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  1. Lee McIntyre (2012). Explaining Explanation: Essays in the Philosophy of the Special Sciences. University Press of America.
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  2. Lee McIntyre (2009). Eric Scerri: Collected Papers on Philosophy of Chemistry. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 11 (3):181-182.
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  3. Lee McIntyre (2007). Emergence and Reduction in Chemistry: Ontological or Epistemological Concepts? Synthese 155 (3):337-343.
    In this paper I argue that the ontological interpretation of the concepts of reduction and emergence is often misleading in the philosophy of science and should nearly always be eschewed in favor of an epistemological interpretation. As a paradigm case, an example is drawn from the philosophy of chemistry to illustrate the drawbacks of “ontological reduction” and “ontological emergence,” and the virtues of an epistemological interpretation of these concepts.
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  4. Davis Baird, Eric R. Scerri & Lee C. McIntyre (eds.) (2006). Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline. Springer.
    This comprehensive volume marks a new standard in scholarship in the still emerging field of the philosophy of chemistry. With selections drawn from a wide range of scholarly disciplines, philosophers, chemists, and historians of science here converge to ask some of the most fundamental questions about the relationship between philosophy and chemistry. What can chemistry teach us about longstanding disputes in the philosophy of science over such issues as reductionism, autonomy, and supervenience? And what new issues may chemistry bring to (...)
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  5. Lee C. McIntyre (2006). Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior. A Bradford Book.
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  6. Davis Baird, Eric Scerri & Lee Mcintyre (2005). Introduction: The Invisibility of Chemistry. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 242:3-18.
     
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  7. Bent Flyvbjerg & Lee McIntyre (2004). Book Reviews-Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How Lt Can Succeed Again. Philosophy of Science 71 (3):418-420.
     
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  8. Lee McIntyre (2004). Intentionality, Pluralism, and Redescription. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (4):493-505.
    Donald Davidson, and others, have sometimes claimed that the subject matter of social science properly consists only of intentional actions. The author disputes this claim and explores an example drawn from social psychology that shows that some social scientific phenomena cannot be explained unless they are redescribed in nonintentional language. Key Words: intentionality • explanation • redescription • social science • Donald Davidson.
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  9. Lee C. McIntyre (2004). Redescription and Descriptivism in the Social Sciences. Behavior and Philosophy 32 (2):453 - 464.
    In its quest to become more scientific, many have held that social science should more closely emulate the methodology of natural science. This has proven difficult and has led some to assert the impossibility of a science of human behavior. I maintain, however, that many critics of empirical social science have misunderstood the foundation for the success of the natural sciences, which is not that they have discovered the "true vocabulary of nature," but—on the contrary—that they have realized the benefits (...)
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  10. Lee C. McIntyre (2003). Taking Underdetermination Seriously. SATS 4 (1):59-72.
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  11. Lee McIntyre (2002). Supervenience and Explanatory Exclusion (Superveniencia y Exclusión Explicativa). Crítica 34 (100):87 - 101.
    This paper argues that there is an inconsistency between Jaegwon Kim's earlier work on supervenience and his more recent work on explanatory exclusion. In his work on supervenience Kim advocates an explanatory agnosticism that, by the time of his later work, is replaced by an endorsement of reductive explanation. My argument is that this tension between Kim's early and later work is unfortunate since explanatory exclusion is highly questionable in its own right and is not reconcilable with his earlier work (...)
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  12. Lee McIntyre (2001). Book Review:Measuring the Intentional World J. D. Trout. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 68 (4):576-.
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  13. Lee C. McIntyre (2001). Accomodation, Prediction, and Confirmation. Perspectives on Science 9 (3):308-323.
    : In this paper I argue that belief in the greater confirmatory value of prediction over accommodation can best be understood as a function of the practice rather than the logic of science. Attempts to account for this asymmetry within the logic of science have revealed no non-arbitrary way to address the problem of underdetermination as it applies to prediction and thus have failed to account for the preference for prediction over accommodation on logical grounds. Instead, I propose a model (...)
