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  1. Sorin Ioan Bangu (2008). Inference to the Best Explanation and Mathematical Realism. Synthese 160 (1):13-20.score: 870.0
    Arguing for mathematical realism on the basis of Field’s explanationist version of the Quine–Putnam Indispensability argument, Alan Baker has recently claimed to have found an instance of a genuine mathematical explanation of a physical phenomenon. While I agree that Baker presents a very interesting example in which mathematics plays an essential explanatory role, I show that this example, and the argument built upon it, begs the question against the mathematical nominalist.
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  2. Sorin Bangu (2013). Popper: Yet Again. [REVIEW] Metascience 22 (1):165-168.score: 480.0
    Popper: yet again Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 1-4 DOI 10.1007/s11016-012-9669-y Authors Sorin Bangu, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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  3. Sorin Bangu (2009). Understanding Thermodynamic Singularities: Phase Transitions, Data, and Phenomena. Philosophy of Science 76 (4):488-505.score: 240.0
    According to standard (quantum) statistical mechanics, the phenomenon of a phase transition, as described in classical thermodynamics, cannot be derived unless one assumes that the system under study is infinite. This is naturally puzzling since real systems are composed of a finite number of particles; consequently, a well‐known reaction to this problem was to urge that the thermodynamic definition of phase transitions (in terms of singularities) should not be “taken seriously.” This article takes singularities seriously and analyzes their role by (...)
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  4. Sorin Bangu (2010). On Bertrand's Paradox. Analysis 70 (1):30-35.score: 240.0
    The Principle of Indifference is a central element of the ‘classical’ conception of probability, but, for all its strong intuitive appeal, it is widely believed that it faces a devastating objection: the so-called (by Poincare´) ‘Bertrand paradoxes’ (in essence, cases in which the same probability question receives different answers). The puzzle has fascinated many since its discovery, and a series of clever solutions (followed promptly by equally clever rebuttals) have been proposed. However, despite the long-standing interest in this problem, an (...)
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  5. Sorin Bangu (2008). Reifying Mathematics? Prediction and Symmetry Classification. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 39 (2):239-258.score: 240.0
    In this paper I reconstruct and critically examine the reasoning leading to the famous prediction of the ‘omega minus’ particle by M. Gell-Mann and Y. Ne’eman (in 1962) on the basis of a symmetry classification scheme. While the peculiarity of this prediction has occasionally been noticed in the literature, a detailed treatment of the methodological problems it poses has not been offered yet. By spelling out the characteristics of this type of prediction, I aim to underscore the challenges raised by (...)
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  6. Sorin Bangu (2006). Underdetermination and the Argument From Indirect Confirmation. Ratio 19 (3):269–277.score: 240.0
    In this paper I criticize one of the most convincing recent attempts to resist the underdetermination thesis, Laudan’s argument from indirect confirmation. Laudan highlights and rejects a tacit assumption of the underdetermination theorist, namely that theories can be confirmed only by empirical evidence that follows from them. He shows that once we accept that theories can also be confirmed indirectly, by evidence not entailed by them, the skeptical conclusion does not follow. I agree that Laudan is right to reject this (...)
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  7. Sorin Bangu (2006). Pythagorean Heuristic in Physics. Perspectives on Science 14 (4):387-416.score: 240.0
    : Some of the great physicists' belief in the existence of a connection between the aesthetical features of a theory (such as beauty and simplicity) and its truth is still one of the most intriguing issues in the aesthetics of science. In this paper I explore the philosophical credibility of a version of this thesis, focusing on the connection between the mathematical beauty and simplicity of a theory and its truth. I discuss a heuristic interpretation of this thesis, attempting to (...)
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  8. Sorin Bangu (2011). On the Role of Bridge Laws in Intertheoretic Relations. Philosophy of Science 78 (5):1108-1119.score: 240.0
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  9. Mark Balaguer, Elaine Landry, Sorin Bangu & Christopher Pincock (2013). Structures, Fictions, and the Explanatory Epistemology of Mathematics in Science. Metascience 22 (2):247-273.score: 240.0
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  10. Sorin Bangu (2009). Wigner's Puzzle for Mathematical Naturalism. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 23 (3):245-263.score: 240.0
    I argue that a recent version of the doctrine of mathematical naturalism faces difficulties arising in connection with Wigner's old puzzle about the applicability of mathematics to natural science. I discuss the strategies to solve the puzzle and I show that they may not be available to the naturalist.
