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  1. Annie Kuipers & Jaakko Hintikka (1995). Editorial. Synthese 102 (3):131-131.score: 240.0
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  2. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Cognitive Structures in Scientific Inquiry: Essays in Debate with Theo Kuipers. New York: Rodopi NY.score: 180.0
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  3. Theo Kuipers & Gerhard Schurz (2011). Introduction and Overview. Erkenntnis 75 (2):151-163.score: 60.0
    Introduction and Overview Content Type Journal Article Category Introduction Pages 151-163 DOI 10.1007/s10670-011-9288-9 Authors Theo Kuipers, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands Gerhard Schurz, Department of Philosophy, University of Duesseldorf, Universitaetsstrasse 1, Geb. 23.21, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany Journal Erkenntnis Online ISSN 1572-8420 Print ISSN 0165-0106 Journal Volume Volume 75 Journal Issue Volume 75, Number 2.
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  4. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Verstehen, Einfhlen and Mental Simulation: Reply to Anne Rugh Mackor. In Cognitive Structures in Scientific Inquiry: Essays in Debate with Theo Kuipers. New York: Rodopi NY. 263-267.score: 60.0
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  5. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Truth Approximation by Empirical and Aesthetic Criteria: Reply to David Miller. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):356-360.score: 60.0
    Polish version, see Kuipers (2002) "O dwóch rodzajach idealizcji I konkretyzacki. Przypadek aproksymacji prawdy".
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  6. Jerzy Brzeziński, Andrzej Klawiter, Theo A. F. Kuipers, Krzysztof Łastowski, Katarzyna Paprzycka & Piotr Przybysz (eds.) (2007). The Courage of Doing Philosophy: Essays Dedicated to Leszek Nowak. Rodopi.score: 60.0
    Table of ContentsAndrzej KLAWITER, Krzystof #ASTOWSKI: Introduction: Originality, Courage and Responsibility List of Books by Leszek NowakSelected Bibliography of Leszek Nowak's WritingsScience and Idealization Theo A.F. KUIPERS: On Two ...
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  7. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1999). Abduction Aiming at Empirical Progress or Eventruth Approximationleading to a Challenge for Computational Modelling. Foundations of Science 4 (3):307-323.score: 30.0
    This paper primarily deals with theconceptual prospects for generalizing the aim ofabduction from the standard one of explainingsurprising or anomalous observations to that ofempirical progress or even truth approximation. Itturns out that the main abduction task then becomesthe instrumentalist task of theory revision aiming atan empirically more successful theory, relative to theavailable data, but not necessarily compatible withthem. The rest, that is, genuine empirical progress aswell as observational, referential and theoreticaltruth approximation, is a matter of evaluation andselection, and possibly new (...)
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  8. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). The Threefold Evaluation of Theories: A Synopsis of From Instrumentalism to Constructive Realism. On Some Relations Between Confirmation, Empirical Progress, and Truth Approximation (2000). Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):23-85.score: 30.0
    Surprisingly enough, modified versions of the confirmation theory of Carnap and Hempel and the truth approximation theory of Popper turn out to be smoothly synthesizable. The glue between confirmation and truth approximation appears to be the instrumentalist methodology, rather than the falsificationist one.By evaluating theories separately and comparatively in terms of their successes and problems (hence even if they are already falsified), the instrumentalist methodology provides – both in theory and in practice – the straight route for short-term empirical progress (...)
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  9. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2002). Beauty, a Road to the Truth. Synthese 131 (3):291-328.score: 30.0
    In this article I give a naturalistic-cum-formal analysis of therelation between beauty, empirical success, and truth. The analysis is based on the onehand on a hypothetical variant of the so-called `mere-exposure effect'' which has been more orless established in experimental psychology regarding exposure-affect relationshipsin general and aesthetic appreciation in particular (Zajonc 1968; Temme 1983; Bornstein 1989;Ye 2000). On the other hand it is based on the formal theory of truthlikeness andtruth approximation as presented in my From Instrumentalism to Constructive Realism (...)
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  10. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). The Instrumentalist Abduction Task and the Nature of Empirical Counterexamples: Reply to Atocha Aliseda. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):190-192.score: 30.0
    This paper primarily deals with the conceptual prospects for generalizing the aim of abduction from the standard one of explaining surprising or anomalous observations to that of empirical progress or even truth approximation. It turns out that the main abduction task then becomes the instrumentalist task of theory revision aiming at an empirically more successful theory, relative to the available data, but not necessarily compatible with them. The rest, that is, genuine empirical progress as well as observational, referential and theoretical (...)
