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Abduction, Reason, and Science: Processes of Discovery and Explanation

Jon Williamson.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

June 2003; p ublished online June 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 0 words.

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Absolute Quantum Mechanics

Steven Weinstein.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

March 2001; p ublished online March 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 0 words.

Whereas one can conceive of a relational classical mechanics in which absolute space and time do not play a fundamental role, quantum mechanics does not readily admit any such relational...

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Absolute versus Relational Spacetime: For Better or Worse, the Debate Goes On

Carl Hoefer.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

September 1998; p ublished online September 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 0 words.

The traditional absolutist-relationist debate is still clearly formulable in the context of General Relativity Theory (GTR), despite the important differences between Einstein's theory and...

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Abstract Explanations in Science

Christopher Pincock.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

December 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 9804 words.

This article focuses on a case that expert practitioners count as an explanation: a mathematical account of Plateau’s laws for soap films. I argue that this example falls into a class of...

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Abstract Expressionism and the Communication Problem

David Liggins.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

September 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 8863 words.

Some philosophers have recently suggested that the reason mathematics is useful in science is that it expands our expressive capacities. Of these philosophers, only Stephen Yablo has put...

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Abstraction Reconceived

J. P. Studd.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

June 2016; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 14647 words.

Neologicists have sought to ground mathematical knowledge in abstraction. One especially obstinate problem for this account is the bad company problem. The leading neologicist strategy for...

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Accommodation and Prediction: The Case of the Persistent Head

David Harker.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

June 2006; p ublished online March 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 5740 words.

A not unpopular thesis, when it comes to the confirmation of scientific theories, is that data which were used in the construction of a theory afford poorer support for that theory than...

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Acknowledgements

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 805 words.

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An Action-Related Theory of Causality

Donald Gillies.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

December 2005; p ublished online October 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 8690 words.

The paper begins with a discussion of Russell's view that the notion of cause is unnecessary for science and can therefore be eliminated. It is argued that this is true for theoretical...

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Against Field Interpretations of Quantum Field Theory

David John Baker.

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

September 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Science and Mathematics. 10119 words.

I examine some problems standing in the way of a successful `field interpretation' of quantum field theory. The most popular extant proposal depends on the Hilbert space of...

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