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  1. Friedel Weinert (forthcoming). Lines of Descent: Kuhn and Beyond. Foundations of Science:1-22.
    Thomas S. Kuhn is famous both for his work on the Copernican Revolution and his ‘paradigm’ view of scientific revolutions. But Kuhn later abandoned the notion of paradigm (and related notions) in favour of a more ‘evolutionary’ view of the history of science. Kuhn’s position therefore moved closer to ‘continuity’ models of scientific progress, for instance ‘chain-of-reasoning’ models, originally championed by D. Shapere. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate around Kuhn’s new ‘developmental’ view and to (...)
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  2. Friedel Weinert (2013). Space, Time and Stuff. By Arntzenius. Oxford University Press, 2012, Pp. 304, £30. ISBN: 978-0-19-969660-4. [REVIEW] Philosophy 88 (2):321-325.
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  3. Martin H. Brinkworth & Friedel Weinert (eds.) (2012/2011). Evolution 2.0: Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences. Springer.
    These essays by leading philosophers and scientists focus on recent ideas at the forefront of modern Darwinism, showcasing and exploring the challenges they raise as well as open problems.
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  4. Robert Nola & Friedel Weinert (2012). Darwinian Inferences. In Martin H. Brinkworth & Friedel Weinert (eds.), Evolution 2.0: Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences. Springer.
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  5. Friedel Weinert (2010). Temporal Asymmetry and Relativity1. In Jo Alyson Parker, Paul Harris & Christian Steineck (eds.), Time: Limits and Constraints. Brill. 13--109.
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  6. Friedel Weinert (2010). The Role of Probability Arguments in the History of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 41 (1):95-104.
    The paper examines Wesley Salmon's claim that the primary role of plausibility arguments in the history of science is to impose constraints on the prior probability of hypotheses (in the language of Bayesian confirmation theory). A detailed look at Copernicanism and Darwinism and, more briefly, Rutherford's discovery of the atomic nucleus reveals a further and arguably more important role of plausibility arguments. It resides in the consideration of likelihoods, which state how likely a given hypothesis makes a given piece of (...)
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  7. Friedel Weinert (2009). Copernicus, Darwin, & Freud: Revolutions in the History and Philosophy of Science. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  8. Friedel Weinert (2009). Emergent Minds. Teorema: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 28 (2):189-200.
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  9. Friedel Weinert (2009). Einstein, Science and Philosophy. Philosophia Scientiae 13:99-133.
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  10. Friedel Weinert (2009). The Modern Synthesis: Einstein and Kant. Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 14 (2).
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  11. Friedel Weinert, Minkowski Space-Time and Thermodynamics.
    The purpose of this paper is twofold: a) to explore the compatibility of Minkowski’s space-time representation of the Special theory of relativity with a dynamic conception of space-time; b) to locate its roots in invariant features - like entropic relations - of the propagation of signals in space-time. From its very beginning Minkowski’s four-dimensional space-time was associated with a static view of reality, e.g. a block universe. Einstein added his influential voice to this conception when he wrote: ‘From a “happening” (...)
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  12. Friedel Weinert (2007). Physical Relativity—Space-Time Structure From a Dynamical Perspective. Philosophy 82 (03).
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  13. Friedel Weinert (2007). A Conditional View of Causality. In Federica Russo & Jon Williamson (eds.), Causality and Probability in the Sciences. 5--415.
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  14. Friedel Weinert, Invariance, Symmetries and Structural Realism.
    The paper discusses the invariance view of reality: a view inspired by the relativity and quantum theory. It is an attempt to show that both versions of Structural Realism (epistemological and ontological) are already embedded in the invariance view but in each case the invariance view introduces important modifications. From the invariance view we naturally arrive at a consideration of symmetries and structures. It is often claimed that there is a strong connection between invariance and reality, established by symmetries. The (...)
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  15. Friedel Weinert (2007). Physical Relativity—Space-Time Structure From a Dynamical Perspective by Harvey Brown Perspecture Oxford University Press, 2005. Philosophy 82 (3):498-503.
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  16. Friedel Weinert, Realism and Relativity.
    The line of argument pursued in this paper is to proceed from Einstein’s fundamental problem situation to a consideration of scientific representation with respect to the Special theory of relativity (STR). Einstein’s fundamental problem situation, which is Kantian in spirit, is how the conceptual freedom of the scientist is compatible with the need for an objective representation of an independently given material world. To solve this philosophical issue Einstein employs a number of constraints, which are central to the STR. The (...)
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  17. Friedel Weinert (2006). Einstein and the Representation of Reality. Facta Philosophica 8 (1-2):229-252.
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  18. Friedel Weinert (2005). Einstein and Kant. Philosophy 80 (4):585-593.
    The paper aims to explain and illustrate why Einstein and Kant, relativity and transcendental idealism, came to be discussed in one breath after the Special theory of relativity had emerged in 1905. There are essentially three points of contact between the theory of relativity and Kant's objective idealism. The Special theory makes contact with Kantian views of time; the General theory requires a non-Kantian view of geometry; but both relativity theories endorse a quasi-Kantian view of the nature of scientific knowledge. (...)
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  19. Friedel Weinert (2005). Invariances—the Structure of the Objective World by Robert Nozick. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001. ??22.95. [REVIEW] Philosophy 80 (1):145-151.
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  20. Friedel Weinert (2005). The Loss of Rational Design. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 80 (56):20-.
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  21. Franz E. Weinert (2001). Competencies and Key Competencies: Educational Perspective. In N. J. Smelser & B. Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 4--2433.
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  22. Friedel Weinert (2000). Relationism and Relativity. Philosophy of Science 51:561-585.
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  23. Friedel Weinert (2000). The Construction of Atom Models: Eliminative Inductivism and its Relation to Falsificationism. Foundations of Science 5 (4):491-531.
    Falsificationism has dominated 20th century philosophy of science. It seemed to have eclipsed all forms of inductivism. Yet recent debates have revived a specific form of eliminative inductivism, the basic ideas of which go back to F. Bacon and J.S. Mill. These modern endorsements of eliminative inductivism claim to show that progressive problem solving is possible using induction, rather than falsification as a method of justification. But this common ground between falsificationism and eliminative inductivism has not led to a detailed (...)
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  24. Friedel Weinert (2000). The Comprehensibility of the World by Nicholas Maxwell Clarendon Press, Oxford, XV + 316pp. On a Purported Error About the Doctrine of Double Effect: A Reply to Sophie Botros. Philosophy 75 (2):296-312.
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  25. F. Weinert (1999). Theories, Models and Constraints. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 30 (2):303-333.
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  26. Friedel Weinert (1999). Habermas, Science and Modernity. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 44:329-355.
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  27. Friedel Weinert (1999). Predicting the Future: An Introduction to the Theory of Forecasting by Nicholas Rescher. State University of New York Press, Albany, 1998, Pp. XI + 232. Philosophy 74 (1):122-139.
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  28. F. Weinert (1998). Fundamental Physical Constants, Null Experiments and the Duhem-Quine Thesis. Philosophia Naturalis 35 (2):225-252.
     
