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A pragmatic, existentialist approach to the scientific realism debate

Curtis Forbes
2016 Synthese  
This investigation is historical rather than philosophical, and therefore empirical rather than theoretical, focused around a case study of the way philosophical commitments influenced the scientific practice  ...  of late 19 th c. electrodynamics researchers in positive and negative ways. iii For Mary Butterfield, whose trust and testimony helped me learn the importance of listening, and thereby made me a feminist  ...  Paul Churchland (1985) questions whether this distinction is as clear and epistemologically relevant as van Fraassen insists it is.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11229-016-1015-2 fatcat:u5nvhxs3zvc4heky4yrkipo7gy

Better Red than Dead—Putting an End to the Social Irrelevance of Postwar Philosophy of Science

Don Howard
2007 Science & Education  
It is argued that an adequate theory of science must be capable of theorizing the role of values and motives in science and that it must take seriously the irreducibly social nature of scientific knowledge  ...  This paper asks what is necessary in a theory of science adequate to the task of empowering philosophers of science to participate in public debate about science in a social context.  ...  A clue to another explanation for the philosopher's slow embrace of a critical, social epistemology of science and continuing suspicion about assertions of a role for motives and values in science is to  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11191-007-9117-3 fatcat:3l6qfbwm3vhunbb2nefxhll4aa

Book Reviews

2000 Heythrop Journal  
Major debating partners of the authors include John Henry Newman, Allan Bloom, George Marsden and John Paul II.  ...  John Paul II, in his encyclical Ut unum sint of 1995, invited suggestions on how the exercise of the papacy might be improved, especially with a view to Christian unity, and he prayed for his own conversion  ... 
doi:10.1111/1468-2265.00148 fatcat:vmdoah3z5vhgbcaayk3hn4si6m

Nature [chapter]

2017 Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory  
.), Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, https://doi.  ...  As far as research "method" is concerned, Rorty takes the stance of "against method" along with Gadamer and Feyerabend.  ...  In the Preface to Twilight, written three months before the philosopher's collapse, Nietzsche's speaks more definitively about his philosophical hammer.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_100675 fatcat:k6nsmzfvfbdkrd274vcmkkd7ey

On rustles, wolf interpretations, and other wild speculations

David Navon
1987 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
It is concluded that the possibility of sensory cues, machine bias, cheating by subjects, and experimenter error or incompetence cannot reasonably account for the significant results.  ...  For example, a wide range of research seems to converge on the idea that, because ESP "information" seems to behave like a weak signal that has to compete for the information-processing resources of the  ...  Nor can I discuss here in any detail some other relevant problems such as Alcock's long-discredited opinion (which is apparent from both the abstract and the final sentence of his article) that research  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x00054790 fatcat:6tmrtgfk6jhb3cic4nn6vrtie4

The anomaly called psi: Recent research and criticism

K. Ramakrishna Rao, John Palmer
1987 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
It is concluded that the possibility of sensory cues, machine bias, cheating by subjects, and experimenter error or incompetence cannot reasonably account for the significant results.  ...  For example, a wide range of research seems to converge on the idea that, because ESP "information" seems to behave like a weak signal that has to compete for the information-processing resources of the  ...  Nor can I discuss here in any detail some other relevant problems such as Alcock's long-discredited opinion (which is apparent from both the abstract and the final sentence of his article) that research  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x00054455 fatcat:zglfu74cjze5nntnrhd55ilsdi

Onblog Economics Muddle Busting

Egmont Kakarot-Handtke
2014 Social Science Research Network  
With the outline of the correct economic paradigm at hand it is straightforward to refute obsolete approaches. For this purpose the economics blogs are ideal.  ...  The representative economist does not understand the two most important phenomena in the economic universe: profit and income.  ...  This metaphor is paradigmatic for the vacuousness of economic debates.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2533944 fatcat:ioohii6vcbbgfetahpouggygrm

