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  1. Adolf Grünbaum (forthcoming). Author's Response. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
     
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  2. 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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  3. Adolf Grünbaum (2009). Popper's Fundamental Misdiagnosis of the Scientific Defects of Freudian Psychoanalysis. In. In Zuzana Parusniková & R. S. Cohen (eds.), Rethinking Popper. Springer. 117--134.
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  4. Adolf Grünbaum (2009). Why is There a Universe at All, Rather Than Just Nothing? In John R. Shook & Paul Kurtz (eds.), The Future of Naturalism. Humanity Books.
     
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  5. Adolf Grünbaum & Aleksandar Jokić (eds.) (2009). Philosophy of Religion, Physics, and Psychology: Essays in Honor of Adolf Grünbaum. Prometheus Books.
     
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  6. Adolf Grünbaum (2007). Is Simplicity Evidence of Truth? Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 82 (61):179 - 189.
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  7. Adolf Grünbaum (2005). Does Leibniz's Principle of Sufficient Reason License His Primordial Existential Question» Why Is There Something Condngent, Rather Than Nothing?«? In Gereon Wolters & Martin Carrier (eds.), Homo Sapiens Und Homo Faber. De Gruyter. 147.
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  8. Adolf Grünbaum (2005). Rejoinder to Richard Swinburne's ‘Second Reply to Grünbaum’. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (4):927 - 938.
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  9. 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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  10. Adolf Grünbaum (2004). Wesley Salmon's Intellectual Odyssey and Achievements. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):922-925.
    Opening Remarks of the Chairman at “Wesley C. Salmon, 1925–2001”: A Symposium Honoring his Contributions to the Philosophy of Science.
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  11. Adolf Grunbaum (2004). Wesley C. Salmon 1925-2001: A Symposium Honoring His Contributions to the Philosophy of Science-Wesley Salmon's Intellectual Odyssey and Achievements. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 71 (5):922-925.
     
