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  1. William L. Harper (2014). Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data Into Evidence About Gravity and Cosmology. Oxford University Press Uk.
    Isaac Newton's Scientific Method examines Newton's argument for universal gravity and his application of it to resolve the problem of deciding between geocentric and heliocentric world systems by measuring masses of the sun and planets. William L. Harper suggests that Newton's inferences from phenomena realize an ideal of empirical success that is richer than prediction. Any theory that can achieve this rich sort of empirical success must not only be able to predict the phenomena it purports to explain, but also (...)
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  2. William L. Harper & Henry E. Kyburg (1968). The Jones Case. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 19 (3):247-251.
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    Wayne C. Myrvold & William L. Harper (2002). Model Selection, Simplicity, and Scientific Inference. Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association 2002 (3):S135-S149.
    The Akaike Information Criterion can be a valuable tool of scientific inference. This statistic, or any other statistical method for that matter, cannot, however, be the whole of scientific methodology. In this paper some of the limitations of Akaikean statistical methods are discussed. It is argued that the full import of empirical evidence is realized only by adopting a richer ideal of empirical success than predictive accuracy, and that the ability of a theory to turn phenomena into accurate, agreeing measurements (...)
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    William L. Harper (1975). Rational Belief Change, Popper Functions and Counterfactuals. Synthese 30 (1-2):221 - 262.
    This paper uses Popper's treatment of probability and an epistemic constraint on probability assignments to conditionals to extend the Bayesian representation of rational belief so that revision of previously accepted evidence is allowed for. Results of this extension include an epistemic semantics for Lewis' theory of counterfactual conditionals and a representation for one kind of conceptual change.
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    William L. Harper & Henry E. Kyburg (1968). Discussions: The Jones Case. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 19 (3):247-251.
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    William Leonard Harper, Robert Stalnaker & Glenn Pearce (eds.) (1981). Ifs. Dordrecht: D. Reidel.
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    William L. Harper (1976). Rational Conceptual Change. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:462 - 494.
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    William L. Harper (2002). Howard Stein on Isaac Newton: Beyond Hypotheses. In David B. Malament (ed.), Reading Natural Philosophy: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics. Open Court 71--112.
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    William L. Harper & Ralf Meerbote (eds.) (1984). Kant on Causality, Freedom, and Objectivity. Univ of Minnesota Press.
    The eight papers in this book are drawn from two conferences that honored Lewis White Beck, an influential Kant scholar.
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    Ellery Eells & William L. Harper (1991). Ratifiability, Game Theory, and the Principle of Independence of Irrelevant Alternatives. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 69 (1):1 – 19.
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    William L. Harper, Kent W. Staley, Henk W. de Regt & Peter Achinstein (2014). Objective Evidence and Rules of Strategy: Achinstein on Method. Metascience 23 (3):413-442.
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    William L. Harper (1983). The Enterprise of Knowledge: An Essay on Knowledge, Credal Probability and Chance by Isaac Levi. Journal of Philosophy 80 (6):367-376.
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  13. S. L. Zabell, Brian Skyrms, Elliott Sober, Malcolm R. Forster, Wayne C. Myrvold, William L. Harper, Rob Clifton, Itamar Pitowsky, Robyn M. Dawes & David Faust (2002). 10. It All Adds Up: The Dynamic Coherence of Radical Probabilism It All Adds Up: The Dynamic Coherence of Radical Probabilism (Pp. S98-S103). [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 69 (S3).
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    William L. Harper, Robert Stalnaker, Glenn Pearce, Robert C. Stalnaker, David Lewis & D. Hockney (1984). A Sketch of Some Recent Developments in the Theory of Conditionals. Journal of Symbolic Logic 49 (4):1411-1413.
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    William L. Harper (2007). Comments on Westphal. Dialogue 46 (4):729-736.
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    William L. Harper (1975). Comments on I. J. Good. Synthese 30 (1-2):75 - 78.
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    William L. Harper (1992). Dynamic Deliberation. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:353 - 364.
    Skyrms' investigations of dynamic deliberation are traced through his book of 1990 and his subsequent investigation of dynamic deliberation based on inductive rules to his recent results about chaos generated by evolutionary game dynamics. It is argued that the dynamics studied in the book, and the inductive dynamics as well, need to be supplemented to yield the correct recommendation in an example game. Some features about information feedback are pointed out. Finally, it is suggested that more work is needed to (...)
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  18. William L. Harper (2013). Steffen Ducheyne.The Main Business of Natural Philosophy: Isaac Newton's Natural-Philosophical Methodology. Xxiv + 352 Pp., Tables, Bibl., Index. New York: Springer, 2012. $189. [REVIEW] Isis 104 (3):614-615.
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  19. William L. Harper (1969). W. Sellars' "Philosophical Perspectives". [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 30 (1):146.
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  20. Wayne C. Myrvold & William L. Harper (2002). Model Selection, Simplicity, and Scientific Inference. Philosophy of Science 69 (S3):S135-S149.
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  21. Brian Skyrms & William L. Harper (1988). Proceedings of the Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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