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    What Functions Explain: Functional Explanation and Self-Reproducing Systems.Peter McLaughlin - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 2001 book offers an examination of functional explanation as it is used in biology and the social sciences, and focuses on the kinds of philosophical presuppositions that such explanations carry with them. It tackles such questions as: why are some things explained functionally while others are not? What do the functional explanations tell us about how these objects are conceptualized? What do we commit ourselves to when we give and take functional explanations in the life sciences and the social (...)
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    Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism.Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Erkenntnis 69 (1):141-144.
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    Kant's Critique of Teleology in Biological Explanation: Antinomy and Teleology.Peter McLaughlin - 1990 - E. Mellen Press.
    Kant's Critique of Teleological Judgment is read as a reflection on philosophical methodological problems that arose through the constitution of an independent science of life - biology. This work presents an example of the interconnections between philosophy and the history of science.
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    Transcendental Presuppositions and Ideas of Reason.Peter McLaughlin - 2014 - Kant Studien 105 (4):554-572.
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    Kant’s Antinomies of Pure Reason and the ‘Hexagon of Predicate Negation’.Peter McLaughlin & Oliver: Schlaudt - 2020 - Logica Universalis 14 (1):51-67.
    Based on an analysis of the category of “infinite judgments” in Kant, we will introduce the logical hexagon of predicate negation. This hexagon allows us to visualize in a single diagram the general structure of both Kant’s solution of the antinomies of pure reason and his argument in favor of Transcendental Idealism.
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  6. Functions and Norms.Peter McLaughlin - 2009 - In Ulrich Krohs & Peter Kroes (eds.), Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives. MIT Press.
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    Naming Biology.Peter McLaughlin - 2002 - Journal of the History of Biology 35 (1):1 - 4.
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    „Ordnung und Organisation“. Interview zur Historiographie der Biologie mit Hans-Jörg Rheinberger und Peter McLaughlin*.Mathias Grote, Anke te Heesen, Peter McLaughlin & Hans-Jörg Rheinberger - 2021 - Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 44 (3):267-280.
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    Mechanical Explanation in the “Critique of the Teleological Power of Judgment”.Peter McLaughlin - 2014 - In Eric Watkins & Ina Goy (eds.), Kant's Theory of Biology. De Gruyter. pp. 149-166.
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    Exploring the Limits of Preclassical Mechanics a Study of Conceptual Development in Early Modern Science : Free Fall and Compounded Motion in the Work of Descartes, Galileo, and Beeckman.Peter Damerow, Gideon Freudenthal, Peter McLaughlin & Jürgen Renn - 1992 - Springer.
    The question of when and how the basic concepts that characterize modern science arose in Western Europe has long been central to the history of science. This book examines the transition from Renaissance engineering and philosophy of nature to classical mechanics oriented on the central concept of velocity. For this new edition, the authors include a new discussion of the doctrine of proportions, an analysis of the role of traditional statics in the construction of Descartes' impact rules, and go deeper (...)
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    Descartes on Mind-Body Interaction and the Conservation of Motion.Peter McLaughlin - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (2):155-182.
    The traditional (Leibnizian) reading of Descartes on mind-body interaction is given a more rigorous reformulation, explaining how Descartes could assert that the mind while not affecting the quantity of motion in the world could change its direction. It is shown, contrary to the trend in recent literature, that this reading has a reliable textual base, and it is argued that it attributes to Descartes a philosophical position of more substance and interest. The kind of interpretation favored depends on the status (...)
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    The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution: Texts by Boris Hessen and Henryk Grossmann.Boris Hessen, Henryk Grossmann, Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin (eds.) - 2009 - Springer.
    The volume collects classics of Marxist historiography of science, including a new translation of Boris Hessen's “The Social and Economic Roots of Newton's ...
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    Theory and Method in the Neurosciences.Peter McLaughlin, Peter Machamer & Rick Grush (eds.) - 2001 - Pittsburgh University Press.
  14. Classical Marxist Historiography of Science : The Hessen-Grossmann-Thesis.Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin - 2009 - In Boris Hessen, Henryk Grossmann, Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin (eds.), The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution: Texts by Boris Hessen and Henryk Grossmann. Springer.
     
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  15. Boris Hessen : In Lieu of a Biography.Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin - 2009 - In Boris Hessen, Henryk Grossmann, Gideon Freudenthal & Peter McLaughlin (eds.), The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution: Texts by Boris Hessen and Henryk Grossmann. Springer.
     
