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  1. David MacKinnon (2000). A Commentary on Mark Holmes' The Reformation of Canada's Schools David MacKinnon, School of Education, Acadia University. Paideusis: Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society 13:55.score: 1260.0
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  2. Edward A. MacKinnon (1972). The Problem of Scientific Realism. New York,Appleton-Century-Crofts.score: 1230.0
    Aristotele. Science as a systematic explanation through causes.--Newton, I. Rules and reflections on scientific reasoning.--Carnap, R. Empiricism, semantics, and ontology.--Hempel, C. On the logic of explanation.--Nagel, E. The realist view of theories.--Quine, W. V. On the role of logic in explanation.--Harris, E. E. Method and explanation in metaphysics.--Einstein, A. Remarks on Bertrand Russell's theory of knowledge.--Sellars, W. The language of theories.--MacKinnon, E. Atomic physics and reality.--Bunge, M. Physics and reality.--Heelan, P. A. Quantum mechanics and objectivity.--Bibliographical essay (p. 285-301).
     
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  3. Edward MacKinnon (2008). The Standard Model as a Philosophical Challenge. Philosophy of Science 75 (4):447-457.score: 900.0
    There are two opposing traditions in contemporary quantum field theory (QFT). Mainstream Lagrangian QFT led to and supports the standard model of particle interactions. Algebraic QFT seeks to provide a rigorous consistent mathematical foundation for field theory, but cannot accommodate the local gauge interactions of the standard model. Interested philosophers face a choice. They can accept algebraic QFT on the grounds of mathematical consistency and general accord with the semantic conception of theory interpretation. This suggests a rejection of particle ontology. (...)
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  4. Albert Jonsen & Edward MacKinnon (1970). A Reinterpretation of Natural Law Ethics. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 44:161-171.score: 810.0
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  5. Edward MacKinnon (1975). A Reinterpretation of Harre's Copernican Revolution. Philosophy of Science 42 (1):67-79.score: 810.0
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  6. J. B. Grant, A. J. Mackinnon, H. Christensen & J. Walker (2009). Participants' Perceptions of Motivation, Randomisation and Withdrawal in a Randomised Controlled Trial of Interventions for Prevention of Depression. Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (12):768-773.score: 600.0
    Aims and background: Little is known about how participants perceive prevention trials, particularly trials designed to prevent mental illness. This study examined participants’ motives for participating in a trial and their views of randomisation and the ability to withdraw from a randomised controlled trial (RCT) for prevention of depression. Methods: Participants were older adults reporting elevated depression symptoms (N = 900) living in urban and regional locations in Australia who had consented to participate in an RCT of interventions to prevent (...)
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  7. Donald MacKenzie MacKinnon & Kenneth Surin (eds.) (1989). Christ, Ethics, and Tragedy: Essays in Honour of Donald Mackinnon. Cambridge University Press.score: 600.0
    The essays in this volume constitute the proceedings of a conference on the work of Ddonald MacKinnon, this century's most influential British theologian. MacKinnon's work ranges from Aristotelean metaphysics to trinitarian reflection to Marxism. Surin's contributors start with MacKinnon's writings and move on to discuss such topics as his relation to Barth's theology, the controversy betwen realism and idealism, Trinity and ontology, incarnation and kenosis, the problem of evil, and MacKinnon's ethical reflections.
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  8. Edward MacKinnon (1972). Theoretical Entities and Metatheories. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 3 (2):105-117.score: 540.0
    This paper argues that existence claims for theoretical entities must be based on more than their role in one theory. The supplementary evidence should be either observation, whether direct or indirect, or the possibility of detaching the existence claim from one particular theory. A logical schematism for the latter type of support is developed.
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  9. Catharine A. MacKinnon (2004). Of Mice and Men: A Feminist Fragment on Animal Rights. In Cass R. Sunstein & Martha Craven Nussbaum (eds.), Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. Oxford University Press. 263--76.score: 540.0
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  10. Edward A. Maziarz (1975). "Natural Philosophy Through the Eighteenth Century and Allied Topics," Ed. Allan Ferguson; and "The Problem of Scientific Realism," by Edward A. Mackinnon. The Modern Schoolman 53 (1):86-87.score: 492.0
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  11. Edward MacKinnon, The Consistent Histories Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.score: 450.0
    The consistent histories reformulation of quantum mechanics was developed by Robert Griffiths, given a formal logical systematization by Roland Omn\`{e}s, and under the label `decoherent histories', was independently developed by Murray Gell-Mann and James Hartle and extended to quantum cosmology. Criticisms of CH involve issues of meaning, truth, objectivity, and coherence, a mixture of philosophy and physics. We will briefly consider the original formulation of CH and some basic objections. The reply to these objections, like the objections themselves, involves a (...)
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  12. Edward MacKinnon, Generating Ontology: From Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Field Theory.score: 450.0
    Philosophical interpretations of theories generally presuppose that a theory can be presented as a consistent mathematical formulation that is interpreted through models. Algebraic quantum field theory (AQFT) can fit this interpretative model. However, standard Lagrangian quantum field theory (LQFT), as well as quantum electrodynamics and nuclear physics, resists recasting along such formal lines. The difference has a distinct bearing on ontological issues. AQFT does not treat particle interactions or the standard model. This paper develops a framework and methodology for interpreting (...)
