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  1.  4
    Poincaré’s Impact on Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Science.Yemima Ben-Menahem - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):257-273.
    Poincaré’s conventionalism has thoroughly transformed both the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mathematics. In the former it gave rise to new insights into the complexities of scientific method, in the latter to a new account of the nature of (so-called) necessary truth. Not only proponents of conventionalism, such as the logical positivists, were influenced by Poincaré, but also outspoken critics of conventionalism, such as Quine, Putnam, and (as I will argue) Wittgenstein, were deeply inspired by conventionalist ideas. Indeed, (...)
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    Thomas C. Vinci, Space, Geometry, and Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories. [REVIEW]Emily Carson - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):341-344.
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    Edward Buckner and Jack Zupko, Duns Scotus on Time and Existence: The Questions on Aristotle’s “De Interpretatione.”. [REVIEW]Richard Cross - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):352-353.
  4. Anastasios Brenner, Ed., Les Textes Fondateurs de L’Épistémologie Française. [REVIEW]María de Paz - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):325-329.
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    Review of Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy . 2nd Ed. [REVIEW]Karen Detlefsen - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):345-48.
  6. Roger Ariew, Dennis Des Chene, Douglas M. Jesseph, Tad M. Schmaltz, and Theo Verbeek.Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy. 2nd Ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Pp. 408. $115.00 ; $109.99. [REVIEW]Karen Detlefsen - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):345-348.
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    Poincaré on the Foundations of Arithmetic and Geometry. Part 1: Against “Dependence-Hierarchy” Interpretations.Katherine Dunlop - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):274-308.
    The main goal of part 1 is to challenge the widely held view that Poincaré orders the sciences in a hierarchy of dependence, such that all others presuppose arithmetic. Commentators have suggested that the intuition that grounds the use of induction in arithmetic also underlies the conception of a continuum, that the consistency of geometrical axioms must be proved through arithmetical induction, and that arithmetical induction licenses the supposition that certain operations form a group. I criticize each of these readings. (...)
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    Ohad Nachtomy and Justin E. H. Smith, Eds., The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy. [REVIEW]Guido Giglioni - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):348-352.
  9. Léna Soler, Emiliano Trizio, and Andrew Pickering, Eds., Science as It Could Have Been: Discussing the Contingency/Inevitability Problem. [REVIEW]Kinzel Katherina - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):319-323.
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    Erik C. Banks, The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James and Russell. [REVIEW]Gregory Landini - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):329-333.
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    Susannah Gibson, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? How Eighteenth-Century Science Disrupted the Natural Order. [REVIEW]Alan C. Love - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):337-340.
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    Snezana Lawrence and Mark McCartney, Eds., Mathematicians and Their Gods: Interactions Between Mathematics and Religious Beliefs. [REVIEW]Madeline Muntersbjorn - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):333-336.
  13. Snezana Lawrence and Mark McCartney, Eds.Mathematicians and Their Gods: Interactions Between Mathematics and Religious Beliefs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. Vi+298, Index. $44.95. [REVIEW]Madeline Muntersbjorn - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):333-336.
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    Forum: Poincaré Reconsidered, One Hundred Years Afterwards (Introduction).Sarkar Sahotra - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):239-241.
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    Beyond Quantities and Qualities: Frege and Jevons on Measurement.Raphaël Sandoz - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):212-238.
    On which philosophical foundations is the attribution of numerical magnitudes to qualitative phenomena based? That is, what is the philosophical basis for attributing, through measurement operations, numbers to empirical qualities that our senses perceive in the outside world? This question, nowadays rarely addressed in such a way, actually refers to an old debate about the quantification of qualities. A historical analysis reveals that it was a major issue in the “context of discovery” of the first attempts to mathematize new fields (...)
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  16. Introduction.Sarkar Sahotra - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):239-241.
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    Poincaré and the Origins of Special Relativity.John Stachel - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):242-256.
    After introductory surveys of Poincaré’s role in the Dreyfus case and of his “Fourth Geometry,” I turn to the main question. The problem confronting both Poincaré and Einstein was how to reconcile the phenomena of electrodynamics, notably the optical principle of relativity, with the principles of Newtonian mechanics. I show that, on such questions as the existence and role of the ether and the relation between kinematics and dynamics, Poincaré and Einstein held diametrically opposed views. Poincaré did everything to preserve (...)
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    A Life in Science, Philosophy, and the Public Domain: Three Biographies of Poincaré. [REVIEW]David J. Stump - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):309-318.
  19. A Life in Science, Philosophy, and the Public Domain: Three Biographies of PoincaréJeremy J. Gray.Henri Poincaré: A Scientific Biography. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013. Pp. Xii+592. $35.00/£24.95 .Ferdinand Verhulst.Henri Poincaré: Impatient Genius. New York: Springer, 2012. Pp. Xi+260. $49.95 ; $39.95 .Jean-Marc Ginoux and Christian Gerini. 2012.Henri Poincaré: Une Biographie au Quotidien. Paris: Ellipses, 2012. Pp. Iv+298. €24.00 . [Henri Poincaré: A Biography Through the Daily Papers. Singapore: World Scientific, 2013. Pp. 260. $29.00 ; $22.00 .]. [REVIEW]David J. Stump - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):309-318.
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    Nature, Knowledge, and Scientific Theories in G. C. Lichtenberg’s Reflections on Physics.Steven Tester - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):185-211.
    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–99) is perhaps best known for his aphoristic writings collected in his Sudelbücher (Waste Books) and his critique of the substantial view of the self in which he argues that we should say “it thinks,” that is, “thinking is happening” rather than “I think.” However, Lichtenberg also reflects in the Waste Books and his lectures on physics on a wide range of issues in epistemology and metaphysics concerning realism and idealism that inform his thoughts on the natural (...)
