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    Redefining a discovery: Charles Bell, the respiratory nervous system and the birth of the emotions.James Bradley - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 106 (C):12-20.
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    Experimental high-energy physics without computer simulations.Michael Krämer, Gregor Schiemann & Christian Zeitnitz - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 106 (C):37-42.
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  3. From the philosophy of measurement to the philosophy of classification: Generalizing the problem of coordination and historical coherentism.François Papale - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 106 (C):1-11.
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  4. Janina Hosiasson and the value of evidence.Christian Torsell - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 106 (C):31-36.
    I.J. Good's ``On the Principle of Total Evidence" (1967) looms large in decision theory and Bayesian epistemology. Good proves that in Savage's (1954) decision theory, a coherent agent always prefers to collect, rather than ignore, free evidence. It is now well known that Good's result was prefigured in an unpublished note by Frank Ramsey (Skyrms 2006). The present paper highlights another early forerunner to Good's argument, appearing in Janina Hosiasson's ``Why do We Prefer Probabilities Relative to Many Data?" (1931), that (...)
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    Some reflections on Robert Batterman's a middle way.James Woodward - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 106 (C):21-30.
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    Tracing the evidence of design: Natural theology through an unpublished manuscript by William Stanley Jevons.Eleonora Buono - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):74-84.
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    Computer simulation in data analysis: A case study from particle physics.Brigitte Falkenburg - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):99-108.
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    Design principles as minimal models.Wei Fang - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):50-58.
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    A tale of a threshing machine: Images of the Voigt-Leibniz mathematical-agricultural machine at the beginning of the 18th century.Michael Friedman - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):17-31.
  10. The problem of context revisited: Moving beyond the resources model.Samara Greenwood - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):126-137.
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    Berkeley on true motion.Scott Harkema - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):165-174.
    Studies of the Early Modern debate concerning absolute and relative space and motion often ignore the significance of the concept of true motion in this debate. Even philosophers who denied the existence of absolute space maintained that true motions could be distinguished from merely apparent ones. In this paper, I examine Berkeley's endorsement of this distinction and the problems it raises. First, Berkeley's endorsement raises a problem of consistency with his other philosophical commitments, namely his idealism. Second, Berkeley's endorsement raises (...)
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    Phase transitions and the birth of early universe particle physics.Adam Koberinski - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):59-73.
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    Bringing thought experiments back into the philosophy of science.Arnon Levy & Adrian Currie - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):149-157.
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    R.A. Fisher, indeterminism, and the fundamental theorem of natural selection.Brian McLoone - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):120-125.
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    On algebraic naturalism and metaphysical indeterminacy in quantum mechanics.Tushar Menon - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):1-16.
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    A framework for the integration of development and evolution: The forgotten legacy of James Meadows Rendel.María Alejandra Petino Zappala - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):41-49.
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    Scientific realism, scientific practice, and science communication: An empirical investigation of academics and science communicators.Raimund Pils & Philipp Schoenegger - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):85-98.
    We argue that the societal consequences of the scientific realism debate, in the context of science-to-public communication are often overlooked and careful theorizing about it needs further empirical groundwork. As such, we conducted a survey experiment with 130 academics (from physics, chemistry, and biology) and 137 science communicators. We provided them with an 11-item questionnaire probing their views of scientific realism and related concepts. Contra theoretical expectations, we find that (a) science communicators are generally more inclined towards scientific antirealism when (...)
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    Explanation, teleology, and analogy in natural history and comparative anatomy around 1800: Kant and Cuvier.Hein van den Berg - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 105 (C):109-119.
    This paper investigates conceptions of explanation, teleology, and analogy in the works of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) and Georges Cuvier (1769-1832). Richards (2000, 2002) and Zammito (2006, 2012, 2018) have argued that Kant’s philosophy provided an obstacle for the project of establishing biology as a proper science around 1800. By contrast, Russell (1916), Outram (1986), and Huneman (2006, 2008) have argued, similar to suggestions from Lenoir (1989), that Kant’s philosophy influenced the influential naturalist Georges Cuvier. In this article, I wish to (...)
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    Extrapolating animal consciousness.Tudor M. Baetu - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):150-159.
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    The causal axioms of algebraic quantum field theory: A diagnostic.Francisco Calderón - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):98-108.
    Algebraic quantum field theory (AQFT) puts forward three ``causal axioms'' that aim to characterize the theory as one that implements relativistic causation: the spectrum condition, microcausality, and primitive causality. In this paper, I aim to show, in a minimally technical way, that none of them fully explains the notion of causation appropriate for AQFT because they only capture some of the desiderata for relativistic causation I state or because it is often unclear how each axiom implements its respective desideratum. After (...)
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    Histology agnosticism: Infra-molecularizing disease?Jonah Campbell, Alberto Cambrosio & Mark Basik - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):14-22.
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    Convergence strategies for theory assessment.Elena Castellani - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):78-87.
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    Independent evidence in multi-messenger astrophysics.Jamee Elder - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):119-129.
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    Book Forum.John E. Huss - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):1-2.
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    Beauty in experiment: A qualitative analysis of aesthetic experiences in scientific practice.Milena Ivanova, Bridget Ritz, Marcela Duque & Brandon Vaidyanathan - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):3-11.