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  14. Lee C. McIntyre (2000). Reduction, Supervenience, and the Autonomy of Social Scientific Laws. Theory and Decision 48 (2):101-122.
    Many have felt that it is impossible to defend autonomous laws of social science: where the regularities upheld are law-like it is argued that they are not at base social scientific, and where the phenomena to be explained would seem to require social descriptions, it is argued that laws governing the phenomena are unavailable at that level. But is it possible to develop an ontology that supports the dependence of the social on the physical, while nonetheless supporting the explanatory power (...)
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  15. Lee McIntyre (1999). Davidson and Social Scientific Laws. Synthese 120 (3):375-394.
    This article critically examines Donald Davidson's argument against social scientific laws. Set within the context of his larger thesis of anomalous monism, this piece identifies three main flaws in Davidson's alleged refutation of the possibility of psychological laws, and suggests a collateral flaw within his account of anomalous monism as well.
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  16. Lee McIntyre (1999). The Emergence of the Philosophy of Chemistry. Foundations of Chemistry 1 (1):57-63.
    After a long period of neglect, the philosophy of chemistry is slowly being recognized as a newly emerging branch of the philosophy of science. This paper endorses and defends this emergence given the difficulty of reducing all of the philosophical problems raised by chemistry to those already being considered within the philosophy of physics, and recognition that many of the phenomena in chemistry are epistemologically emergent.
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  17. Lee McIntyre (1999). Teaching the Fallacy of Conversion. Teaching Philosophy 22 (2):135-140.
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  18. Lee McIntyre (1998). Complexity: A Philosopher's Reflections. Complexity 3 (6):26-32.
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  19. Lee Mcintyre (1997). Gould on Laws in Biological Science. Biology and Philosophy 12 (3):357-367.
    Are there laws in evolutionary biology? Stephen J. Gould has argued that there are factors unique to biological theorizing which prevent the formulation of laws in biology, in contradistinction to the case in physics and chemistry. Gould offers the problem of complexity as just such a fundamental barrier to biological laws in general, and to Dollos Law in particular. But I argue that Gould fails to demonstrate: (1) that Dollos Law is not law-like, (2) that the alleged failure of Dollos (...)
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  20. Lee Mcintyre & Eric Scerri (1997). Editorial Introduction. Synthese 111 (3):211-212.
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  21. Eric R. Scerri & Lee McIntyre (1997). The Case for the Philosophy of Chemistry. Synthese 111 (3):213-232.
    The philosophy of chemistry has been sadly neglected by most contempory literature in the philosophy of science. This paper argues that this neglect has been unfortunate and that there is much to be learned from paying greater philosophical attention to the set of issues defined by the philosophy of chemistry. The potential contribution of this field to such current topics as reduction, laws, explanation, and supervenience is explored, as are possible applications of insights gained by such study to the philosophy (...)
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  22. Lee McIntyre (1996). Explanatory Power, Individualism and Neoclassical Economics: Comments on Kincaid. Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (S1):179-181.
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  23. Lee McIntyre (1995). Explanatory Power, Individualism and Neoclassical Economics. Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (Supplement):179-181.
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  24. Lee C. McIntyre (1993). Complexity and Social Scientific Laws. Synthese 97 (2):209 - 227.
    This essay defends the role of law-like explanation in the social sciences by showing that the "argument from complexity" fails to demonstrate a difference in kind between the subject matter of natural and social science. There are problems internal to the argument itself - stemming from reliance on an overly idealized view of natural scientific practice - and reason to think that, based upon an analogy with a more sophisticated understanding of natural science, which makes use of "redescriptions" in the (...)
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  25. Lee C. McIntyre (1993). Editorial Introduction: Empiricism in the Philosophy of Social Science. Synthese 97 (2):159-159.
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