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  11. Sorin Bangu (2011). The Many Faces of Underdetermination. Metascience 20 (1):169-171.score: 240.0
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  12. Sorin Bangu (2012). Later Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics. In J. Feiser & B. Dowden (eds.), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 240.0
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  13. Sorin Bangu (2012). The Applicability of Mathematics in Science: Indispensability and Ontology. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 240.0
  14. Bangu Sorin (2008). Inference to the Best Explanation and Mathematical Realism. Synthese 160 (1):13-20.score: 240.0
    Arguing for mathematical realism on the basis of Field’s explanationist version of the Quine–Putnam Indispensability argument, Alan Baker has recently claimed to have found an instance of a genuine mathematical explanation of a physical phenomenon. While I agree that Baker presents a very interesting example in which mathematics plays an essential explanatory role, I show that this example, and the argument built upon it, begs the question against the mathematical nominalist.
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  15. Christopher Pincock (2014). Sorin Bangu. The Applicability of Mathematics in Science: Indispensability and Ontology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. ISBN 978-0-230-28520-0 (Hbk). Pp. Xiii + 252. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 22 (3):401-412.score: 120.0
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  16. Beatrice Ioan & Vasile Astarastoae (2013). Ethical and Legal Aspects in Medically Assisted Human Reproduction in Romania. Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 14 (2):4 - 13.score: 60.0
    Up to the present, there have not been any specific norms regarding medically assisted human reproduction in Romanian legislation. Due to this situation the general legislation regarding medical assistance (law no. 95/2006, regarding the Reform in Health Care System), the Penal and Civil law and the provisions of the Code of Deontology of the Romanian College of Physicians are applied to the field of medically assisted human reproduction. By analysing the ethical and legal conflicts regarding medically assisted human reproduction in (...)
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  17. S. Bangu (2013). Indispensability and Explanation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64 (2):255-277.score: 30.0
    The question as to whether there are mathematical explanations of physical phenomena has recently received a great deal of attention in the literature. The answer is potentially relevant for the ontology of mathematics; if affirmative, it would support a new version of the indispensability argument for mathematical realism. In this article, I first review critically a few examples of such explanations and advance a general analysis of the desiderata to be satisfied by them. Second, in an attempt to strengthen the (...)
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  18. S. Bangu (2006). Steiner on the Applicability of Mathematics and Naturalism. Philosophia Mathematica 14 (1):26-43.score: 30.0
    Steiner defines naturalism in opposition to anthropocentrism, the doctrine that the human mind holds a privileged place in the universe. He assumes the anthropocentric nature of mathematics and argues that physicists' employment of mathematically guided strategies in the discovery of quantum mechanics challenges scientists' naturalism. In this paper I show that Steiner's assumption about the anthropocentric character of mathematics is questionable. I draw attention to mathematicians' rejection of what Maddy calls ‘definabilism’, a methodological maxim governing the development of mathematics. I (...)
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  19. Radu Chiriţă, I. O. V. Cătălin & Beatrice Ioan (2012). Andrada Pârvu, Gabriel Roman, Silvia Dumitraş, Rodica Gramma, Mariana Enache, Ștefana Maria Moisa. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (31).score: 30.0
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  20. Andrada Parvu, Gabriel Roman, Silvia Dumitras, Rodica Gramma, Mariana Enache, Stefana Maria Moisa, Radu Chirita, Catalin Iov & Beatrice Ioan (2012). Arguments in Favor of a Religious Coping Pattern in Terminally Ill Patients. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (31):88-112.score: 30.0
    A patient suffering from a severe illness that is entering its terminal stage is forced to develop a coping process. Of all the coping patterns, the religious one stands out as being a psychological resource available to all patients regardless of culture, learning, and any age. Religious coping interacts with other values or practices of society, for example the model of a society that takes care of it's elder members among family or in an institutionalized environment or the way the (...)
