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  1. John Wettersten (forthcoming). Book Review: A Realist Philosophy of Social Science, by Peter T. Manicas. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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  2. J. Wettersten (2012). Reply to Tuomela's Reply to My Reply. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (1):124-125.
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  3. John Wettersten (2012). The Rationality of Extremists: A Talmonist Insight We Need to Respond To. Social Epistemology 26 (1):31-53.
    Extremists who have been well educated in science are quite common, but nevertheless puzzling. How can individuals with high levels of scientific education fall prey to irrationalist ideologies? Implicit assumptions about rationality may lead to tremendous and conspicuous developments. When correction of social deficits is seen as a pressing problem, it is quite common that individuals conclude that some religious or political system contains the all-encompassing answer, if only it is applied with sufficiently high standards. Implicit assumptions about rationally high (...)
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  4. J. Wettersten (2010). Reply to Tuomela. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (3):518-522.
    Raimo Tuomola has complained that my critical review of his The Philosophy of Sociality is superficial, that I have not presented, even that I have misrepresented his work, and that I have neglected its virtues, which others have praised. I reject his complaint about the content of my review as unwarranted in an open society, as he demands that I take his work on his own terms. I defend my view of the place of his work in the analytic tradition, (...)
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  5. J. Wettersten (2009). Book Review: Tuomela, Raimo. (2007). The Philosophy of Sociality. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (3):531-534.
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  6. John Wettersten (2009). Popper and Sen on Rationality and Economics: Two (Independent) Wrong Turns Can Be Remedied with the Same Program. In. In Zuzana Parusniková & R. S. Cohen (eds.), Rethinking Popper. Springer. 369--378.
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  7. J. Wettersten (2008). Book Review: Manicas, P. T. (2006). A Realist Philosophy of Social Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (2):298-303.
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  8. J. Wettersten (2008). Book Review: Brannigan, A. (2004). The Rise and Fall of Social Psychology: The Use and Misuse of Experimental Method. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (4):551-560.
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  9. John Wettersten (2007). Do Fallibilist Accounts of the Growth of Knowledge Underestimate and Endanger Science? Ratio 20 (2):219–235.
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  10. John Wettersten (2007). Philosophical Anthropology Can Help Social Scientists Learn From Empirical Tests. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 37 (3):295–318.
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  11. John Wettersten (2007). Popper's Theory of the Closed Society Conflicts with His Theory of Research. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (2):185-209.
    Popper's theory of the attraction of closed societies conflicts with his theory of research: the former sees rational thought as contrary to man's nature, whereas the latter sees it as an innate psychological process. This conflict arose because Popper developed a theory of the movement from the closed society—Heimat—to civilized society, which sees civilized society as a burden, before he adapted Selz's view of directed thought processes as problem solving, which sees rationality as natural. Rejecting the earlier view and retaining (...)
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  12. J. Wettersten (2006). Book Review: Karl R. Popper, Bibliographie 1925-2004. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (2):248-248.
  13. J. Wettersten (2006). Karl R. Popper, Bibliographie 1925-2004 by Manfred Lube. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (2):248.
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  14. John Wettersten (2006). Essay Review ofThe Republic of Science: The Emergence of Popper's Social View of Science. Philosophy of Science 73 (1):108-121.
  15. John Wettersten (2006). Put Tenure in Today's Social Context. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (6):585-586.
    Tenure should not be judged on its ability to promote whistle-blowing. Because the process of getting tenure may weed out those who might later need it, reform is called for. Reform of tenure must take into account not only the Salieri-effect, but also Thomas Kuhn's popular philosophical attack on independent thought and the tendency towards the use of minimal standards, resulting from the professionalization of research, to block work which is more than minimal. Reform of various institutions to encourage autonomy (...)
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  16. John Wettersten (2005). New Insights on Young Popper. Journal of the History of Ideas 66 (4):603-631.
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  17. John Wettersten (2005). Popper's Historical Role: Innovative Dissident. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science 36 (1):119 - 133.