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  16. Force, Determination and Impact.Peter McLaughlin - 2000 - In John Schuster, Stephen Gaukroger & John Sutton (eds.), Descartes' Natural Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 81--112.
     
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  17. Kants Kritik der Teleologischen Urteilskraft.Peter Mclaughlin - 1990 - Journal of the History of Biology 23 (2):338-339.
     
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    On the Adaptations of Organisms and the Fitness of Types.Lia Ettinger, Eva Jablonka & Peter McLaughlin - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (3):499-513.
    We claim that much of the confusion associated with the "tautology problem" about survival of the fittest is due to the mistake of attributing fitness to individuals instead of to types. We argue further that the problem itself cannot be solved merely by taking fitness as the aggregate cause of reproductive success. We suggest that a satisfying explanation must center not on logical analysis of the concept of general adaptedness but on the empirical analysis of single adapted traits and their (...)
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    Freiheit und technisch-praktische Vernunft bei Kant.Peter McLaughlin - 2019 - In Paula Órdenes & Anna Pickhan (eds.), Teleologische Reflexion in Kants Philosophie. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 141-154.
    Kants Lösung des Problems von Freiheit und Determinismus scheint nur für gute und schlechte Handlungen zu gelten, also für Handlugen, die eine moralische Dimension haben. Nach Ausführungen Kants im Kanon-Kapitel der KdrV scheint die Freiheit zweckrationaler Handlungen Gegenstand der empirischen Erfahrung zu sein, womit sie eine bloß ‚komparative‘ oder ‚psychologische‘ Freiheit und deshalb Teil der kausalen Struktur der Welt wäre. Allerdings schreibt Kant auch instrumentellen Handlungen eine moralische Dimension zu, insofern sie erlaubt sind und deshalb einen mindestens hypothetischen Bezug zum (...)
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    (Hard Ernst) Corrigendum Van Brakel, J., Philosophy of Chemistry (U. Klein).Hallvard Lillehammer, Moral Realism, Normative Reasons, Rational Intelligibility, Wlodek Rabinowicz, Does Practical Deliberation, Crowd Out Self-Prediction & Peter McLaughlin - 2002 - Erkenntnis 57 (1):47-69.
    This paper concerns a prima facie tension between the claims that agents have normative reasons obtaining in virtue of the nature of the options that confront them, and there is a non-trivial connection between the grounds of normative reasons and the upshots of sound practical reasoning. Joint commitment to these claims is shown to give rise to a dilemma. I argue that the dilemma is avoidable on a response dependent account of normative reasons accommodating both and by yielding as a (...)
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    Darwin's Experimental Natural History.Hans-Jörg Rheinberger & Peter McLaughlin - 1984 - Journal of the History of Biology 17 (3):345 - 368.
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    On Having a Function and Having a Good.Peter McLaughlin - 2002 - Analyse & Kritik 24 (1):130-43.
    One result of recent discussions on the notion of function is that the appeal to the function of something in order to explain why it is there and what it is, presupposes that some system particularly relevant to the function bearer has a good. Some recent analyses of what it means to have a good trace having a good back to having a function. Two such attempts are examined and compared to a more traditional analysis. An anachronistic version of Aristotle, (...)
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    Kant’s Construction of Nature: A Reading of the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science.Peter McLaughlin - 2016 - In Sally Sedgwick & Dina Emundts (eds.), Bewusstsein/Consciousness. De Gruyter. pp. 286-290.
  24. The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution.Boris Hessen, Henryk Grossmann, Gideon Freudenthal & Peter Mclaughlin - 2008 - Studia Leibnitiana 40 (2):239-240.
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    Reverend Paley's Naturalist Revival.Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (1):25-37.
    This paper analyzes the remarkable popularity of William Paley’s argument from design among contemporary naturalists in biology and the philosophy of science. In philosophy of science Elliott Sober has argued that creationism should be excluded from the schools not because it is not science but because it is ‘less likely’ than evolution according to fairly standard confirmation theory. Creationism is said to have been a plausible scientific option as presented by Paley but no longer to be acceptable according to the (...)
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    Reverend Paley’s Naturalist Revival.Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (1):25-37.
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  27. Philosophie der Lebenswissenschaften.Susanne Bauer, Lara Huber, Marie I. Kaiser, Lara Keuck, Ulrich Krohs, Maria Kronfeldner, Peter McLaughlin, Kären Nickelson, Thomas Reydon, Neil Roughley, Christian Sachse, Marianne Schark, Georg Toepfer, Marcel Weber & Markus Wild - 2013 - Information Philosophie 4:14-27.
    This paper summarizes (in German) recent tendencies in the philosophy of the life sciences.
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    Actualism and the Archaeology of Nature.Peter McLaughlin - 2013 - In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter. pp. 159-170.
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  29. Review of Paul Boghossian, Fear of Knowledge[REVIEW]Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Erkenntnis 69 (1).
     