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  13. Edward MacKinnon (2007). Schwinger and the Ontology of Quantum Field Theory. Foundations of Science 12 (4):295-323.score: 450.0
    An epistemological interpretation of quantum mechanics hinges on the claim that the distinctive features of quantum mechanics can be derived from some distinctive features of an observational basis. Old and new variations of this theme are listed. The program has a limited success in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The crucial issue is how far it can be extended to quantum field theory without introducing significant ontological postulates. A C*-formulation covers algebraic quantum field theory, but not the standard model. Julian Schwinger’s anabatic (...)
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  14. Edward Mackinnon (1982). The Truth of Scientific Claims. Philosophy of Science 49 (3):437-462.score: 450.0
    The idea that science aspires to and routinely achieves truths about the world has been challenged in recent writings. Rather than beginning with a theory of scientific development, or of scientific explanation, we begin with a consideration of truth claims in ordinary discourse, particularly with Davidson's truth-functional semantics. Next we consider the way in which some framework features of ordinary language discourse are extended to and modified in scientific discourse. Two areas are treated in more detail: quantum theory, and the (...)
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  15. Edward MacKinnon (1978). The Development of Kant's Conception of Scientific Explanation. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:18 - 30.score: 450.0
    In the course of his long development, Kant's concept of matter changed somewhat, while his concept of scientific explanation changed considerably. Both developments achieved a coherent integration in Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science. Using this developmental background, the present paper argues that the Foundations should be interpreted as an attempted rational reconstruction of the mechanics of Newton and Euler. Kant attempted to do this by constructing a concept of matter that would confer a Leibnizian intelligibility on Newtonian mechanics, and (...)
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  16. Edward MacKinnon (1980). Niels Bohr on the Unity of Science. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:224 - 244.score: 450.0
    Niels Bohr began his career with an attempt to give a correct descriptive account of the motion of electrons. When forced to abandon this interpretation, he adopted, but soon rejected, a hypothetical-deductive account. In his development of an interpretation for the new quantum theory Bohr began to concentrate on the way language functions to make descriptions possible. His later work on this problem and on the role of concepts in the foundations of science led him to anticipate some of (...)
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  17. Edward MacKinnon (1979). Scientific Realism: The New Debates. Philosophy of Science 46 (4):501-532.score: 450.0
    In place of earlier instrumentalist and phenomenalist interpretations of science both Quine and Sellars have developed highly influential realist positions centering around the doctrine that accepting a theory as explanatory and irreducible rationally entails accepting the entities posited by the theory. A growing reaction against this realism is partially based on perceived inadequacies in the doctrines of Quine and Sellars, but even more on reconstructions of scientific explanations which do not involve such ontic commitments. Three types of anti-realistic positions are (...)
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  18. Edward MacKinnon (2011). Interpreting Physics: Language and the Classical/Quantim Divide. Springer.score: 450.0
    This book is the first to offer a systematic account of the role of language in the development and interpretation of physics. An historical-conceptual analysis of the co-evolution of physics and mathematics leads to the classical/quantum interface. Bohr's interpretation is analyzed and extended to the interpretation of the standard model of particle physics.
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  19. Edward MacKinnon (1984). Scientific Progress and Conceptual Consistency. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:137 - 145.score: 450.0
    One of the key interpretative problems generated by the development of quantum theory was the conceptual consistency underlying scientific change, a problem not adequately treated by any of the leading theories of scientific development. In different but related ways Quine, Sellars, and Davidson have treated the problem of conceptual consistency by showing how one can begin with ordinary language and proceed to specialized extensions. Their techniques have not been applied to modern physics. However, one basis for applying them arises from (...)
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  20. Edward MacKinnon (1968). Epistemological Problems in the Philosophy of Science, II. Review of Metaphysics 22 (2):329 - 358.score: 450.0
    This article completes the study begun in I by a detailed consideration of errol harris's, "the foundations of metaphysics in science" and by an independent interpretation of the epistemological foundations of scientific theories. This is done in terms of two components labelled 'a physical language' and 'a mathematical language'. A physical language is conceived as a transformed extension of ordinary language which preserves its basic structural principles while modifying its descriptive metaphysics. The relation between such a physical language and a (...)
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  21. L. Mackinnon (1978). A Nondispersive de Broglie Wave Packet. Foundations of Physics 8 (3-4):157-176.score: 420.0
    It is assumed that the motion of a particle in spacetime does not depend on the motion relative to it of any observer or of any frame of reference. Thus if the particle has an internal vibration of the type hypothesized by de Broglie, the phase of that vibration at any point in spacetime must appear to be the same to all observers, i.e., the same in all frames of reference. Each observer or reference frame will have its own de (...)
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  22. L. Mackinnon (1979). The de Broglie Wave Packet for a Simple Stationary State. Foundations of Physics 9 (9-10):787-791.score: 420.0
    A simple stationary state is set up by combining the two de Broglie waves from two particles traveling in one direction with equal and opposite velocities. By considering the waves forming this state from the point of view of all possible observers moving in the same direction, it is shown that the basic standing wave pattern does not alter, but that the particle will be confined to a small region stationary relative to this pattern. This region is similar in extent (...)
