Year:

Forthcoming articles
  1. Anke Büter, Ramiro Glauer & Holger Lyre (forthcoming). How Much Philosophy in the Philosophy of Science? Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-3.
    This supplement serves a double purpose. It presents, on the one hand, a selection of papers devoted to the title question “How much philosophy in the philosophy of science?”. On the other hand, it signalizes the newly established cooperation between the German Society for the Philosophy of Science (GWP: Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie) and the Journal for General Philosophy of Science (cf. U. Krohs, H. Pulte and G. Schiemann, Journal for General Philosophy of Science 44:1–2, 2013).The GWP was founded in Hannover (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Forschungsstipendien der, Humboldt-Stiftung An, Hochqualifizierte Promovierte, Wissenschaftler Aller Fachgebiete, Biszu Im Alter, Jahren Für Einen & In Deutschland (forthcoming). Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Further Information: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Jean-Paul-Straße 12 D-53173 Bonn. Journal for General Philosophy of Science.
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Cord Friebe (forthcoming). Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid (Eds.): Scientific Metaphysics. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-5.
    Scientific Metaphysics is a collection of essays in which prominent philosophers of science explore how metaphysics looks like that is judged by scientific standards. Common to all chapters (authors) is the requirement that scientific results and methods should be applied to metaphysical puzzle solving and, hence, the skepticism about philosophical reasoning that is based on the analysis of common-sense concepts and appeals to (modal) intuitions and a priori knowledge. It is, however, controversial what exactly naturalistic metaphysics might be, since at (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Cord Friebe (forthcoming). Categoricalism Versus Dispositionalism: A Case Study in Metametaphysics. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-11.
    Using meta-metaphysical instruments, the paper analyzes the dispute between ‘reductionist’ Humean categoricalism and ‘bold’ Anti-Humean dispositionalism. It is argued (contrary to a widespread intuition) that both views are non-Quinean, hence, heavyweight ontological realisms: careful analysis of specific scientific theories alone is not sufficient. Further, sophisticated philosophical reasoning is needed to defend Anti-Humeanism as well as Humeanism. The paper finally suggests that most if not all ontological disputes are unavoidably “speculative” due to (perhaps, disguised) essentialism which cannot be read off contemporary (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Simon Friederich (forthcoming). A Philosophical Look at the Higgs Mechanism. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-16.
    On the occasion of the recent experimental detection of a Higgs-type particle at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the paper reviews philosophical aspects of the Higgs mechanism as the presently preferred account of the generation of particle masses in the Standard Model of elementary particle physics and its most discussed extensions. The paper serves a twofold purpose: on the one hand, it offers an introduction to the Higgs mechanism and its most interesting philosophical aspects to readers not familiar with (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Marco Giovanelli (forthcoming). Matthias Neuber: Die Grenzen des Revisionismus: Schlick, Cassirer Und Das Raumproblem (Moritz Schlick Studien Band 2). Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-9.
    Matthias Neuber’s book represents an important contribution to the relatively young discipline of the History of Philosophy of Science. Starting roughly in the 1980s, increasing attention has been devoted not only to the relationship between philosophy and the history of science, but to an accurate historical reconstruction of earlier projects within philosophy of science. One of the most outstanding results of these investigations has probably been the radical reshaping of the rather caricatural image of logical empiricism—for better or worse the (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. M. Andrew Holowchak (forthcoming). Psychotherapy as Science or Knack? A Critique of the Hermeneutic Defense. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-16.
    Psychoanalysis, in Freud’s day and our own, has met with and continues to meet with staunch opposition from critics. The most ruinous criticism comes from philosophers, with a special interest in science, who claim psychoanalysis does not measure up to the above-board canons of acceptable scientific practices and, thus, is not scientific. It is common today to direct such criticisms to all metempirical forms of psychotherapy—i.e., psychotherapies that in no way concern themselves with grounding their claims with empirical research. The (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Dale Jacquette (forthcoming). Computable Diagonalizations and Turing's Cardinality Paradox. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-24.
    A. N. Turing’s 1936 concept of computability, computing machines, and computable binary digital sequences, is subject to Turing’s Cardinality Paradox. The paradox conjoins two opposed but comparably powerful lines of argument, supporting the propositions that the cardinality of dedicated Turing machines outputting all and only the computable binary digital sequences can only be denumerable, and yet must also be nondenumerable. Turing’s objections to a similar kind of diagonalization are answered, and the implications of the paradox for the concept of a (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Marie I. Kaiser, Maria Kronfeldner & Robert Meunier (forthcoming). Interdisciplinarity in Philosophy of Science. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-12.
    This paper examines various ways in which philosophy of science can be interdisciplinary. It aims to provide a map of relations between philosophy and sciences, some of which are interdisciplinary. Such a map should also inform discussions concerning the question “How much philosophy is there in the philosophy of science?” In Sect. 1, we distinguish between synoptic and collaborative interdisciplinarity. With respect to the latter, we furthermore distinguish between two kinds of reflective forms of collaborative interdisciplinarity. We also briefly explicate (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Klemes Kappel & Julie Zahle (forthcoming). Conference “The Special Role of Science in Liberal Democracy” (University of Copenhagen, 21–22 November 2013). Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-3.
