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  1. Steven E. Wallis (2010). Toward a Science of Metatheory. Integral Review 6 (3):73-120.score: 24.0
    In this article, I explore the field of metatheory with two goals. My first goal is to present a clear understanding of what metatheory “is” based on a collection of over twenty definitions of the term. My second goal is to present a preliminary investigation into how metatheory might be understood as a science. From that perspective, I present some strengths and weaknesses of our field and suggest steps to make metatheory more rigorous, more scientific, and (...)
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  2. Steven E. Wallis, Does Ken Wilber Offer a Good Metatheory? Reading Room.score: 24.0
    In evaluating a metatheory, it is possible and desirable to use methods found in critical metatheory. In this post, I use such tools to rigorously analyze and quantify the internal logical structure of Wilber's metatheory. The results show that Wilber's metatheory is unlikely to be of much use in practical application and that it has much room for growth and improvement.
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  3. Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand (1996). Cultural Psychology as Metatheory. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 16 (1):30-48.score: 21.0
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  4. Andrew Bacon (2013). Non-Classical Metatheory for Non-Classical Logics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 42 (2):335-355.score: 18.0
    A number of authors have objected to the application of non-classical logic to problems in philosophy on the basis that these non-classical logics are usually characterised by a classical metatheory. In many cases the problem amounts to more than just a discrepancy; the very phenomena responsible for non-classicality occur in the field of semantics as much as they do elsewhere. The phenomena of higher order vagueness and the revenge liar are just two such examples. The aim of this paper (...)
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  5. Andreas Herzig & Ivan Varzinczak (2007). Metatheory of Actions: Beyond Consistency. Artificial Intelligence 171 (1):951–984.score: 18.0
    Traditionally, consistency is the only criterion for the quality of a theory in logic-based approaches to reasoning about actions. This work goes beyond that and contributes to the metatheory of actions by investigating what other properties a good domain description should have. We state some metatheoretical postulates concerning this sore spot. When all postulates are satisfied we call the action theory modular. Besides being easier to understand and more elaboration tolerant in McCarthy’s sense, modular theories have interesting properties. We (...)
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  6. Jamie Tappenden (1997). Metatheory and Mathematical Practice in Frege. Philosophical Topics 25 (2):213-264.score: 18.0
    A cluster of recent papers on Frege have urged variations on the theme that Frege’s conception of logic is in some crucial way incompatible with ‘metatheoretic’ investigation. From this observation, significant consequences for our interpretation of Frege’s understanding of his enterprise are taken to follow. This chapter aims to critically examine this view, and to isolate what I take to be the core of truth in it. However, I will also argue that once we have isolated the defensible kernel, the (...)
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  7. Paul E. Meehl (2004). Cliometric Metatheory III: Peircean Consensus, Verisimilitude and Asymptotic Method. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (4):615-643.score: 18.0
    Statistical procedures can be applied to episodes in the history of science in order to weight attributes to predict short-term survival of theories; an asymptotic method is used to show that short-term survival is a valid proxy for ultimate survival; and a theoretical argument is made that ultimate survival is a valid proxy for objective truth. While realists will appreciate this last step, instrumentalists do not need it to benefit from the actuarial procedures of cliometric metatheory. Introduction A plausible (...)
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  8. Thomas Uebel (2013). Pragmatics in Carnap and Morris and the Bipartite Metatheory Conception. Erkenntnis 78 (3):523-546.score: 18.0
    This paper concerns the issue of whether the so-called left wing of the Vienna Circle (Carnap, Neurath, Frank) can be understood as having provided the blueprint for a bipartite metatheory with a formal-logical part (the “logic of science”) supporting and being supported by a naturalistic-empirical part (the “behavioristics of science”). A claim to this effect was recently met by a counterclaim that there was indeed an attempt made to broaden Carnap’s formalist conception of philosophy by the pragmatist Morris, but (...)
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  9. Nelson Cowan (2001). Metatheory of Storage Capacity Limits. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):154-176.score: 18.0
    Commentators expressed a wide variety of views on whether there is a basic capacity limit of 3 to 5 chunks and, among those who believe in it, about why it occurs. In this response, I conclude that the capacity limit is real and that the concept is strengthened by additional evidence offered by a number of commentators. I consider various arguments why the limit occurs and try to organize these arguments into a conceptual framework or “metatheory” of storage capacity (...)
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  10. William Grassie (1996). Donna Haraway's Metatheory of Science and Religion: Cyborgs, Trickster, and Hermes. Zygon 31 (2):285-304.score: 15.0
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  11. M. Dugic, Milan M. Cirkovic & D. Rakovic (2002). On a Possible Physical Metatheory of Consciousness. Open Systems and Information Dynamics 9:153-166.score: 15.0
  12. David Miller (2005). Note: Cliometric Metatheory III: Peircean Consensus, Verisimilitude and Asymptotic Method. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (2):419 -.score: 15.0
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  13. Geoffrey Hunter (1971). Metalogic: An Introduction to the Metatheory of Standard First Order Logic. Berkeley,University of California Press.score: 15.0
    This work makes available to readers without specialized training in mathematics complete proofs of the fundamental metatheorems of standard (i.e., basically ...
