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  1. R. I. G. Hughes (2010). The Theoretical Practices of Physics: Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press.
    R.I.G. Hughes presents a series of eight philosophical essays on the theoretical practices of physics. The first two essays examine these practices as they appear in physicists' treatises (e.g. Newton's Principia and Opticks ) and journal articles (by Einstein, Bohm and Pines, Aharonov and Bohm). By treating these publications as texts, Hughes casts the philosopher of science in the role of critic. This premise guides the following 6 essays which deal with various concerns of philosophy of physics such as laws, (...)
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  2. R. I. G. Hughes (2006). Theoretical Practice: The Bohm-Pines Quartet. Perspectives on Science 14 (4):457-524.
    : Quite rightly, philosophers of physics examine the theories of physics, theories like Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, the Special and General Theories of Relativity, and Statistical Mechanics. Far fewer, however, examine how these theories are put to use; that is to say, little attention is paid to the practices of theoretical physicists. In the early 1950s David Bohm and David Pines published a sequence of four papers, collectively entitled, 'A Collective Description of Electron Interaction.' This essay uses that quartet (...)
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  3. R. I. G. Hughes (1997). Models and Representation. Philosophy of Science 64 (4):336.
    A general account of modeling in physics is proposed. Modeling is shown to involve three components: denotation, demonstration, and interpretation. Elements of the physical world are denoted by elements of the model; the model possesses an internal dynamic that allows us to demonstrate theoretical conclusions; these in turn need to be interpreted if we are to make predictions. The DDI account can be readily extended in ways that correspond to different aspects of scientific practice.
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  4. R. I. G. Hughes (1997). Models, the Brownian Motion, and the Disunities of Physics. In John Earman & John Norton (eds.), The Cosmos of Science. University of Pittsburgh Press. 325--347.
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  5. R. I. G. Hughes (1993). Tolstoy, Stanislavski, and the Art of Acting. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51 (1):39-48.
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  6. R. I. G. Hughes (1993). Theoretical Explanation. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):132-153.
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  7. R. I. G. Hughes (1992). Review: Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara, Quantum Logic. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 57 (2):753-754.
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  8. Phillip Bricker & R. I. G. Hughes (eds.) (1990). Philosophical Perspectives on Newtonian Science. MIT Press.
    These original essays explore the philosophical implications of Newton's work.
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  9. R. I. G. Hughes (1990). Kant's «Analogies» and the Structure of Objective Time. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 71 (2):141-163.
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  10. R. I. G. Hughes (1990). The Bohr Atom, Models, and Realism. Philosophical Topics 18 (2):71-84.
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  11. R. I. G. Hughes (1989). Bell's Theorem, Ideology, and Structural Explanation. In James T. Cushing & Ernan McMullin (eds.), Philosophical Consequences of Quantum Theory. University of Notre Dame Press. 195--207.
     
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  12. R. I. G. Hughes (1989). The Structure and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. Harvard University Press.
    R.I.G Hughes offers the first detailed and accessible analysis of the Hilbert-space models used in quantum theory and explains why they are so successful.
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  13. R. I. G. Hughes (1988). The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics. Philosophical Studies 32:326-330.
  14. Bas C. Van Fraassen, R. I. G. Hughes & Gilbert Harman (1986). A Problem for Relative Information Minimizers, Continued. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (4):453 - 463.
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  15. Bas C. Van Fraassen, R. I. G. Hughes & Gilbert Harman (1986). A Problem for Relative Information Minimizers, Continued. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (4):453-463.
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  16. R. I. G. Hughes (1985). Hume's Second Enquiry: Ethics as Natural Science. History of Philosophy Quarterly 2 (3):291 - 307.
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  17. R. I. G. Hughes (1985). [Omnibus Review]. Journal of Symbolic Logic 50 (2):558-566.
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  18. R. I. G. Hughes (1985). Semantic Alternatives in Partial Boolean Quantum Logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic 14 (4):411 - 446.
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  19. R. I. G. Hughes & Bas C. Van Fraassen (1984). Symmetry Arguments in Probability Kinematics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:851 - 869.
    Probability kinematics is the theory of how subjective probabilities change with time, in response to certain constraints (accepted by the subject). Rules are classified by the imposed constraints for which the rules prescribe a procedure for updating one's opinion. The first is simple conditionalization (constraint: give probability 1 to proposition A), and the second Jeffrey conditionalization (constraint: give probability x i , 0 i ). It is demonstrated by a symmetry argument that these rules are the unique admissible rules for (...)
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  20. R. I. G. Hughes (1983). Kant's Third Paralogism. Kant-Studien 74 (4):405-411.
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  21. R. I. G. Hughes (1982). The Logic of Experimental Questions. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:243 - 256.
    The pair (A, Δ ), where A is a physical quantity (an observable) and Δ a subset of the reals, may be called an 'experimental question'. The set Q of experimental questions is, in classical mechanics, a Boolean algebra, and in quantum mechanics an orthomodular lattice (and also a transitive partial Boolean algebra). The question is raised: can we specify a priori what algebraic structure Q must have in any theory whatsoever? Several proposals suggesting that Q must be a lattice (...)
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  22. R. I. G. Hughes (1980). Quantum Logic and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:55 - 67.
    One problem with assessing quantum logic is that there are considerable differences between its practitioners. In particular they offer different versions of the set of sentences which the logic governs. On some accounts the sentences involved describe events, on others they are ascriptions of properties. In this paper a framework is offered within which to discuss different quantum logical interpretations of quantum theory, and then the works of Jauch, Putnam, van Fraassen and Kochen are located within it.
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  23. R. I. G. Hughes (1980). Rationality and Intransitive Preferences. Analysis 40 (3):132 - 134.
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  24. E. Levy, A. Chernavska & R. I. G. Hughes (1977). Book Review:The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Jeffrey Bub. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 44 (2):332-.
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