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  1. Ian Hacking (1983). Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science. Cambridge University Press.
    This is a lively and clearly written introduction to the philosophy of natural science, organized around the central theme of scientific realism. It has two parts. 'Representing' deals with the different philosophical accounts of scientific objectivity and the reality of scientific entities. The views of Kuhn, Feyerabend, Lakatos, Putnam, van Fraassen, and others, are all considered. 'Intervening' presents the first sustained treatment of experimental science for many years and uses it to give a new direction to debates about realism. Hacking (...)
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    Ian Hacking (1999). The Social Construction of What? Harvard University Press.
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    Ian Hacking (1995). The Emergence of Probability. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
    Ian Hacking here presents a philosophical critique of early ideas about probability, induction and statistical inference and the growth of this new family of ...
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    Ian Hacking (2002). Historical Ontology. Harvard University Press.
    The focus of this volume, which collects both recent and now-classic essays, is the historical emergence of concepts and objects, through new uses of words and ...
  5. Ian Hacking (1990). The Taming of Chance. Cambridge University Press.
    In this important new study Ian Hacking continues the enquiry into the origins and development of certain characteristic modes of contemporary thought undertaken in such previous works as his best selling Emergence of Probability. Professor Hacking shows how by the late nineteenth century it became possible to think of statistical patterns as explanatory in themselves, and to regard the world as not necessarily deterministic in character. Combining detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breath and verve, The Taming of Chance (...)
     
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  6. Ian Hacking (1995). Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory. Princeton University Press.
    Here the distinguished philosopher Ian Hacking uses the MPD epidemic and its links with the contemporary concept of child abuse to scrutinize today's moral...
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  7. Ian Hacking (2007). Natural Kinds: Rosy Dawn, Scholastic Twilight. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 82 (61):203-239.
    The rosy dawn of my title refers to that optimistic time when the logical concept of a natural kind originated in Victorian England. The scholastic twilight refers to the present state of affairs. I devote more space to dawn than twilight, because one basic problem was there from the start, and by now those origins have been forgotten. Philosophers have learned many things about classification from the tradition of natural kinds. But now it is in disarray and is unlikely to (...)
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  8. Ian Hacking (2007). Kinds of People: Moving Targets. Proceedings of the British Academy 151:285-318.
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    Ian Hacking (1992). The Self-Vindication of the Laboratory Sciences. In Andrew Pickering (ed.), Science as Practice and Culture. University of Chicago Press 29--64.
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    Ian Hacking (2001). An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic. Cambridge University Press.
    This is an introductory textbook on probability and induction written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science. The book has been designed to offer maximal accessibility to the widest range of students (not only those majoring in philosophy) and assumes no formal training in elementary symbolic logic. It offers a comprehensive course covering all basic definitions of induction and probability, and considers such topics as decision theory, Bayesianism, frequency ideas, and the philosophical problem of induction. The key features (...)
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  11. Ian Hacking (1992). 'Style' for Historians and Philosophers. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 23 (1):1-20.
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  12. Ian Hacking (1991). A Tradition of Natural Kinds. Philosophical Studies 61 (1-2):109-26.
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  13. Ian Hacking (1982). Experimentation and Scientific Realism. Philosophical Topics 13 (1):71-87.
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  14. Ian Hacking (1979). What is Logic? Journal of Philosophy 76 (6):285-319.
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    Ian Hacking (1992). Multiple Personality Disorder and its Hosts. History of the Human Sciences 5 (2):3-31.
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  16. Ian Hacking (1982). Language, Truth and Reason. In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and Relativism. MIT Press 48--66.
     
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  17. Ian Hacking (2009). How We Have Been Learning to Talk About Autism: A Role for Stories. Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):499-516.
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    Ian Hacking (2007). On Not Being a Pragmatist : Eight Reasons and a Cause. In C. J. Misak (ed.), New Pragmatists. Oxford University Press 32.
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    Ian Hacking (2000). How Inevitable Are the Results of Successful Science? Philosophy of Science 67 (3):71.