    Whether Popper's philosophy will be used widely enough to shape the philosophy of science in the future will determine what his role in the history of the philosophy of science will be. The choice is that between the quest for deeper understanding of science and society, on the one hand, and the maintenance of old and comfortable views, on the other. Although in the past comfort has normally won out, progress has been made by dissidents such as Maimon and Whewell. (...)
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  18. John Wettersten (2004). Searching for the Holy in the Ascent of Imre Lakatos. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (1):84-150.
    Bernard Lavor and John Kadvany argue that Lakatos’s Hegelian approach to the philosophy of mathematics and science enabled him to overcome all competing philosophies. His use of the approach Hegel developed in his Phenomenology enabled him to show how mathematics and science develop, how they are open-ended, and that they are not subject to rules, even though their rationality may be understood after the fact. Hegel showed Lakatos how to falsify the past to make progress in the present. A critique (...)
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  19. John Wettersten (2003). Autonomy or Heteronomy? That is the Question. Social Epistemology 17 (2-3):317-320.
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  20. John Wettersten (2002). Problems and Meaning Today: What Can We Learn From Hattiangadi's Failed Attempt to Explain Them Together? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (4):487-536.
  21. J. Wettersten (1999). New Problems After Popper. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 (1):146-154.
  22. John Wettersten (1999). How Can We Increase the Fruitfulness of Popper's Methodological Individualism? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 (4):517-526.
  23. John Wettersten (1998). Review Symposium on Searle : III. The Analytical Study of Social Ontology: Breakthrough or Cul-de-Sac? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (1):132-151.
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  24. John Wettersten (1998). Welche wissenschaftstheoretischen Probleme stellen ad-hoc-Hypothesen heute? Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 52 (4):589 - 609.
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  25. John Wettersten (1996). After Popper. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 26 (1):92-112.
  26. John Wettersten (1995). Braucht die Wissenschaft methodologische Regeln? Conceptus 28 (73):255-270.
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  27. John Wettersten (1995). Styles of Rationality. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (1):69-98.
    This article discusses the following: (i) The acceptability of diverse styles of rationality suggests replacing concern for uniqueness with that for coordination, (ii) Popper's lowering of the standard of rationality increases its scope insufficiently, (iii) Bartley's making the standard comprehensive increases its scope excessively, (iv) the pluralist view of rationality as partial (i.e., of Jarvie and Agassi) is better, but its ranking of all rationality eliminates choice of styles, (v) styles diversify the standards of rationality, (viii) rationality is not merely (...)
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  28. John Wettersten (1994). Beyond Natural Selection. Review of Metaphysics 47 (3):645-647.
  29. John Wettersten (1994). William Whewell: Problems of Induction Vs. Problems of Rationality. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):716-742.
    The question whether attempts to vindicate induction should be abandoned in favor of (other) problems of rationality is pressing and difficult. How may we decide rationally when standards for rationality are at issue? It may be useful to first know how we have decided in the past. Whewell's philosophy of science and the reaction to it are discussed. Whewell's contemporaries mistakenly thought that only an inductivist research program could produce an adequate theory of rationality. But this very move violated their (...)
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  30. John Wettersten (1993). Rethinking Whewell. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (4):481-515.
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  31. J. Wettersten (1992). Book Reviews : Malcolm Budd, Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology. Routledge, London and New York, 1989. Pp. 186, $39.95. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (4):515-519.
  32. John Wettersten (1992). The Roots of Critical Rationalism. Rodopi.
    Foreword I. Critical rationalism is a genuinely new philosophical perspective. It is not, however, one systematic view. The development of it by Popper and ...
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  33. John Wettersten (1991). The Fleck Affair: Fashionsv.Heritage. Inquiry 34 (4):475-498.
