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    Data, Instruments, and Theory: A Dialectical Approach to Understanding Science.Robert John Ackermann - 1985 - Princeton University Press.
    Robert John Ackermann deals decisively with the problem of relativism that has plagued post-empiricist philosophy of science. Recognizing that theory and data are mediated by data domains (bordered data sets produced by scientific instruments), he argues that the use of instruments breaks the dependency of observation on theory and thus creates a reasoned basis for scientific objectivity. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the (...)
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    Projecting unprojectibles.Robert J. Ackermann - 1966 - Philosophy of Science 33 (1/2):70-75.
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    Conditions for Description.Robert Ackermann - 1962 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 23 (4):620-621.
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    Knowledge and Power: Toward a Political Philosophy of Science.Robert Ackermann & Joseph Rouse - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (3):474.
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    The Myth of Simplicity: Problems of Scientific Philosophy.Robert Ackermann - 1963 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 24 (3):447-448.
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    The philosophy of Karl Popper.Robert John Ackermann - 1976 - Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
    Studie over de filosofie van de in Oostenrijk geboren Engelse wijsgeer.
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    Deductive scientific explanation.Robert Ackermann - 1965 - Philosophy of Science 32 (2):155-167.
    In this paper, I shall examine attempts to furnish formal models for deductive scientific explanation. All such attempts have had certain defects. The most serious of these defects is to be found in the fact that the extant models seem to be formally restrictive in ways that do not allow any obvious generalization of their conditions which will encompass the full range of all those scientific explanations which must be considered plausible candidates for translation into deductive models.
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  8. Discussion: A corrected model of explanation.Robert J. Ackermann - 1966 - Philosophy of Science 33 (1/2):168.
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    Matrix satisfiability and axiomatization.Robert Ackermann - 1971 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 12 (3):309-321.
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    Inductive simplicity.Robert Ackermann - 1961 - Philosophy of Science 28 (2):152-161.
    The fact that simplicity has been linked with induction by many philosophers of science, some of whom have proposed or supported criteria of “inductive simplicity,” means that the problem must be given some serious attention. I take “inductive simplicity” as a title, however, only by way of concession to these historical treatments, since it is precisely the burden of my paper to show that there is no such thing. So much for the conclusion. I shall spend the remainder of my (...)
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    Nietzsche: A Frenzied Look.Robert John Ackermann - 1990 - Univ of Massachusetts Press.
    Through close textual analysis, Ackermann (philosophy, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst) exposes the underlying unity and consistency in Nietzsche's thought. He challenges the common view that Nietzsche's work can best be understood as a collection of isolated insights and that each of several discrete periods of thought are based on a different set of values. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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    Experiment as the motor of scientific progress.Robert Ackermann - 1988 - Social Epistemology 2 (4):327 – 335.
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    Sortal predicates and confirmation.Robert Ackermann - 1969 - Philosophical Studies 20 (1-2):1 - 4.
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    Simplicity. [REVIEW]Robert Ackermann - 1977 - Journal of Philosophy 74 (8):492-494.
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    Belief and knowledge.Robert John Ackermann - 1972 - Garden City, N.Y.,: Anchor Books.
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    Knowledge and Justification. [REVIEW]Robert Ackermann - 1976 - Journal of Philosophy 73 (7):185-187.
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    Book reviews : Unended ouest. By Karl Popper. Lasalle. Illinois: Open court publishing company. 1976. Pp. 255. $2.95. [REVIEW]Robert Ackermann - 1977 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 7 (4):426-428.
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    An Introduction to Many-Valued Logics.Robert Ackermann - 1968 - Philosophical Quarterly 18 (71):174-174.
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    Mechanism, methodology, and biological theory.Robert Ackermann - 1969 - Synthese 20 (2):219 - 229.
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    Reporting experiments.Robert Ackermann - 1994 - Synthese 99 (1):123 - 135.
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    Wittgenstein's city.Robert John Ackermann - 1988 - Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
    One PANORAMA T, HE LIFE of Wittgenstein was quite different from the lives of most of those who later extolled him as perhaps the major philosopher of the ...
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    Allan Franklin, Right or Wrong.Robert Ackermann - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:451-457.
