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    Adolf Grünbaum (1984). The Foundations of Psychoanalysis: A Philosophical Critique. University of California Press.
    Introduction Critique of the Hermeneutic Conception of Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy The study before you is a philosophical critique of the foundations ...
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1973). Philosophical Problems of Space and Time. Boston,Reidel.
  3. Adolf Grünbaum (1979). Is Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory Pseudo-Scientific by Karl Popper's Criterion of Demarcation? American Philosophical Quarterly 16 (2):131 - 141.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1983). Freud's Theory: The Perspective of a Philosopher of Science. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 57 (1):5 - 31.
    With respect to the reproach by habermas and ricoeur that freud will fall prey to a "scientistic self-misunderstanding" i submit that it was not freud, but these hermeneuticians themselves, who forced the clinical theory of psychoanalysis onto the procrustean bed of a philosophical ideology demonstrably alien to it. as against the generic "disavowal" of causal attributions advocated by some hermeneuticians, i maintain that it is a nihilistic, if not frivolous, trivialization of freud's entire clinical theory. far from serving as a (...)
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  5. Adolf Grunbaum (1993). Validation in the Clinical Theory of Psychoanalysis. International Universities Press.
  6. Adolf Grünbaum (1991). Creation as a Pseudo-Explanation in Current Physical Cosmology. Erkenntnis 35 (1-3):233 - 254.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1968). Geometry and Chronometry in Philosophical Perspective. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.
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  8. Adolf Grunbaum (1980). Epistemological Liabilities of the Clinical Appraisal of Psychoanalytic Theory. Noûs 14 (3):307-385.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (2010). David Malament and the Conventionality of Simultaneity: A Reply. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 40 (9-10):1285-1297.
    In 1977, David Malament proved the valuable technical result that the simultaneity relation of standard synchrony $\epsilon=\frac{1}{2}$ with respect to an inertial observer O is uniquely definable in terms of the relation κ of causal connectibility. And he claimed that this definability undermines my own version of the conventionality of metrical simultaneity within an inertial frame.But Malament’s proof depends on the imposition of several supposedly “innocuous” constraints on any candidate for the simultaneity relation relative to O. Relying on Allen I. (...)
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  10. David Sachs & Adolf Grünbaum (1989). In Fairness to Freud: A Critical Notice of the Foundations of Psychoanalysis. Philosophical Review 98 (3):349-378.
  11. Adolf Grünbaum (1989). The Pseudo-Problem of Creation in Physical Cosmology. Philosophy of Science 56 (3):373-394.
    According to some cosmologists, the big bang cosmogony and even the (now largely defunct) steady-state theory pose a scientifically insoluble problem of matter-energy creation. But I argue that the genuine problem of the origin of matter-energy or of the universe has been fallaciously transmuted into the pseudo-problem of creation by an external cause. A fortiori, it emerges that the initial "true" and "false" vacuum states of quantum cosmology do not vindicate biblical divine creation ex nihilo at all.
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  12. Adolf Grünbaum (forthcoming). Author's Response. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
     
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  13. Adolf Grünbaum (1950). Realism and Neo-Kantianism in Professor Margenau's Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics. Philosophy of Science 17 (1):26-34.
  14. Adolf Grunbaum (1976). Is Preacceleration of Particles in Dirac's Electrodynamics a Case of Backward Causation? The Myth of Retrocausation in Classical Electrodynamics. Philosophy of Science 43 (2):165-201.
    Is it a "conceptual truth" or only a logically contingent fact that, in any given kind of case, an event x which asymmetrically causes ("produces") an event y likewise temporally precedes y or at least does not temporally succeed y? A bona fide physical example in which the cause retroproduces the effect would show that backward causation is no less conceptually possible than forward causation. And it has been claimed ([9], p. 151; [4], p. 41) that in Dirac's classical electrodynamics (...)
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  15. Adolf Grünbaum (1957). I. Complementarity in Quantum Physics and its Philosophical Generalization. Journal of Philosophy 54 (23):713-727.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1976). Is the Method of Bold Conjectures and Attempted Refutations Justifiably the Method of Science? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 27 (2):105-136.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1976). Ad Hoc Auxiliary Hypotheses and Falsificationism. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 27 (4):329-362.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1986). Précis of The Foundations of Psychoanalysis: A Philosophical Critique. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):217.
