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  1. Peter K. Machamer, Lindley Darden & Carl F. Craver (2000). Thinking About Mechanisms. Philosophy of Science 67 (1):1-25.
    The concept of mechanism is analyzed in terms of entities and activities, organized such that they are productive of regular changes. Examples show how mechanisms work in neurobiology and molecular biology. Thinking in terms of mechanisms provides a new framework for addressing many traditional philosophical issues: causality, laws, explanation, reduction, and scientific change.
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  2. Peter K. Machamer & Gereon Wolters (eds.) (2004). Science, Values, and Objectivity. University of Pittsburgh Press.
    Few people, if any, still argue that science in all its aspects is a value-free endeavor. At the very least, values affect decisions about the choice of research problems to investigate and the uses to which the results of research are applied. But what about the actual doing of science? -/- As Science, Values, and Objectivity reveals, the connections and interactions between values and science are quite complex. The essays in this volume identify the crucial values that play a role (...)
     
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    Peter K. Machamer (2009). Descartes's Changing Mind. Princeton University Press.
    This is the first book to focus on Descartes's changing views, and it is welcome."--Roger Ariew, University of South Florida.
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    Drozdstoj Stoyanov, Peter K. Machamer, Kenneth F. Schaffner & Rayito Rivera‐Hernández (2012). The Challenge of Psychiatric Nosology and Diagnosis. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (3):704-709.
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    Peter K. Machamer, Marcello Pera & Aristeidēs Baltas (eds.) (2000). Scientific Controversies: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
    Traditionally it has been thought that scientific controversies can always be resolved on the basis of empirical data. Recently, however, social constructionists have claimed that the outcome of scientific debates is strongly influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetorical prowess and professional clout of the participants. This volume of previously unpublished essays by well-known philosophers of science presents historical studies and philosophical analyses that undermine the plausibility of an extreme social constructionist perspective while also indicating the need for a (...)
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  6. Peter K. Machamer (2009). Neuroscience, Learning and the Return to Behaviorism. In John Bickle (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience. Oxford University Press 166--178.
     
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    Peter K. Machamer & Michael Silberstein (eds.) (2002). The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science. Blackwell.
    This volume presentsa definitive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of science.
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  8. Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull (eds.) (1976). Motion and Time, Space and Matter. Ohio State University Press.
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    Peter K. Machamer, Peter McLaughlin & Rick Grush (eds.) (2001). Theory and Method in the Neurosciences. University of Pittsburgh Press.
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    Peter K. Machamer, James E. McGuire & Justin Sytsma (2005). Knowing Causes: Descartes on the World of Matter. Philosophica 76.
    In this essay, we discuss how Descartes arrives at his mature view of material causation. Descartes’ position changes over time in some very radical ways. The last section spells out his final position as to how causation works in the world of material objects. When considering Descartes’ causal theories, it is useful to distinguish between ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ causation. The vertical perspective addresses God’s relation to creation. God is essential being, and every being other than God depends upon God in (...)
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    Peter K. Machamer (1970). Recent Work on Perception. American Philosophical Quarterly 7 (January):1-22.
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    Peter K. Machamer & George W. Roberts (1968). Art and Morality. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 26 (4):515-519.
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    Peter K. Machamer (1979). The Emergence of Science in Western Europe. Journal of the History of Philosophy 17 (3):341-342.
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    Drozdstoj St Stoyanov, Peter K. Machamer & Kenneth F. Schaffner (2012). Rendering Clinical Psychology an Evidence‐Based Scientific Discipline: A Case Study. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (1):149-154.
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    Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull (1979). Motion and Time, Space and Matter: Interrelations in the History of Philosophy and Science. Philosophical Review 88 (1):122-124.
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    Aristeides Baltas & Peter K. Machamer (2004). Athens-Pittsburgh Symposium in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Perspectives on Science 12 (3):243-243.
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  17. Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull (1979). Studies in Perception. Philosophy of Science 46 (4):657-659.
     
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  18. Peter K. Machamer (1973). Feyerabend and Galileo: The Interaction of Theories, and the Reinterpretation of Experience. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (1):1-46.
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    Ronald E. Laymon & Peter K. Machamer (1970). Personal Decisions and Universalizability. Mind 79 (315):425-426.
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    Peter K. Machamer (1971). A Recent Drawing of the Theory/Observation Distinction. Philosophy of Science 38 (3):413-414.
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    Drozdstoj Stoyanov, Peter K. Machamer, Kenneth F. Schaffner & Rayito Rivera‐Hernández (2012). The Meta‐Language of Psychiatry as Cross‐Disciplinary Effort: In Response to Zachar (2012). Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (3):710-720.
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    Peter K. Machamer (1975). Understanding Scientific Change. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 5 (4):373-381.
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    Peter K. Machamer (1985). Preface. Synthese 64 (1):1-1.
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    Peter K. Machamer (1970). Observation. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1970:187 - 201.
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    Martin Carrier & Peter K. Machamer (eds.) (1997). Mindscapes: Philosophy, Science, and the Mind. Pittsburgh University Press.
  26. Peter K. Machamer, Rick Grush, Peter McLaughlin & Gualtiero Piccinini (2001). Book Reviews-Theory and Method in the Neurosciences. Philosophy of Science 68 (4):584-588.
     
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  27. Peter K. Machamer (1975). Epistemology and Psychology. [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 5 (4):373.
     
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  28. Peter K. Machamer & Michael Silberstein (eds.) (2002). Guide to the Philosophy of Science. Blackwell.
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    Peter K. Machamer & Gereon Wolters (eds.) (2010). Interpretation: Ways of Thinking About the Sciences and the Arts. University of Pittsburgh Press.
    That ubiquity serves as the inspiration for the fourteen essays of this volume, covering many of the domains in which interpretive practices are found.
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  30. Peter K. Machamer & Martin Carrier (eds.) (forthcoming). Philosophy and the Sciences of Mind.
  31. Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull (1978). Studies in Perception Interrelations in the History of Philosophy and Science.
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  32. G. Wolters & Peter K. Machamer (eds.) (forthcoming). Studies in Causality: Historical and Contemporary. University of Pittsburgh Press.
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