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  1. Matti Sintonen (forthcoming). Knowing and Making: Kantian Themes in Hintikka's Philosophy. Grazer Philosophische Studien.
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  2. Matti Sintonen (2010). Scientific Realism, the New Mechanical Philosophers, and the Friends of Modelling. In. In F. Stadler, D. Dieks, W. Gonzales, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel & M. Weber (eds.), The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Springer. 257--281.
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  3. Sami Pihlström, Panu Raatikainen & Matti Sintonen (eds.) (2007). Approaching Truth: Essays in Honour of Ilkka Niiniluoto. College Publications.
     
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  4. Matti Sintonen (2005). Scientific Explanation: Conclusiveness Conditions on Explanation-Seeking Questions. Synthese 143 (1-2):179 - 205.
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  5. Ilkka Niiniluoto, Matti Sintonen & Jan Wolenski (eds.) (2004). Handbook of Epistemology. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Pub.
    The twenty-eight essays in this Handbook, all by leading experts in the field, provide the most extensive treatment of various epistemological problems, ...
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  6. Matti Sintonen (2004). Argument, Inference and Reasoning-Integrating Induction and Deduction. In Friedrich Stadler (ed.), Induction and Deduction in the Sciences. Springer. 121.
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  7. Matti Sintonen (2004). Reasoning to Hypotheses: Where Do Questions Come? Foundations of Science 9 (3):249-266.
    Detectives and scientists are in the business of reasoning from observations to explanations. This they often do by raising cunning questionsduring their inquiries. But to substantiate this claim we need to know how questions arise and how they are nurtured into more specific hypotheses. I shall discuss what the problem is, and then introduce the so-called interrogative model of inquiry which makes use of an explicit logic of questions. On this view, a discovery processes can be represented as a model-based (...)
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  8. Matti Sintonen & Mika Kiikeri (2004). Scientific Discovery. In. In M. Sintonen, J. Wolenski & I. Niiniluoto (eds.), Handbook of Epistemology. Kluwer. 205--253.
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  9. Matti Sintonen (2003). Realism and Growth of Knowledge—Philosophy of Science Since Eino Kaila. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 80 (1):285-326.
    Finland is internationally known as one of the leading centers of twentieth century analytic philosophy. This volume offers for the first time an overall survey of the Finnish analytic school. The rise of this trend is illustrated by original articles of Edward Westermarck, Eino Kaila, Georg Henrik von Wright, and Jaakko Hintikka. Contributions of Finnish philosophers are then systematically discussed in the fields of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, history of philosophy, ethics and social philosophy. Metaphilosophical reflections on (...)
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  10. Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski & Kaarlo Miller (eds.) (2003). Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Realism in Action is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants. A particular emphasis is laid on trust, commitments and social institutions, on the possibility of grounding (...)
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  11. Kai Hakkarainen & Matti Sintonen (2002). The Interrogative Model of Inquiry and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Science and Education 11 (1):25-43.
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  12. Matti Sintonen (1999). Creativity and Discovery. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1999:239-247.
    In what follows, I want to discuss two particular—though broad—topics that have been raised by recent advances in cognitive science and science studies. First, the role of creativity in scientists’ self-understanding has changed dramatically through centuries and, with help from our friends in cognitive science, it is now possible to go beyond the so-called scientific imagination. I shall also suggest that creativity requires persistence over a long period. In our times of immediate gratification, this is an increasingly difficult mental disposition (...)
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  13. Matti Sintonen (1999). Why Questions, and Why Just Why-Questions? Synthese 120 (1):125-135.
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  14. Matti Sintonen (1998). Book Review:Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge Deborah Mayo. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 65 (2):370-.
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  15. Matti Sintonen (1997). Explanation: The Fifth Decade. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 51:225-238.
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  16. Matti Sintonen (1994). Knowing and Making. Grazer Philosophische Studien 49:121-134.