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    Ontological pluralism and social values.Muhammad Ali Khalidi - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):61-67.
    There seems to be an emerging consensus among many philosophers of science that non-epistemic values ought to play a role in the process of scientific reasoning itself. Recently, a number of philosophers have focused on the role of values in scientific classification or taxonomy. Their claim is that a choice of ontology or taxonomic scheme can only be made, or should only be made, by appealing to non-epistemic or social values. In this paper, I take on this “argument from ontological (...)
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    From S -matrix theory to strings: Scattering data and the commitment to non-arbitrariness.Robert van Leeuwen - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):130-149.
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    Minimal logical teleology in artifacts and biology connects the two domains and frames mechanisms via epistemic circularity.José Antonio Pérez-Escobar - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):23-37.
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    Relational Quantum Mechanics, quantum relativism, and the iteration of relativity.Timotheus Riedel - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):109-118.
    The idea that the dynamical properties of quantum systems are invariably relative to other systems has recently regained currency. Using Relational Quantum Mechanics (RQM) for a case study, this paper calls attention to a question that has been underappreciated in the debate about quantum relativism: the question of whether relativity iterates. Are there absolute facts about the properties one system possesses relative to a specified reference, or is this again a relative matter, and so on? It is argued that RQM (...)
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    Predictivism and avoidance of ad hoc-ness: An empirical study.Samuel Schindler - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):68-77.
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    The notorious man-in-the-street: Hermann Weyl and the problem of knowledge.Noah Stemeroff - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 104 (C):48-60.
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    Heterodox underdetermination: Metaphysical options for discernibility and (non-)entanglement.Maren Bräutigam - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):77-84.
    Broadly speaking, there are three views on whether Leibniz’s Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles (PII) is violated in the case of similar particles. According to the earliest view, PII is always violated (call this the no discernibility view); according to the more recent weak discernibility view, PII is at least valid in a weak sense. No and weak discernibility have been referred to as orthodoxy. Steven French has argued that although PII is violated, similar particles can still be regarded (...)
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    Book Forum.Michael R. Dietrich - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):176-177.
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    Can human nature be saved?Catherine Driscoll - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):39-45.
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  35. Mach's principle and Mach's hypotheses.Jonathan Fay - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):58-68.
    We argue that the fundamental assertion underlying Mach's critique of Newton's first law is that inertial motion is not motion in the absence of causes; rather, it is motion whose cause lies in some homogeneous aspect of the environment. We distinguish this formal requirement (Mach's principle) from two hypotheses which Mach considers concerning the origin of inertia: that the distant stars play (1) a merely “collateral” or (2) a “fundamental” role in the causal determination of inertial motion. -/- In his (...)
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    Biological functions are causes, not effects: A critique of selected effects theories.Miguel García-Valdecasas & Terrence W. Deacon - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):20-28.
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    On compatibility between realism and fictionalism: A response to Suárez' proposal.Nélida Gentile & Susana Lucero - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):168-175.
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    From fringe to mainstream: The Garcia effect.Laura Gradowski - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):114-122.
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    Book Forum.Jeremy Greene - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):3-4.
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    Down under Darwin: Australasian perspectives on Darwin Studies.Ian Hesketh, Ruth Barton & Evelleen Richards - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):69-76.
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    Animism and Science in European Perspective.Jeff Kochan - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103:46-57.
    The European tradition makes a sharp distinction between animism and science. On the basis of this distinction, either animism is reproved for failing to reach the heights of science, or science is reproved for failing to reach the heights of animism. In this essay, I draw on work in the history and philosophy and science, combined with a method from the sociology of scientific knowledge, to question the sharpness of this distinction. Along the way, I also take guidance from the (...)
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    Expanding the notion of mechanism to further understanding of biopsychosocial disorders? Depression and medically-unexplained pain as cases in point.Jan Pieter Konsman - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):123-136.
    Evidence-Based Medicine has little consideration for mechanisms and philosophers of science and medicine have recently made pleas to increase the place of mechanisms in the medical evidence hierarchy. However, in this debate the notions of mechanisms seem to be limited to 'mechanistic processes' and 'complex-systems mechanisms,' understood as 'componential causal systems'. I believe that this will not do full justice to how mechanisms are used in biological, psychological and social sciences and, consequently, in a more biopsychosocial approach to medicine. Here, (...)
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    The bumpy road to sustainability: Reassessing the history of the twelve principles of green chemistry.Marcin Krasnodębski - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):85-94.
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    A child of prediction. On the History, Ontology, and Computation of the Lennard-Jonesium.Johannes Lenhard, Simon Stephan & Hans Hasse - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):105-113.
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    Book Forum.Michela Massimi - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):16-19.
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    Evidence of mechanisms in evidence-based policy.Saúl Pérez-González - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):95-104.
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    ML interpretability: Simple isn't easy.Tim Räz - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):159-167.
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    Book Forum.Mona Sloane - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):1-2.
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    On the concept of systematization in the Kemeny-Oppenheim approach to intertheoretical reduction.Gerhard Wagner - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):29-38.
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    Cosmological inflation and meta-empirical theory assessment.William J. Wolf - 2024 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 103 (C):146-158.
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