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  • Grant, Edward (1999-07-29)
    Scholastic natural philosophers sought to understand the physical world at a time when controlled experiments, systematic observations, and the application of mathematics to physical phenomena, were rare occurrences. They ...
  • Buckner, Cameron; Shriver, Adam; Crowley, Stephen; Allen, Colin (Cambridge University Press, 2009-04-23)
    Carruthers argues that an integrated faculty of metarepresentation evolved for mindreading and was later exapted for metacognition. A more consistent application of his approach would regard metarepresentation in mindreading ...
  • Grant, Edward (1991-06-10)
    Because the Jesuit order was formed in 1540 and survived as a vibrant and powerful force until 1773, when it was dissolved in Europe, Jesuit natural philosophers found themselves living in a period of enormous scientific ...
  • Grant, Edward (1997-03-14)
    Questions or issues discussed in the paper include: WHAT IS COSMOLOGY? Descriptions of the structure and operation of the cosmos as it is understood by scholars in any society or civilization. THE ORIGINS OF COSMOLOGY ...
  • Gliboff, Sander (2013)
    Far from being designed only for the ages, Mendel’s celebrated experiments on hybridization in peas addressed the interests of contemporary breeders, plant hybridizers, Mendel’s teachers in Vienna, brothers at the monastery, ...
  • Gliboff, Sander (2015)
    Mendel's paper as part of a large body of nineteenth-century literature on practical plant- and animal breeding and experimental hybridization, which contained a confusing and contradictory assortment of observations on ...
  • Allen, Colin (Wiley Periodicals, Inc., 2010-05-25)
    Primatologists generally agree that monkeys lack higher-order intentional capacities related to theory of mind. Yet the discovery of the so-called “mirror neurons” in monkeys suggests to many neuroscientists that they ...
  • Gliboff, Sander (2012)
    Ernst Haeckel’s monistic worldview and his interpretation of Darwin’s theory of evolution worked together to help him rule out any role for divine providence or any non-material mind, spirit, will, or purpose in the ...
  • Grant, Edward (1999-07-28)
    During the Middle Ages, the relations between science and religion are much more appropriately represented by the relations between natural philosophy and theology. Although there were recognizable sciences in the Middle ...
  • Grant, Edward (1993-04-30)
    By the twelfth century, western Europe had developed a hunger for new secular learning. Up to that time, what scholars knew about the physical world was derived from traditional Latin handbooks that contained the remnants ...
  • Grant, Edward (1990-12-08)
    In contrast to a paper I did a few years ago on "Science and Theology in the Middle Ages," which focused solely on the Latin Middle Ages and almost exclusively on the period from 1200 to 1500, I shall expand my vistas ...
  • Gliboff, Sander (2002)
    In scientific controversy, as in sports, there are winners and losers, but sometimes also spoilers—unheralded outsiders, who defy convention and change the terms, the style, and the outcome of the competition, even if they ...
  • Allen, Colin; Niepert, Mathias; Buckner, Cameron (CEUR Workshop, 2009)
    The Indiana Philosophy Ontology (InPhO)project is presented as one of the first social-semantic web endeavors which aims to bootstrap feedback from users unskilled in ontology design into a precise representation of a ...

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