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  19. Adolf Grünbaum (1970). Modern Science and Zeno's Paradoxes of Motion. In Wesley C. Salmon (ed.), Zeno’s Paradoxes. Bobbs-Merrill 200--250.
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  20. Adolf Grünbaum (1956). Historical Determinism, Social Activism, and Predictions in the Social Sciences. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 7 (27):236-240.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1986). Can a Theory Answer More Questions Than One of its Rivals? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (1):1-23.
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  22. Adolf Grünbaum & Wesley C. Salmon (1988). The Limitations of Deductivism. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Adolf Grūnbaum (1961). Professor Dingle on Falsifiability: A Second Rejoinder. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 12 (46):153-156.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1971). Free Will and Laws of Human Behavior. American Philosophical Quarterly 8 (4):299 - 317.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1970). Space, Time and Falsifiability Critical Exposition and Reply to "a Panel Discussion of Grünbaum's Philosophy of Science". Philosophy of Science 37 (4):469-588.
    Prompted by the "Panel Discussion of Grünbaum's Philosophy of Science" (Philosophy of Science 36, December, 1969) and other recent literature, this essay ranges over major issues in the philosophy of space, time and space-time as well as over problems in the logic of ascertaining the falsity of a scientific hypothesis. The author's philosophy of geometry has recently been challenged along three main distinct lines as follows: (i) The Panel article by G. J. Massey calls for a more precise and more (...)
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  26. Adolf Grünbaum (1993). Validation in the Clinical Theory of Psychoanalysis a Study in the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis.
     
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1953). Whitehead's Method of Extensive Abstraction. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 4 (15):215-226.
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    Adolf Grunbaum (1989). The Pseudo-Problem of Creation in Physical Cosmology. Philosophy of Science 56 (3):373 - 394.
    According to some cosmologists, the big bang cosmogony and even the (now largely defunct) steady-state theory pose a scientifically insoluble problem of matter-energy creation. But I argue that the genuine problem of the origin of matter-energy or of the universe has been fallaciously transmuted into the pseudo-problem of creation by an external cause. A fortiori, it emerges that the initial "true" and "false" vacuum states of quantum cosmology do not vindicate biblical divine creation ex nihilo at all.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (2007). Is Simplicity Evidence of Truth? Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 82 (61):179 - 189.
    In a short 1997 book entitled Simplicity as Evidence of Truth , the Oxford philosopher Richard Swinburne has put forward the following thesis summarily: ‘… for theories rendering equally probable our observational data , fitting equally well with background knowledge, the simplest is most probably true’.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1951). Messrs.~Black and Taylor on Temporal Paradoxes. Analysis 12 (6):144--148.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (2004). The Poverty of Theistic Cosmology. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (4):561 - 614.
    Philosophers have postulated the existence of God to explain (I) why any contingent objects exist at all rather than nothing contingent, and (II) why the fundamental laws of nature and basic facts of the world are exactly what they are. Therefore, we ask: (a) Does (I) pose a well-conceived question which calls for an answer? and (b) Can God's presumed will (or intention) provide a cogent explanation of the basic laws and facts of the world, as claimed by (II)? We (...)
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1969). Can an Infinitude of Operations Be Performed in a Finite Time? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 20 (3):203-218.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1977). Is Psychoanalysis a Pseudo-Science? Karl Popper Versus Sigmund Freud. Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 31 (3):333 - 353.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1959). Discussions: Thb Falsifiability Op the Lorentz-Fitzgerald Contraction Hypothesis. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 10 (37):48-50.
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    Adolf Grunbaum (1987). Psychoanalysis and Theism. The Monist 70 (2):152 - 192.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1952). Some Highlights of Modern Cosmology and Cosmogony. Review of Metaphysics 5 (3):481 - 498.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1976). Is Falsifiability the Touchstone of Scientific Rationality? Karl Popper Versus Inductivism. In R. S. Cohen, P. K. Feyerabend & M. Wartofsky (eds.), Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos. Reidel 213--252.
