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  1. Robert Kowalenko (forthcoming). Ceteris Paribus Laws: A Naturalistic Account. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
    An otherwise law-like generalisation hedged by a ceteris paribus (CP) clause qualifies as a law of nature, if the CP clause can be substituted with a set of conditions derived from the multivariate regression model used to interpret the empirical data in support of the generalisation. Three studies in human biology that use regression analysis are surveyed, showing that standard objections to cashing out CP clauses in this way—based on alleged vagueness, vacuity, or lack of testability—do not apply. CP laws (...)
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  2. Moti Mizrahi (forthcoming). The Argument From Underconsideration and Relative Realism. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
    In this paper, through a critical examination of Wray’s version of the argument from underconsideration against scientific realism, I articulate a modest version of scientific realism. This modest realist position, which I call “relative realism,” preserves the scientific realist’s optimism about science’s ability to get closer to the truth while, at the same time, taking on board the antirealist’s premise that theory evaluation is comparative, and thus that there are no good reasons to think that science’s best theories are close (...)
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  3. Spas Spassov (forthcoming). The Beat of a Different Drum: The Life and Science of Richard Fcynman. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
     
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