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  11. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1997). The Dual Foundation of Qualitative Truth Approximation. Erkenntnis 47 (2):145-179.score: 30.0
    The main formal notion involved in qualitative truth approximation by the HD-method, viz. ‘more truthlike’, is shown to not only have, by its definition, an intuitively appealing ‘model foundation’, but also, at least partially, a conceptually plausible ‘consequence foundation’. Moreover, combining the relevant parts of both leads to a very appealing ‘dual foundation’, the more so since the relevant methodological notions, viz. ‘more successful’ and its ingredients provided by the HD-method, can be given a similar dual foundation. According to the (...)
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  12. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Another Start for Abduction Aiming at Empirical Progress: Reply to Joke Meheus. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):218-220.score: 30.0
    This paper primarily deals with the conceptual prospects for generalizing the aim of abduction from the standard one of explaining surprising or anomalous observations to that of empirical progress or even truth approximation. It turns out that the main abduction task then becomes the instrumentalist task of theory revision aiming at an empirically more successful theory, relative to the available data, but not necessarily compatible with them. The rest, that is, genuine empirical progress as well as observational, referential and theoretical (...)
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  13. Gustavo Cevolani, Roberto Festa & Theo A. F. Kuipers (2013). Verisimilitude and Belief Change for Nomic Conjunctive Theories. Synthese 190 (16):3307-3324.score: 30.0
    In this paper, we address the problem of truth approximation through theory change, asking whether revising our theories by newly acquired data leads us closer to the truth about a given domain. More particularly, we focus on “nomic conjunctive theories”, i.e., theories expressed as conjunctions of logically independent statements concerning the physical or, more generally, nomic possibilities and impossibilities of the domain under inquiry. We define both a comparative and a quantitative notion of the verisimilitude of such theories, and identify (...)
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  14. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1992). Naive and Refined Truth Approximation. Synthese 93 (3):299 - 341.score: 30.0
    The naive structuralist definition of truthlikeness is an idealization in the sense that it assumes that all mistaken models of a theory are equally bad. The natural concretization is a refined definition based on an underlying notion of structurelikeness.In Section 1 the naive definition of truthlikeness of theories is presented, using a new conceptual justification, in terms of instantial and explanatory mistakes.
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  15. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1982). Approaching Descriptive and Theoretical Truth. Erkenntnis 18 (3):343 - 378.score: 30.0
    In this article I give a naturalistic-cum-formal analysis of the relation between beauty, empirical success, and truth. The analysis is based on the one hand on a hypothetical variant of the so-called 'mere-exposure effect' which has been more or less established in experimental psychology regarding exposure-affect relationships in general and aesthetic appreciation in particular (Zajonc 1968; Temme 1983; Bornstein 1989; (Ye 2000). On the other hand it is based on the formal theory of truthlikeness and truth approximation as presented in (...)
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  16. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1997). Comparative Versus Quantitative Truthlikeness Definitions: Reply to Thomas Mormann. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 47 (2):187-192.score: 30.0
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  17. David Atkinson, Jeanne Peijnenburg & Theo Kuipers (2009). How to Confirm the Conjunction of Disconfirmed Hypotheses. Philosophy of Science 76 (1):1-21.score: 30.0
    Can some evidence confirm a conjunction of two hypotheses more than it confirms either of the hypotheses separately? We show that it can, moreover under conditions that are the same for ten different measures of confirmation. Further we demonstrate that it is even possible for the conjunction of two disconfirmed hypotheses to be confirmed by the same evidence.
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  18. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1973). A Generalization of Carnap's Inductive Logic. Synthese 25 (3-4):334 - 336.score: 30.0
    In section I the notions of logical and inductive probability will be discussed as well as two explicanda, viz. degree of confirmation, the base for inductive probability, and degree of evidential support, Popper's favourite explicandum. In section II it will be argued that Popper's paradox of ideal evidence is no paradox at all; however, it will also be shown that Popper's way out has its own merits.
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  19. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Kepler, Newton, Einstein and the String Theory: Reply to David Atkinson. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):103-105.score: 30.0
  20. Hinne Hettema & Theo A. F. Kuipers (1988). The Periodic Table — its Formalization, Status, and Relation to Atomic Theory. Erkenntnis 28 (3):387-408.score: 30.0
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  21. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1984). Two Types of Inductive Analogy by Similarity. Erkenntnis 21 (1):63 - 87.score: 30.0
    In section I the notions of logical and inductive probability will be discussed as well as two explicanda, viz. degree of confirmation, the base for inductive probability, and degree of evidential support, Popper's favourite explicandum. In section II it will be argued that Popper's paradox of ideal evidence is no paradox at all; however, it will also be shown that Popper's way out has its own merits.
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  22. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2009). Empirical Progress and Truth Approximation by the 'Hypothetico-Probabilistic Method'. Erkenntnis 70 (3):313 - 330.score: 30.0
    Three related intuitions are explicated in this paper. The first is the idea that there must be some kind of probabilistic version of the HD-method, a ‘Hypothetico-Probabilistic (HP-) method’, in terms of something like probabilistic consequences, instead of deductive consequences. According to the second intuition, the comparative application of this method should also be functional for some probabilistic kind of empirical progress, and according to the third intuition this should be functional for something like probabilistic truth approximation. In all three (...)
