Sunday, March 21, 2010

Links on Fodor & evolution

What Darwin Got Wrong, by Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, has provoked a lot of bloviating, ad hominem abuse. Probably, the best critical reply is that by Ned Block and Philip Kitcher. Here's an exchange between Fodor & Piattelli-Palmarini and Block & Kitcher. There's also this excellent dialogue between Fodor and Elliott Sober. Sober wrote an earlier paper (pdf) about Fodor's views on evolution.

Update (March 22, 2010): Fodor and Sober continue their exchange on Leiter's blog. There's also this note by Terry Tomkow.

Update (March 23, 2010): Here's a new piece by Sober (pdf).

Update (March 24, 2010): Here's Fodor in TPM.

Update (March 28, 2010): Here are three posts by former or current Rutgers students.

Update (May 11, 2010): Here's Richard Lewontin's review in the NY Review of Books.

Update (May 13, 2010): Fodor & Piattelli-Palmarini have a letter in the April 28 issue of the TLS, in which they reply to Samir Okasha's review of their book.

Update (May 24, 2010): Robert Richards' review.

Update (Aug. 3, 2010): John Dupré's review, Peter Godfrey-Smith's review, Fodor & Piattelli-Palmarin's reply to the latter in the LRB letters section

Update (Aug. 11, 2010): Godfrey-Smith's reply in the LRB letters section

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