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Philosophy of Social Science

Edited by Michiru Nagatsu (University of Helsinki, Tallinn University of Technology)
Assistant editors: Päivi Seppälä, Alessandra Basso, Tarna Kannisto
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  1. added 2014-09-16
    Francesco Guala (forthcoming). The Role of Experiments in Economics: Reply to Jones. Economics and Philosophy:1-9.
    Martin Jones has criticized my account of the methodology of experimental economics on three points: the impossibility of testing external validity claims in the laboratory, my reconstruction of external validity inferences as analogical arguments, and the distinction between laboratory and non-laboratory sciences. I defend my account here and try to eliminate some misunderstandings that may have prompted Jones’s criticism.
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    Samuli Pöyhönen (2013). Chasing Phenomena. Studies on Classification and Conceptual Change in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dissertation, University of Helsinki
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    W. Grassl & B. Smith (eds.) (1986). Austrian Economics: Historical and Philosophical Background. Helm Croom.
  4. added 2014-09-02
    Eric S. Nelson (2014). Heidegger, Levinas, and the Other of History. In John E. Drabinski and Eric S. Nelson (ed.), Between Levinas and Heidegger. SUNY. 51-72.
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    Jonny Anomaly & Geoffrey Brennan (forthcoming). Social Norms, The Invisible Hand, and the Law. University of Queensland Law Journal 33.
  6. added 2014-08-22
    Jose Ortega Y. Gasset (1961). History as a System: And Other Essays Toward a Philosophy of History. W. W. Norton & Company.
    Contents: The Sportive Origin of the State – Unity and Diversity of Europe – Man the Technician – History as a System.
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    Peter Garik & Yann Benétreau-Dupin (2014). Report on a Boston University Conference December 7–8, 2012 on 'How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary US Science Teaching?'. Science and Education 23 (9):1853–1873.
    This is an editorial report on the outcomes of an international conference sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (REESE-1205273) to the School of Education at Boston University and the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University for a conference titled: How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary US Science Teaching? The presentations of the conference speakers and the reports of the working groups are reviewed. Multiple themes emerged for K-16 (...)
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    Danny Frederick, Ceteris-Paribus Law-Statements Are Testable.
    It is often contended that statements of laws of nature are ceteris-paribus in some, or even in all, of the sciences. It is often objected that ceteris-paribus law-statements are vacuous or untestable. I show that such objections are mistaken and depend upon confusions between vacuity, untestability and ad hoc immunity to rejection, and between verifiability and falsifiability. I highlight some of those confusions in opponents of ceteris-paribus law-statements, such as John Earman, John Roberts and Sheldon Smith. I suggest that such (...)
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    Michael Cholbi (2014). Introduction, Philosophy Through Teaching. In E. Esch R. Kraft & K. Hermberg (eds.), Philosophy through Teaching. Philosophy Documentation Center.
  10. added 2014-07-25
    Barry Smith & Achille C. Varzi (1997). Fiat and Bona Fide Boundaries: Towards an Ontology of Spatially Extended Objects. In Spatial Information Theory. International Conference COSIT ‘97. Springer. 103–119.
    Human cognitive acts are directed towards objects extended in space of a wide range of different types. What follows is a new proposal for bringing order into this typological clutter. The theory of spatially extended objects should make room not only for the objects of physics but also for objects at higher levels, including the objects of geography and of related disciplines. It should leave room for different types of boundaries, including both the bona fide boundaries which we find in (...)
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    Nathaniel Sharadin (forthcoming). How You Can Reasonably Form Expectations When You're Expecting. Res Philosophica.
    L.A. Paul has argued that an ordinary, natural way of making a decision -- by reflecting on the phenomenal character of the experiences one will have as a result of that decision -- cannot yield rational decision in certain cases. Paul's argument turns on the (in principle) epistemically inaccessible phenomenal character of certain experiences. In this paper I argue that, even granting Paul a range of assumptions, her argument doesn't work to establish its conclusion. This is because, as I argue, (...)
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    Mattia Gallotti & John Michael (eds.) (2014). Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition. Springer.
    Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition brings together contributions discussing issues arising from theoretical and empirical research on social ontology and social cognition. It is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary collection in this rapidly expanding area. The contributors draw upon their diverse backgrounds in philosophy, cognitive science, behavioral economics, sociology of science and anthropology. -/- Based largely on contributions to the first Aarhus-Paris conference held at the University of Aarhus in June 2012, the book addresses such questions as: If the (...)
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    Ingrid Robeyns (2011). Trois modèles « éducatifs » : droit, potentialité et capital humain. Les Ateliers de l'Éthique / the Ethics Forum 6 (1):18-29.
    Dans cet article, j’analyse trois logiques normatives qui peuvent fonder les politiques éducatives en portant une attention particulière aux questions liées aux spécificités des sexes. Ces trois modèles éducatifs sont la théorie du capital humain, le discours du droit et l’approche des potentialités. D’abord, je décris cinq rôles que l’éducation peut jouer. Ensuite, j’analyse les trois modèles pouvant fonder les politiques éducatives. La théorie du capital humain pose un certain nombre de problèmes parce qu’elle s’avère économiciste, fragmentée et essentiellement instrumentaliste. (...)
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    Brian Epstein (2015). The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences. Oxford.
    We live in a world of crowds and corporations, artworks and artifacts, legislatures and languages, money and markets. These are all social objects — they are made, at least in part, by people and by communities. But what exactly are these things? How are they made, and what is the role of people in making them? In The Ant Trap, Brian Epstein rewrites our understanding of the nature of the social world and the foundations of the social sciences. Epstein explains (...)
