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  1. Martti Kuokkanen & Matti Häyry (2000). Idealization in Ethics Outlining a Formal Moral Metatheory. Axiomathes 11 (1-3):21-35.
    In this paper we shall show that structuralist constraints applied to moral idealizations, have applications in critical ethical argumentation. Moreover, we developed some systematic concepts which may be used to evaluate the relevance and adequacy of descriptions of moral problems relative to given idealizing moral perspectives. Finally, it is shown that any two moral perspectives are comparable via the Kemeny-Snell measure of distance of rankings.
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  2. Matti Häyry & Martti Kuokkanen (1995). Universal Altruism and the Sacrifice of the Innocent. Social Philosophy Today 11:161-171.
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  3. Martti Kuokkanen & Timo Tuomivaara (1994). The Threshold Model of Scientific Change and the Continuity of Scientific Knowledge. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 25 (2):327 - 335.
    The continuity thesis of the Poznań school threshold model of the growth of scientific knowledge is considered in the light of the example of Van der Waals' and Boyle-Mariotte's laws. It is argued - using both traditional logical means and the structuralist reconstruction of the example - that the continuity thesis does not hold. A distinction between 'a historical and a systematic point of view' is introduced and it is argued that the continuity thesis of the threshold model presupposes the (...)
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  4. Martti Kuokkanen (1993). On the Structuralist Constraints in Social Scientific Theorizing. Theory and Decision 35 (1):19-54.
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  5. Martti Kuokkanen (1993). Structuralist Constraints and Mathematical Social Theorizing. Erkenntnis 38 (3):351 - 370.
    Several case studies and theoretical reports indicate that the structuralist concept of a constraint has a central role in the reconstruction of physical theories. It is surprising that there is, in the literature, only little theoretical discussion on the relevance of constraints for the reconstruction of social scientific theories. Almost all structuralist reconstructions of social theorizing are vacuously constrained. Consequently, constraints are methodologically irrelevant.In this paper I try to show that there really exist constraint-type assumptions in mathematical modelling in the (...)
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  6. Martti Kuokkanen (1992). A Critical Comment on Nowak's Recent View on Idealization and Concretization of Scientific Laws — a Discussion Note. Erkenntnis 36 (1):113 - 116.
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  7. Martti Kuokkanen (1990). The Hierarchical Structure of Testing Theories. Erkenntnis 32 (2):235 - 267.
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  8. Gabriel Sandu & Martti Kuokkanen (1990). On Social Rights. Ratio Juris 3 (1):89-94.
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  9. Martti Kuokkanen (1989). Critical Studies in the Structuralist Theory of Science. Dept. Of Philosophy, University of Helsinki.
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  10. Martti Kuokkanen (1988). The Poznań School Methodology of Idealization and Concretization From the Point of View of a Revised Structuralist Theory Conception. Erkenntnis 28 (1):97 - 115.
    My thesis is that some methodological ideas of the Pozna school, i.e., the principles of idealization and concretization (factualization), and the correspondence principle can be represented rather successfully using the relations of theoretization and specialization of revised structuralism.Let n(i), t(j)> (i=1,...m, j=1,...k) denote the conceptual apparatus of a theory T, and a class M={} (i=1,...m, j=1,...k) the models of T. The n-components refer to the values of dependent variables and t-components to the values of independent variables of the theory. The (...)
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  11. Martti Kuokkanen (1986). On Conceptual Correlation. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 25 (3):371 - 401.
    In the present paper Cohen's and Lee's theory of social conformity and Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance are first reconstructed according to a revised form of the so-called “structuralist theory-conception” developed by Sneed and Stegmüller with their collaborators. Then the two theories are conceptually correlated in the sense of a technical notion of conceptual correlation which can be shown to be an essential generalization of the theory-relations handled by the structuralists.It will turn out that there is no unique way to (...)
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