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  21. Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau and Friedrich Stadler, Der Wiener Kreis: Texte Und Bilder Zum Logischen Empirismus. [REVIEW]Uebel Thomas - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):323-325.
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    David Ebrey, Ed., Theory and Practice in Aristotle’s Natural Science. [REVIEW]Popa Tiberiu - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (2):354-357.
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    Leibniz Versus Ishiguro: Closing a Quarter Century of Syncategoremania.Tiziana Bascelli, Piotr Błaszczyk, Vladimir Kanovei, Karin U. Katz, Mikhail G. Katz, David M. Schaps & David Sherry - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):117-147.
    Did Leibniz exploit infinitesimals and infinities à la rigueur or only as shorthand for quantified propositions that refer to ordinary Archimedean magnitudes? Hidé Ishiguro defends the latter position, which she reformulates in terms of Russellian logical fictions. Ishiguro does not explain how to reconcile this interpretation with Leibniz’s repeated assertions that infinitesimals violate the Archimedean property (i.e., Euclid’s Elements, V.4). We present textual evidence from Leibniz, as well as historical evidence from the early decades of the calculus, to undermine Ishiguro’s (...)
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  24. J Tyler Friedman and Sebastian Luft, Eds., The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer: A Novel Assessment. [REVIEW]Francesca Biagioli - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):164-167.
  25. David Marshall Miller, Representing Space in the Scientific Revolution. [REVIEW]Patrick J. Boner - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):172-173.
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    David Marshall Miller.Representing Space in the Scientific Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp. Xiii+235. $90.00. [REVIEW]Patrick J. Boner - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):172-173.
  27. Martin Lenz and Anik Waldow, Eds., Contemporary Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy: Nature and Norms in Thought. [REVIEW]Laurence Carlin - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):178-180.
     
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  28. John Losee, Complementarity, Causality, and Explanation. [REVIEW]Brigitte Falkenburg - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):162-164.
  29. Marco Solinas, From Aristotle’s Teleology to Darwin’s Genealogy: The Stamp of Inutility. [REVIEW]Benjamin Goldberg - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):174-177.
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    Chemistry in Kant's Opus Postumum.Michael Bennett McNulty - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):64-95.
    In his Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft (MAN), Kant claims that chemistry is an improper, though rational science. The chemistry to which Kant confers this status is the phlogistic chemistry of, for instance, Georg Stahl. In his Opus Postumum (OP), however, Kant espouses a broadly Lavoiserian conception of chemistry. In particular, Kant endorses Antoine Lavoisier's elements, oxygen theory of combustion, and role for the caloric. As Lavoisier's lasting contribution to chemistry, according to some histories of the science, was his emphasis on (...)
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    Walter Dubislav’s Philosophy of Science and Mathematics.Nikolay Milkov - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):96-116.
    Walter Dubislav (1895–1937) was a leading member of the Berlin Group for scientific philosophy. This “sister group” of the more famous Vienna Circle emerged around Hans Reichenbach’s seminars at the University of Berlin in 1927 and 1928. Dubislav was to collaborate with Reichenbach, an association that eventuated in their conjointly conducting university colloquia. Dubislav produced original work in philosophy of mathematics, logic, and science, consequently following David Hilbert’s axiomatic method. This brought him to defend formalism in these disciplines as well (...)
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  32. Alan G. Gross and Joseph E. Harmon, Science From Sight to Insight: How Scientists Illustrate Meaning. [REVIEW]Omar W. Nasim - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):168-171.
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    Alan G. Gross and Joseph E. Harmon.Science From Sight to Insight: How Scientists Illustrate Meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. Pp. 332. $90.00 ; $30.00. [REVIEW]Omar W. Nasim - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):168-171.
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  34. Embedding Logical Empiricism Into the History of Epistemology: Eino Kaila on Human Knowledge. [REVIEW]Elisabeth Nemeth - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):148-157.
     
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    From Formalism to Psychology: Metaphilosophical Studies in Wilfrid Sellars's Early Works.Peter Olen - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):24-63.
    When discussing Wilfrid Sellars’s philosophy, very little work has been done to offer a developmental account of his systematic views. More often than not, Sellars’s complex views are presented in a systematic and holistic fashion that ignores any periodization of his work. I argue that there is a metaphilosophical shift in Sellars’s early philosophy that results in substantive changes to his conception of language, linguistic rules, and normativity. Specifically, I claim that Sellars’s shift from a formalist metaphilosophy to one more (...)
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  36. Neil Lewis and Rega Wood, Eds., In Aristotelis De Generatione Et Corruptione. [REVIEW]Martin Pickave - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):181-184.
  37. Richard Rufus of Cornwall.In Aristotelis De Generatione Et Corruptione. Ed. Neil Lewis and Rega Wood, with Jennifer Ottman. Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi 21. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. Xxiv+326. £70.00. [REVIEW]Martin Pickavé - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):181-184.
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  38. Allan Franklin, Shifting Standards: Experiments in Particle Physics in the Twentieth Century. [REVIEW]Kent Staley & Heraclio Tavares - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):158-162.
  39. Allan Franklin.Shifting Standards: Experiments in Particle Physics in the Twentieth Century. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. Pp. 360. $50.00. [REVIEW]Kent Staley & Heráclio Tavares - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):158-162.
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    The Influence of James B. Conant on Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions.K. Brad Wray - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):1-23.
    I examine the influence of James B. Conant on the writing of Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions. By clarifying Conant’s influence on Kuhn, I also clarify the influence that others had on Kuhn’s thinking. And by identifying the various influences that Conant had on Kuhn’s view of science, I identify Kuhn’s most original contributions in Structure. On the one hand, I argue that much of the framework and many of the concepts that figure in Structure were part of Conant’s picture (...)
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