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    John Preston, Wittgenstein, Hertz and Boltzmann.
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    Doohwan Ahn, Sanda Badescu, Giorgio Baruchello, Raj Nath Bhat, Laura Boileau, Rosalind Carey, Camelia-Mihaela Cmeciu, Alan Goldstone, James Grieve, John Grumley, Grant Havers, Stefan Höjelid, Peter Isackson, Marguerite Johnson, Adrienne Kertzer, J.-Guy Lalande, Clinton R. Long, Joseph Mali, Ben Marsden, Peter Monteath, Michael Edward Moore, Jeff Noonan, Lynda Payne, Joyce Senders Pedersen, Brayton Polka, Lily Polliack, John Preston, Anthony Pym, Marina Ritzarev, Joseph Rouse, Peter N. Saeta, Arthur B. Shostak, Stanley Shostak, Marcia Landy, Kenneth R. Stunkel, I. I. I. Wheeler & Phillip H. Wiebe (2009). Null. The European Legacy 14 (6):731-771.
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    John Preston, The Rise of Western Rationalism: Paul Feyerabend’s Story.
    I summarise certain aspects of Paul Feyerabend’s account of the development of Western rationalism, show the ways in which that account is supposed to run up against an alternative, that of Karl Popper, and then try to give a preliminary comparison of the two. My interest is primarily in whether what Feyerabend called his ‘story’ constitutes a possible history of our epistemic concepts and their trajectory. I express some grave reservations about that story, and about Feyerabend’s framework, finding Popper’s views (...)
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  4. Arthur Donovan, Larry Laudan, Rachel Laudan & John Preston (1994). Scrutinizing Science: Empirical Studies of Scientific Change. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (4):1063-1065.
     
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  5. John M. Preston & John Mark Bishop (eds.) (2002). Views Into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence. Oxford University Press.
    The most famous challenge to computational cognitive science and artificial intelligence is the philosopher John Searle's "Chinese Room" argument.
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    John Preston, Logical Space and Phase-Space.
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  7. John Preston (1997). Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science, and Society. Polity Press.
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    John Preston (2003). Kuhn, Instrumentalism, and the Progress of Science. Social Epistemology 17 (2-3):259-265.
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    John Preston (1995). Has Poincaré's Conventionalism Been Refuted? Ratio 8 (2):193-200.
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    H. J. Glock & John M. Preston (1995). Externalism and First-Person Authority. The Monist 78 (4):515-33.
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    John Preston (forthcoming). Preface to a New Translation of Paul Feyerabend's Science in a Free Society. In Science in a Free Society. Esm (اسم)
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    John Preston (forthcoming). The Rise of Western Rationalism: Paul Feyerabend's Story. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.
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    John Preston, Paul Feyerabend. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    John Preston (1997). Feyerabend's Retreat From Realism. Philosophy of Science 64 (4):431.
    In attempting to assess the legacy of Paul Feyerabend's philosophical work, matters are complicated by the fact that there was a change in his basic orientation towards the philosophy of science around the end of the 1960s. Here I shall indicate one aspect of Feyerabend's divided legacy. My main aims are to sketch the principal themes in his (fairly extensive but little-known) 1990s output, to situate that later output insofar as it bears on the realism/antirealism debate, and (rather precipitously, perhaps) (...)
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    John Preston (2004). Bird, Kuhn, and Positivism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 35 (2):327-335.
    I challenge Alexander Bird’s contention that the divergence between Kuhn’s views and recent philosophy of science is a matter of Kuhn having taken a wrong turn. Bird is right to remind us of Kuhn’s naturalistic tendencies, but these are not clearly an asset, rather than a liability. Kuhn was right to steer clear of extreme referential conceptions of meaning, since these court an unacceptable semantic scepticism. Although he eschewed the concepts of truth and knowledge as philosophers of science have tended (...)
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    John Preston (2008). Hertz, Wittgenstein and Philosophical Method. Philosophical Investigations 31 (1):48–67.
