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  1. Michela Massimi (forthcoming). 'Working in a New World': Kuhn, Constructivism, and Mind-Dependence. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.
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  2. Michela Massimi (2014). Natural Kinds and Naturalised Kantianism. Noûs 48 (3):416-449.
  3. Michela Massimi (2014). Preface. Kant-Studien 105 (4).
    Name der Zeitschrift: Kant-Studien Jahrgang: 105 Heft: 4 Seiten: 469-470.
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  4. Michela Massimi (ed.) (2014). Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone. Routledge.
    What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is our role in the universe as human beings capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? Scientific research across both the physical and cognitive sciences raises fascinating philosophical questions. Philosophy and the Sciences For Everyone introduces these questions and more. It begins by asking what good is philosophy for the sciences before examining the following questions: The origin of our (...)
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  5. Michela Massimi (2014). Prescribing Laws to Nature. Part I. Newton, the Pre-Critical Kant, and Three Problems About the Lawfulness of Nature. Kant-Studien 105 (4).
    Name der Zeitschrift: Kant-Studien Jahrgang: 105 Heft: 4 Seiten: 491-508.
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  6. Matthew Chrisman, Duncan Pritchard, Jane Suilin Lavelle, Michela Massimi, Alasdair Richmond & Dave Ward (2013). Philosophy for Everyone. Routledge.
    Philosophy for Everyone begins by explaining what philosophy is before exploring the questions and issues at the foundation of this important subject. Key topics and their areas of focus include: Epistemology - what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists in, and how we come to have it; Philosophy of Science - foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice; Philosophy of Mind - what it means for something to have a mind, and how minds should be understood and (...)
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  7. Steven French & Michela Massimi (2013). Philosophy of Science A Personal Peek Into the Future. Metaphilosophy 44 (3):230-240.
    In this opinion piece, the authors offer their personal and idiosyncratic views of the future of the philosophy of science, focusing on its relationship with the history of science and metaphysics, respectively. With regard to the former, they suggest that the Kantian tradition might be drawn upon both to render the history and philosophy of science more relevant to philosophy as a whole and to overcome the challenges posed by naturalism. When it comes to the latter, they suggest both that (...)
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  8. Michela Massimi (2013). Philosophy of Natural Science From Newton to Kant. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):393-395.
  9. Michela Massimi & Silvia De Bianchi (2013). Cartesian Echoes in Kant's Philosophy of Nature. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):481-492.
  10. Michela Massimi (2012). Dwatery Ocean. Philosophy 87 (04):531-555.
    In this paper I raise a difficulty for Joseph LaPorte's account of chemical kind terms. LaPorte has argued against Putnam that H₂O content is neither necessary nor sufficient to fix the reference of the kind term 'water' and that we did not discover that water is H₂O. To this purpose, he revisits Putnam's Twin Earth story with the fictional scenario of Deuterium Earth, whose ocean consists of 'dwater', to conclude that we did not discover that deuterium oxide is (a kind (...)
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  11. Michela Massimi (2012). Scientific Perspectivism and Its Foes. Philosophica 84:25-52.
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  12. Michela Massimi (2011). From Data to Phenomena: A Kantian Stance. Synthese 182 (1):101-116.
    This paper investigates some metaphysical and epistemological assumptions behind Bogen and Woodward’s data-to-phenomena inferences. I raise a series of points and suggest an alternative possible Kantian stance about data-to-phenomena inferences. I clarify the nature of the suggested Kantian stance by contrasting it with McAllister’s view about phenomena as patterns in data sets.
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  13. Michela Massimi (2011). Kant's Dynamical Theory of Matter in 1755, and its Debt to Speculative Newtonian Experimentalism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (4):525-543.
    This paper explores the scientific sources behind Kant’s early dynamic theory of matter in 1755, with a focus on two main Kant’s writings: Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens and On Fire. The year 1755 has often been portrayed by Kantian scholars as a turning point in the intellectual career of the young Kant, with his much debated conversion to Newton. Via a careful analysis of some salient themes in the two aforementioned works, and a reconstruction of the (...)