    Obviously we could have failed to be successful scientists. But a serious question lurks beneath the banal one stated in my title. If the results of a scientific investigation are correct, would any investigation of roughly the same subject matter, if successful, at least implicitly contain or imply the same results? Using examples ranging from immunology to high-energy physics, the paper presents the cases for both positive and negative answers. The paper is deliberately non-conclusive, arguing that the question is one (...)
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  20. Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond, John McDowell, Ian Hacking & Cary Wolfe (2008). Philosophy and Animal Life. Columbia University Press.
     
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    Ian Hacking (1994). The Advancement of Science: Science Without Legend, Objectivity Without Illusion by Philip Kitcher. Journal of Philosophy 91 (4):212-215.
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    Ian Hacking (1975). Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy? Cambridge University Press.
    Many people find themselves dissatisfied with recent linguistic philosophy, and yet know that language has always mattered deeply to philosophy and must in some sense continue to do so. Ian Hacking considers here some dozen case studies in the history of philosophy to show the different ways in which language has been important, and the consequences for the development of the subject. There are chapters on, among others, Hobbes, Berkeley, Russell, Ayer, Wittgenstein, Chomsky, Feyerabend and Davidson. Dr Hacking (...)
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  23. Ian Hacking (1993). Work in a New World: The Taxonomic Solution. In Paul Horwich (ed.), World Changes. MIT Press 275--310.
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  24. Ian Hacking (1987). The Inverse Gambler's Fallacy: The Argument From Design. The Anthropic Principle Applied to Wheeler Universes. Mind 96 (383):331-340.
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    Ian Hacking (2010). Putnam's Theory of Natural Kinds and Their Names is Not the Same as Kripke's. Principia 11 (1):1-24.
    Philosophers have been referring to the “Kripke–Putnam” theory of naturalkind terms for over 30 years. Although there is one common starting point, the two philosophers began with different motivations and presuppositions, and developed in different ways. Putnam’s publications on the topic evolved over the decades, certainly clarifying and probably modifying his analysis, while Kripke published nothing after 1980. The result is two very different theories about natural kinds and their names. Both accept that the meaning of a naturalkind term is (...)
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  26. Ian Hacking (2007). The Contingencies of Ambiguity. Analysis 67 (296):269–277.
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  27. Ian Hacking (1967). Possibility. Philosophical Review 76 (2):143-168.
  28. Thomas S. Kuhn & Ian Hacking (2012). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition. University of Chicago Press.
     
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  29. Ian Hacking (1975). The Identity of Indiscernibles. Journal of Philosophy 72 (9):249-256.
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  30. Ian Hacking (2011). Why is There Philosophy of Mathematics AT ALL? South African Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):1-15.
    Mathematics plays an inordinate role in the work of many of famous Western philosophers, from the time of Plato, through Husserl and Wittgenstein, and even to the present. Why? This paper points to the experience of learning or making mathematics, with an emphasis on proof. It distinguishes two sources of the perennial impact of mathematics on philosophy. They are classified as Ancient and Enlightenment. Plato is emblematic of the former, and Kant of the latter. The Ancient fascination arises from the (...)
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    Ian Hacking (2012). 'Language, Truth and Reason' 30years Later. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (4):599-609.
    This paper traces the origins of the styles project, originally presented as ‘styles of scientific reasoning’. ‘Styles of scientific thinking & doing’ is a better label; the styles can also be called genres, or, ways of finding out. A. C. Crombie’s template of six fundamentally distinct ones was turned into a philosophical tool, but with a tinge of Paul Feyerabend’s anarchism. Ways of finding out are not defined by necessary and sufficient conditions, but can be recognized as distinct within a (...)
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    Ian Hacking (1967). Slightly More Realistic Personal Probability. Philosophy of Science 34 (4):311-325.
    A person required to risk money on a remote digit of π would, in order to comply fully with the theory [of personal probability] have to compute that digit, though this would really be wasteful if the cost of computation were more than the prize involved. For the postulates of the theory imply that you should behave in accordance with the logical implications of all that you know. Is it possible to improve the theory in this respect, making allowance within (...)