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  23. D. M. Mackinnon, W. G. Maclagan & J. L. Austin (1939). Symposium : Are There A Priori Concepts? Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 18:49 - 105.score: 360.0
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  24. Barbara MacKinnon (1977). "Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals," by Peter Singer. The Modern Schoolman 54 (4):420-421.score: 360.0
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  25. Donald M. MacKinnon (1988). Katharine Rose Hanley, A Study in the Theatre and Philosophy of Gabriel Marcel Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 8 (9):344-346.score: 360.0
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  26. D. M. Mackinnon (1940). What Is a Metaphysical Statement? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 41:1 - 26.score: 360.0
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  27. Barbara MacKinnon (1980). Ethica Dialectica: A Study of Ethical Oppositions. By Howard P. Kainz. The Modern Schoolman 57 (4):368-369.score: 360.0
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  28. Barbara MacKinnon (1982). Two Roads to Ignorance: A Quasi Biography. By Eliseo Vivas. The Modern Schoolman 59 (2):153-154.score: 360.0
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  29. D. Kellner, E. Kelly, E. Laclau, T. De Lauretis, C. MacKinnon, S. McNeill, M. Maguire, P. Major-Poeul, H. Marcuse & B. Martin (1993). Jaggar, A. 245 Jeffreys, S. 58 Johnson, D. 182 Kamuf, P. 169, 173. In Caroline Ramazanoglu (ed.), Up Against Foucault: Explorations of Some Tensions Between Foucault and Feminism. Routledge. 265.score: 360.0
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  30. Barbara MacKinnon (1985). American Philosophy: A Historical Anthology. State University of New York Press.score: 360.0
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  31. Donald MacKenzie MacKinnon (1957). A Study in Ethical Theory. London, A.& C. Black.score: 360.0
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  32. John R. Mackinnon (1967). Interactive Effects of the Two Rewards in a Differential Magnitude of Reward Discrimination. Journal of Experimental Psychology 75 (3):329.score: 360.0
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  33. Malcolm H. MacKinnon (1993). The Longevity of the Thesis: A Critique of the Critics. In Hartmut Lehmann & Guenther Roth (eds.), Weber's Protestant Ethic: Origins, Evidence, Contexts. Cambridge University Press. 211--243.score: 360.0
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  34. C. T. MacKinnon (2000). The Politics of Community Participation in a Public School. Educational Studies 31 (3):225-248.score: 360.0
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  35. W. H. Walsh & D. M. MacKinnon (1955). On the Notion of a Philosophy of History. Philosophical Quarterly 5 (19):188.score: 360.0
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  36. Catherine A. MacKinnon (1989). Sexuality, Pornography, and Method: &Quot;pleasure Under Patriarchy. Ethics 99 (2):314-346.score: 240.0
  37. Catharine A. MacKinnon (2010). Gender – The Future. Constellations 17 (4):504-511.score: 240.0
  38. Edward Mackinnon (2008). The New Reductionism. Philosophical Forum 39 (4):439-461.score: 240.0
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  39. Barbara A. MacKinnon (1974). Hare's Use of Hume's Fork. Ethics 84 (4):332-338.score: 240.0
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  40. Edward MacKinnon (1995). Book Review:From C-Numbers to Q-Numbers: The Classical History of Quantum Theory Olivier Darrigol. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 62 (2):348-350.score: 240.0
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  41. Edward MacKinnon (1973). Language, Speech, and Speech-Acts. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 34 (2):224-238.score: 240.0
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  42. Edward MacKinnon (1986). Book Review:The Philosophy of Niels Bohr: The Framework of Complementarity Henry J. Folse. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 53 (3):458-.score: 240.0
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  43. Edward MacKinnon (2010). The Language of Classical Physics. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 9:36-113.score: 240.0
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  44. Edward MacKinnon (1975). Book Review:The Logical Analysis of Quantum Mechanics Erhard Scheibe, J. B. Sykes. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 42 (1):96-100.score: 240.0
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  45. John Edward MacKinnon (1988). From Cold Axles to Hot: Boris Pasternak's Theory of Art. British Journal of Aesthetics 28 (2):145-161.score: 240.0
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  46. Edward M. Mackinnon (1967). The New Materialism. Heythrop Journal 8 (1):5-26.score: 240.0
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  47. Edward MacKinnon (1968). Epistemological Problems in the Philosophy of Science, I. Review of Metaphysics 22 (1):113 - 137.score: 240.0
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  48. John Kekes, Joseph Agassi, Edward Mackinnon, Gerhard D. Wassermann & Warren Hagar (1981). Book Reviews and Critical Studies. [REVIEW] Philosophia 10 (1-2):43-139.score: 240.0
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  49. Edward MacKinnon (1960). Atomic Physics and Reality. The Modern Schoolman 38 (1):37-59.score: 240.0
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  50. Edward MacKinnon (1961). Philosophy of Science. The Modern Schoolman 38 (3):248-251.score: 240.0
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