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  30. The Idea of Progress.Jürgen Mittelstrass, Peter McLaughlin & A. S. V. Burgen - 1997 - Walter de Gruyter.
    This book provides papers of the conference of leading scientists and philosophers on the notion of progress of knowledge, which is constitutive of our modern selfunderstanding, from the perspective of their disciplines. Summary of contents: 1. GEorg Henrik von Wright, Progress: Fiction and Fact 2. WAlter Burkert, Impact and Limits of the Idea of Progress in Antiquity 3. AListair Crombie, Philosophical Commitments and Scientific Progress 4. SHigeru Nakayama, Chinese "Cyclic" View of History vs Japanese "Progress" 5. JEan Blondel, Political Progress: (...)
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  31. Concepts, Theories, and Rationality in the Biological Sciences the Second Pittsburgh-Konstanz Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, October 1-4, 1993.Gereon Wolters, James G. Lennox & Peter McLaughlin (eds.) - 1995 - Pittsburgh/Konstanz: University of Piuttsburgh Press/Universitätsverlag Konstanz.
    Leading biologists and philosophers of biology discuss the basic theories and concepts of biology and their connections with ethics, economics, and psychology, providing a remarkably unified report on the “state of the art” in the philosophy of biology.
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    Lehren was man selber nicht weiß.Peter McLaughlin - 2005 - In Gereon Wolters & Martin Carrier (eds.), Homo Sapiens Und Homo Faber. De Gruyter. pp. 157.
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  33. Immanuel Kant, Kritik der Reinen Vernunft, Edited by Jens Timmermann, Felix Meiner Verlag Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Translated by Werner S. Pluhar with an Introduction by Patricia W. Kitcher, Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Tran. [REVIEW]Peter McLaughlin - 1999 - Erkenntnis 51 (2-3):2-3.
     
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    Contraries And Counterweights: Descartes’s Statical Theory of Impact.Peter McLaughlin - 2001 - The Monist 84 (4):562-581.
    Early modern science was deeply anti-Aristotelian and deeply Aristotelian at the same time. Although the rejection of the traditional distinction between natural and forced motion marks a clear difference between modern physics and the natural philosophy of Christian Aristotelianism, nonetheless most of the conceptual instruments available to early modern science for dealing with physical questions belonged to precisely that tradition that was being rejected. Much of the novelty of early modern science arises from the application of traditional conceptual tools to (...)
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    The Arrival of the Fittest.Peter McLaughlin - 2011 - In Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao Gonzalo, Thomas Uebel, Stephan Hartmann & Marcel Weber (eds.), Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation. Springer. pp. 203--222.
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    Paul A. Boghossian, Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006, 152 Pp, , $24.95, ISBN 978-0199287185, , $18.00, ISBN 978-0199230419. [REVIEW]Peter McLaughlin - 2008 - Erkenntnis 69 (1):141-144.
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    Nachgedanken zum Bedürfnis der Physiologie nach einer philosophischen Naturbetrachtung.Peter McLaughlin - 1995 - In Bettina Wahrig-Schmidt & Michael Hagner (eds.), Johannes Müller Und Die Philosophie. De Gruyter. pp. 301-312.
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    Book Review. [REVIEW]Verena Mayer & Peter McLaughlin - 1995 - Erkenntnis 43 (3):401-410.
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    Der neue Experimentalismus in der Wissenschaftstheorie.Peter Mclaughlin - 1995 - In Hans-Jörg Rheinberger & Michael Hagner (eds.), Experimentalisierung des Lebens: Experimentalsysteme in den Biologischen Wissenschaften 1850/1950. De Gruyter. pp. 207-218.
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    What is an Antinomy of Judgment.Peter McLaughlin - 1989 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Kant Congress 2 (2):357-367.
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    Practical Philosophy.Peter McLaughlin - 1998 - Erkenntnis 49 (2):221-225.
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    Kant on the Freedom of Instrumental Actions.Peter McLaughlin - 2021 - In Camilla Serck-Hanssen & Beatrix Himmelmann (eds.), The Court of Reason: Proceedings of the 13th International Kant Congress. De Gruyter. pp. 1475-1482.
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