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  1.  14
    Negotiating History: Contingency, Canonicity, and Case Studies.Agnes Bolinska & Joseph D. Martin - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:37–46.
    Objections to the use of historical case studies for philosophical ends fall into two categories. Methodological objections claim that historical accounts and their uses by philosophers are subject to various biases. We argue that these challenges are not special; they also apply to other epistemic practices. Metaphysical objections, on the other hand, claim that historical case studies are intrinsically unsuited to serve as evidence for philosophical claims, even when carefully constructed and used, and so constitute a distinct class of challenge. (...)
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    Natural Selection and the Reference Grain Problem.Pierrick Bourrat - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:1-8.
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    Historicity and Explanation.Marc Ereshefsky & Derek Turner - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:47-55.
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    Hans Reichenbach's and C.I. Lewis's Kantian Philosophies of Science.Paul L. Franco - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:62-71.
    Recent work in the history of philosophy of science details the Kantianism of philosophers often thought opposed to one another, e.g., Hans Reichenbach, C.I. Lewis, Rudolf Carnap, and Thomas Kuhn. Historians of philosophy of science in the last two decades have been particularly interested in the Kantianism of Reichenbach, Carnap, and Kuhn, and more recently, of Lewis. While recent historical work focuses on recovering the threatened-to-be-forgotten Kantian themes of early twentieth-century philosophy of science, we should not elide the differences between (...)
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    Public Scientific Testimony in the Scientific Image.Mikkel Gerken - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:90-101.
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    Should Physical Laws Be Unit-Invariant?Jim Grozier - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:9-18.
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    Standards of Evidence and Causality in Regulatory Science: Risk and Benefit Assessment.José Luis Luján & Oliver Todt - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:82-89.
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    Detail and Generality in Mechanistic Explanation.John Matthewson - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:28-36.
    This article is about the role of abstraction in mechanistic explanations. Abstraction is widely recognised as a necessary concession to the practicalities of scientific work, but some mechanist philosophers argue that it is also a positive explanatory feature in its own right. I claim that in as much as these arguments are based on the idea that mechanistic explanation exhibits a trade-off between fine-grained detail and generality, they are unsuccessful. Detail and generality both appear to be important sources of explanatory (...)
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    The Bayesian Era in the Philosophy of Science.William Peden - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:123-127.
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    From Positivism to Conventionalism: Comte, Renouvier, and Poincaré.Warren Schmaus - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:102-109.
    Considered in its historical context, conventionalism is quite different from the way in which it has been caricatured in more recent philosophy of science, that is, as a conservative philosophy that allows the preservation of theories through arbitrary ad hoc stratagems. It is instead a liberal outgrowth of Comtean positivism, which broke with the Reidian interpretation of the Newtonian tradition in France and defended a role for hypotheses in the sciences. It also has roots in the social contract political philosophy (...)
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    The Revolt Against Rationalism: Feyerabend's Critical Philosophy.Jamie Shaw - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:110-122.
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    Pluralism and Anarchism in Quantum Physics: Paul Feyerabend's Writings on Quantum Physics in Relation to His General Philosophy of Science.Marij van Strien - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:72-81.
    This paper aims to show that the development of Feyerabend’s philosophical ideas in the 1950s and 1960s largely took place in the context of debates on quantum mechanics. In particular, he developed his influential arguments for pluralism in science in discussions with the quantum physicist David Bohm, who had developed an alternative approach to quantum physics which (in Feyerabend’s perception) was met with a dogmatic dismissal by some of the leading quantum physicists. I argue that Feyerabend’s arguments for theoretical pluralism (...)
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    Heaps of Moles? – Mediating Macroscopic and Microscopic Measurement of Chemical Substances.J. E. Wolff - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 80:19-27.
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    Beyond the Metrological Viewpoint.Jean Baccelli - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 1:56-61.
    The representational theory of measurement has long been the central paradigm in the philosophy of measurement. Such is not the case anymore, partly under the influence of the critique according to which RTM offers too poor descriptions of the measurement procedures actually followed in science. This can be called the metrological critique of RTM. I claim that the critique is partly irrelevant. This is because, in general, RTM is not in the business of describing measurement procedures, be it in idealized (...)
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