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  1. David Baird (2013). G. K. Chesterton by Michael Hurley. The Chesterton Review 39 (1-2):142-146.
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  2. Davis Baird (2010). Engineering Realities. Spontaneous Generations 4 (1):94-110.
    We live in a world that increasingly is designed by engineers. So it is worth asking what are engineers doing when they design. There is no simple universal answer to this question, and my strategy for answering it both acknowledges the impossibility of a simple answer, while also identifying and elaborating some important elements to engineering realities. I start with the simple posit that engineering a reality is about controlling aspects of that reality through designed artifice. I then “complexify” this (...)
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  3. Davis Baird, Eric R. Scerri & Lee C. McIntyre (eds.) (2006). Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline. Springer.
    This comprehensive volume marks a new standard in scholarship in the still emerging field of the philosophy of chemistry. With selections drawn from a wide range of scholarly disciplines, philosophers, chemists, and historians of science here converge to ask some of the most fundamental questions about the relationship between philosophy and chemistry. What can chemistry teach us about longstanding disputes in the philosophy of science over such issues as reductionism, autonomy, and supervenience? And what new issues may chemistry bring to (...)
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  4. Davis Baird, Eric Scerri & Lee Mcintyre (2005). Introduction: The Invisibility of Chemistry. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 242:3-18.
     
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  5. Davis Baird & Joachim Schummer (2005). Editorial: Nanotech Challenges, Part 2. Hyle 11 (1):3 - 4.
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  6. D. Baird (2004). Dissolution of the Nature-Technology Dichotomy? Perspectives From an Everyday Understanding of Nature on Nanotechnology. In Baird D. (ed.), Discovering the Nanoscale. Ios. 209.
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  7. D. Baird (2004). The End of Pure Science: Science Policy From Bayh-Dole to the NNI. In Baird D. (ed.), Discovering the Nanoscale. Ios. 217.
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  8. Davis Baird (2004). Thing Knowledge: A Philosophy of Scientific Instruments. University of California Press.
     
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  9. Davis Baird & Joachim Schummer (2004). Editorial: Nanotech Challenges, Part 1. Hyle 10 (2):63 - 64.
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  10. Davis Baird & Ashley Shew (2004). Probing the History of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. In Baird D. (ed.), Discovering the Nanoscale. Ios. 145--156.
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  11. Cyrus Cm Mody, Davis Baird, Alfred Nordmann & Joachim Schummer (2004). Discovering the Nanoscale. In Baird D. (ed.), Discovering the Nanoscale. Ios.
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  12. David Baird (2003). Technology and the Good Life? Environmental Ethics 25 (3):325-328.
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  13. Davis Baird (2002). Editor's Note. Techne 6 (2):86-86.
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  14. Davis Baird (2002). Editor's Note on Volume Numeration and Publication Dates. Techne 6 (1):1-1.
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  15. Davis Baird (2002). Thing Knowledge - Function and Truth. Techne 6 (2):96-105.
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  16. F. M. Akeroyd, D. Baird, T. Benfey, P. Duhem, R. B. King, J. Kovac, J. G. Mcevoy, J. Morrell, R. K. Nesbet & J. L. Ramsey (2000). Authors Index Volume 2. Foundations of Chemistry 2 (265).
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  17. Davis Baird (2000). Analytical Instrumentation and Instrumental Objectivity. In Nalini Bhushan & Stuart Rosenfeld (eds.), Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry. New York: Oxford University Press. 90--113.
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  18. Davis Baird (2000). Encapsulating Knowledge: The Direct Reading Spectrometer. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 2 (1):5-46.
    The direct reading emission spectrometer was developed during the1940s. By substituting photo-multiplier tubes and electronics forphotographic film spectrograms, the interpretation of special lineswith a densitometer was avoided. Instead, the instrument providedthe desired information concerning percentage concentration ofelements of interest directly on a dial. Such instruments `de-skill' the job of making such measurements. They do this by encapsulatingin the instrument the skills previously employed by the analyst,by `skilling' the instrument. This paper presents a history of thedevelopment of the Dow Chemical/Baird Associates (...)
