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Wimsatt, William C.

Overview
Works: 10 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 1,460 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by William C Wimsatt
Developing scaffolds in evolution, culture, and cognition by Linnda R Caporael( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scaffolding is a concept that is becoming widely used across disciplines. This book investigates common threads in diverse applications of scaffolding, including theoretical biology, cognitive science, social theory, science and technology studies, and human development. Despite its widespread use, the concept of scaffolding is often given short shrift; the contributors to this volume, from a range of disciplines, offer a more fully developed analysis of scaffolding that highlights the role of temporal and temporary resources in development, broadly conceived, across concepts of culture, cognition, and evolution. The book emphasizes reproduction, repeated assembly, and entrenchment of heterogeneous relations, parts, and processes as a complement to neo-Darwinism in the developmentalist tradition of conceptualizing evolutionary change. After describing an integration of theoretical perspectives that can accommodate different levels of analysis and connect various methodologies, the book discusses multilevel organization; differences and reciprocality between individuals and institutions as units of analysis; and perspectives on development that span brains, careers, corporations, and cultural cycles
Re-engineering philosophy for limited beings : piecewise approximations to reality by William C Wimsatt( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a philosophy for error-prone humans trying to understand messy systems in the real world. Against eliminative reductionism, Wimsatt pits new perspectives to deal with emerging natural and social complexities. He argues that our philosophy should be rooted in heuristics and models that work in practice, not only in principle. He demonstrates how to do this with an analysis of the strengths, the limits, and a recalibration of our reductionistic and analytic methodologies. Our aims are changed and our philosophy is transfigured in the process."--Jacket
Teleology and the logical structure of function statements by William C Wimsatt( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randomness and perceived-randomness in evolutionary biology by William C Wimsatt( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New perspectives on reduction and emergence in physics, biology and psychology by Conference on Reduction and Emergence( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Some problems with the concept of feedback by William C Wimsatt( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reductionistic research strategies and their biases in the units of selection controversy by William C Wimsatt( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teleology and the logical structure of function statements by William C Wimsatt( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reductionism in biology by Sahotra Sarkar( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The analytic geometry of genetics by William C Wimsatt( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Re-engineering philosophy for limited beings : piecewise approximations to reality
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Alternative Names
William C. Wimsatt filósofo estadounidense

William C. Wimsatt philosophe américain

ویلیام سی. ویمستت

윌리엄 C. 윔셋

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Languages
English (28)