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    The Science Question in Feminism. Sandra Harding
    Isis 79 (2): 308-309. 1988.
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    Evaluation of Evidence in Group Selection Debates
    PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986. 1986.
    I address the controversy in evolutionary biology concerning which levels of biological entity (units) can and do undergo natural selection. I refine a definition of the unit of selection, first presented by William Wimsatt, that is grounded in the structure of natural selection models. I examine Elliott Sober's objection to this structural definition, the "homogeneous populations" problem; I find that neither the proposed definition nor Sober's own causal account can solve the problem. Sober, i…Read more
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    A semantic approach to the structure of population genetics
    Philosophy of Science 51 (2): 242-264. 1984.
    A precise formulation of the structure of modern evolutionary theory has proved elusive. In this paper, I introduce and develop a formal approach to the structure of population genetics, evolutionary theory's most developed sub-theory. Under the semantic approach, used as a framework in this paper, presenting a theory consists in presenting a related family of models. I offer general guidelines and examples for the classification of population genetics models; the defining features of the models…Read more
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    Response to Sloep and Van der Steen
    Biology and Philosophy 2 (1): 23-26. 1987.
  • 1. From the New Editor From the New Editor (p. iii)
    with Michael Dickson, C. Kenneth Waters, Matthew Dunn, Jennifer Cianciollo, Costas Mannouris, Richard Bradley, and James Mattingly
    Philosophy of Science 72 (2). 2005.
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    Model robustness as a confirmatory virtue: The case of climate science
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 49 58-68. 2015.
    I propose a distinct type of robustness, which I suggest can support a confirmatory role in scientific reasoning, contrary to the usual philosophical claims. In model robustness, repeated production of the empirically successful model prediction or retrodiction against a background of independentlysupported and varying model constructions, within a group of models containing a shared causal factor, may suggest how confident we can be in the causal factor and predictions/retrodictions, especially…Read more
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    Feminism As Method: What Scientists Get That Philosophers Don’t
    Philosophical Topics 23 (2): 189-220. 1995.
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    The structure and confirmation of evolutionary theory
    Princeton University Press. 1994.
    Traditionally a scientific theory is viewed as based on universal laws of nature that serve as axioms for logical deduction. In analyzing the logical structure of evolutionary biology, Elisabeth Lloyd argues that the semantic account is more appropriate and powerful. This book will be of interest to biologists and philosophers alike.