    The conference “The Special Role of Science in Liberal Democracy” was held November 21–22 2013 at the University of Copenhagen. The conference was organized by Julie Zahle and Klemens Kappel as part of a research project on this topic, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.There were six plenary speakers: James Bohman (Saint Louis University), Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo), Harold Kincaid (University of Cape Town), Martin Kusch (Vienna University), Eleonora Montuschi (London School of Economics) and Erik Weber (Ghent University). The other (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. Koray Karaca (forthcoming). Guest Editor's Introduction: An Overview of the Epistemological Perspectives on the Higgs Mechanism. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-5.
    The present special section brings together three articles that seek to elucidate the epistemological and ontological foundations of the Higgs mechanism, as well as the epistemic dynamics of the development of the models beyond the “standard model” of elementary particle physics.The standard model of elementary particle physics consists of two gauge theories; namely, the electroweak theory of the weak and electromagnetic interactions, and the theory of quantum chromo-dynamics which describes the strong interaction. This introduction will provide a brief overview of (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Fabian Lausen (forthcoming). Reductionism as a Research Directive. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-17.
    In this paper, I explore the possibilities for arriving at a useful conception of methodological reductionism. Some participants in the debate talk about methodological reductionism as a research program. I argue that the concept of a research program, at least in Lakatos’ sense, cannot account for the diverse nature of methodological reductionism. I then present my own concept of a research directive as a useful alternative and elaborate on this by drawing on Hasok Chang’s theory of ontological principles and epistemic (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. Alexandru Manafu (forthcoming). How Much Philosophy in the Philosophy of Chemistry? Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-12.
    This paper aims to show that there is a lot of philosophy in the philosophy of chemistry—not only in the problems and questions specific to chemistry, which this science brings up in philosophical discussions, but also in the topics of wider interest like reductionism and emergence, for which chemistry proves to be an ideal case study. The fact that chemical entities and properties are amenable to a quantitative understanding, to measurement and experiment to a greater extent than those in psychology (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. Julian Nida-Rümelin (forthcoming). Thomas Nagel: Mind and Cosmos. Why the Materialist, Neo-Darwinian Conception is Almost Certainly False. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-4.
    Anti-naturalists share the conviction that something is wrong with the naturalistic conceptual frame and with the idea that in principle all events are explainable by using the means of physics. Physicalist naturalism is the modern form of old fashioned materialism. And there is no doubt that naturalism is still going strong notwithstanding its critiques. In ethics the boom of present-day Kantian constructivism can be understood as the last and maybe the most sophisticated “naturalist” answer to the realist challenge in ethics. (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. Sébastien Rivat (forthcoming). On the Heuristics of the Higgs Mechanism. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-17.
    This article has two aims. First, I undertake an extensive review of the Higgs mechanism and its connections with spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Goldstone theorem. I take the opportunity to expound and discuss a certain number of philosophical issues, amongst them surplus structure and redundancies. Second, I offer a defence of the metaphor according to which ‘gauge fields eat Goldstone bosons to gain a mass’ as sensible rather than merely misleading. It is sensible because there is a direct physical (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  16. Howard Sankey (forthcoming). Relativism, Particularism and Reflective Equilibrium. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-12.
    In previous work, I have sought to show that the basic argument for epistemic relativism derives from the problem of the criterion that stems from ancient Pyrrhonian scepticism. Because epistemic relativism depends upon a sceptical strategy, it is possible to respond to relativism on the basis of an anti-sceptical strategy. I argue that the particularist response to scepticism proposed by Roderick Chisholm may be combined with a naturalistic and reliabilist conception of epistemic warrant as the basis for a satisfactory response (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  17. Michael Stöltzner (forthcoming). Higgs Models and Other Stories About Mass Generation. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-18.
    The paper studies the topography of the model landscape of the physics in the Higgs sector both within the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics (SM) and beyond (BSM) in the months before the discovery of a SM Higgs boson. At first glance, this landscape appears fragmented into a large number of different models and research communities. But it also clusters around certain guiding ideas, among them supersymmetry or dynamical symmetry breaking, in which representative and narrative features of the models (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  18. Adán Sus (forthcoming). On the Explanation of Inertia. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-23.
    In General Relativity (GR), it has been claimed that inertia receives a dynamical explanation. This is in contrast to the situation in other theories, such as Special Relativity, because the geodesic principle of GR can be derived from Einstein’s field equations. The claim can be challenged in different ways, all of which question whether the status of inertia in GR is physically different from its status in previous spacetime theories. In this paper I state the original argument for the claim (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  19. William L. Vanderburgh (forthcoming). Quantitative Parsimony, Explanatory Power and Dark Matter. Journal for General Philosophy of Science:1-11.
    Baker (Br J Philos Sci 54:245–259, 2003) argues that quantitative parsimony—the principle that hypotheses requiring fewer entities are to be preferred over their empirically equivalent rivals—is a rational methodological criterion because it maximizes explanatory power. Baker lends plausibility to his account by confronting it with the example of postulating of the neutrino in order to resolve a discrepancy in Beta decay experiments. Baker’s account is initially attractive, but I argue that its details are problematic and that it yields undesirable consequences (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  20. Stephan Zelewski (forthcoming). Die Starke KI-These: Zu Searle's Wiederbelebung einer fragwürdigen Debatte über die Grundlagen des Erkenntnisprogramms der Erforschung Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI). Journal for General Philosophy of Science.
    Translate to English
    |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
 Previous issues
  
Next issues