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Humans and Other Political Animals in Aristotle's History of Animals
- D. Depew
L'A. etudie la conception zoologique de l'expression zoon politikon dans la «Politique» et l'«Histoire des animaux» d'Aristote. La double signification accordee a l'animal politique revele le lien…
The Literate Revolution in Greece and its Cultural Consequences
- D. Depew
- 1 February 1984
The Philosophy of Biology: An Episodic History
1. Aristotle and after 2. Descartes, Harvey and the emergence of modern mechanism 3. The eighteenth century: Buffon 4. The eighteenth century II: Kant the development of German biology 5. Before…
Are Evolutionists Still Hooked on Progress?@@@Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology.
His book traces the line between those who argue that science is and must be objective and those who deem science a "social construction" in the fashion of religion or the rest of culture, at a time when its status as science is under greater scrutiny than ever before.
Evolution in thermodynamic perspective: An ecological approach
This thermodynamic approach to evolution frees evolutionary theory from dependence on a crypto-Newtonian language more appropriate to closed equilibrial systems than to biological systems, and drives a conceptual wedge between functions of artifacts and functions of natural systems.
Entropy, Information and Evolution: New Perspectives on Physical and Biological Evolution
Can recent developments in thermodynamics and information theory offer a way out of the current crisis in evolutionary theory? One of the most exciting and controversial areas of scientific research…
Natural selection and self-organization
The relationship between, chance, self-organization, and selection as sources of order in biological systems are explored to suggest that natural selection may be grounded in physical law more deeply than is allowed by advocates of the autonomy of biology, while still making it possible to deny that evolutionary explanations can be modeled in terms of a deductive relationship between laws and cases.
Empathy, Psychology, and Aesthetics: Reflections on a Repair Concept
- D. Depew
- 1 March 2005
Developmental Systems, Darwinian Evolution,and the Unity of Science
It is only by recovering Darwin's own relationship to Newtonian models of systems dynamics, and genetical Darwinism's relationship to statistical mechanics and probability theory, that insight can be gained into how Darwinism can successfully meet the challenges it is currently facing.