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    John Preston (2001). Luciano Floridi Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (1):197-200.
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    John M. Preston (1997). Feyerabend's Final Relativism. The European Legacy 2 (4):615-620.
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    John Preston (2014). The Fate of Wonder: Wittgenstein’s Critique of Metaphysics and Modernity. [REVIEW] The European Legacy 19 (6):807-809.
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    John Preston (2012). Unthinking Things. The Philosophers' Magazine 57 (57):79-83.
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    John M. Preston (1989). Folk Psychology as Theory or Practice? The Case for Eliminative Materialism. Inquiry 32 (September):277-303.
    One foundation of Eliminative Materialism is the claim that the totality of our ordinary resources for explaining and predicting behaviour, ?Folk Psychology?, constitutes a theoretical scheme, potentially in conflict with other theories of behaviour. Recent attacks upon this claim, as well as the defence by Paul Churchland, are examined and found to be lacking in a suitably realistic conception of theory. By finding such a conception, and by correctly identifying the level of conceptual structures within which Folk Psychology is located, (...)
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    John Preston (2006). Janik on Hertz and the Early Wittgenstein. Grazer Philosophische Studien 73 (1):83-95.
    Various claims have been made about the influence of Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanics on Wittgenstein's work. I consider some such recent claims, made by Allan Janik, to the effect that Hertz exercised a very strong influence on Wittgenstein, early and late. I suggest they are ill-founded, in virtue of misinterpretations either of Hertz, or of Wittgenstein, or of both. I try to set the record straight on issues such as the three criteria Hertz suggests for evaluating scientific 'representations' [Darstellungen] (...)
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    John Preston (1999). Author's Response. Metascience 8 (2):233-243.
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    John M. Preston (ed.) (1998). Thought and Language. Cambridge University Press.
    In this volume, several major twentieth-century philosophers of mind and language make further contributions to the debate.
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    John Preston (1995). Frictionless Philosophy: Paul Feyerabend and Relativism. History of European Ideas 20 (4-6):963-968.
    The version of moral relativism that Paul Feyerabend discusses in his 1991 book "Three Dialogues on Knowledge" is evaluated. It is shown to be in conflict with an essential feature of appraisal vocabulary known as supervenience. This is enough to render this version of relativism untenable. But the way in which Feyerabend defends his relativist principle against the Platonic objection that relativist is self-refuting also involves that might be called semantic nihilism', the idea that nothing can be said to logically (...)
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    John Preston & Steven D. Edwards (1997). Relativism and Conceptual Schemes. The European Legacy 2 (4):599-602.
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    John Preston (2006). Harré on Hertz and the Tractatus. Philosophy 81 (2):357-364.
    The literature on Heinrich Hertz’s influence on Wittgenstein goes back some way. Not all the main commentators discuss or even notice that influence, although it has been particularly emphasised by James Griffin, by Allan Janik and Stephen Toulmin, and by Leonard Goddard and Brenda Judge.
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    John Preston (1997). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (4):1063-1065.
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    John Preston (2008). Mach and Hertz's Mechanics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (1):91-101.
    The place of Heinrich Hertz’s The principles of mechanics in the history of the philosophy of science is disputed. Here I critically assess positivist interpretations, concluding that they are inadequate.There is a group of commentators who seek to align Hertz with positivism, or with specific positivists such as Ernst Mach, who were enormously influential at the time. Max Jammer is prominent among this group, the most recent member of which is Joseph Kockelmans. I begin by discussing what Hertz and Mach (...)
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    John Preston (2008). Cognition and the Brain: The Philosophy and Neuroscience Movement - Edited by Andrew Brook and Kathleen Akins. Philosophical Books 49 (1):68-71.
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    John Preston (1994). Methodology, Epistemology and Conventions: Popper's Bad Start. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:314 - 322.
