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  1. Warren Schmaus & Tekla M. Schmaus (forthcoming). The Wrong People for the Job? Metascience:1-5.
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  2. Warren Schmaus (2011). Science and the Social Contract in Renouvier. Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 1 (1):73-100.
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  3. Warren Schmaus (2010). Durkheim, Jamesian Pragmatism and the Normativity of Truth. History of the Human Sciences 23 (5):1-16.
    In his lectures on pragmatism presented in the academic year 1913—14 at the Sorbonne, Durkheim argued that James’s pragmatist theory of truth, due to its emphasis on individual satisfaction, was unable to account for the obligatory, necessary and impersonal character of truth. But for Durkheim to make this charge is only to raise the question whether he himself could account for the morally obligatory or normative character of truth. Although rejecting individualism may be necessary for explaining the existence of norms, (...)
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  4. Warren Schmaus (2010). Review of C. Mantzavinos, Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (6).
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  5. Warren Schmaus (2008). A New Way of Thinking About Social Location in Science. Science and Education 17 (10):1127-1137.
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  6. Warren Schmaus (2008). Not Your Doktorvater's Logical Positivism. Metascience 17 (3):489-493.
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  7. Warren Schmaus (2008). Rescuing Auguste Comte From the Philosophy of History. History and Theory 47 (2):291–301.
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  8. Warren Schmaus, Two Concepts of Social Situatedness in Science.
    Although standpoint theorists tend to characterize a scientist’s social situation in terms of her position in a hierarchy of power within the larger society, her social situation could also be characterized in terms of the degree to which she is integrated into the scientific community. The latter concept of social location may prove helpful in explaining a scientist’s potential for contributing to the growth of knowledge. It may also provide an independent measure of marginalization that makes it possible to ascertain (...)
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  9. Warren Schmaus (2007). Renouvier and the Method of Hypothesis. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (1):132-148.
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  10. Warren Schmaus (2005). Evolutionary and Neuroscience Approaches to the Study of Cognition. Philosophy of Science 72 (5):675-686.
  11. Warren Schmaus (2005). Review of Lawrence E. Cahoone, Cultural Revolutions: Reason Versus Culture in Philosophy, Politics, and Jihad. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (8).
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  12. Warren Schmaus (2005). The Value of Values. Metascience 14 (2):265-268.
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  13. Marcel Weber, Warren Schmaus, Heather A. Jamniczky, Gry Oftedal, Robert C. Bishop, Axel Gelfert, Mathias Frisch, Daniel Parker, Mario Castagnino & Olimpia Lombardi (2005). 1. Preface Preface (Pp. I-Ii). Philosophy of Science 72 (5).
     
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  14. Warren Schmaus (2003). Is Durkheim the Enemy of Evolutionary Psychology? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (1):25-52.
    an exemplar of an approach that takes the human mind to be largely the product of social and cultural factors with negligible contributions from biology. The author argues that on the contrary, his sociological theory of the categories is compatible with the possibility of innate cognitive capacities, taking causal cognition as his example. Whether and to what extent there are such innate capacities is a question for research in the cognitive neurosciences. The extent to which these innate capacities can then (...)
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  15. Warren Schmaus (2003). Kant's Reception in France: Theories of the Categories in Academic Philosophy, Psychology, and Social Science. Perspectives on Science 11 (1):3-34.
    : It has been said that Kant's critical philosophy made it impossible to pursue either the Cartesian rationalist or the Lockean empiricist program of providing a foundation for the sciences (e.g., Guyer 1992). This claim does not hold true for much of nineteenth century French philosophy, especially the eclectic spiritualist tradition that begins with Victor Cousin (1792-1867) and Pierre Maine de Biran (1766-1824) and continues through Paul Janet (1823-99). This tradition assimilated Kant's transcendental apperception of the unity of experience to (...)
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  16. Warren Schmaus (2002). Philosophy Fettered? A Review of Science Unfettered: A Philosophical Study in Sociohistorical Ontology by J. E. McGuire and Barbara Tuchanska. Social Epistemology 16 (4):383 – 390.
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  17. Cassandra L. Pinnick & Warren Schmaus (2001). Changing Conceptions of the Philosophy of Science. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (2):127 – 131.
    (2001). Changing conceptions of the philosophy of science. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 127-131. doi: 10.1080/02698590120058997.