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    Adolf Grunbaum (1960). The Duhemian Argument. Philosophy of Science 27 (1):75 - 87.
    This paper offers a refutation of P. Duhem's thesis that the falsifiability of an isolated empirical hypothesis H as an explanans is unavoidably inconclusive. Its central contentions are the following: 1. No general features of the logic of falsifiability can assure, for every isolated empirical hypothesis H and independently of the domain to which it pertains, that H can always be preserved as an explanans of any empirical findings O whatever by some modification of the auxiliary assumptions A in conjunction (...)
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    Adolf Grunbaum (1994). "Some Comments on William Craig's" Creation and Big Bang Cosmology". Philosophia Naturalis 31 (2):225-236.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1976). Can a Theory Answer More Questions Than One of its Rivals? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 27 (1):1-23.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (2001). Wesley C. Salmon, 1925-2001. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 75 (2):125 - 127.
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    Adolf[from old catalog] Grünbaum (1950). Relativity and the Atomicity of Becoming. Review of Metaphysics 4 (2):143-186.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1998). Theological Misinterpretations of Current Physical Cosmology. Philo 1 (1):15-34.
    In earlier writings, I argued that neither of the two major physical cosmologies of the twentieth century support divine creation, so that atheism has nothing to fear from the explanations required by these cosmologies. Yet theists ranging from Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, and Leibniz to Richard Swinburne and Philip Quinn have maintained that, at every instant anew, the existence of the world requires divine creation ex nihilo as its cause. Indeed, according to some such theists, for any given moment t, God’s (...)
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  44. Adolf Grünbaum (2009). Why is There a Universe at All, Rather Than Just Nothing? In John R. Shook & Paul Kurtz (eds.), Free Inquiry. Humanity Books 32-35.
    The titular question here “Why is There A World AT ALL, Rather Than Just Nothing?” is a fusionof two successive queries posed by Leibniz in 1697 and 1714. He did so to lay the groundwork for his explanatory theistic answer. But the present paper offers A very unfavorable verdict from my critical scrutiny of the explanatory demand made by Leibniz, and My argument for the complete failure of his interrogative ontological challenge as a springboard for his and Richard Swinburne’s creationist (...)
     
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1960). The Duhemian Argument. Philosophy of Science 27 (1):75-87.
    This paper offers a refutation of P. Duhem's thesis that the falsifiability of an isolated empirical hypothesis H as an explanans is unavoidably inconclusive. Its central contentions are the following: 1. No general features of the logic of falsifiability can assure, for every isolated empirical hypothesis H and independently of the domain to which it pertains, that H can always be preserved as an explanans of any empirical findings O whatever by some modification of the auxiliary assumptions A in conjunction (...)
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1962). The Falsifiability of Theories: Total or Partial? A Contemporary Evaluation of the Duhem-Quine Thesis. Synthese 14 (1):17 - 34.
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    Adolf Grünbaum (1987). Psychoanalysis and Theism. The Monist 70 (2):152-192.
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    Adolf Grunbaum (1993). Narlikar's "Creation" of the Big Bang Universe Was a Mere Origination. Philosophy of Science 60 (4):638-646.
    In Grunbaum (1989, 374, 390), I objected to Narlikar's (1977, 136-137) designation "event of 'creation'" for a supposed first cosmic instant t = 0, which he imports into the big bang cosmology of the general theory of relativity (GTR). Narlikar (1992, 361-362) does reject a theological construal of the "creation". But, endeavoring to justify his secular creationism, he now points out that, in the GTR, the usual derivation of matter-energy conservation from Hilbert's stationary action principle cannot be extended to include (...)
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    Adolf Grunbaum (1952). A Consistent Conception of the Extended Linear Continuum as an Aggregate of Unextended Elements. Philosophy of Science 19 (4):288 - 306.
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  50. Adolf Grünbaum (1967). Zeno's Metrical Paradox of Extension. In Wesley C. Salmon (ed.), Zeno’s Paradoxes. Bobbs-Merrill 176--199.
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