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    Ian Hacking (1994). Memoro-Politics, Trauma and the Soul. History of the Human Sciences 7 (2):29-52.
    The mind very often sets itself on work in search of some hidden idea, and turns as it were the eye of the soul upon it; though sometimes too they start up in our minds of their own accord, and offer themselves to the understanding; and very often are roused and tumbled out of their dark cells into open daylight, by turbulent and tempestuous passions; our affections bringing ideas to our memory, which had otherwise lain quiet and unregarded. (Locke, Essay (...)
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  34. Ian Hacking (1991). On Boyd. Philosophical Studies 61 (1-2):149 - 154.
  35. Ian Hacking (2010). Autistic Autobiography. In Francesca Happé & Uta Frith (eds.), Autism and Talent. OUP/the Royal Society
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  36. Peter Dear, Ian Hacking, Matthew L. Jones, Lorraine Daston & Peter Galison (2012). Objectivity in Historical Perspective. Metascience 21 (1):11-39.
    Objectivity in historical perspective Content Type Journal Article Category Book Symposium Pages 11-39 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9597-2 Authors Peter Dear, Department of History, Cornell University, 435 McGraw Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA Ian Hacking, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, 170 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5R 2M8, Canada Matthew L. Jones, Department of History, Columbia University, 514 Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027, USA Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany (...)
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    Ian Hacking (2003). Indeterminacy in the Past: On the Recent Discussion of Chapter 17 of Rewriting the Soul. History of the Human Sciences 16 (2):117-124.
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    Ian Hacking (1991). The Making and Molding of Child Abuse. Critical Inquiry 17 (2):253.
    Some evil actions are public. Maybe genocide is the most awful. Other evil actions are private, a matter of one person harming another or of self-inflicted injury. Child abuse, in our current reckoning, is the worst of private evils. We want to put a stop to it. We know we can’t do that, not entirely. Human wickedness won’t go away. But we must protect as many children as we can. We want also to discover and help those who have already (...)
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  39. Ian Hacking (1989). Extragalactic Reality: The Case of Gravitational Lensing. Philosophy of Science 56 (4):555-581.
    My Representing and Intervening (1983) concludes with what it calls an experimental argument for scientific realism about entities. The argument is evidently inapplicable to extragalactic astrophysics, but leaves open the possibility that there might be other grounds for scientific realism in that domain. Here I argue for antirealism in astrophysics, although not for any particular kind of antirealism. The argument is conducted by a detailed examination of some current research. It parallels the last chapter of (1983). Both represent the methodological (...)
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    Ian Hacking (2004). Critical Notice of Bernard Williams, Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 34 (1):137-148.
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    Ian Hacking (1997). Review Symposium on John R. Searle John R. Searle, The Construction of Social Reality. London: Allen Lane, 1995. Xviii+ 241 Pp.£ 20.00, ISBN 0-713-99112-7. [REVIEW] History of the Human Sciences 10 (4):83-92.
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  42. Ian Hacking (2012). Introductory Essay. In Thomas S. Kuhn (ed.), The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The University of Chicago Press
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    Ian Hacking (1988). On the Stability of the Laboratory Sciences. Journal of Philosophy 85 (10):507-514.
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    Ian Hacking (2010). Darwin: A Life in Poems. Common Knowledge 16 (2):286-286.
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    Ian Hacking (2013). Hawking Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject. Common Knowledge 19 (3):553-554.
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    Ian Hacking (1979). Michel Foucault's Immature Science. Noûs 13 (1):39-51.
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    Ian Hacking (2013). Hawking Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject by Hélène Mialet (Review). Common Knowledge 19 (3):553-554.
  48. Ian Hacking (1996). The Disunities of the Sciences. In Peter Galison & David Stump (eds.). Stanford University Press--74.
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    Ian Hacking (1972). The Logic of Pascal's Wager. American Philosophical Quarterly 9 (2):186 - 192.
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    Ian Hacking (1988). The Participant Irrealist at Large in the Laboratory. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (3):277-294.
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