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    Alistair M. C. Isaac (2014). Structural Realism for Secondary Qualities. Erkenntnis 79 (3):481-510.
    This paper outlines and defends a novel position in the color realism debate, namely structural realism. This position is novel in that it dissociates the veridicality of color attributions from the claim that physical objects are themselves colored. Thus, it is realist about color in both the semantic and epistemic senses, but not the ontic sense. The generality of this position is demonstrated by applying it to other “secondary qualities,” including heat, musical pitch, and odor. The basic argument proceeds by (...)
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    Alistair M. C. Isaac (2013). Objective Similarity and Mental Representation. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (4):683-704.
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    Alistair M. C. Isaac (2012). Quantifying the Subjective: Psychophysics and the Geometry of Color. Philosophical Psychology 26 (2):207 - 233.
    (2013). Quantifying the subjective: Psychophysics and the geometry of color. Philosophical Psychology: Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 207-233. doi: 10.1080/09515089.2012.660139.
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    Alistair M. C. Isaac (2013). Modeling Without Representation. Synthese 190 (16):3611-3623.
    How can mathematical models which represent the causal structure of the world incompletely or incorrectly have any scientific value? I argue that this apparent puzzle is an artifact of a realist emphasis on representation in the philosophy of modeling. I offer an alternative, pragmatic methodology of modeling, inspired by classic papers by modelers themselves. The crux of the view is that models developed for purposes other than explanation may be justified without reference to their representational properties.
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    Alistair M. C. Isaac (forthcoming). Introduction. Erkenntnis.
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    Alistair M. C. Isaac (forthcoming). Review: Paul M. Churchland: Plato's Camera: How the Physical Brain Captures a Landscape of Abstract Universals. [REVIEW] Philosophical Explorations.
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    Alistair M. C. Isaac (2014). Model Uncertainty and Policy Choice: A Plea for Integrated Subjectivism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 47:42-50.
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