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  1. Sam Mitchell (2010). Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective. By Bas C. Van Fraassen. Metaphilosophy 41 (5):717-722.
  2. Sam Mitchell (2009). Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives. By P. Kyle Stanford. Metaphilosophy 40 (5):719-723.
  3. Samuel Mitchell (2005). Review of Richard Ingersoll, 2003, Who Controls Teachers' Work?, Learning More and More About Less and Less. [REVIEW] Studies in Philosophy and Education 24 (2):161-166.
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  4. Sam Mitchell (2003). A New Kantianism? Metascience 12 (2):201-204.
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  5. Sam Mitchell (2003). Bivalence as an Issue in the Confirmation of Belief. Philosophical Forum 34 (2):189–222.
  6. Sam Mitchell (1995). Toward a Defensible Bootstrapping. Philosophy of Science 62 (2):241-260.
    An amended bootstrapping can avoid Christensen's counterexamples. Earman and Edidin argue that Christensen's examples to bootstrapping rely on his failure to analyze background knowledge. I add an additional condition to bootstrapping that is motivated by Glymour's remarks on variety of evidence. I argue that it avoids the problems that the examples raise. I defend the modification against the charge that it is holistic, and that it collapses into Bayesianism.
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  7. Sam Mitchell (1993). Mach's Mechanics and Absolute Space and Time. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (4):565-583.
  8. Sam Mitchell (1993). Peirce's Response to Kant in Appendix 2: A Contemporary Assessment. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 29 (4):675 - 685.
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  9. Samuel Mitchell (1993). A Critical Review of Robert Welker's The Teacher as Expert: A Theoretical and Historical Examination. Studies in Philosophy and Education 12 (2-4):285-288.
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  10. Samuel William Mitchell (1992). Dummett's Intuitionism is Not Strict Finitism. Synthese 90 (3):437 - 458.
    Michael Dummett's anti-realism is founded on the semantics of natural language which, he argues, can only be satisfactorily given in mathematics by intuitionism. It has been objected that an analog of Dummett's argument will collapse intuitionism into strict finitism. My purpose in this paper is to refute this objection, which I argue Dummett does not successfully do. I link the coherence of strict finitism to a view of confirmation — that our actual practical abilities cannot confirm we know what would (...)
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  11. Sam Mitchell (1988). Constructive Empiricism and Anti-Realism. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:174 - 180.
    Van Fraassen's constructive empiricism is presently the most influential and well-developed alternative to scientific realism. In this paper I argue that a reasonable condition on the distinction between belief and agnosticism prevents van Fraassen from claiming that we can be agnostic about what a theory says about unobservable entities while simultaneously accepting that theory. The upshot is that we must find some other way to do justice both to the argument for constructive empiricism and to van Fraassen's cogent criticisms of (...)
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