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  19. Davis Baird (2000). Organic Necessity. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 5 (1):12-20.
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  20. Davis Baird (1999). Internal History and the Philosophy of Experiment. Perspectives on Science 7 (3):383-407.
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  21. Davis Baird & Mark S. Cohen (1999). Why Trade? Perspectives on Science 7 (2):231-254.
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  22. Davis Baird & Alfred Nordmann (1999). Editors' Introduction: Forays Into the Trading Zone of Image and Logic. Perspectives on Science 7 (2):147-150.
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  23. Davis Baird & Alfred Nordmann (1999). Editor's Introduction to Peter Galison's Image and Logic and This Pos Collection of Critical Essays. Perspectives on Science 7 (2):147-150.
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  24. Mark S. Cohen & Davis Baird (1999). Why Trade? Perspectives on Science 7 (2):231-254.
    : According to Peter Galison (1997), science has a highly fractionated structure with multiple sub-sub-disciplines, each with its own agenda. Cooperative trading between groups is necessary for most scientific work to move forward, and it is this trading that preserves the stability of science. We argue that it is not trading per se, but trading in a gift (as opposed to a commodity) economy that guarantees stability. We support our claims with an examination of contemporary work on magnetic resonance imaging (...)
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  25. D. Baird (ed.) (1998). Heinrich Hertz. Classical Physicist, Modern Philosopher. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Kluwer.
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  26. Davis Baird (1998). Encapsulating Knowledge. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 3 (3):113-118.
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  27. Davis Baird (1996). Book Review:The Creation of Scientific Effects: Heinrich Hertz and Electric Waves Jed Z. Buchwald. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 63 (1):141-.
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  28. Jed Z. Buchwald & Davis Baird (1996). The Creation of Scientific Effects: Heinrich Hertz and Electric Waves. Philosophy of Science 63 (1):137.
     
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  29. Davis Baird (1995). Common Sense, Science and Scepticism. Review of Metaphysics 48 (4):917-918.
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  30. F. Anderson, A. Glasier, J. Ross & D. T. Baird (1994). Attitudes of Women to Fetal Tissue Research. Journal of Medical Ethics 20 (1):36-40.
    The use of human fetal tissue for scientific research has enormous potential but is subject to government legislation. In the United Kingdom the Polkinghorne Committee's guidelines were accepted by the Department of Health in 1990. These guidelines set out to protect women undergoing termination of pregnancy from exploitation but in so doing may significantly restrict potential research. Although the committee took evidence from a wide variety of experts they did not seek the views of the general public. We asked 108 (...)
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  31. Davis Baird (1994). Meaning in a Material Medium. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:441 - 451.
    Recently we have learned how experiment can have a life of its own. However, experiment remains epistemologically disadvantaged. Scientific knowledge must have a theoretical/propositional form. To begin to redress this situation, I discuss three ways in which instruments carry meaning: 1. Scientific instruments can carry tremendous loads of meaning through association, analogy and metaphor. 2. Instrumental models of complicated phenomena work representationally in much the same way as theories. 3. Instruments which create new phenomena establish a new field of material (...)
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  32. Davis Baird & Alfred Nordmann (1994). Facts-Well-Put. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (1):37-77.
    In this paper we elucidate a particular type of instrument. Striking-phenomenon instruments assume their striking profile against the shifting backdrop of theoretical uncertainties. While technologically stable, the phenomena produced by these instruments are linguistically fuzzy, subject to a variety of conceptual representations. But in virtue of their technological stability alone, they can provide a foundation for further technological as well as conceptual development. Sometimes, as in the case of the pulse glass, the phenomenon is taken to confirm conflicting theoretical views; (...)
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  33. Davis Baird (1993). Analytical Chemistry and the 'Big' Scientific Instrumentation Revolution. Annals of Science 50 (3):267-290.
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  34. Davis Baird, Joan Callahan, Doug MacLean & Susan Wolf (1993). Ferdy Schoeman 1945-1992. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 67 (1):19 - 21.