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  23. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Structures in Scientific Cognition: A Synopsis of Structures in Science. Heuristic Patterns Based on Cognitive Structures. An Advanced Textbook in Neo-Classical Philosophy of Science. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):23-92.score: 30.0
    The philosophy of science has lost its self-confidence. Structures in Science (2001) is an advanced textbook that explicates, updates and integrates the best insights of logical empiricism and its main critics. This "neo-classical approach" aims at providing heuristic patterns for research.The book introduces four ideal types of research programs (descriptive, explanatory, design and explicative) and reanimates the distinction between observational laws and proper theories without assuming a theory-free language. It explicates various patterns of explanation by subsumption and specification as well (...)
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  24. David Atkinson, Jeanne Peijnenburg & Theo Kuipers, How to Confirm the Disconfirmed. On Conjunction Fallacies and Robust Confirmation.score: 30.0
    Can some evidence confirm a conjunction of two hypotheses more than it confirms either of the hypotheses separately? We show that it can, moreover under conditions that are the same for nine different measures of confirmation. Further we demonstrate that it is even possible for the conjunction of two disconfirmed hypotheses to be confirmed by the same evidence.
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  25. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Qualitative and Quantitative Inference to the Best Theory: Reply to Ilkka Niiniluoto. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):276-280.score: 30.0
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  26. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). The Non-Standard Approach to Confirmation and the Ravens Paradoxes: Reply to Patrick Maher. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):109-128.score: 30.0
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  27. Kuipers, Theo A. F. & Wisniewski, Andrzej (1994). An Erotetic Approach to Explanation by Specification. Erkenntnis 40 (3):377-402.score: 30.0
    In earlier publicationss of the first author it was shown that intentional explanation of actions, functional explanation of biological traits and causal explanation of abnormal events share a common structure. They are called explanation by specification (of a goal, a biological function, an abnormal causal factor, respectively) as opposed to explanation by specification under a law. Explanation by specification is guided by a schematic train of thought, of which the argumentative steps not concerning questions were already shown to be logically (...)
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  28. Theo Kuipers (2011). Basic and Refined Nomic Truth Approximation by Evidence-Guided Belief Revision in AGM-Terms. Erkenntnis 75 (2):223-236.score: 30.0
    Straightforward theory revision, taking into account as effectively as possible the established nomic possibilities and, on their basis induced empirical laws, is conducive for (unstratified) nomic truth approximation. The question this paper asks is: is it possible to reconstruct the relevant theory revision steps, on the basis of incoming evidence, in AGM-terms? A positive answer will be given in two rounds, first for the case in which the initial theory is compatible with the established empirical laws, then for the case (...)
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  29. Theo A. F. Kuipers, Theories Looking for Domains. Fact or Fiction? Reversing Structuralist Truth Approximation.score: 30.0
    The structuralist theory of truth approximation essen-tially deals with truth approximation by theory revision for a fixed domain. However, variable domains can also be taken into account, where the main changes concern domain extensions and restrictions. In this paper I will present a coherent set of definitions of “more truth-likeness”, “empirical progress” and “truth approximation” due to a revision of the domain of intended applications. This set of definitions seems to be the natural counterpart of the basic definitions of similar (...)
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  30. Theo A. F. Kuipers (ed.) (2007). General Philosophy of Science. North Holland.score: 30.0
    While the special volumes of the series of Handbooks of the Philosophy of Science address topics relative to a specific discipline, this general volume deals ...
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  31. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1983). Non-Inductive Explication of Two Inductive Intuitions. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (3):209-223.score: 30.0
    In section I the notions of logical and inductive probability will be discussed as well as two explicanda, viz. degree of confirmation, the base for inductive probability, and degree of evidential support, Popper's favourite explicandum. In section II it will be argued that Popper's paradox of ideal evidence is no paradox at all; however, it will also be shown that Popper's way out has its own merits.
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  32. Theo A. F. Kuipers & Andrzej Wiśniewski (1994). An Erotetic Approach to Explanation by Specification. Erkenntnis 40 (3):377 - 402.score: 30.0
    In earlier publications of the first author it was shown that intentional explanation of actions, functional explanation of biological traits and causal explanation of abnormal events share a common structure. They are called explanation by specification (of a goal, a biological function, an abnormal causal factor, respectively) as opposed to explanation by subsumption under a law. Explanation by specification is guided by a schematic train of thought, of which the argumentative steps not concerning questions were already shown to be logically (...)
