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  1. Maarten Franssen, Peter Kroes, Pieter Vermaas & Thomas A. C. Reydon (eds.) (2013). Artefact Kinds: Ontology and the Human-Made World. Synthese Library.
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  2. Maarten Franssen (2012). Analytic Philosophy of Technology. In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  3. Maarten Franssen & Peter Kroes (2012). Sociotechnical Systems. In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  4. Maarten Franssen, Philosophy of Technology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  5. Philip J. Nickel, Maarten Franssen & Peter Kroes (2010). Can We Make Sense of the Notion of Trustworthy Technology? Knowledge, Technology and Policy 23 (3-4):429-444.
    In this paper we raise the question whether technological artifacts can properly speaking be trusted or said to be trustworthy. First, we set out some prevalent accounts of trust and trustworthiness and explain how they compare with the engineer’s notion of reliability. We distinguish between pure rational-choice accounts of trust, which do not differ in principle from mere judgments of reliability, and what we call “motivation-attributing” accounts of trust, which attribute specific motivations to trustworthy entities. Then we consider some examples (...)
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  6. Maarten Franssen (2009). Artefacts and Normativity. In Anthonie W. M. Meijers (ed.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Science. 9--923.
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  7. Maarten Franssen (2009). Creations of the Mind: Theories of Artifacts and Their Representation. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 23 (3):334-337.
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  8. Maarten Franssen (2009). The Inherent Normativity of Functions in Biology and Technology. In Ulrich Krohs & Peter Kroes (eds.), Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives. Mit Press.
     
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  9. Sjoerd D. Zwart & Maarten Franssen (2007). An Impossibility Theorem for Verisimilitude. Synthese 158 (1):75 - 92.
    In this paper, we show that Arrow’s well-known impossibility theorem is instrumental in bringing the ongoing discussion about verisimilitude to a more general level of abstraction. After some preparatory technical steps, we show that Arrow’s requirements for voting procedures in social choice are also natural desiderata for a general verisimilitude definition that places content and likeness considerations on the same footing. Our main result states that no qualitative unifying procedure of a functional form can simultaneously satisfy the requirements of Unanimity, (...)
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  10. Maarten Franssen (2006). The Normativity of Artefacts. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (1):42-57.
    Part of the distinction between artefacts, objects made by humans for particular purposes, and natural objects is that artefacts are subject to normative judgments. In this paper I investigate how such judgments fit into the domain of the normative in general and what the grounds for their normativity are. Taking as a starting point a general characterization of normativity proposed by Dancy, I argue how statements such as 'this is a good drill' or 'this drill is malfunctioning' can be seen (...)
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  11. Maarten Franssen (2005). Design Research Programs. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 84 (1):139-153.
    In this paper Kuipers' set-theoretic approach to scientific research programs as applied to design research programs is reviewed. The main criticism is that this approach, through its conception of properties as "atomic," cannot do justice to the fact that most properties that matter in design problems come in degrees. Thus the approach offers no help with a main difficulty in design problems: that of evaluating different design concepts or prototypes when multiple features or properties, each of which giving rise to (...)
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  12. Maarten Franssen (2004). Learning and Coordination: Inductive Deliberation, Equilibrium, and Convention, by Peter Vanderschraaf. Routledge 2001, XX + 222 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 20 (2):389-395.
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  13. Maarten Franssen (2002). Rationeel geloof. Rationele-keuzetheorie en wetenschapsfilosofie. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Wijsbegeerte 94 (1).
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  14. Maarten Franssen (1994). Constrained Maximization Reconsidered — an Elaboration and Critique of Gauthier's Modelling of Rational Cooperation in a Single Prisoner's Dilemma. Synthese 101 (2):249 - 272.
    Gauthier's argument for constrained maximization, presented inMorals by Agreement, is perfected by taking into account the possibility of accidental exploitation and discussing the limitations on the values of the parameters which measure the translucency of the actors. Gauthier's argument is nevertheless shown to be defective concerning the rationality of constrained maximization as a strategic choice. It can be argued that it applies only to a single actor entering a population of individuals who are themselves not rational actors but simple rule-followers. (...)
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  15. Maarten Franssen (1993). Did King Alfonso of Castile Really Want to Advise God Against the Ptolemaic System? The Legend in History. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (3):313-325.
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