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  29. Friedel Weinert (1998). Feyerabend–Philosophy, Science and Society by John Preston. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1997, XII + 234 Pp. [REVIEW] Philosophy 73 (4):629-645.
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  30. F. Weinert (1997). The Metaphysics of Science By Craig Dilworth Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London, 1996, Viii+235 PP-, £66. [REVIEW] Philosophy 72 (280):330-.
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  31. Friedel Weinert (1997). On the Status of Social Laws. Dialectica 51 (3):225–242.
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  32. Friedel Weinert (1996). Weber's Ideal Types as Models in the Social Sciences. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 41:73-93.
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  33. F. Weinert (1995). The Duhem-Quine Thesis Revisited. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 9 (2):147 – 156.
    Abstract The Duhem?Quine thesis is generally presented as the radical underdetermi? nation of a theory by experimental evidence. But there is a much?neglected second aspect, i.e. the coherence or interrelatedness of the conceptual components of a theory. Although both Duhem and Quine recognised this aspect, they failed to see its consequences: it militates against the idea of radical underdetermination. Because scientific theories are coherent conceptual systems, empirical evidence penetrates, as it were, the periphery and allows the localisation of central, not (...)
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  34. F. Weinert (1995). Wrong Theory--Right Experiment: The Significance of the Stern-Gerlach Experiments. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 26 (1):75-86.
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  35. Friedel Weinert (ed.) (1995). Laws of Nature: Essays on the Philosophical, Scientific and Historical Dimensions. Walter De Gruyter.
     
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  36. Friedel Weinert (1994). The Correspondence Principle and the Closure of Theories. Erkenntnis 40 (3):303 - 323.
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  37. F. Weinert (1993). Laws of Nature: A Structural Approach. Philosophia Naturalis 30 (2):147-171.
     
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  38. Friedel Weinert (1992). Vicissitudes of Laboratory Life. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (3):423-429.
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  39. Friedel Weinert (1991). Introducing Events, Successful Reference and Reference-Fixing. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 22 (1):155-167.
    Summary One of the central questions concerning theories of reference has been the problem of how the reference of scientific terms gets fixed. Descriptive causal theories of reference, as discussed in this paper, have re-introduced the role of theoretical beliefs and conceptualisations in term introductions and reference-fixing. The present paper argues that the idea of reference-fixing as a dot-like event (baptism) is wrong: a number of episodes from the history of science are discussed to support the claim that reference-fixing is (...)
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  40. Friedel Weinert (1986). Nominalismus Und Gesellschaft. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 17 (2):322-345.
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  41. Friedel Weinert (1984). Contra Res Sempiternas. The Monist 67 (3):376-394.
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  42. F. Weinert (1983). Ways of Criticizing Metaphysics: Kant and Wittgenstein. Kant-Studien 74 (4):412-436.
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  43. Friedel Weinert (1982). Die Arbeit der Geschichte: Ein Vergleich der Analysemodelle von Kuhn und Foucault. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 13 (2):336-358.
  44. Friedel Weinert (1982). Tradition and Argument. The Monist 65 (1):88-105.
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