biological theory

biological theory

A term of art referring to the physiological and neurochemical variables that contribute to suicide risk.
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Catholic teaching that the theory of evolution is theologically benign, so long as it remains properly a biological theory by not making claims about the human soul.
Winslow aims to show that insofar as contemporary biological theory pushes us to acknowledge the marginality not only of "humans" or "humans and other animals" or (even) "human, animals, and plants" as forms of life, a philosophical reconsideration of "biological inheritance" is long overdue.
But the two most important theories are: 1) The biological theory of myopia or heredity theory and 2) The use-abuse theory of myopia or close work theory.4 The biological hypothesis of myopia views myopia as the result of genetically determined characteristics of eye tissues, whereas the use-abuse theory views myopia as the result of regular use of the eye at a close to focal length, near work.
He returns to this idea in his Epilogue, where he offers a cogent critique of the neurologist Antonio Damasio's biological theory of affect.
In order to check our experimental inductions, one item assessed participants' endorsement of the biological theory of sexuality ('Male homosexuality is biologically determined'; Study 1: M = 2.58, SD = 1.35; Study 2: M = 3.47, SD = 2.09).
Among the topics are Helmholtz and the problem of externality in perception, the antinomy of the teleological power of judgment, transcendental epistemology in biological theory, the conditions of possibility of the problem of values in the humanities and social sciences, the crucial role of pure apperception within the framework of Kant's theory of synthesis and cognition, and Hegel's critical reception of Kant's conception of objectivity.
Crane applies an evolutionary biological theory to understand the symbiosis, revising existing theories of domestication.
To accommodate varying knowledge levels, they introduce the basics of skeletal biological theory along with in-depth discussions of the scientific methods and more recent applications of skeletal biology, such as using isotope analysis.
That's not part of the biological theory itself, but 'a metaphysical or theological add-on' (133).
Andrew Delton, also a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Evolutionary Psycholog, added, "Our simulations explain that the reason people are more generous than economic and biological theory would predict is due to the inherent uncertainty of social life."
(11.) Proust, Joelle (2006), "Why Evolution Has to Matter to Cognitive Psychology and to Philosophy of Mind," Biological Theory 1(4): 346-348.
This notion of evolution of a design is what I find fascinating - the application of a biological theory and human behaviour to product development - the antithesis of design protection.

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