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  12. Adolf Grünbaum (2001). Does Freudian Theory Resolve "The Paradoxes of Irrationality"? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (1):129 - 143.
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  13. Adolf Grünbaum (2001). Critique of Freud's Notion of Mental Illness. In. In Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka & Evandro Agazzi (eds.), Life Interpretation and the Sense of Illness Within the Human Condition. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 57--70.
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  14. Adolf Grünbaum (2001). Wesley C. Salmon, 1925-2001. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 75 (2):125 - 127.
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  15. Adolf Grunbaum (2001). Does Freudian Theory Resolve "the Paradoxes of Irrationality"? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (1):129-143.
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  16. 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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  17. Adolf Grünbaum (1997). Robert E. Butts: In Memoriam. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 47 (1):1-2.
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  18. Adolf Grunbaum (1996). Empirical Evaluations of Theoretical Explanations of Psychotherapeutic Efficacy: A Reply to John D. Greenwood. Philosophy of Science 63 (4):622-641.
    Using Grunbaum 1984 and 1993 as a springboard, Greenwood (this issue) claims to have offered several methodologically salubrious and exegetically illuminating theses on empirical evaluations of theoretical explanations of psychotherapeutic efficacy. According to his exegesis of Grunbaum's construction (1984, Ch. 2, Section C; 1993, 184-204) of Freud's "Tally Argument," that argument bespeaks a rife neglect of the epistemologically-significant distinction between empirical evaluations of the efficacy of psychotherapy and evaluations of theoretical explanations of that efficacy. Greenwood presents a defense of a (...)
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  19. Adolf Grunbaum (1996). Is Psychoanalysis Viable? In William T. O'Donohue & Richard F. Kitchener (eds.), The Philosophy of Psychology. Sage Publications. 281.
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  20. Adolf Grunbaum (1994). Some Comments on William Craig's" Creation and Big Bang Cosmology". Philosophia Naturalis 31 (2):225-236.
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  21. 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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  22. Adolf Grunbaum (1993). Validation in the Clinical Theory of Psychoanalysis. International Universities Press.
  23. Adolf Grunbaum (1992). In Defense of Secular Humanism. Free Inquiry 12 (4):30-39.
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  24. Adolf Grünbaum (1991). Creation as a Pseudo-Explanation in Current Physical Cosmology. Erkenntnis 35 (1-3):233 - 254.
  25. Adolf Grünbaum (1991). Etiology and Theory in Psychoanalytic Theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (4):729-732.
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  26. Ned Block, Richard Boyd, Robert Butts, Ronald Giere, Clark Glymour, Adolf Grunbaum, Erwin Hiebert, Colin Howson, David Hull & Paul Humphreys (1990). Consensus Institute Staff. In C. Wade Savage (ed.), Scientific Theories. University of Minnesota Press. 417.
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  27. 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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  28. Adolf Grünbaum (1989). The Degeneration of Popper's Theory of Demarcation. In. In Fred D'Agostino & I. C. Jarvie (eds.), Freedom and Rationality. Reidel. 141--161.
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  29. 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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  30. David Sachs & Adolf Grünbaum (1989). In Fairness to Freud: A Critical Notice of the Foundations of Psychoanalysis. Philosophical Review 98 (3):349-378.
  31. Adolf Grünbaum (1988). The Role of the Case Study Method in the Foundations of Psychoanalysis. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (4):623 - 658.
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  32. Adolf Grunbaum (1988). The Role Of The Case Study Method In The Foundations Of Psychoanalysis. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (December):623-658.
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  33. Adolf Grünbaum (1987). Psychoanalysis and Theism. The Monist 70 (2):152-192.
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  34. Adolf Grunbaum (1987). Psychoanalysis and Theism. The Monist 70 (2):152 - 192.
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  35. 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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  36. Adolf Grünbaum (1986). Is Freud's Theory Well-Founded? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):266.
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  37. Adolf Grünbaum (1986). Précis of The Foundations of Psychoanalysis: A Philosophical Critique. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):217.
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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. Adolf Grünbaum (1983). Logical Foundations of Psychoanalytic Theory. Erkenntnis 19 (1-3):109 - 152.
    The theory of repression is the cornerstone of the freudian edifice. hence this paper scrutinizes its foundations by examining freud's clinical arguments for the repression-aetiology of the psychoneuroses, and for the major causal role of repressed ideation in commiting "freudian slips", and in dreaming. the upshot of this scrutiny is that the fundamental reasoning by which freud sought to justify his theory was grievously flawed.
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  41. Adolf Grunbaum (1983). Is Object-Relations Theory Better Founded Than Orthodox Psychoanalysis? A Reply to Jane Flax. Journal of Philosophy 80 (1):46-51.
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  42. Adolf Grünbaum (1980). Epistemological Liabilities of the Clinical Appraisal of Psychoanalytic Theory. Noûs 14 (3):307 - 385.
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  43. Adolf Grunbaum (1980). Epistemological Liabilities of the Clinical Appraisal of Psychoanalytic Theory. Noûs 14 (3):307-385.
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  44. Adolf Grünbaum & Allen I. Janis (1980). The Rotating Disk: Reply to Grøn. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 10 (5-6):495-498.
    It is argued that Grøn's criticism of our treatment of the rotating disk in special relativity is incorrect: Our results pertain to an acceleration program different from his but physically no less legitimate.
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  45. 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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  46. Adolf Grunbaum & Allen I. Janis (1979). Retrocausation and the Formal Assimilation of Classical Electrodynamics to Newtonian Mechanics: A Reply to Nissim-Sabat's "on Grunbaum and Retrocausation". Philosophy of Science 46 (1):136-160.
    Dirac's classical electrodynamics countenances "preaccelerations" of charged particles at a time t as mathematical functions of external forces applied after the time t. These preaccelerations have been interpreted as evidence for physical retrocausation upon assuming that, in electrodynamics no less than in Newton's second law, external forces sustain an asymmetric causal relation to accelerations. And this retrocausal interpretation has just been defended against the critiques in (Grunbaum 1976), (Grunbaum and Janis, 1977 and 1978) by appeal to the formal assimilation of (...)
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  47. Adolf Grünbaum (1978). Is Psychoanalysis a Pseudo-Science? (II). Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 32 (1):49 - 69.
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  48. Adolf Grünbaum (1978). Poincaré's Thesis That Any and All Stellar Parallax Findings Are Compatible with the Euclideanism of the Pertinent Astronomical 3-Space. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 9 (4):313-318.
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  49. 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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  50. Adolf Grünbaum & Allen I. Janis (1977). Is There Backward Causation in Classical Electrodynamics? Journal of Philosophy 74 (8):475-482.
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