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  1. Marshall Abrams (2012). Mechanistic Social Probability : How Individual Choices and Varying Circumstances Produce Stable Social Patterns. In Harold Kincaid (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science. Oxford University Press.
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  2. R. Ackermann (1977). Book Reviews : Unended Ouest. By Karl Popper. Lasalle. Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company. 1976. Pp. 255. $2.95. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 7 (4):426-428.
  3. A. M. Adam (1995). Book Reviews : Julian Martin, Francis Bacon: The State and the Reform of Natural Philosophy. Cambridge University Press, New York, 1992. Pp. 236. $49.95. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (1):131-135.
  4. A. M. Adam (1994). Book Reviews : Joseph Mali, The Rehabilitation of Myth: Vico's New Science. University Press, New York, Cambridge, 1992. Pp. 275, $59.95 (Cloth. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 24 (3):393-397.
  5. J. Agassi (2013). Better a Bang Than a Whimper. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (3):390-396.
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  6. J. Agassi (2013). On the Reliability of Science: The Critical Rationalist Version. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (1):100-115.
    Error and Inference discusses Deborah Mayo’s theory that connects the reliability of science to scientific evidence. She sees it as an essential supplement to the negative principles of critical rationalism. She and Aris Spanos, her co-editor, declare that the discussions in the book amount to tremendous progress. Yet most contributors to the book misconstrue the Socratic character of critical rationalism because they ignore a principal tenet: criticism in and of itself comprises progress, and empirical refutation comprises learning from experience. Critical (...)
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  7. J. Agassi (2012). To Dismiss "The Received View". Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (3):449-456.
    This volume is a historical anthology of interesting views on science from antiquity to the twentieth century plus a defensive anthology of logical positivism, whose legacy deserves better: clear-eyed assessment and then putting to rest.
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  8. J. Agassi (2012). We Socratic Philosophers Know That We Know Nothing. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (1):146-151.
    This volume is as near an authoritative version of analytic philosophy as can be found in the market these days.
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  9. J. Agassi (2011). Current Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 41 (2):278-294.
    This Companion to the philosophy of science reflects fairly well the gloomy state of affairs in this subfield at its best—concerns, problems, prejudices, and all. The field is still stuck with the problem of justification of science, refusing to admit that there is neither need nor possibility to justify science and forbid dissent from it.
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  10. J. Agassi (2011). The Manhattan Project and Its Long Shadow. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 41 (4):574-595.
    A sequel to Shapin’s earlier work, The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation again solves the problem of induction by observing that researchers are decent. Shapin dismisses most of the literature on both the philosophy of science and (more so) on the sociology of science as ideologically biased and as irrelevant. Approaches to the book as light reading and as serious scholarly reading are considered before a critical summary is offered as a conclusion.
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  11. J. Agassi (2010). From Popper's Literary Remains. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (3):552-564.
    This book is largely unpublished material from Popper’s literary remains regarding his The Open Society and Its Enemies that conveys some interesting stories about its publication and initial reception, throws light on its message, and complements it somewhat. It also contains much that Popper hardly discussed elsewhere.
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  12. J. Agassi (2009). Book Review: Harmon, J. E., and Gross, A. G. (Eds.). (2007). The Scientific Literature: A Guided Tour. Chicago: The Chicago University Press. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (1):122-123.
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  13. J. Agassi (2008). Book Review: Stadler, F., and Fischer, K. R., Editors. (2006). Paul Feyerabend: Ein Philosoph Aus Wien. Vienna: Springer. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (2):303-305.
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  14. J. Agassi (2008). Book Review: Warwick, Andrew. (2003). Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics. Chicago and London: Chicago University Press. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (1):150-161.
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  15. J. Agassi (2006). Book Review: The Intellectual. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (2):241-242.
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  16. J. Agassi (2002). A Touch of Malice. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (1):107-119.
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  17. J. Agassi (1999). Book Review: The Rhetoric of Science. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 (2):329-335.