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  21. Augustin Ioan (2002). Biblioteca Naţională. Dilema 493:17.score: 30.0
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  22. Beatrice Ioan & D. Bulgaru Iliescu (2005). Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands-Results and Problems of Legalization. Romanian Journal of Bioethics 3 (1).score: 30.0
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  23. Gabriel Roman, Angela Enache, Andrada Pârvu, Rodica Gramma, Ştefana Maria Moisa, Silvia Dumitraş & Beatrice Ioan (2013). Ethical Issues in Communication of Diagnosis and End-of-Life Decision-Making Process in Some of the Romanian Roma Communities. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (3):483-497.score: 30.0
    Medical communication in Western-oriented countries is dominated by concepts of shared decision-making and patient autonomy. In interactions with Roma patients, these behavioral patterns rarely seem to be achieved because the culture and ethnicity have often been shown as barriers in establishing an effective and satisfying doctor–patient relationship. The study aims to explore the Roma’s beliefs and experiences related to autonomy and decision-making process in the case of a disease with poor prognosis. Forty-eight Roma people from two Romanian counties participated in (...)
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  24. Radu Chiriţă, Cătălin Iov & Beatrice Ioan (2012). Andrada Pârvu, Gabriel Roman, Silvia dumitraş, Rodica gramma, Mariana enache, ștefana Maria moisa. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (31):88-112.score: 30.0
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  25. Mihaela Cătălina–Vicol, Oana–Cristina Stîngă, Lavinia Caba, Beatrice Ioan & Vasile Astărăstoae (2008). Drug Adiction–It is Just a Medical Problem? Romanian Journal of Bioethics 6 (4).score: 30.0
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  26. Augustin Ioan (2003). Pentru un nou discurs public creştin. Dilema 544:12.score: 30.0
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  27. Augustin Ioan (2002). Reconstrucţia. Trei Proiecte. Dilema 462:12.score: 30.0
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  28. Biriş Ioan (2012). Religious Violence and the Logic of Weak Thinking: Between R. Girard and G. Vattimo. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 32:171-189.score: 30.0
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  29. Hosu Ioan (2012). The Empire of Communication: Body, Image and Relation. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 31:198-205.score: 30.0
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  30. Gabriel Roman, Rodica Gramma, Angela Enache, Andrada Pârvu, Ştefana Maria Moisa, Silvia Dumitraş & Beatrice Ioan (2013). The Health Mediators-Qualified Interpreters Contributing to Health Care Quality Among Romanian Roma Patients. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (4):843-856.score: 30.0
    In order to assure optimal care of patients with chronic illnesses, it is necessary to take into account the cultural factors that may influence health-related behaviors, health practices, and health-seeking behavior. Despite the increasing number of Romanian Roma, research regarding their beliefs and practices related to healthcare is rather poor. The aim of this paper is to present empirical evidence of specificities in the practice of healthcare among Romanian Roma patients and their caregivers. Using a qualitative exploratory descriptive design, this (...)
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  31. Sandu Frunza (2010). Ceea ce ne uneşte: istorii, biografii, idei. Sorin Antohi în dialog cu Moshe Idel/ Those things that bind us: histories, biographies, ideas. Sorin Antohi in dialogue with Moshe Idel. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 5 (15):104-106.score: 24.0
    Ceea ce ne uneşte: istorii, biografii, idei. Sorin Antohi în dialog cu Moshe Idel (Those things that bind us: histories, biographies, ideas. Sorin Antohi in dialogue with Moshe Idel) Ed. Polirom, Iaşi, 2006.
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  32. Sandu Frunza (2010). Ioan Chirila, Fragmentarium exegetic filonian II. Nomothetica. Repere exegetice la Decalog/ Fragmentarium exegetic filonian II. Nomothetica. [REVIEW] Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 3 (7):210-212.score: 24.0
    Ioan Chirila, Fragmentarium exegetic filonian II. Nomothetica. Repere exegetice la Decalog Ed. Limes, Cluj-Napoca, 2003.
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  33. Darrell P. Rowbottom & Nicholas Shackel (2010). Bangu's Random Thoughts on Bertrand's Paradox. Analysis 70 (4):689-692.score: 18.0
    Bangu (2010) claims that Bertrand’s paradox rests on a hitherto unrecognized assumption, which assumption is sufficiently dubious to throw the burden of proof back onto ‘objectors to [the principle of indifference]’ (2010: 31). We show that Bangu’s objection to the assumption is ill-founded and that the assumption is provably true.
