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  1. John Losee (2013). Complementarity, Causality, and Explanation. Transaction Publishers.
    Philosophers have discussed the relationship of cause and effect from ancient times through our own. In this succinct review of the history of these discussions, This work presents the philosophical background of debates over the cause-effect relation. The author reviews the positions of Aristotle, René Descartes, Isaac Newton, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill. He shows how nineteenth-century theories in physics and chemistry were informed by a dominant theory of causality and how specific developments in physics provided the (...)
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  2. John Losee (2011). Theories of Causality. Transaction Publishers.
    What types of entities qualify as "causes" and "effects"? What is the relationship between cause and effect? How are causal claims to be assessed? The first question deals with the structure of the world; the second is about theories that interpret the relationship of causes to effects; while the third has to do with proper procedure in science and everyday life. This volume is a wide-ranging history of answers that have been given to these three questions, and their relationship to (...)
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  3. John Losee (2004). Theories of Scientific Progress: An Introduction. Routledge.
    What is the nature of scientific progress, and what makes it possible? When we look back at the scientific theories of the past and compare them to the state of science today, there seems little doubt that we have made progress. But how have we made this progress? Is it a continuous process, which gradually incorporates past successes into present theories, or are entrenched theories overthrown by superior competitors in a revolutionary manner? Theories of Scientific Progress presents the arguments for (...)
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  4. John Losee (2001). A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Fourth Edition. Philosophy 8 (1).
    Designed for those coming to the subject for the first time, this introduction offers a historical exposition of the differing views on the philosophy of science. In this new edition, John Losee also covers contemporary developments within the discipline, incorporating recent work on theory-appraisal, experimental practice, the debate over scientific realism, and the philosophy of biology. (publisher, edited).
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  5. Barry Gower & John Losee (1998). Reviews-Scientific Method: An Historical and Philosophical Introduction. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (3):508-510.
  6. John Losee (1998). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (3):508-510.
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  7. John Losee (1993). A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press.
    This new edition brings up to date this accessible study of the philosophy of science. Since the time of Plato and Aristotle, scientists and philosophers have raised questions about the proper evaluation of scientific interpretations. A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science is an exposition of differing viewpoints on issues such as the distinction between scientific inquiry and other types of interpretation, the relationship between theories and observation reports; the evaluation of competing theories; and the nature of progress in (...)
     
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  8. John Losee (1992). Hume's Demarcation Project. Hume Studies 18 (1):51-62.
  9. John Losee (1992). Herbert Simon on Scientific Discovery. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 6 (1):41 – 43.
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  10. John Losee (1987). Philosophy of Science and Historical Enquiry. Oxford University Press.
    Philosophy of science and history of science are both interpretations of scientific practice, and the relationship between these two disciplines can take various forms: they may be mutually exclusive, interdependent, or related by inclusion. Much depends on whether philosophy of science is taken to be a prescriptive or a descriptive science. This book is concerned with the nature of the relationship between philosophy of science and history of science, and sheds new light on our understanding of those activities that comprise (...)
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  11. John Losee (1986). Shapere's Project for a Nonpresuppositionist Philosophy of Science. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (2):223-229.
  12. John Losee (1985). Great Scientific Experiments: Twenty Experiments That Changed Our View of the World by Rom Harre. [REVIEW] Isis 76:92-93.
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  13. John Losee (1983). Whewell and Mill on the Relation Between Philosophy of Science and History of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 14 (2):113-126.
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  14. John Losee (1978). Laudan on Progress in Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 9 (4):333-340.
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  15. John Losee (1978). Wissenschaftstheorie. Eine historische Einführung. Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 32 (4):640-644.
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  16. John Losee (1977). Limitations of an Evolutionist Philosophy of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 8 (4):349-352.
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  17. John Losee (1976). The Justification of Scientific Change by Carl Kordig. [REVIEW] Isis 67:622-624.
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  18. John Losee (1964). The Use of Philosophical Arguments in Quantum Physics. Philosophy of Science 31 (1):10-17.
    Two types of philosophical arguments are employed by the defenders and critics of the Copenhagen Interpretation. One type of argument is a confrontation of an opponent's interpretation with criteria of demarcation and criteria of acceptability. The purpose of such arguments is either to exclude an opponent's interpretation from the range of permissible discourse in quantum physics, or to establish the inadequacy of an opponent's interpretation. A second type of argument is a justification of the value, or utility, of the criteria (...)
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  19. John Losee (1963). Two Proposed Demarcations for Theological Statements. The Monist 47 (3):455-465.
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