    Popper's conception of methodology and its relationship to epistemology is examined, and found wanting. Popper argues that positivist criteria of demarcation fail because they are attempts to discover a difference in the natures of empirical science and metaphysics. His alternative to naturalism is that a plausible criterion of demarcation is a proposal for an agreement, or convention. But this conventionalism about methodology is misplaced. Methodological rules are conventions, but which methodological rules are followed by scientists it is not itself a (...)
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    John Preston (2012). Great Books, Bad Arguments: Republic, Leviathan, and The Communist Manifesto. By W. G. Runciman. The European Legacy 17 (7):957-958.
  33. John Preston (2010). Belief and Epistemic Credit. In Richard Menary (ed.), The Extended Mind. MIT Press
     
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    John Preston (2012). What Are Computers (If They're Not Thinking Things)? In S. Barry Cooper (ed.), How the World Computes. 609--615.
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    John Preston (2015). Logical Space and Phase-Space. In Annalisa Coliva, Volker Munz & Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (eds.), Mind, Language and Action: Proceedings of the 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium. De Gruyter 35-44.
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    John M. Preston (1995). Current Periodical Articles 709. The Monist 78 (4).
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    John Preston (1994). PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science. Philosophical Books 35 (2):136-137.
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    John Preston (1992). On Some Objections to Relativism. Ratio 5 (1):57-73.
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    John Preston (2008). Elucidating the Tractatus: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language – by Marie McGinn. Philosophical Investigations 31 (3):268–272.
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    John Preston (1992). Human Consciousness. Cogito 6 (1):47-49.
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  41. P. K. Feyerabend & John Preston (2001). Knowledge, Science and Relativism. Philosophical Papers, Volume 3. Philosophy 76 (295):158-161.
     
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    John Preston (1994). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (4):1063-1065.
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    John Preston (2006). Hertz and the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: A Reply To. Philosophy 81:365.
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    John Preston (2000). Conquest of Abundance: A Tale of Abstraction Versus the Richness of Being by Paul Feyerabend, Edited by Bert Terpstra University of Chicago Press, 2000, XVIII + 285pp. [REVIEW] Philosophy 75 (4):613-626.
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    John Preston (2007). Lützen on Hertz's Mechanics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (1):260-267.
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    W. Jones, James Brown, W. Mander, Wladyslaw Krajewski & John Preston (1995). Reviews of Science as Salvation: A Modern Myth and its Meaning, Mary Midgley, 1994. London, Routledge X +256pp., Hb 04 15062713, £35; Pb 04 15107733, £8.99 Philosophical Naturalism, David Papineau, 1993 Oxford, Basil Blackwell XII +219pp., Hb 0631189025, £40; Pb 0631189033, £14.99 F. H. Bradley, Writings on Logic and Metaphysics, James W. Allard & Guy Stock , 1994. Oxford, Clarendon Press XV+357pp, Hb 0-198-24445-2, £40.00; Pb 0-198-24438-X, £14.95 Invariance and Heuristics: Essays in Honour of Heinz Post, Steven French & Harmke Kamminga , 1993 Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 148 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht Beyond Reason: Essays on the Philosophy of Paul Feyerabend, Gonzalo Munévar , 1991. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers XXI + 535pp., Hb, Isbn 0-7923-1272-4, £104.20 World Changes: Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science, Paul Horwich , 1993. Cambridge, Ma, Bradford Books/MIT Press VI + 356pp., Pb, Isbn 0262581388, £14.95 Realism Rescued: How Scientific. [REVIEW] International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 9 (2):157-188.
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    John Preston (2007). Thomas Kuhn's Revolution: An Historical Philosophy of Science – by James A. Marcum. Ratio 20 (3):352–354.
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    John Preston (1997). Coming to Our Senses By Devitt Michael Cambridge University Press, 1996, Pp. 338. Philosophy 72 (281):464-.
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    John Preston (1997). Introduction: Thought as Language. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 42:1-.
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  50. John Preston (1996). Nancy Cartwright, Jordi Cat, Lola Fleck and Thomas Uebel, Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 16 (5):322-324.
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