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  1. Robert Pierson & Richard Reiner (2008). Explanatory Warrant for Scientific Realism. Synthese 161 (2):271 - 282.
    Nancy Cartwright relies upon an inference pattern known as inference to the best causal explanation (IBCE) to support a limited form of entity realism, according to which we are warranted in believing in entities that purportively cause observable effects. IBCE, as usually understood, is valid, even though all other forms of inference to the best explanation (IBE) are usually understood to be invalid. We argue that IBCE and IBE are in the same boat with respect to their ability to support (...)
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  2. Richard Reiner (1995). Arguments Against the Possibility of Perfect Rationality. Minds and Machines 5 (3):373-89.
    Many different arguments against the possibility of perfect rationality have appeared in the literature, and these target several different conceptions of perfect rationality. It is not clear how these different conceptions of perfect rationality are related, nor is it clear how the arguments showing their impossibility are related, and it is especially unclear what the impossibility results show when taken together. This paper gives an exposition of the different conceptions of perfect rationality, an the various sorts of argument against them; (...)
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  3. Richard Reiner (1995). Common Knowledge and Davis's Argument From Symmetry in the Prisoner's Dilemma. Dialogue 34 (02):281-.
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  4. Richard Reiner (1995). Some Difficulties for Hayek's Evolutionary Account of Institutional Change. Public Affairs Quarterly 9 (3):241-251.
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  5. Richard Reiner & Robert Pierson (1995). Hacking's Experimental Realism: An Untenable Middle Ground. Philosophy of Science 62 (1):60-69.
    As Laudan and Fine show, and Boyd concedes, the attempt to infer the truth of scientific realism from the fact that it putatively provides the best explanation of the instrumental success of science is circular, since what is to be shown is precisely the legitimacy of such abductive inferences. Hacking's "experimental argument for scientific realism about entities" is one of the few arguments for scientific realism that purports to avoid this circularity. We argue that Hacking's argument is as dependent on (...)
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  6. Richard Reiner (1994). The Rationality of Authority: Healy and Brown on Expertise. Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy 2 (3).
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  7. Richard Reiner (1993). Bradley H. Dowden, Logical Reasoning Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 13 (5):228-229.
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  8. Richard Reiner (1993). Necessary Conditions and Explaining How-Possibly. Philosophical Quarterly 44 (170):58-69.
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