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  14. Michela Massimi (2011). Structural Realism: A Neo-Kantian Perspective. In Alisa Bokulich & Peter Bokulich (eds.), Scientific Structuralism. Springer Science+Business Media. 1--23.
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  15. Michela Massimi (2010). Galileo's Mathematization of Nature at the Crossroad Between the Empiricist and the Kantian Tradition. Perspectives on Science 18 (2):pp. 152-188.
  16. Michela Massimi (2010). Reviews Newton as Philosopher by Andrew Janiak Cambridge University Press, 2008, £45 / $90 Isbn 978-0-521-86286-. Philosophy 85 (1):157-163.
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  17. Michela Massimi (2009). Philosophy and the Sciences After Kant. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 84 (65):275-.
  18. Michela Massimi (2009). Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 23 (3):323-327.
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  19. Michela Massimi (2008). Preface. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 83 (63).
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  20. Michela Massimi (2008). The Relevance of Kant's Philosophy for Nineteenth Century Sciences. Metascience 17 (1):79-83.
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  21. Michela Massimi (2008). Why There Are No Ready-Made Phenomena: What Philosophers of Science Should Learn From Kant. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 83 (63):1-35.
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  22. Michela Massimi (2007). Reference, Representation and Realism. Metascience 16 (1):87-91.
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  23. Michela Massimi (2007). Saving Unobservable Phenomena. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58 (2):235 - 262.
    In this paper I argue-against van Fraassen's constructive empiricism-that the practice of saving phenomena is much broader than usually thought, and includes unobservable phenomena as well as observable ones. My argument turns on the distinction between data and phenomena: I discuss how unobservable phenomena manifest themselves in data models and how theoretical models able to save them are chosen. I present a paradigmatic case study taken from the history of particle physics to illustrate my argument. The first aim of this (...)
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  24. Michela Massimi (2004). Non‐Defensible Middle Ground for Experimental Realism: Why We Are Justified to Believe in Colored Quarks. Philosophy of Science 71 (1):36-60.
    Experimental realism aims at striking a middle ground between scientific realism and anti-realism, between the success of experimental physics it would explain and the realism about scientific theories it would supplant. This middle ground reinstates the engineering idea that belief in scientific entities is justified on purely experimental grounds, without any commitment to scientific theories and laws. This paper argues that there is no defensible middle ground to be staked out when it comes to justifying physicists' belief in colored quarks, (...)
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  25. Michela Massimi (2004). What Demonstrative Induction Can Do Against the Threat of Underdetermination: Bohr, Heisenberg, and Pauli on Spectroscopic Anomalies (1921–24). [REVIEW] Synthese 140 (3):243-277.
    In this paper I argue that demonstrative induction can deal with the problem ofthe underdetermination of theory by evidence. I present the historical case studyof spectroscopy in the early 1920s, where the choice among different theorieswas apparently underdetermined by spectroscopic evidence concerning the alkalidoublets and their anomalous Zeeman effect. By casting this historical episodewithin the methodological framework of demonstrative induction, the localunderdetermination among Bohr's, Heisenberg's, and Pauli's rival theories isresolved in favour of Pauli's theory of the electron's spin.
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  26. Michela Massimi & Michael Redhead (2003). Weinberg's Proof of the Spin-Statistics Theorem. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 34 (4):621-650.
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  27. Michela Massimi (2001). Exclusion Principle and the Identity of Indiscernibles: A Response to Margenau's Argument. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (2):303--30.
    This paper concerns the question of whether Pauli's Exclusion Principle (EP) vindicates the contingent truth of Leibniz's Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles (PII) for fermions as H. Weyl first suggested with the nomenclature ‘Pauli–Leibniz principle’. This claim has been challenged by a time-honoured argument, originally due to H. Margenau and further articulated and champione by other authors. According to this argument, the Exclusion Principle—far from vindicating Leibniz's principle—would refute it, since the same reduced state, viz. an improper mixture, can (...)
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