    The problem of how to handle interesting but ignored thinkers of the past is discussed through an analysis of the case of Ludwik Fleck. Fleck was totally ignored in the ?30s and declared an important thinker in the 70s and ?80s. In the first case fashion ignored him and in the second it praised him. The praise has been as poor as the silence was unjust. We may do such thinkers more justice if we recognize that intellectual society is fickle, (...)
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  34. John Wettersten (1990). Integrating Psychology and Methodology. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 21 (2):293-308.
    Summary The importance of the problem of how to integrate psychology and methodology was rediscovered by Oswald Külpe. He noted that Wundt's psychology was inadequate and that a new methodology was needed to construct an alternative. Külpe made real progress but his program turned out to be quite difficult: he had no appropriate method for integrating the two fields. August Messer tried to fill the gap but failed. The problem was largely dropped due to poor methods at hand for studying (...)
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  35. Joseph Agassi & John Wettersten (1987). The Philosophy of Common Sense. Philosophia 17 (4):421-438.
    Philosophers wanted commonsense to fight skepticism. They hypostasized and destroyed it. Commonsense is skeptical--Bound by a sense of proportion and of limitation. A scarce commodity, At times supported, At times transcended by science, Commonsense has to be taken account of by the critical-Realistic theory of science. James clerk maxwell's view of today's science as tomorrow's commonsense is the point of departure. It is wonderful but overlooks the value of the sense of proportion.
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  36. John Wettersten (1987). Achievement and Autonomy in Intellectual Society. Philosophia 17 (1):55-75.
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  37. John Wettersten (1987). On Two Non-Justificationist Theories. In. In Joseph Agassi & I. C. Jarvie (eds.), Rationality: The Critical View. Distributors for the U.S. And Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers. 339--341.
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  38. John R. Wettersten (1987). Can the Mentally Ill Be Autonomous? Philosophica 40.
  39. John R. Wettersten & Joseph Agassi (1987). The Choice of Problems and the Limits of Reason. In. In Joseph Agassi & I. C. Jarvie (eds.), Rationality: The Critical View. Distributors for the U.S. And Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers. 281--296.
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  40. John Wettersten, Arno Hoven, Thomas Kornbichler, Johann Peter Regelmann & Helmut Nobis (1987). Rezensionen. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 18 (1-2):322-354.
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  41. John Wettersten (1985). On Conservative and Adventurous Styles of Scientific Research. Minerva 23 (4):443-463.
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  42. John Wettersten (1985). The Road Through Würzburg, Vienna and Göttingen. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (4):487-505.
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  43. John Wettersten (1985). The Road Through Wfirzburg, Gottingen and Vienna. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (4).
     
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  44. John R. Wettersten, Dieter Zittlau, Thomas Kornbichler & Lothar Schäfer (1985). Rezensionen. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 16 (1):167-187.
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  45. Roderick M. Chisholm, John Corcoran, Jorge Gracia, L. S. Carrier, T. N. Pelegrinis, Alfred L. Ivry, D. S. Clarke, Leo Rauch, Robert Young, Michael J. Loux, Rita Nolan, Gerald Vision, E. D. Klemke, Ruth Anna Putnam, Edward S. Reed, Maurice Mandelbaum, John Wettersten & Rachel Shihor (1983). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Philosophia 13 (1-2):359-362.
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  46. John Wettersten (1983). The Sociology of Knowledge Vs. The Sociology of Science: A Conundrum and an Alternative. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 13 (3):325-333.
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  47. Terry M. Goode & John R. Wettersten (1982). How Do We Learn From Argument? Toward an Account of the Logic of Problems. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 12 (4):673 - 689.
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  48. Peggy Marchi, Joseph Agassi & John R. Wettersten (1982). The Death of Heuristic? Philosophia 11 (3-4):249-276.
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  49. Verloren van Themaat & John R. Wettersten (1982). Rezensionen. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 13 (1):75-75.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft Jahrgang: 21 Heft: 2 Seiten: i-ii.
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  50. John Wettersten (1982). Towards a Rational Anthropology. Grazer Philosophische Studien 15:163-174.
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