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Abraham D. Stone
University of California, Santa Cruz
  1. Does the Bohm Theory Solve the Measurement Problem?Abraham D. Stone - 1994 - Philosophy of Science 61 (2):250-266.
    When classical mechanics is seen as the short-wavelength limit of quantum mechanics (i.e., as the limit of geometrical optics), it becomes clear just how serious and all-pervasive the measurement problem is. This formulation also leads us into the Bohm theory. But this theory has drawbacks: its nonuniqueness, in particular, and its nonlocality. I argue that these both reflect an underlying problem concerning information, which is actually a deeper version of the measurement problem itself.
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    The Continental Origins of Verificationism.Abraham D. Stone - 2005 - Angelaki 10 (1):129 – 143.
    (2005). The Continental Origins of Verificationism. Angelaki: Vol. 10, continental philosophy and the sciences the german traditionissue editor: damian veal, pp. 129-143.
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    Avicenna's Theory of Primary Mixture: Abraham D. Stone.Abraham D. Stone - 2008 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 18 (1):99-119.
    Ancient Peripatetics and Neoplatonists had great difficulty coming up with a consistent, interpretatively reasonable, and empirically adequate Aristotelian theory of complete mixture or complexion. I explain some of the main problems, with special attention to authors with whom Avicenna was familiar. I then show how Avicenna used a new doctrine of the occultness of substantial form to address these problems. The result was in some respects an improvement, but it also gave rise to a new set of problems, which were (...)
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  4. On the Sources and Implications of Carnap’s Der Raum.Abraham D. Stone - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 41 (1):65-74.
    Der Raum marks a transitional stage in Carnap’s thought, and therefore has both negative and positive implications for his further development. On the one hand, he is here largely a follower of Husserl, and a correct understanding of that background is important if one wants to understand what it is that he later rejects as “metaphysics.” On the other hand, he has already broken with Husserl in certain ways, in part following other authors. His use of Hans Driesch’s Ordnungslehre, in (...)
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    The Continental Origins of Verificationism: Natorp, Husserl and Carnap on the Object as Infinitely Determinable X.Abraham D. Stone - 2005 - Angelaki 10 (1):129-143.
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    On Husserl and Cavellian Scepticism.Abraham D. Stone - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (198):1-21.
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    Richard Feist, Ed. 'Husserl and the Sciences'. [REVIEW]Abraham D. Stone - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 58 (4):891-892.
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    Husserl and the Sciences: Selected Perspectives.Abraham D. Stone - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 58 (4):891-892.
    It should be said that the title is slightly misleading. Most of the chapters in fact focus on either mathematics, the mathematical foundations of physics, or epistemological issues about science in general. This focus is unsurprising, given Husserl’s well-known interest in both mathematics and such general epistemological issues. For the same reason, however, it makes the collection somewhat less exciting than the title might suggest.
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    Husserl, Heidegger and Carnap on Fixing the Sense of Philosophical Terminology.Abraham D. Stone - manuscript
    The train of thought I will follow here begins with two facts about Husserl. First, the main and most intractable problems in interpreting him, and the major conflicts between his interpreters, arise from and are fed by the equivocality and unsteady meaning of his terminology. Second, Husserl has a highly developed theory of terminology, beginning with, but by no means limited to, the earliest periods of his thought. This theory of terminology, moreover, focuses on the causes of equivocality and unsteadiness (...)
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  10. On Scientific Method As a Method for Testing the Legitimacy of Concepts.Abraham D. Stone - unknown
    Traditional attempts to delineate the distinctive rationality of modern science have taken it for granted that the purpose of empirical research is to test judgments. The choice of concepts to use in those judgments is therefore seen either a matter of indifference (Popper) or as important choice which must be made, so to speak, in advance of all empirical research (Carnap). I argue that scientific method aims precisely at empirical testing of concepts, and that even the simplest scientific ex- periment (...)
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  11. On Scientific Method, Induction, Statistics, and Skepticism.Abraham D. Stone - unknown
    My aim in this paper is to explain how universal statements, as they occur in scientific theories, are actually tested by observational evidence, and to draw certain conclusions, on that basis, about the way in which scientific theories are tested in general. 1 But I am pursuing that aim, ambitious enough in and of itself, in the service of even more ambitious projects, and in the first place: (a) to say what is distinctive about modern science, and especially modern physical (...)
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    Specific and Generic Objects in Cavell and Thomas Aquinas.Abraham D. Stone - 2003 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (1):48-74.
    Here I establish a parallel between modem epistemology and traditional metaphysics: between the way we know an object, on the one hand, and the way an object’s causes cause it to exist, on the other. I show that different efficient causes in the Thomistic system correspond to different questions of knowledge, as analyzed by Stanley Cavell, and that in particular the question the Cavellian skeptic asks corresponds to God’s causation in creation. As I have explained in detail elsewhere, and discuss (...)
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