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The Structure of Biological Science.
The structure of evolutionary theory and the roots of autonomy and provincialism are studied, and new problems of functionalism are identified.
Instrumental Biology, Or, The Disunity Of Science
This work argues that while physics and chemistry can develop laws that reveal the structure of natural phenomena, biology is fated to be a practical, instrumental discipline.
Economics--Mathematical Politics or Science of Diminishing Returns?
Economics today cannot predict the likely outcome of specific events any better than it could in the time of Adam Smith. This is Alexander Rosenberg's controversial challenge to the scientific status
Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction
Preface 1. WHY PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE? The relationship between science and philosophy. Scientific questions and questions about science. Modern science as philosophy. Understanding science and
The Atheist's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions
We can't avoid the persistent questions about the meaning of life-and the nature of reality. Philosopher Alex Rosenberg maintains that science is the only thing that can really answer them-all of
In Defense of Convergent Realism
Many realists have maintained that the success of scientific theories can be explained only if they may be regarded as approximately true. Laurens Laudan has in turn contended that a necessary
Sociobiology and the Preemption of Social Science
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The Supervenience of Biological Concepts
  • A. Rosenberg
  • Biology, Philosophy
    Philosophy of Science
  • 1 September 1978
The notion of supervenience is employed to provide a new statement of the relation of Mendelian predicates to molecular ones in order to provide for the commensurability and potential reducibility of MendELian to molecular genetics in a way that circumvents the theoretical complications which appear to stand in the way of such a reduction.
How is Biological Explanation Possible?
  • A. Rosenberg
  • Philosophy
    The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1 December 2001
That biology provides explanations is not open to doubt. But how it does so must be a vexed question for those who deny that biology embodies laws or other generalizations with the sort of