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  1. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (2006). Rhetoric, Induction, and the Free Speech Dilemma. Philosophy of Science 73 (2):175-193.
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  2. Edward Erwin, Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker, Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla, Jeremy Simon & Kim Sterelny (2006). 1. David J. Buller: Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature, David J. Buller: Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature, (Pp. 232-246). [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 73 (2).
     
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  3. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (2003). Meaning and Testability in the Structuralist Theory of Science. Erkenntnis 59 (1):47 - 76.
    The connection between scientific knowledge and our empirical access to realityis not well explained within the structuralist approach to scientific theories. I arguethat this is due to the use of a semantics not rich enough from the philosophical pointof view. My proposal is to employ Sellars–Brandom's inferential semantics to understand how can scientific terms have empirical content, and Hintikka's game-theoretical semantics to analyse how can theories be empirically tested. The main conclusions are that scientific concepts gain their meaning through `basic (...)
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  4. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (2003). Presentation: Darwinism and Social Science: Is There Any Hope for the Reductionist? Theoria 18 (3):255-257.
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  5. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (2003). Peddling Science: An Essay Review of Science Bought and Sold: Essays in the Economics of Science. Philosophy of Science 70 (4):833-839.
    Science Bought and Sold collects a large portion of the most relevant works on the 'economics of scientific knowledge production,' as well as other more recent and unpublished papers on the topic, and the long introductory essay by the editors is an illuminating guide to the field. In this critical notice, I argue that economic theorising about scientific research is providing a peaceful meeting point for many of the combatants in the 'science wars,' one from which both epistemic and political (...)
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  6. Jesus P. Zamora Bonilla (2002). 18 Economists: Truth-Seekers or Rent-Seekers? In Uskali Mäki (ed.), Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Social Construction. Cambridge University Press. 356.
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  7. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (2002). Scientific Inference and the Pursuit of Fame: A Contractarian Approach. Philosophy of Science 69 (2):300-323.
    Methodological norms are seen as rules defining a competitive game, and it is argued that rational recognition‐seeking scientists can reach a collective agreement about which specific norms serve better their individual interests, especially if the choice is made 'under a veil of ignorance', i.e. , before knowing what theory will be proposed by each scientist. Norms for theory assessment are distinguished from norms for theory choice (or inference rules), and it is argued that pursuit of recognition only affects this second (...)
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  8. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (2002). Verisimilitude and the Dynamics of Scientific Research Programmes. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 33 (2):349 - 368.
    Some peculiarities of the evaluation of theories within scientific research programmes (SRPs) and of the assessing of rival SRPs are described assuming that scientists try to maximise an 'epistemic utility function' under economic and institutional constraints. Special attention is given to Lakatos' concepts of 'empirical progress' and 'theoretical progress'. A notion of 'empirical verisimilitude' is defended as an appropriate utility function. The neologism 'methodonomics' is applied to this kind of studies.
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  9. Michael Friedman, Robert DiSalle, J. D. Trout, Shaun Nichols, Maralee Harrell, Clark Glymour, Carl G. Wagner, Kent W. Staley, Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla & Frederick M. Kronz (2002). 10. Interpreting Quantum Field Theory Interpreting Quantum Field Theory (Pp. 348-378). Philosophy of Science 69 (2).
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  10. Jesus P. Zamora Bonilla (2001). Where is Economic Methodology Going? Journal of Economic Methodology 8 (1):135-138.
  11. Jesus P. Zamora Bonilla (2000). Truthlikeness, Rationality and Scientific Method. Synthese 122 (3):321 - 335.
    I. A. Kieseppä's criticism of the methodological use of the theory of verisimilitude, and D. B. Resnik's arguments against the explanation of scientific method by appeal to scientific aims are critically considered. Since the notion of verisimilitude was introduced as an attempt to show that science can be seen as a rational enterprise in the pursuit of truth, defenders of the verisimilitude programme need to show that scientific norms can be interpreted (at least in principle) as rules that try to (...)
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  12. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (1999). Representaciones En la Ciencia: De la Invariancia Estructural a la Significatividad Pragmática. Theoria 14 (2):380-382.
     
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  13. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (1999). The Elementary Economics of Scientific Consensus. Theoria 14 (3):461-488.
    The scientist’s decision of accepting a given proposition is assumed to be dependent on two factors: the scientist’s ‘private’ information about the value of that statement and the proportion of colleagues who also accept it. This interdependence is modelled in an economic fashion, and it is shown that it may lead to multiple equilibria. The main conclusions are that the evolution of scientific knowledge can be path-dependent, that scientific revolutions can be due to very small changes in the empirical evidence, (...)
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  14. Jesùs P. Zamora Bonilla (1996). Verisimilitude, Structuralism and Scientific Progress. Erkenntnis 44 (1):25 - 47.
    An epistemic notion of verisimilitude (as the 'degree in which a theory seems closer to the full truth to a scientific community') is defined in several ways. Application to the structuralist description of theories is carried out by introducing a notion of 'empirical regularity' in structuralist terms. It is argued that these definitions of verisimilitude can be used to give formal reconstructions of scientific methodologies such as falsificationism, conventionalism and normal science.
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  15. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (1995). Moulines Y El Realismo. Theoria 10 (1):193-208.
    Moulines’ arguments against several types of realism in his book Pluralidad y recursion are considered and a defence of scientific realism consistent with structuralism is offered as a plausible answer to Moulines’ criticisms.
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  16. Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla (1993). Un Modele Simple de Aproximación a la Verdad. Theoria 8 (1):135-148.
    The process of scientific investigation is reconstructed as a process of empirical approximation to the truth. This last concept is explicated as a combination of “degree of simmilarity between theory A and the strongest accepted empirical law at moment t” and the “degree of depth of this empirical law”. A number of methodological theorems are proved, and avision of science closer to sophisticated falsificationism is mathematically deduced from our definitions.
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