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  18. J. Agassi (1997). Book Reviews : Michael Gibbon, Camille Limoges, Helga Nowotny, Simon Schwatrzman, Peter Scott, and Martin Trow, The New Production of Knowledge: The Dynamics of Science and Research in Contemporary Societies. London, Sage, 1994, Reprinted 1995. Pp. Ix + 170. 37.50 (Cloth), 12.95 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (3):354-357.
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  19. J. Agassi (1994). Book Reviews : John H. Fielder and Douglas Birch, Eds., The DC-10 Case: A Study in Applied Ethics, Technology and Society. SUNY Press, Albany, 1992. Pp. 346. $12.95 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 24 (3):390-392.
  20. J. Agassi (1992). Book Reviews : David Gooding, Trevor Pinch, and Simon Schaffer, Eds., The Uses of Experiment: Studies in the Natural Sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989. Pp. Xvii, 467, 50 (Cloth), 19.50 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (2):266-268.
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  21. J. Agassi (1992). Book Reviews : John W. Murphy and John T. Pardeck, Eds., Technology and Human Productivity: Challenges for the Future. Quorum Books, New York, 1986. Pp. Xx, 236, $37.95. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (4):525-527.
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  22. J. Agassi (1989). Book Reviews : Francis Bacon and Modernity. By Charles Whitney. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986. Pp. X + 226. $18.50. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (2):219-223.
  23. J. Agassi (1986). Book Reviews : Thinking Matter: Materialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain. BY JOHN W. YOLTON. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984. Pp. Xiv + 238. $29.50 (Cloth), $12.95 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 16 (4):526-528.
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  24. J. Agassi (1985). Book Reviews : Popper and After: Four Modern Irrationalists. By David Stove. New York: Pergamon Press, 1981. Pp. VIII + 116. $9.50 Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (3):368-369.
  25. J. Agassi (1972). Book Reviews : Cognitive Development and Epistemology. Edited by Theodore Mischel. New York: Academic Press, I97I. Pp. Xv+423. $I6.50. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2 (1):367-368.
  26. Joseph Agassi (2010). In Wittgenstein's Shadow. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (2):325-339.
    Marc Lange offers a stale anthology that reflects the sad state of affairs in the camp of analytic philosophy. It is representative in a few respects, even in its maltreatment of Russell, Wittgenstein, and Popper. Despite its neglect of Wittgenstein, it shows again that Wittgenstein is the patron saint of the analytic school despite the fact that it does not abide by his theory of metaphysics as inherently meaningless.
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  27. Joseph Agassi (2010). Science as Commodities. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (1):154-171.
    The paucity of literature on the economics of science renders this book valuable. Also, it includes a few interesting papers. Education and research may become more efficient, and their economic aspects want explanations. The explanations may offer suggestion for improvements. The discussions here are mostly unserious and the serious ones are not far-reaching.They concern patent laws more than seems reasonable and ignore many economic aspects of science, mainly its poor communication systems, including university presses, most of which are inept. Practical (...)
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  28. Joseph Agassi (2009). Turner on Merton. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (2):284-293.
    Stephen Turner complains about weaknesses of Robert K. Merton's teachings without noticing that these are common. He puts down Merton's ideas despite his innovations, on the ground that they are not successful and not sufficiently revolutionary. The criteria by which he condemns Merton are too vague and too high. Merton's merit is in his having put the sociology of science on the map and drawn attention to the egalitarianism that was prominent in classical science and that is now diminished. Key (...)
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  29. Joseph Agassi (2003). Irrationalism with a Human Face. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (3):375-385.
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  30. Joseph Agassi (2002). Kuhn's Way. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (3):394-430.
  31. Joseph Agassi (2001). Reply to Professor Gross. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (2):252-253.
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  32. Joseph Agassi (1998). Knowledge Personal or Social. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (4):522-551.
