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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 167–172.
Published: 01 January 2023
...…. A minimal metaphysics of scientific practice considers that hypothesis which makes the weakest assumptions about reality to be the best explanation. (212) I could write a whole second review on how to think about Ontologically Neutral Monism and the question of whether it is really an ontological...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 109–112.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Jarrett Leplin STUDIES IN SCIENTIFIC REALISM. By André Kukla. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. 176. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVlEWS involving a in its first place (a set of subjectwise concurring tropes), the set of all tropes involving...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 144–149.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Vera Flocke In order to explain the different ways in which empiricists and scientific realists interpret the norm of naturalized metaphysics, Chakravartty introduces a battery of technical terms. ‘magnitudes of metaphysical inferences’: a measure of the degree to which a metaphysical...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 625–630.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Lina Jansson Strevens Michael , Depth: An Account of Scientific Explanation . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2008 . xi + 516 pp . © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 BOOK REVIEWS Huw Price, Naturalism Without Mirrors. New York: Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 304–306.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Gordon Graham Dominic Murphy, Psychiatry in the Scientific Image . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006. xi + 410 pp. Cornell University 2008 BOOK REVIEWS Dominic Murphy, Psychiatry in the Scientific Image. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006. xi + 410 pp...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 607–610.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Gábor Betegh Daniel Graham, Explaining the Cosmos: The Ionian Tradition of Scientific Philosophy . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. viii + 344 pp. © 2008 by Cornell University 2008 xxx prjuly2008-04 October 21, 2008 11:39 BOOK...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 142–147.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Gerald Doppelt RELATIVISM AND REALITY: A CONTEMPORARY INTRODUCTION, SCIENTIFIC REALISM: HOW SCIENCE TRACKS TRUTH. By Robert Kirk. London and New York: Routledge, 1999. Pp ix, 180.; By Stathis Psillos. London and New York: Routledge, 1999. Pp xiii, 300. Cornell University 2002 BOOK...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 589–594.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Lenny Clapp Brian Ellis, Scientific Essentialism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001. Pp. xiv, 309. Cornell University 2002 Bigelow, John, and Pargetter, Robert. 1990 . Science and Necessity . Cambridge:Cambridge University Press...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 October 2001
... of visuomotor action, on the other. This “dual visual systems” hypothesis, which finds many echoes in various other bodies of cognitive scientific research, poses a prima facie challenge to the Assumption of Experience-Based Control. More importantly, it provides (I shall argue) fuel for an alternative...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 485–531.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Marc Lange Unlike explanation in science, explanation in mathematics has received relatively scant attention from philosophers. Whereas there are canonical examples of scientific explanations (as well as canonical examples of nonexplanations, such as “the flagpole,” “the eclipse...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 532–535.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Howard Sankey Mladenović Bojana , Kuhn's Legacy: Epistemology, Metaphilosophy, and Pragmatism . New York: Columbia University Press , 2017 . xiv + 236 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 Thomas S. Kuhn's famous book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions , is one...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., and Stephen White—who reject scientific naturalism but are also unhappy with supernaturalism—would disagree with Baker for another reason. These philosophers (either out of sympathy with a Wittgensteinian quietism or for more substantial reasons) tend to be skeptical about metaphysical accounts of such topics...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 626–629.
Published: 01 October 2001
... throughout his career, and commentators hardly need to be reminded of this. I cannot think of any neo-Kantian philosopher who does not pursue an explanation of the a priori conditions of scientific knowledge. The gap that Glazebrook quite rightly sees is a different one; Heidegger’s writings on sci- ence...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 422–426.
Published: 01 July 2018
... been that Hempel's covering law model fails largely because it ignores the central role of causation in scientific explanation. Most subsequent work on scientific explanation has focused on understanding how causal ( Salmon 1984 ; Woodward 2003 ; Strevens 2008 ) and mechanistic ( Craver 2007...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 73–114.
Published: 01 January 2018
... is 9.11⋅10 − 31 kg. So it would be bizarre if, according to standards for scientific knowledge, physicists could not know via deduction that a proton is more massive than an electron. The lack of scientific counterexamples to ec suggests three possibilities. First, philosophical theories...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 499–502.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Analytics 2.19 (hereafter cited as APo ), he describes it as a basic cognitive capacity that gives rise to other, superior forms of knowledge, including scientific understanding. However, this vague description is compatible with different epistemological doctrines. For instance, perception could...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 250–254.
Published: 01 April 2019
...—it is often fun. (Callender has an endearing inability to take things too seriously—himself included.) The book is framed by the Sellarsian distinction between the “manifest” and “scientific” images of time—time as it appears to us, versus time as science, especially physics, reveals it to be. So...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (4): 647–650.
Published: 01 October 2007
...: Harvard University Press, 2004. viii + 340 pp. In their introduction to this collection of mostly new articles, the editors write: “The papers collected here are state-of-the-art discussions that question the appeal, rational motivations, and presuppositions of scientific naturalism across...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (4): 650–653.
Published: 01 October 2007
...: Harvard University Press, 2004. viii + 340 pp. In their introduction to this collection of mostly new articles, the editors write: “The papers collected here are state-of-the-art discussions that question the appeal, rational motivations, and presuppositions of scientific naturalism across...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (4): 654–656.
Published: 01 October 2007
...: Harvard University Press, 2004. viii + 340 pp. In their introduction to this collection of mostly new articles, the editors write: “The papers collected here are state-of-the-art discussions that question the appeal, rational motivations, and presuppositions of scientific naturalism across...