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  14. George Ritzer (1988). Sociological Metatheory: A Defense of a Subfield by a Delineation of its Parameters. Sociological Theory 6 (2):187-200.score: 15.0
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  15. Martti Kuokkanen & Matti Häyry (2000). Idealization in Ethics Outlining a Formal Moral Metatheory. Axiomathes 11 (1-3):21-35.score: 15.0
    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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  16. Edwin D. Mares & Paul McNamara (1997). Supererogation in Deontic Logic: Metatheory for DWE and Some Close Neighbours. [REVIEW] Studia Logica 59 (3):397-415.score: 15.0
    In "Doing Well Enough: Toward a Logic for Common Sense Morality", Paul McNamara sets out a semantics for a deontic logic which contains the operator It is supererogatory that. As well as having a binary accessibility relation on worlds, that semantics contains a relative ordering relation, . For worlds u, v and w, we say that u w v when v is at least as good as u according to the standards of w. In this paper we axiomatize logics complete (...)
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  17. Brian Fay (1985). Theory and Metatheory in Social Science?Or, Why the Philosophy of Social Science is so Hard. Metaphilosophy 16 (2-3):150-165.score: 15.0
  18. Donald N. Levine (1989). Simmel as a Resource for Sociological Metatheory. Sociological Theory 7 (2):161-174.score: 15.0
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  19. Donelson E. Dulany (2002). Mentalistic Metatheory and Strategies. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (3):337-338.score: 15.0
    Mentalism (Dulany 1991; 1997) provides a metatheoretical alternative to the dominant cognitive view. This commentary briefly outlines its main propositions and what I see as strategies for its use and support at this stage. These propositions represent conscious states as the sole carriers of symbolic representations, and mental episodes as consisting exclusively of conscious states interrelated by nonconscious operations.
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  20. Jason Stanley (1996). Truth and Metatheory in Frege. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 77 (1).score: 15.0
    In this paper it is contended, against a challenging recent interpretation of Frege, that Frege should be credited with the first semirigorous formulation of semantic theory. It is argued that the considerations advanced against this contention suffer from two kinds of error. The first involves the attribution to Frege of a skeptical attitude towards the truth-predicate. The second involves the sort of justification which these arguments assume a classical semantic theory attempts to provide. Finally, it is shown that Frege was (...)
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  21. Roger W. Sperry (1992). Paradigms of Belief, Theory and Metatheory. Zygon 27 (3):245-259.score: 15.0
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  22. Ian Mason (1985). The Metatheory of the Classical Propositional Calculus is Not Axiomatizable. Journal of Symbolic Logic 50 (2):451-457.score: 15.0
  23. Tendzin N. Takla & Whitney Pape (1985). The Force Imagery in Durkheim: The Integration of Theory, Metatheory, and Method. Sociological Theory 3 (1):74-88.score: 15.0
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  24. Michael Biggs & Claus Huitfeldt (forthcoming). Philosophy and Electronic Publishing: The Theory and Metatheory in the Development of Text Encoding. The Monist.score: 15.0
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  25. Jonathan Joseph (2007). Metatheory and the State: Review of Rethinking State Theory by Mark J. Smith. [REVIEW] Journal of Critical Realism 4 (1).score: 15.0
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  26. Geoffrey K. Pullum (2013). The Central Question in Comparative Syntactic Metatheory. Mind and Language 28 (4):492-521.score: 15.0
    Two kinds of theoretical framework for syntax are encountered in current linguistics. One emerged from the mathematization of proof theory, and is referred to here as generative-enumerative syntax (GES). A less explored alternative stems from the semantic side of logic, and is here called model-theoretic syntax (MTS). I sketch the outlines of each, and give a capsule summary of some mathematical results pertaining to the latter. I then briefly survey some diverse types of evidence suggesting that in some ways MTS (...)
