philosophy 65 (253):355-365.
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