    Karl Popper's methodology can be seen as the situational logic of research. Popper called his method "Epistemology without a Knowing Subject." It was dismissed as metaphysical by those who refuse to give up an ideal knowing subject (a perfect human inductive processor). This article surveys the failure of modem discussions of this ideal, from the earliest (the writings of Sir Francis Bacon) to the latest (Kripke). The knowing subject exits at last, but leaves behind interesting results. The ideal knowing subject (...)
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  33. Joseph Agassi (1997). Celebrating the Open Society. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (4):486-525.
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  34. Joseph Agassi (1994). An Inductivist Version of Critical Rationalism. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 24 (4):458-465.
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  35. Joseph Agassi (1993). Review Essays : Phenomenology of Technology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (4):528-536.
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  36. Joseph Agassi (1991). Bye-Bye, Weber. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (1):102-109.
    Peter Lassman and Irving Velody, with Herminio Martins, eds., Max Weber's " Science as a Vocation ." Unwin Hyman, London, 1989. Pp. 213, US$49.95.
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  37. Joseph Agassi (1983). What We Can Learn From Other Animals. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 13 (2):235-246.
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  38. Joseph Agassi (1979). The Legacy of Lakatos. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 9 (3):316-326.
  39. Joseph Agassi (1978). Movies Seen Many Times. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 8 (4):398-405.
    Consider such light musical pieces as Schumann's and Debussy's Arabesques, Schumann's Traumerie, Debussy's Petite Suite, Tschaikowsky's Andante Cantabile, and so on. They all strike their new listener very forcefully; indeed, if you can find music lovers who have not heard one of these you can easily move them to tears by a good performance. Yet they wear out, some with the first hearing, some with the tenth. To be really both immediately very impressive and very durable, like Debussy's Fetes and (...)
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  40. Joseph Agassi (1977). The Zeitgeist and Professor Feuer. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 7 (3):251-253.
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  41. Joseph Agassi (1975). Genius in Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 5 (2):145-161.
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  42. Joseph Agassi (1972). Review Symposium : I—Listening in the Lull. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2 (1):319-332.
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  43. Joseph Agassi & Judith Buber Agassi (1987). Sexism in Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 17 (4):515-522.
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  44. Joseph Agassi & Nathaniel Laor (2000). How Ignoring Repeatability Leads to Magic. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (4):528-586.
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  45. B. Agger (1987). Book Reviews : Antipositivist Theories of the Sciences. By Norman Stockman. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1984. Pp. 284. $49.95. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 17 (1):121-123.
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  46. Pertti Alasuutari (2004). Social Theory and Human Reality. Sage Publications.
    'This is a smart and compelling book. Difficult ideas are presented in an accessible manner, with plenty of supporting illustrations…Students will enjoy the research material and other supporting material. A definite winner!'- Professor Jay Gubrium, University of Missouri This book gets to the heart of what the social sciences really know about the elusive and contradictory object of research: human reality. Drawing on a wide range of international examples and scenarios, Social Theory and Human Reality examines key sociological concepts that (...)
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  47. R. Albritton (1989). Book Reviews : On the Formation of Marxism. By Jukka Gronow. Philadelphia: Coronet Books, 1986. Pp. 253. $28.50 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (3):394-396.
  48. R. Albritton (1980). Book Reviews : Dialectics of the Concrete: A Study on Problems of Man and World. By Karel Kosik. Synthese Library, Volume 106. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science Volume 52. Edited by Robert S. Cohen and Marx W. Wartofsky. Translated From the Czech by Karol Kovanda and James Schmidt. Dor Drecht : D. Reidel, 1976. Pp. 158. $18.20. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 10 (2):233-239.
  49. R. R. Albritton (1976). Book Reviews : Marx and Mill: Two Views of Social Conflict and Social Harmony. By Graeme Duncan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973. Pp. 386. 5.20. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 6 (3):283-286.
  50. Robert Albritton (1987). Marxian Historical Materialism: An Anti-Critique. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 17 (2):239-248.
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