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Overview page. Subjects: History.

Collecting all the field‐names of a parish from every available source, from earliest times to the present day, is a worthwhile task for a local historian or a group project. Unlike the...

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The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity

Edited by Dean Rickles, Steven French and Juha T. Saatsi.

November 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 288 pages.

Quantum gravity is the name given to a theory that unites general relativity — Einstein's theory of gravitation and spacetime — with quantum field theory, our framework for describing...

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The empirical import of gauge symmetry

Richard Healey.

in Gauging What's Real

September 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 16561 words.

This chapter argues that gauge symmetry is a purely formal feature of our theoretical representations with no empirical consequences. It distinguishes theoretical symmetries of a theory...

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Evidence‐Free Forensics and Enemies of Objectivity Evidence‐Free Forensics and Enemies of Objectivity Paul R. Gross

Paul A. Gross.

in A House Built on Sand

September 1998; p ublished online February 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 10475 words.

Feminist philosopher Elizabeth A. Lloyd has contributed to the so-called science wars a lengthy book chapter attacking scientist-authors who have recently defended natural science from...

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Moral Environments: An Application

Peter-Paul Verbeek.

in Moralizing Technology

November 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 7580 words.

This chapter applies the approach to the moral significance of technology developed in this book to a field of technology that is rapidly gaining influence in society: Ambient Intelligence...

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Logic

Jc Beall and John Burgess.

in Philosophy

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 8553 words.

Historically there has been considerable variation in the understanding of the scope of the field of logic. Our concern is with what may be called, to distinguish it from other conceptions,...

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Pragmatics

Mitchell S. Green.

in Philosophy

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 7269 words.

Pragmatics is a branch of the philosophy of language as well as a field of linguistics. Pragmatics is to be distinguished from pragmatism, which is a doctrine concerning the nature of truth...

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Natural Kinds

Alexander Bird.

in Philosophy

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 6124 words.

It appears to us that things in the natural world divide into different kinds. The most obvious examples come from biology. Cats are clearly distinct from mice; while both kinds show...

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