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  18. David Turnbull, Henry Krips, Val Dusek, Steve Fuller, Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont, Alan Frost, Alan Chalmers, Anna Salleh, Alfred I. Tauber, Yvonne Luxford, Nicolaas Rupke, Steven French, Peter G. Brown, Hugh LaFollette, Peter Machamer, Nicolas Rasmussen, Andy J. Miller, Marya Schechtman, Ross S. West, John Forge, David Oldroyd, Nancy Demand, Darrin W. Belousek, Warren Schmaus, Sungook Hong, Rachel A. Ankeny, Peter Anstey, Jeremy Butterfield & Harshi Gunawardena (2000). Clarity, Charity and Criticism, Wit, Wisdom and Worldliness: Avoiding Intellectual Impositions. [REVIEW] Metascience 9 (3):347-498.
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  19. Warren Schmaus (1999). Functionalism and the Meaning of Social Facts. Philosophy of Science 66 (3):323.
    This paper defends a social functionalist interpretation, modeled on psychological functionalism, of the meanings of social facts. Social functionalism provides a better explanation of the possibility of interpreting other cultures than approaches that identify the meanings of social facts with either mental states or behavior. I support this claim through a functionalist reinterpretation of sociological accounts of the categories that identify them with their collective representations. Taking the category of causality as my example, I show that if we define it (...)
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  20. Warren Schmaus (1996). The Empirical Character of Methodological Rules. Philosophy of Science 63 (3):106.
    Critics of Laudan's normative naturalism have questioned whether methodological rules can be regarded as empirical hypotheses about relations between means and ends. Drawing on Laudan's defense that rules of method are contingent on assumptions about the world, I argue that even if such rules can be shown to be analytic in principle (Kaiser 1991), in practice the warrant for such rules will be empirical. Laudan's naturalism, however, acquires normative force only by construing both methods and epistemic goals as instrumental to (...)
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  21. Warren Schmaus (1995). The Critical Mass in Collective Action: A Micro-Social Theory, Marwell Gerald and Oliver Pamela. Cambridge University Press, 1993, Xii + 206 Pages and On Social Facts, Gilbert Margaret. Princeton University Press, 1989, X + 521 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 11 (01):203-.
  22. Sonia Ryang, Warren Schmaus, Steven I. Miller, Carl Matheson, Harold Brown, Govindan Parayil, Steven Yearley & Stephen Turner (1992). Taylor Ic Francis. London and Washington. Dc 0269-172bc1992) 6: 1-#. Social Epistemology 6:102.
     
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  23. Warren Schmaus (1992). Research Programs as Intellectual Niches. Social Epistemology 6 (1):13 – 22.
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  24. Warren Schmaus (1992). Sociology and Hacking's Trousers. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:167 - 173.
    For Hacking, the word "real", like the sexist expression "wear the trousers", takes its meaning from its negative uses. In this essay, I criticize Hacking's reasons for believing that the objects of study of the social sciences are not real. First I argue that the realism issue in the social sciences concerns not unobservable entities but systems of social classification. I then argue that Hacking's social science nominalism derives from his considering social groups in isolation from the entire social system. (...)
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  25. Warren Schmaus, Ullica Segerstrale & Douglas Jesseph (1992). A Manifesto. Social Epistemology 6 (3):243 – 265.
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  26. Warren Schmaus, Ullica Segerstrale & Douglas Jesseph (1992). Words of Welcome to Our New Allies. Social Epistemology 6 (3):315 – 320.
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  27. Warren Schmaus (1991). Whither Social Epistemology? A Reply to Fuller. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (2):196-202.
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  28. Warren Schmaus (1988). Social Science, Epistemology, and the Problem of Relativism: Reply to Meja and Stehr. Social Epistemology 2 (3):273 – 274.
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  29. Warren Schmaus (1985). Reasons, Causes, and the 'Strong Programme' in the Sociology of Knowledge. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (2):189-196.
  30. Warren Schmaus (1983). In Defense of Historical Laws. Philosophy of Science 50 (1):146-150.
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  31. Warren Schmaus (1982). The Concept of Analysis in Comte's Philosophy of Mathematics. Philosophy Research Archives 8:205-222.
    This paper traces August Comte’s attempts to get clear about the concept of mathematical analysis at various stages in his intellectual development. Comte was especially concerned with distinguishing a method of analysis for the resolution of complex prolems from analysis in the sense of a method of drawing inferences. Geometrical analysis serves as his model for the former. In his attempt to get clear about this notion, he discovers an historical succession of different methods all of which may be labeled (...)
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