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    Yemima Ben-Menahem, Nonlocality and the Epistemic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.
    According to the current epistemic interpretation of quantum probabilities, the quantum correlations manifesting nonlocality can be derived from purely probabilistic and information-theoretic constraints. As such, they do not constitute a spacetime phenomenon and cannot lead to conflict between QM and any spatial-temporal constraints. This paper compares recent epistemic interpretations with earlier probabilistic interpretations, noting their merits as well as the difficulties they encounter. In particular, the implications of the recent PBR theorem are examined. While generally seen as undermining the epistemic (...)
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (2001). Convention: Poincaré and Some of His Critics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (3):471-513.
    This paper offers an interpretation of Poincaré's conventionalism, distinguishing it from the Duhem–Quine thesis, on the one hand, and, on the other, from the logical positivist understanding of conventionalism as a general account of necessary truth. It also confronts Poincaré's conventionalism with some counter-arguments that have been influential: Einstein's (general) relativistic argument, and the linguistic rejoinders of Quine and Davidson. In the first section, the distinct roles played by the inter-translatability of different geometries, the inaccessibility of space to direct observation, (...)
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  3. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2006). Conventionalism. Cambridge University Press.
    The daring idea that convention - human decision - lies at the root both of necessary truths and much of empirical science reverberates through twentieth-century philosophy, constituting a revolution comparable to Kant's Copernican revolution. This is the first comprehensive study of Conventionalism. Drawing a distinction between two conventionalist theses, the under-determination of science by empirical fact, and the linguistic account of necessity, Yemima Ben-Menahem traces the evolution of both ideas to their origins in Poincare;'s geometric conventionalism. She argues that the (...)
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  4. Yemima Ben-Menahem (1990). The Inference to the Best Explanation. Erkenntnis 33 (3):319-44.
    In a situation in which several explanations compete, is the one that is better qua explanation also the one we should regard as the more likely to be true? Realists usually answer in the affirmative. They then go on to argue that since realism provides the best explanation for the success of science, realism can be inferred to. Nonrealists, on the other hand, answer the above question in the negative, thereby renouncing the inference to realism. In this paper I separate (...)
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (1997). Historical Contingency. Ratio 10 (2):99–107.
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  6. Yemima Ben-Menahem (1997). Dummett Vs Bell on Quantum Mechanics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 28 (2):277-290.
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (1990). Equivalent Descriptions. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 41 (2):261-279.
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (1998). Explanation and Description: Wittgenstein on Convention. Synthese 115 (1):99-130.
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (1988). Models of Science: Fictions or Idealizations? Science in Context 2 (1).
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (1988). Free Will and Foreknowledge: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Problem. Philosophical Quarterly 38 (153):486-490.
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem & Itamar Pitowsky (2001). Introduction. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 32 (4):503-510.
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    Yemima Ben-menahem (2005). Black, White and Gray: Quine on Convention. Synthese 146 (3):245 - 282.
    This paper examines Quine’s web of belief metaphor and its role in his various responses to conventionalism. Distinguishing between two versions of conventionalism, one based on the under-determination of theory, the other associated with a linguistic account of necessary truth, I show how Quine plays the two versions of conventionalism against each other. Some of Quine’s reservations about conventionalism are traced back to his 1934 lectures on Carnap. Although these lectures appear to endorse Carnap’s conventionalism, in exposing Carnap’s failure to (...)
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (1993). Struggling with Causality: Einstein's Case. Science in Context 6 (1).
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (2012). Locality and Determinism: The Odd Couple. In Yemima Ben-Menahem & Meir Hemmo (eds.), Probability in Physics. Springer 149--165.
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem, Poincare's Impact on 20th Century Philosophy of Science.
    Poincaré’s conventionalism has thoroughly transformed both the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mathematics. Not only proponents of conventionalism, such as the logical positivists, were influenced by Poincaré, but also outspoken critics of conventionalism, such as Quine and Putnam, were inspired by his daring position. Indeed, during the twentieth century, most philosophers of mathematics and of science engaged in dialogue with conventionalism. As is often the case with such complex clusters of ideas, there is no consensus about the meaning (...)
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    Hanina Ben-Menahem & Yemima Ben-Menahem (1999). Law and Science — Reflections. Science in Context 12 (1):227.
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem & Itamar Pitowsky (2001). Introduction. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 32 (4):503-510.
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (1986). Newcomb's Paradox and Compatibilism. Erkenntnis 25 (2):197 - 220.
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (1995). Pragmatism and Revisionism: James's Conception of Truth. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 3 (2):270 – 289.