    Jaakko Hintikka's Kantianism in philosophy of logic and mathematics is known to go further than Kant's own, for he argues that mathematical reasoning involves the "language-games" of seeking and finding. Therefore, logic mirrors the structure of this activity. But Hintikka also pushes the Copemican Revolution further to epistemology and philosophy of science. He agrees that "reason has insight only into what which it produces after a plan of ist own", but gives the idea a new logical turn. Kant thought that (...)
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  17. Matti Sintonen (1993). In Search of Explanations: From Why-Questions to Shakespearean Questions. Philosophica 51 (1):55-81.
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  18. Matti Sintonen (1991). How Evolutionary Theory Faces the Reality. Synthese 89 (1):163 - 183.
    The paper sketches an account of explanatory practice in which explanations are viewed as answers to explanation-requiring questions. To avoid difficulties in previous proposals, the paper uses the structuralist account of theory structure, arguing that theories are complex and evolving entities formed around a conceptual core and a set of intended applications. The argument is that this view does better justice to theories which involve a number of different kinds of theory-elements to give narrative explanations. Theories are, among other things, (...)
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  19. Matti Sintonen (1990). Darwin's Long and Short Arguments. Philosophy of Science 57 (4):677-689.
    Doren Recker has criticized the prevailing accounts of Darwin's argument for the theory of natural selection in the Origin of Species. In this note I argue that Recker fails to distinguish between a deductive short argument for the principle of natural selection, and a non-deductive, long argument which aims at establishing that the principle has explanatory power in the various domains of application. I shall try to show that the semantic view of theories, especially in its structuralist form, makes it (...)
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  20. Matti Sintonen (1990). How to Put Questions to Nature. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 27:267-284.
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  21. Matti Sintonen (1989). Explanation: In Search of the Rationale. In Philip Kitcher & Wesley Salmon (eds.), Scientific Explanation. Univ of Minnesota Pr. 13--253.
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  22. Matti Sintonen (1989). Theory Autonomy and Future Promise. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (3):488.
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  23. Matti Sintonen (1986). Selectivity and Theory Choice. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:364 - 373.
    Several writers have maintained that the Kuhnian revolution in philosophy of science amounts, in part, to an increased appreciation of the role of value judgments and decisions in theory appraisal. This paper argues that, Laudan's recent skeptical remarks notwithstanding, recourse to subjective criteria in the application and weighing of shared choice criteria makes good sense. The paper also shows how the structuralist theory-notion, which should be congenial to Kuhn on independent grounds, helps to locate and explicate some vague and ambiguous (...)
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  24. Matti Sintonen (1985). Separating Problems From Their Backgrounds: A Question-Theoretic Proposal. Communication and Cognition 18 (1-2).
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  25. Matti Sintonen (1984). Erklärung-Begründung-Kausalität. Grazer Philosophische Studien 22:179-191.
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  26. Matti Sintonen (1984). On the Logic of Why-Questions. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:168 - 176.
    The paper explores two ways in which the logic of questions might aid in the understanding of explanations. First, the "logic" of question-answer sequences imposes constraints on what answers are acceptable for an inquirer. Secondly, there are field- specific type-requirements built into questions. There is always more to a question than meets the potential answerer's ear. It is argued that, since there are nonepistemic presuppositions of why-questions, there are no interesting necessary and sufficient conditions for all explanations. Explanations are a (...)
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  27. Matti Sintonen (1984). The Pragmatics of Scientific Explanation. Academic Bookstore [Distributor].
     
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  28. Matti Sintonen (1984). The Pragmatics of Explanation. Acta Philosophica Fennica 37.
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  29. Matti Sintonen (1982). Realism and Understanding. Synthese 52 (3):347 - 378.
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  30. Matti Sintonen (1979). On Legal Interpretation. In Aleksander Peczenik & Jyrki Uusitalo (eds.), Reasoning on Legal Reasoning. Society of Finnish Lawyers. 6--175.
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