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  27. Daniel Shaw (1986). A Kuhnian Metatheory for Aesthetics. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 45 (1):29-39.score: 15.0
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  28. Richard L. Lanigan (1979). A Semiotic Metatheory of Human Communication. Semiotica 27 (4).score: 15.0
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  29. Richard A. DeMillo (1977). Some Applications of Model Theory to the Metatheory of Program Schemata. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 18 (3):489-495.score: 15.0
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  30. Georg Schiemer (2012). Carnap's Untersuchungen: Logicism, Formal Axiomatics, and Metatheory. In. In R. Creath (ed.), Rudolf Carnap and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism. Springer Verlag. 13--36.score: 15.0
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  31. Joseph Anderson & Barbara Anderson (1996). The Case for an Ecological Metatheory. In David Bordwell Noel Carroll (ed.), Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies. University of Wisconsin Press. 347--367.score: 15.0
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  32. Stephen A. Buetow (2008). Metatheory, Change and Evidence‐Based Medicine. A Commentary on Isaac & Franceschi (2008). Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 14 (5):660-662.score: 15.0
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  33. Donelson E. Dulany (2004). Higher Order Representation in a Mentalistic Metatheory. In Rocco J. Gennaro (ed.), Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness: An Anthology. John Benjamins.score: 15.0
     
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  34. William Grassie (1996). Cyborgs, Trickster, and Hermes: Donna Haraway's Metatheory of Science and Religion. Zygon 2.score: 15.0
     
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  35. Hannes Leitgeb (2007). On the Metatheory of Field's 'Solving the Paradoxes, Escaping Revenge'. In J. C. Beall (ed.), Revenge of the Liar: New Essays on the Paradox. Oxford University Press.score: 15.0
     
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  36. K. B. Madsen (1979). The Systems Concept in Psychology and Metatheory. In Jan Bärmark (ed.), Perspectives in Metascience. Kungl. Vetenskaps- Och Vitterhets-Samhället. 2--129.score: 15.0
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  37. Marc L. Schmtzer (1970). I. Some Criticisms of the Katzian Metatheory of Semantics. Inquiry 13 (1-4):450-458.score: 15.0
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  38. Fred A. Masterson & Mary Crawford (1982). Avoidance Behavior: Assumptions, Theory, and Metatheory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (4):685.score: 15.0
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  39. Allen H. Renear (1995). Theory and Metatheory in the Development of Text Encoding. The Monist 80 (3).score: 15.0
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  40. H. L. Roitblat (1981). Gallistel's Metatheory of Action. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (4):637.score: 15.0
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  41. Joseph R. Royce (1980). On Theory and Metatheory, and Normal and Revolutionary Science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (4):599.score: 15.0
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  42. C. S. Schreiner (1993). Sartre and Psychoanalysis: An Existentialist Challenge to Clinical Metatheory (Review). Philosophy and Literature 17 (1):153-155.score: 15.0
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  43. Erwin M. Segal (1982). Metatheory of Animal Behavior. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (3):386.score: 15.0
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  44. Thomas Uebel (2012). The Bipartite Conception of Metatheory and the Dialectical Conception of Explication. In Pierre Wagner (ed.), Carnap's Ideal of Explication and Naturalism. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 15.0
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  45. Michael G. Wessells (1983). Unusual Terminology or Unusual Metatheory: A Reply to Professor Landwehr. Behaviorism 11 (2):193-197.score: 15.0
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  46. Nirmalya Guha (2012). Tarka as Cognitive Validator. Journal of Indian Philosophy 40 (1):47-66.score: 9.0
    The meaning of the term ‘tarka’ is not clear in the modern literature on Classical Indian Philosophy. This paper will review different modern readings of this term and try to show that what the Nyāyasūtra and its classical commentaries called a ‘tarka’ should be understood as the following: a tarka is a cognitive act that validates a content (of a doubt or a cognition or a speech-act) by demonstrating its logical fitness or invalidates a content by demonstrating its logical unfitness. (...)
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  47. Steven E. Wallis (2010). Toward More Robust Policy Models. Integral Review 6 (1):153-160.score: 9.0
    The current state of the world suggests we have some difficulty in developing effective policy. This paper demonstrates two methods for the objective analysis of logic models within policy documents. By comparing policy models, we will be better able to compare policies and so determine which policy is best. Our ability to develop effective policy is reflected across the social sciences where our ability to create effective theoretical models is being called into question. The broad scope of this issue suggests (...)
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  48. Georg Brutian (2012). Metaphilosophy in the Systems of Metatheories. Metaphilosophy 43 (3):294-305.score: 8.0
    This article discusses the essence and form of various types of metatheory, paying special attention to metaphilosophy. It suggests the idea of the metatheoretical model—a completely new approach in philosophical discussion—and considers this concept with regard to the Platonic model and the Rhodian model. These models permit two different systems of metatheoretical construction. The paradigms of modern science allow the formation of metatheories that help further the development of logical, mathematical, and similar sciences. The Rhodian model allows the discovery (...)
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  49. Steven E. Wallis (ed.) (2010). The Structure of Theory and the Structure of Scientific Revolutions: What Constitutes an Advance in Theory? IGI Global.score: 6.0
    From a Kuhnian perspective, a paradigmatic revolution in management science will significantly improve our understanding of the business world and show practitioners (including managers and consultants) how to become much more effective. Without an objective measure of revolution, however, the door is open for spurious claims of revolutionary advance. Such claims cause confusion among scholars and practitioners and reduce the legitimacy of university management programs. Metatheoretical methods, based on insights from systems theory, provide new tools for analyzing the structure of (...)
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  50. Ian Proops (2007). Russell and the Universalist Conception of Logic. Noûs 41 (1):1–32.score: 6.0
    The paper examines the widespread idea that Russell subscribes to a "Universalist Conception of Logic". Various glosses on this somewhat under-explained slogan are considered, and their fit with Russell's texts and logical practice examined. The results are, by an large, unfavorable to the Universalist interpretation.
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