    Abstract The paper argues that James's conception of truth is non?revisionist, that is, it sanctions common use of the notion of truth, but criticizes foundation?alist philosophical accounts of that notion. This interpretation conflicts with traditional interpretations of James such as Russell's and Moore's, and contemporary interpretations such as Dummett's, all of which are revisionist. To the extent that objections raised against James's pragmatism depend on such revisionist reading, this paper constitutes a defence of James. The paper argues, further, that non?revisionism (...)
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem & Adi Ophir (1997). Models of Critique: Introduction. Science in Context 10 (1).
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  21. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2005). Black, White and Gray: Quine on Convention. Synthese 146 (3):245-282.
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  22. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2011). Conventionalism: From Poincare to Quine. Cambridge University Press.
    The daring idea that convention - human decision - lies at the root both of necessary truths and much of empirical science reverberates through twentieth-century philosophy, constituting a revolution comparable to Kant's Copernican revolution. This 2006 book provides a comprehensive study of Conventionalism. Drawing a distinction between two conventionalist theses, the under-determination of science by empirical fact, and the linguistic account of necessity, Yemima Ben-Menahem traces the evolution of both ideas to their origins in Poincaré's geometric conventionalism. She argues that (...)
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  23. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2009). Conventionalism: From Poincare to Quine. Cambridge University Press.
    The daring idea that convention - human decision - lies at the root both of necessary truths and much of empirical science reverberates through twentieth-century philosophy, constituting a revolution comparable to Kant's Copernican revolution. This 2006 book provides a comprehensive study of Conventionalism. Drawing a distinction between two conventionalist theses, the under-determination of science by empirical fact, and the linguistic account of necessity, Yemima Ben-Menahem traces the evolution of both ideas to their origins in Poincaré's geometric conventionalism. She argues that (...)
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  24. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2012). Conventionalism: From Poincare to Quine. Cambridge University Press.
    The daring idea that convention - human decision - lies at the root both of necessary truths and much of empirical science reverberates through twentieth-century philosophy, constituting a revolution comparable to Kant's Copernican revolution. This 2006 book provides a comprehensive study of Conventionalism. Drawing a distinction between two conventionalist theses, the under-determination of science by empirical fact, and the linguistic account of necessity, Yemima Ben-Menahem traces the evolution of both ideas to their origins in Poincaré's geometric conventionalism. She argues that (...)
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  25. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2001). Direction and Description. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 32 (4):621-635.
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  26. Yemima Ben-Menahem (1997). Dummett Vs Bell on Quantum Mechanics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 28 (2):277-290.
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  27. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2007). Free Creations of the Human Mind. Iyyun 56:141.
  28. Yemima Ben-Menahem (ed.) (2005). Hilary Putnam. Cambridge University Press.
    The richness of Putnam's philosophical oeuvre consists not only in the broad spectrum of problems addressed, but also in the transformations and restructuring his positions have undergone over the years. The essays collected in this volume are sensitive to both these dimensions. They discuss Putnam's major philosophical contributions to the theory of meaning, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of science and mathematics, and moral theory. But, in addition, tracing threads of change and continuity, they analyze the dynamics underlying the (...)
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  29. Yemima Ben-Menahem (ed.) (2010). Hilary Putnam. Cambridge University Press.
    The richness of Putnam's philosophical oeuvre consists not only in the broad spectrum of problems addressed, but also in the transformations and restructuring his positions have undergone over the years. The essays collected in this volume are sensitive to both these dimensions. They discuss Putnam's major philosophical contributions to the theory of meaning, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of science and mathematics, and moral theory. But, in addition, tracing threads of change and continuity, they analyze the dynamics underlying the (...)
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem (ed.) (2005). Hilary Putnam (Contemporary Philosophy in Focus). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this volume discuss Putnam's major philosophical contributions.
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  31. Yemima Ben-Menahem (1998). 7 Psychologism and Meaning. In Anat Biletzki & Anat Matar (eds.), The Story of Analytic Philosophy: Plot and Heroes. Routledge 123.
     
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    Yemima Ben-Menahem & Meir Hemmo (eds.) (2012). Probability in Physics. Springer.
    Emch, G.G., Liu, C.: The Logic of Thermostatistical Physics. Springer, Berlin/ Heidelberg (2002) 11. Frigg, R., Werndl, C.: Entropy – a guide for the perplexed. Forthcoming in: Beisbart, C., Hartmann, S. (eds.) Probabilities in Physics. Oxford  ...
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  33. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2005). Putnam on Skepticism. In Hilary Putnam. Cambridge University Press 125--55.
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  34. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2002). Quantum Theory and the Flight From Realism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (3):587-591.
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  35. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2012). Symmetry and Causation. Iyyun 61:193-218.
     
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  36. Yemima Ben-Menahem (2000). Schrodinger's Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics by Michel Bitbol. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 91:187-188.
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