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  1. Andreas Kamlah (2013). Everybody Has the Right to Do What He Wants: Hans Reichenbach's Volitionism and Its Historical Roots. In Nikolay Milkov & Volker Peckhaus (eds.), The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism. Springer. 151--175.
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  2. Andreas Kamlah (2009). Kants Antwort auf Hume und eine linguistische Analyse seiner Modalbegriffe. Kant-Studien 100 (1):28-52.
    The concept of necessity plays a central role in Kant's philosophy, but seems to lead to severe paradoxes. On the one hand he states: ‘Notwendigkeit und strenge Allgemeinheit sind sichere Kennzeichen einer Erkenntnis a priori’. On the other hand he talks also about ‘notwendig (d. i. nach einer Regel)’, which means ‘necessary according to the empirical natural laws’. However, he never states explicitly the distinction between these two different concepts of necessity. Either Kant's philosophy is inconsistent or we have to (...)
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  3. Andreas Kamlah (2006). Der Griff der Sprache Nach der Natur. Erkenntnis 65 (3):433-440.
     
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  4. Andreas Kamlah (2006). Die Logische Struktur der Operationalen Definitionen. Philosophia Naturalis 43 (2):195-213.
    Operational definitions were once considered the backbone of semantics of natural science. Still in 1955 A. W. Burks published an explication of the general scheme of these definitions. In the fifties of the last century however they became outmoded, while high school teachers for presumably good reasons were still in favour of them. I consider the banishment of this kind of definitions premature, and try to improve the explication of Burks in a way which qualifies them for a rehabilitation. In (...)
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  5. Andreas Kamlah (2001). Reflexionen Über Die Struktur der Physikalischen Sprache. Erkenntnis 54 (1):39-53.
    The aim of this paper is to discuss how far physics differs frommathematics, and if a philosophy of science which uses mathematics or logicsas a model for physics would be unable to be aware of many importantfeatures of that natural science.Many functions in physics differ from those of mathematics in beingfunctional dependecies and in having a lawlike character.Physical quantities have the character of "`determinables"'', sets ofspecial entities which are presupposed by physical theories.One may suspect that physics also could not be (...)
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  6. Andreas Kamlah (1991). The Causal Relation as the Most Fundamental Fact of the World. Comments on Hans Reichenbach's Paper: The Space Problem in the New Quantum Mechanics. Erkenntnis 35 (1-3):49 - 60.
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  7. Hans Reichenbach & Andreas Kamlah (1989). Philosophische Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik Und Wahrscheinlichkeit. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  8. Andreas Kamlah (1987). What Can Methodologists Learn From the History of Probability. Erkenntnis 26 (3):305 - 325.
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  9. Andreas Kamlah (1986). Review. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 24 (2):235-252.
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  10. Andreas Kamlah (1985). On Reduction of Theories. Erkenntnis 22 (1-3):119 - 142.
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  11. Andreas Kamlah (1983). Probability as a Quasi-Theoretical Concept — J.V. Kries' Sophisticated Account After a Century. Erkenntnis 19 (1-3):239 - 251.
    These arguments are fairly well known today. It is interesting to note that v. Kries already knew them, and that they have been ignored by Reichenbach and v. Mises in their original account of probability.2This observation leads to the interesting question why the frequency theory of probability has been adopted by many people in our century in spite of severe counterarguments. One may think of a change in scientific attitude, of a scientific revolution put forward by Feyerabendarian propaganda- and who (...)
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  12. Hans Reichenbach, Alberto Coffa, Andreas Kamlah & Maria Reichenbach (1983). Erfahrung Und Prognose Eine Analyse der Grundlagen Und der Struktur der Erkenntnis. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  13. Andreas Kamlah (1981). Methode Oder Dogma? Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 12 (1):138-162.
    Summary Some leading ideas of the constructivist protophysics are discussed on the basis of P. Janich's Protophysik der Zeit. After having reviewed the contents of the second edition Janich's claim that analytical philosophy of science is purely affirmative and not critical towards science in its historical appearence is refuted. In the next section the principles of constructivist methodology of physics are criticised, and the claim is refuted that prescriptions for measurement cannot without circularity be shown to be invalid by experimental (...)
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  14. Andreas Kamlah (1981). Some Remarks on a Paper by P. Suppes. Erkenntnis 16 (3):327 - 333.
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  15. Andreas Kamlah (1981). The Connexion Between Reichenbach's Three-Valued and V. Neumann's Lattice-Theoretical Quantum Logic. Erkenntnis 16 (3):315 - 325.
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  16. Gerhard Vollmer, Klaus Mainzer & Andreas Kamlah (1981). Rezensionen. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 12 (1):178-187.
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  17. Andreas Kamlah (1980). Wie Arbeitet Die Analytische Wissenschaftstheorie? Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 11 (1):23-44.
    Summary In the last decade analytical philosophy of science has been considered by many people as a descriptive activity. In part I of this paper we show that philosophy of science has been designed as normative logical analysis by Reichenbach and Carnap before world war II. Thus the identification analytical = descriptive is historically unjustified. In part II we discuss three tasks of analytical philosophy of science, the logical reconstruction of concepts, theories, and methods. While the first is mainly descriptive, (...)
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  18. Andreas Kamlah (1978). Metagesetze Und Theorieunabhängige Bedeutung Physikalischer Begriffe. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 9 (1):41-62.
    The determination of the meaning of theoretical terms by the axioms of theories as meaning postulates and the merely fictitious character of a basic observational language leads to Feyerabends problem of the incommensurability of physical theories. Different theories are actually compared by physicists as well. They might have a common sub-language as the language of macroscopic physics in atomic physics. Furthermore shared metalaws define an equivalence relation which identifies terms of different theories and enables physicists to talk about them in (...)
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  19. Andreas Kamlah (1977). Die exakte Beschreibung von Naturvorgängen. Das Problem der exakten Beschreibung. In Manfred Riedel & Jürgen Mittelstraß (eds.), Vernünftiges Denken: Studien Zur Praktischen Philosophie Und Wissenschaftstheorie. De Gruyter. 194-216.
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  20. Andreas Kamlah (1977). Hans Reichenbach's Relativity of Geometry. Synthese 34 (3):249 - 263.
    Hans Reichenbach's 1928 thesis of the relativity of geometry has been misunderstood as the statement that the geometrical structure of space can be described in different languages. In this interpretation the thesis becomes an instance of trivial semantical conventionalism, as Grünbaum calls it. To understand Reichenbach correctly, we have to interpret it in the light of the linguistic turn, the transition from thought oriented philosophy to language oriented philosophy, which mainly took place in the first decades of our century. Reichenbach (...)
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  21. Hans Reichenbach, Andreas Kamlah & Wesley C. Salmon (1977). Der Aufstieg der Wissenschaftlichen Philosophie. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  22. Andreas Kamlah (1976). An Improved Definition of 'Theoretical in a Given Theory'. Erkenntnis 10 (3):349 - 359.
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  23. Andreas Kamlah (1973). Invarianzgesetze Und Zeitmetrik. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 4 (2):224-260.
    Modern Philosophy of Science has not yet recognized the significance of physical invariance principles for science and daily life. In this paper we investigate as a simple example, how time independence or time translational invariance of natural laws determines the time scale. We start with informal definitions of the invariance of concepts and laws. We then ask if time independence is an essential feature of natural laws or if time dependent laws are plausible without loss of predictive relevance. In section (...)
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