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  35. Davis Baird & Thomas Faust (1990). Scientific Instruments, Scientific Progress and the Cyclotron. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 41 (2):147-175.
  36. Davis Baird (1988). Five Theses on Instrumental Realism. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:165 - 173.
    I present five theses to characterize and argue for "Instrumental Realism," a realism wedded to what we do with instruments, and not what our theories say: The Independence Thesis: Questions about realism are independent of questions about meaning. The Intervening Thesis: Our ability to produce consistent effects with our instruments provides one guarantee that we are engaged with the real world. The Historical Thesis: If the descriptions of what we know and do are of something real, then it will be (...)
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  37. Davis Baird (1988). The Rationality of Induction. Review of Metaphysics 42 (2):411-413.
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  38. Davis Baird (1987). Exploratory Factor Analysis, Instruments and the Logic of Discovery. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (3):319-337.
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  39. Elizabeth M. Alder, David T. Baird, Martin M. Lees, Dennis W. Lincoln, Nancy B. Loudon & Allan A. Templeton (1986). Attitudes of Women of Reproductive Age to in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Research. Journal of Biosocial Science 18 (2).
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  40. D. Baird (1986). SKYRMS, BRIAN [1984]: Pragmatics and Empiricism. Yale University Press. Pp. Xi+143. 16.95. (ISBN 0-300-03174-2). [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (4):514-516.
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  41. Davis Baird (1985). Lehrer/Wagner Consensual Probabilities Do Not Adequately Summarize the Available Information. Synthese 62 (1):47 - 62.
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  42. Davis Baird (1984). Tests of Significance Violate the Rule of Implication. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:81 - 92.
    The rule of implication, (+) If hypothesis H implies hypothesis I, then evidence sufficient to warrant the rejection of I, in turn warrants the rejection of H, is a very plausible principle of inductive inference. It is shown that significance tests violate this principle. Two ways to account for this violation are considered; neither account is fully satisfactory. First, a distinction might be made between the absolute degree of confirmation and the change in the degree of confirmation due to a (...)
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  43. Davis Baird (1983). The Fisher/Pearson Chi-Squared Controversy: A Turning Point for Inductive Inference. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (2):105-118.
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  44. Davis Baird & Richard E. Otte (1982). How to Commit the Gambler's Fallacy and Get Away with It. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:169 - 180.
    In a recent article Ian Hacking argues that there can be cases where no probabilities may correctly be ascribed to individual members of a population, while probabilities are correctly ascribable to the population as a whole. In this paper a simple artificial coin-flipping model for such probabilities, not 'grounded from below' is constructed. The inferences licensed by this model and a consequence of the model for the theory of statistical tests is explored.
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  45. D. T. Baird (1979). Closing of Workshop. Journal of Biosocial Science 11 (S6):217-219.
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  46. D. Baird (1975). Induced Abortion: Epidemiological Aspects. Journal of Medical Ethics 1 (3):122-126.
    Sir Dugald Baird sketches the history of abortion legislation in Great Britain from the beginning of the century. In his views the 1967 Abortion Act has been one of the most important and beneficial pieces of social legislation enacted in Britain in the last 100 years. It has, however, brought problems both of administration in the hospitals and to individual doctors and nurses, particularly when the patients are young single women and even schoolgirls. One of the consequences of the Abortion (...)
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  47. Dugald Baird (1975). Size at Birth. Ciba Foundation Symposium 27. Pp. 408. (Associated Scientific Publishers, Amsterdam, 1974.) Price US$28.95. [REVIEW] Journal of Biosocial Science 7 (4):496-499.
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  48. Dugald Baird (1975). The Changing Pattern of Human Reproduction in Scotland, 1928–72. Journal of Biosocial Science 7 (1):77-97.
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  49. Dugald Baird (1974). Epidemiology of Congenital Malformations of the Central Nervous System in (a) Aberdeen and (B) Scotland. Journal of Biosocial Science 6 (2).
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  50. Dugald Baird (1974). The Epidemiology of Low Birth Weight: Changes in Incidence in Aberdeen, 1948–72. Journal of Biosocial Science 6 (3):323-341.
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