Women succeeding in the sciences: theories and practices across disciplines

2001 ChoiceReviews  
First, the accounts fail to take into consideration the work of mainstream philosophers of science, specifically Rudolph Carnap, Carl Hempel, Karl Popper, or Paul Feyerabend.  ...  Hence Gross's inability to see a relationship between gender and evidence is a result of his failure to consider relevant cases.  ...  his research, yet received no credit.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.38-3296 fatcat:ahj533ibpfht5km2yfzaacfvb4

Women Succeeding in the Sciences: Theories and Practices across Disciplines

Steve Abbott, Jody Bart
2002 Mathematical Gazette  
These questions also surround the use of women as subjects of scientific research.  ...  Special thanks to the staff of Sweet Briar College for their contributions to making a successful conference and to the members of the Women and Gender Studies Advisory Committee for their ideas and energies  ...  Acknowledgments Any work of this magnitude is a function of the efforts of many people, and this project is no different.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3621639 fatcat:ob6qs7vv7jahvod4mcwrcwok7e

A Field and Diverse Purposes: Science, Application and Critique in the American Field of International Relations

Félix Grenier, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa
2017
This categorization is conceived as a useful thinking tool for understanding how and why scholarship is generated in American IR.  ...  One of the most important aspects of the American field of International Relations (IR) is the deeply-rooted and broadly shared commitment to a "scientist" understanding of scholarly work.  ...  To develop a pluralist conceptualization of the American field of IR, Chapter 2 primarily referred to the work of sociologists and philosophers of science Thomas Kuhn and Paul Feyerabend.  ... 
doi:10.20381/ruor-21189 fatcat:hsb65mx4cjbpfp6rtoen2us5jy

Rhetoric and the law

James Robert Aldridge
1979
The law is not, and cannot be objective. How then can it be valuable? To answer this question, I search for the foundation of the belief that truth is the only value of rationality.  ...  Legal philosophy is viewed as irrelevant by virtually everyone except for legal philosophers.  ...  It has been advanced in various forms for several years by such philosophers of science as Michael Polanyi, Thomas Kuhn and Paul K. Feyerabend.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0077639 fatcat:cqmkxvbdofbfzjv7xrkp7bumiq

Law and science: risk assessment and risk management in the WTO agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures

Michael David Burkard
2011
, Paul Feyerabend related language to philosophical concepts.  ...  At the left end of the spectrum, the pluralist end, are epistemological anarchist Paul Feyerabend and others who believe that there is no scientific method, that 'anything goes', and that 'no system of  ...  power of small East African countries against the big EU is virtually nil.  ... 
doi:10.24442/boristheses.1022 fatcat:abihsrp7tbfqlgq6bktaerseny

Law and science: risk assessment and risk management in the WTO agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures

Michael David Burkard, Matthias Oesch, Thomas Cottier
2011 unpublished
, Paul Feyerabend related language to philosophical concepts.  ...  At the left end of the spectrum, the pluralist end, are epistemological anarchist Paul Feyerabend and others who believe that there is no scientific method, that 'anything goes', and that 'no system of  ...  power of small East African countries against the big EU is virtually nil.  ... 
doi:10.7892/boris.69609 fatcat:e7pg35muozhqpddekdnn45xd44

Objectivity and moral judgements [article]

Alan John Watt, University, The Australian National, University, The Australian National
2016
a view then to isolating the sense of the question with which this thesis is mainly concerned, and indicating my general strategy in approaching it.  ...  I want to illustrate this variety by outlining some of the meanings which have been given to the word in these contexts, and to point briefly to some of the connections and distinctions between them, with  ...  An objective reason, on his account, is one based on the assignment of objective value to something: that is, not value to some particular person, but to anyone.  ... 
doi:10.25911/5d74e63dee8bc fatcat:c4wwbgck5jd2tdi5tbwpkdljm4

Perception : the justification of perceptual beliefs

Malcolm Acock
1977
The question of whether there is non-epistemic perception is not addressed In the early chapters of the thesis a major philosophical problem of perception is stated and "traditional" philosophical theories  ...  not always the basis for the justification of perceptual beliefs and knowledge".  ...  his beliefs may be relevant too: for example, the way things appear to him.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0094176 fatcat:lfysezovk5dkjh3zsdnxagho3e
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