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    Brian Epstein (2015). How Many Kinds of Glue Hold the Social World Together? In Mattia Gallotti & John Michael (eds.), Social Ontology and Social Cognition.
    In recent years, theorists have debated how we introduce new social objects and kinds into the world. Searle, for instance, proposes that they are introduced by collective acceptance of a constitutive rule; Millikan and Elder that they are the products of reproduction processes; Thomasson that they result from creator intentions and subsequent intentional reproduction; and so on. In this chapter, I argue against the idea that there is a single generic method or set of requirements for doing so. Instead, there (...)
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    Brian Epstein (2014). What is Individualism in Social Ontology? Ontological Individualism Vs. Anchor Individualism. In Finn Collin & Julie Zahle (eds.), Rethinking the Individualism/Holism Debate: Essays in the Philosophy of Social Science.
    Individualists about social ontology hold that social facts are “built out of” facts about individuals. In this paper, I argue that there are two distinct kinds of individualism about social ontology, two different ways individual people might be the metaphysical “builders” of the social world. The familiar kind is ontological individualism. This is the thesis that social facts supervene on, or are exhaustively grounded by, facts about individual people. What I call anchor individualism is the alternative thesis that facts about (...)
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    Brian Epstein (2013). Social Objects Without Intentions. In Anita Konzelmann Ziv & Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.), Institutions, Emotions, and Group Agents: Contributions to Social Ontology. 53-68.
    It is often seen as a truism that social objects and facts are the product of human intentions. I argue that the role of intentions in social ontology is commonly overestimated. I introduce a distinction that is implicit in much discussion of social ontology, but is often overlooked: between a social entity’s “grounds” and its “anchors.” For both, I argue that intentions, either individual or collective, are less essential than many theorists have assumed. Instead, I propose a more worldly – (...)
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    Gal Kober (2008). On The Relative Repugnance of Kidney Markets. In Proceedings of the International Applied Ethics Conference, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 21-23 November 2008. Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy (CAEP) Hokkaido University. 153-164.
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    Chrisoula Andreou (2007). There Are Preferences and Then There Are Preferences. In Barbara Montero and Mark D. White (ed.), Economics and the Mind.
  20. added 2014-06-28
    Matthew T. Nowachek (forthcoming). Kierkegaard as Pedagogue in Advance. Teaching Philosophy.
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    Benjamin A. Rider (forthcoming). Socratic Philosophy for Beginners? In Advance. Teaching Philosophy.
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    Hub Zwart (forthcoming). What Is Nature? In Advance. Teaching Philosophy.
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    James DiGiovanna (forthcoming). Knowledge, Understanding, and Pedagogy in Advance. Teaching Philosophy.
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    Ansgar Allen (2014). Meritocratic Education and Social Worthlessness. By K. Lampert. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):225-226.
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    Alan Floyd (2014). Leading Professional Practice in Education. Edited by C. Wise, P. Bradshaw and M. Cartwright. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):209-210.
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    Geerte Savenije, Carla van Boxtel & Maria Grever (2014). Sensitive 'Heritage' of Slavery in a Multicultural Classroom: Pupils' Ideas Regarding Significance. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):127-148.
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    Ewan Wright & Moosung Lee (2014). Elite International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Schools and Inter-Cultural Understanding in China. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):149-169.
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    Julien Danhier & Émilie Martin (2014). Comparing Compositional Effects in Two Education Systems: The Case of the Belgian Communities. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):171-189.
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    Daniel Kilburn, Melanie Nind & Rose Wiles (2014). Learning as Researchers and Teachers: The Development of a Pedagogical Culture for Social Science Research Methods? British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):191-207.
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    Douglas Bourn (2014). Education Quality and Social Justice in the Global South: Challenges for Policy, Practice and Research. Edited by L. Tikly and A. M. Barrett. [REVIEW] British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):221-223.
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    Annie Haight (2014). The Identities and Practices of High Achieving Pupils: Negotiating Achievement and Peer Cultures. By B. Francis, C. Skelton and B. Read. [REVIEW] British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):213-215.
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    Kathryn Paige (2014). Living on the Edge: Rethinking Poverty, Class and Schooling. By John Smyth and Terry Wrigley. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):216-217.
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    Robin Simmons (2014). The Great Reversal: Young People, Education and Employment in a Declining Economy.By Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):219-221.
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    Shirley Lawes (2014). The Routledge International Handbook of Learning. Edited by Peter Jarvis and Mary Watts. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):210-212.
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    Anna Vignoles (2014). Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the Net Wide?Edited by T. Hinton-Smith. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):212-213.
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    Sandra Cooke & David Carr (2014). Virtue, Practical Wisdom and Character in Teaching. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):91-110.
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    Frank Hardman (2014). Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closer Perspectives. Edited by Rosarii Griffin. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):217-219.
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    Kathleen M. Quinlan (2014). Everything for Sale? The Marketisation of UK Higher Education. By Roger Brown with Helen Carasso. British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):223-225.
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    Andrew Skourdoumbis (2014). Teacher Effectiveness: MakingTheDifference to Student Achievement? British Journal of Educational Studies 62 (2):111-126.
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    Michael Tiboris (2014). What's Wrong With Undermatching? Journal of Philosophy of Education 48 (3).
    ‘Undermatched’ is the name education researchers have given to the surprisingly large number of students who attend post-secondary institutions which are less selective than their academic credentials would permit, or who simply fail to even apply for college when they are qualified to do so. At first, this might seem like an obviously bad trend, especially as rates of undermatching are much higher among students from low-income backgrounds. This article argues, however, that individual cases of undermatching are sometimes morally acceptable (...)
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