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  34. Ovidiu Podar (2010). Ioan Chirila, Cartea profetului Osea – Breviarum al gnoseologiei Vechiului Testament/ The Book of Osea - Breviarum of Old Testament Gnoseology). Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 2 (6):210-213.score: 18.0
    Ioan Chirila, Cartea profetului Osea – Breviarum al gnoseologiei Vechiului Testament Editura Limes, 1999.
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  35. Horatiu Crisan (2010). Sorin Adam Matei, Boierii mintii. Intelectualii romani intre grupurile de prestigiu si piata libera a ideilor/ The Mind Boyars. Romanian Intellectuals between Status Groups and the free Market of Ideas. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 3 (9):150-151.score: 18.0
    Sorin Adam Matei, Boierii mintii. Intelectualii romani intre grupurile de prestigiu si piata libera a ideilor Ed. Compania, Bucuresti, 2004.
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  36. Petru Moldovan (2010). Ioan Vasile Leb, Biserica În Actiune. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 1 (2):210-211.score: 18.0
    Ioan Vasile Leb, Biserica în actiune, Ed. Limes, Cluj-Napoca, 2001.
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  37. Sandu Frunza (2010). Ioan Chirila, Fragmentarium Exegetic Filonian. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 1 (2):208-209.score: 18.0
    Ioan Chirila, Fragmentarium exegetic filonian, Editura Limes, Cluj, 2002, 174 p.
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  38. Petru Moldovan (2010). Ioan-Vasile Leb (coord.), Bisericã si multiculturalitate în Europa sfîrsitului de mileniu/ Church and Multiculturality in End of Millenium Europe. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 2 (5):216-218.score: 18.0
    Ioan-Vasile Leb (coord.), Bisericã si multiculturalitate în Europa sfîrsitului de mileniu Editura Presa Universitarã Clujeanã, Cluj-Napoca, 2001, 461p.
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  39. Markus Kohl (2014). Review: Timmons & Baiasu Sorin (Eds), Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 19 (2):332-338.score: 15.0
  40. Chris Onof, Book Review: Baiasu Sorin, "Kant and Sartre: Rediscovering Critical Ethics London", Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. [REVIEW]score: 15.0
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  41. F. R. P. Akehurst (1988). Nico HJ van den Boogaard, Autour de 1300: Etudes de philologie et de littérature médiévales. Ed. Sorin Alexandrescu, Fernand Drijkoningen, and Willem Noomen. Preface by Paul Zumthor.(Faux Titre, 21.) Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1985. Paper. Pp. xxiv, 260; frontispiece. $45. [REVIEW] Speculum 63 (3):729-730.score: 15.0
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  42. Alessandro Capone (2003). Stati, Sorin, Principi di analisi argomentativa (2002). Argumentation 17 (3):347-350.score: 15.0
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  43. Valentina Cuccio (2011). Alessandro Capone (Ed.). Perspectives on Language Use and Pragmatics. A Volume in Memory of Sorin Stati. Pragmatics and Cognition 19 (1):174-180.score: 15.0
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  44. Chris Onof (2013). Review: Sorin, Kant and Sartre: Rediscovering Critical Ethics. [REVIEW] Kantian Review 18 (2):323-328.score: 15.0
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  45. Paul Ricoeur (2005). Memory, History, Forgiveness: A Dialogue Between Paul Ricoeur and Sorin Antohi. Janus Head 8 (1).score: 15.0
     
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  46. Tom Burns (2013). Ioan Woodward. In Morgen Witzel & Malcolm Warner (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists. Oxford University Press. 174.score: 15.0
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  47. Aurel Codoban (2010). Ioan Petru Culianu, Sau Filosoful (Religiilor) Ca “Magician”. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 1 (1):91-105.score: 15.0
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  48. Daniela Cojocaru (2013). Daniela cojocaru Sorin cace Cristina gavrilovici. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 12 (34):37-56.score: 15.0
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  49. Oren Harman (2011). Why Scientific Lives?Remarkable Biologists: From Ray to Hamilton.Ioan James . Cambridge University Press, 2009. 196 Pp., Illus. $46.99 (ISBN 9780521699181 Paper). [REVIEW] BioScience 61 (1):79-81.score: 15.0
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