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  33. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). A Brand New Type of Inductive Logic: Reply to Diderik Batens. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):248-252.score: 30.0
    In section I the notions of logical and inductive probability will be discussed as well as two explicanda, viz. degree of confirmation, the base for inductive probability, and degree of evidential support, Popper's favourite explicandum. In section II it will be argued that Popper's paradox of ideal evidence is no paradox at all; however, it will also be shown that Popper's way out has its own merits.
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  34. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Causal Composition and Structured Wholes: Reply to Robert Causey. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):463-465.score: 30.0
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  35. Ronald A. Kuipers (forthcoming). Turning Memory Into Prophecy: Roberto Unger and Paul Ricoeur on the Human Condition Between Past and Future. Heythrop Journal.score: 30.0
  36. Theo A. F. Kuipers (ed.) (1987). What is Closer-to-the-Truth?: A Parade of Approaches to Truthlikeness. Rodopi.score: 30.0
    INTRODUCTION When Karl Popper published in' his definition of closer-to-the- truth this was an important intellectual event, but not a shocking one. ...
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  37. W. McGee Robert, S. M. Ho Simon & Y. S. Li Annie (2008). A Comparative Study on Perceived Ethics of Tax Evasion: Hong Kong Vs the United States. Journal of Business Ethics 77 (2).score: 30.0
    This article begins with a review of the literature on the ethics of tax evasion and identifies the three main views that have emerged over the centuries, namely always ethical, sometimes ethical, and never or almost never ethical. It then reports on the results of a survey of HK and U.S. university business students who were asked to express their opinions on the 15 statements covering the three main views. The data are then analyzed to determine which of the three (...)
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  38. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Overdetermination and Reference: Reply to Emma Ruttkamp. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):437-439.score: 30.0
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  39. Theo A. F. Kuipers & Hinne Hettema (1988). The Periodic Table - its Formalization, Status, and Relation to Atomic Theory. Erkenntnis 28 (3):387-408.score: 30.0
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  40. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Unintended Consequences and the Case of Abduction: Reply to Roberto Festa. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):521-525.score: 30.0
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  41. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Aesthetic Induction Versus Coherence: Reply to Paul Thagard. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):371-374.score: 30.0
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  42. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2012). A Realist Partner for Linda: Confirming a Theoretical Hypothesis More Than its Observational Sub-Hypothesis. Synthese 184 (1):63-71.score: 30.0
    It is argued that the conjunction effect has a disjunctive analog of strong interest for the realism–antirealism debate. It is possible that a proper theory is more confirmed than its (more probable) observational sub-theory and hence than the latter’s disjunctive equivalent, i.e., the disjunction of all proper theories that are empirically equivalent to the given one. This is illustrated by a toy model.
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  43. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Comparing Properties and Profiles: Reply to Maarten Franssen. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):154-156.score: 30.0
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  44. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Functional Specification and Fish Swimming Backward: Reply to Arno Wouters. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):294-298.score: 30.0
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  45. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1986). Some Estimates of the Optimum Inductive Method. Erkenntnis 24 (1):37 - 46.score: 30.0
    In section I the notions of logical and inductive probability will be discussed as well as two explicanda, viz. degree of confirmation, the base for inductive probability, and degree of evidential support, Popper's favourite explicandum. In section II it will be argued that Popper's paradox of ideal evidence is no paradox at all; however, it will also be shown that Popper's way out has its own merits.
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  46. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Toward a Geometrical Theory of Truth Approximation: Reply to Thomas Mormann. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):455-457.score: 30.0
    This paper primarily deals with the conceptual prospects for generalizing the aim of abduction from the standard one of explaining surprising or anomalous observations to that of empirical progress or even truth approximation. It turns out that the main abduction task then becomes the instrumentalist task of theory revision aiming at an empirically more successful theory, relative to the available data, but not necessarily compatible with them. The rest, that is, genuine empirical progress as well as observational, referential and theoretical (...)
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  47. Theo A. F. Kuipers (1982). The Reduction of Phenomenological to Kinetic Thermostatics. Philosophy of Science 49 (1):107-119.score: 30.0
    Standard accounts of the micro-reduction of phenomenological to kinetic thermostatics, based on the postulate relating empirical absolute temperature to mean kinetic energy ū=(3/2)kT, face two problems. The standard postulate also allows 'reduction' in the other direction and it can be criticized from the point of view that reduction postulates need to be ontological identities. This paper presents a detailed account of the reduction, based on the postulate that thermal equilibrium is ontologically identical to having equal mean kinetic energy. In particular, (...)
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  48. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Confirmation and Truthlikeness: Reply to Gerhard Schurz. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):160-166.score: 30.0
  49. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Logic in Service of Philosophy of Science: Reply to Isabella Burger and Johannes Heidema. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):489-492.score: 30.0
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  50. Theo A. F. Kuipers (2005). Mathematics and Explication: Reply to Jean Paul Van Bendegem. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):170-173.score: 30.0
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