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  1. Steven Gimbel (2012). Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion. Johns Hopkins University Press.
    Introduction : Einstein's Jewish science -- Is Einstein a Jew? -- Is relativity pregnant with Jewish concepts? -- Why did a Jew formulate the theory of relativity? -- Is the theory of relativity political science or scientific politics? -- Einstein and the Jewish intelligentsia -- Einstein's liberal science? -- Conclusion : Einstein's cosmopolitan science.
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  2. Steven Gimbel (ed.) (2011). Exploring the Scientific Method: Cases and Questions. The University of Chicago Press.
    This is not how science works. But science does work, and here award-winning teacher and scholar Steven Gimbel provides students the tools to answer for themselves this question: What actually is the scientific method?
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  3. Steven Gimbel & Jeffrey Maynes (2011). Ordinary Language and the Unordinary Philosophy of Peter Achinstein. In Gregory J. Morgan (ed.), Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein. Oxford University Press 1.
  4. Steven Gimbel & Anke Walz (eds.) (2011). Defending Einstein: Hans Reichenbach's Writings on Space, Time and Motion. Cambridge University Press.
    Hans Reichenbach, a philosopher of science who was one of five students in Einstein's first seminar on the general theory of relativity, became Einstein's bulldog, defending the theory against criticism from philosophers, physicists, and popular commentators. This 2006 book chronicles the development of Reichenbach's reconstruction of Einstein's theory in a way that clearly sets out all of its philosophical commitments and its physical predictions as well as the battles that Reichenbach fought on its behalf, in both the academic and popular (...)
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  5. Chuck Ward & Steven Gimbel (2010). Retroductive Analogy: How to and How Not to Make Claims of Good Reasons to Believe in Evolutionary and Anti-Evolutionary Hypotheses. [REVIEW] Argumentation 24 (1):71-84.
    This paper describes an argumentative fallacy we call ‘Retroductive Analogy.’ It occurs when the ability of a favored hypothesis to explain some phenomena, together with the fact that hypotheses of a similar sort are well supported, is taken to be sufficient evidence to accept the hypothesis. This fallacy derives from the retroductive or abductive form of reasoning described by Charles Sanders Peirce. According to Peirce’s account, retroduction can provide good reasons to pursue a hypothesis but does not, by itself, provide (...)
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  6. Steven Gimbel (2007). Living Pink. In George A. Reisch (ed.), Pink Floyd and Philosophy: Careful with That Axiom, Eugene! Open Court
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  7. Steven Gimbel & Anke Walz (2007). Editions and Translations. Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (2):343-44.
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  8. Steven Gimbel (2005). Can Corporations Be Morally Responsible? Aristotle, Stakeholders and the Non-Sale of Hershey. Philosophy of Management 5 (3):23-30.
    Stakeholder theory is a significant development in the drive to provide a foundation for intuitions concerning the moral responsibility connected to corporate decision making. The move to include the interests of workers, consumers, the communities and biological environment in which the corporations instantiations are located run counter to the view in which shareholders’ interests are paramount. The non-sale of the Hershey Foods company to Wrigley was the ultimate result of a massive call by stakeholders to put other interests before shareholder (...)
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  9. Steven Gimbel (2004). Restoring Ambiguity to Achinstein's Account of Evidence. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (2):269-285.
    , Peter Achinstein argues against the long-standing claim that ‘evidence’ is ambiguous in possessing a sense of confirming evidence and a sense of supporting evidence. He argues that explications of supporting evidence will necessarily violate his contentions that evidence is a discontinuous ‘threshold concept’ and that any philosophical account of supporting evidence will be too weak to be useful to working scientists. But an account of supporting evidence may be formulated which includes Achinstein's notion of epistemic thresholds that finds examples (...)
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  10. Steven Gimbel (2004). The Greening of White Pride. Philosophy and Geography 7 (1):123-140.
    At first glance, it is surprising that contemporary racist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan advertise a pro?environmental stance. This fact, however, might be expected by Luc Ferry, who argues for a connection between the racism and nature protection laws of the Third Reich. Ferry argues that a non?anthropocentric approach to nature makes it easier to dehumanize humans so that a non?anthropocentric environmental ethic can transform into racist environmentalism. Does this contemporary case vindicate Ferry? We argue that it does not. (...)
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  11. Steven Gimbel (2004). Un-Conventional Wisdom: Theory-Specificity in Reichenbach's Geometric Conventionalism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 35 (3):457-481.
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  12. Steven Gimbel (2003). The Annotated Flatland. Teaching Philosophy 26 (1):83-85.
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  13. Steven Gimbel (2002). Avoiding the Super-Naturalistic Fallacy: Practical Reasoning and the Insightful Undergraduate. Journal of Thought 37 (3).
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  14. Johannes Bulhof & Steven Gimbel (2001). Deep Tautologies. Pragmatics and Cognition 9 (2):279-292.
    The standard understanding of tautologies is that they are semantically vacuous. Yet tautological utterances occur frequently in conversational discourse. One approach contends that apparent tautological statements are either genuinely tautologous and thereby semantically vacuous or are what we term ¿pseudo-tautologies¿, i.e., sentences that only bear a formal syntactic resemblance to tautologies but are not in fact tautologous. Another approach follows Grice and asserts that the meaning of a tautological utterance derives from an inference made by the listener from the utterance (...)
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  15. Steven Gimbel (2000). If I Had a Hammer: Why Logical Positivism Better Accounts for the Need for Gender and Cultural Studies. Studies in Practical Philosophy 2 (2):150-166.
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  16. Steven Gimbel (1999). Peirce Snatching: Towards a More Pragmatic View of Evidence. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 51 (2-3):207-231.
    The running debate between Peter Achinstein and his critics concerning the nature of scientific evidence is misguided as each side attempts to explicate a distinct notion of evidence. Achinstein's approach, however, is valuable in helping to point out a problem with Carnap's statistical relevance model. By claiming an increase in probability to be necessary for evidence, the received view is incapable of accounting for evidence which is statistically irrelevant but explanatorily relevant. A broader view of evidence which can account for (...)
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  17. Steven Gimbel (1998). Get with the Program: Kasparov, Deep Blue, and Accusations of Unsportsthinglike Conduct. Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (2):145–154.
    Garry Kasparov made two allegations of unfairness in his recent chess match with the computer ‘Deep Blue’. The purpose of this inquiry is to determine whether the ethos of the contest would be violated if the purported activities had occurred and on what grounds. Kasparov’s first allegation, that the program was tampered with during play, would if true, violate fair play as it would encroach on Deep Blue’s autonomy, a necessary condition for fair play in individual strategic endeavours. The most (...)
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  18. Stuart Gluck & Steven Gimbel (1997). An Intervening Cause Counterexample to Railton's DNP Model of Explanation. Philosophy of Science 64 (4):692-697.
    Peter Railton (1978) has introduced the influential deductive-nomological-probabilistic (DNP) model of explanation which is the culmination of a tradition of formal, non-pragmatic accounts of scientific explanation. The other models in this tradition have been shown to be susceptible to a class of counterexamples involving intervening causes which speak against their sufficiency. This treatment has never been extended to the DNP model; we contend that the usual form of these counterexamples is ineffective in this case. However, we develop below a new (...)
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