    Franklin and Pickering agree that scientists in an experimental sequence, like the one to be discussed here, choose to accept certain experiments and their results as crucial, but disagree as to whether such choice can be justified in terms of an on-line estimate of evidential reliability. This paper suggests that it is possible to define a position between Franklin 's Bayesian objectivism and Pickering's social constructivism. This position depends on considering the sequence of improvement in material technique and instrumentation as (...)
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    A neglected proposal concerning simplicity.Robert Ackermann - 1963 - Philosophy of Science 30 (3):228-235.
    This paper is intended to explore Jeffrey's proposal for the measurement of the simplicity of scientific laws. The first part is a sketch of Jeffreys' development of a view on simplicity, which will be followed by a discussion of what seem to be some rather crucial defects in the proposal as it stands. It will be suggested here that no plausible way of countering these defects seems available.
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    Discussion: Howard Kahane's entrenchment theory.Robert J. Ackermann - 1966 - Philosophy of Science 33 (1/2):70.
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    Sellars and the scientific image.Robert Ackermann - 1973 - Noûs 7 (2):138-151.
  26. Confirmatory models of theories.Robert Ackermann - 1965 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 16 (64):312-326.
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    VI—Consistency and Ethics.Robert Ackermann - 1969 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 69 (1):73-86.
    Robert Ackermann; VI—Consistency and Ethics, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 69, Issue 1, 1 June 1969, Pages 73–86, https://doi.org/10.1093/aris.
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  28. Responses to 'in defense of relativism'.Robert Ackermann, Brian Baigrie, Harold I. Brown, Michael Cavanaugh, Paul Fox-Strangways, Gonzalo Munevar, Stephen David Ross, Philip Pettit, Paul Roth, Frederick Schmitt, Stephen Turner & Charles Wallis - 1988 - Social Epistemology 2 (3):227 – 261.
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    An Alternative Free Will Defence.Robert Ackermann - 1982 - Religious Studies 18 (3):365 - 372.
    Many philosophers have written in the past as though it were nearly obvious to rational reflection that the existence of evil in this world is incompatible with the presumed properties of the Christian God, and they have assumed a proof of incompatibility to be easy to construct. An informal underpinning for this line of thought is easy to develop. Surely God in his benevolence finds evil to be evil, and hence has both the desire and the means, provided by his (...)
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    Allan Franklin, Right or Wrong.Robert Ackermann - 1990 - PSA Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990 (2):450-457.
    I regret to inform you that Allan Franklin is unable to be here because of the consequences of his collision with a truck in Boulder, Colorado several weeks ago. The three of us have decided to proceed with the symposium in his honor, even though it is now missing its fulcrum. The original point of the symposium was to have an informed discussion of two versions of atomic parity-violation experiments, versions that embody opposed philosophical conceptions of the experiments. The first (...)
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    An introduction to many-valued logics.Robert John Ackermann - 1967 - New York,: Dover Publications.
    Originally published in 1967. An introduction to the literature of nonstandard logic, in particular to those nonstandard logics known as many-valued logics. Part I expounds and discusses implicational calculi, modal logics and many-valued logics and their associated calculi. Part II considers the detailed development of various many-valued calculi, and some of the important metathereoms which have been proved for them. Applications of the calculi to problems in the philosophy are also surveyed. This work combines criticism with exposition to form a (...)
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    An Introduction to Many-valued Logics.Robert Ackermann - 1967 - New York,: Routledge.
    Originally published in 1967. An introduction to the literature of nonstandard logic, in particular to those nonstandard logics known as many-valued logics. Part I expounds and discusses implicational calculi, modal logics and many-valued logics and their associated calculi. Part II considers the detailed development of various many-valued calculi, and some of the important metathereoms which have been proved for them. Applications of the calculi to problems in the philosophy are also surveyed. This work combines criticism with exposition to form a (...)
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    Conflict and decision.Robert J. Ackermann - 1967 - Philosophy of Science 34 (2):188-193.
    In Howard Kahane's current reply to my previous discussion of Goodman's elimination rules, he suggests both that the notion of conflict required by the first elimination rule cannot be made clear, and that both proposed revisions of the second elimination rule are too strong [4]. These seem to me to be the points which require settlement, and I would like to discuss them in this paper.
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    Consensus and Dissensus in Science.Robert Ackermann - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:99 - 105.
    This paper couples the variation and selection analogy utilized in evolutionary epistemology with the hermeneutical insight that novel data and theoretical texts are obscure in meaning. Dissensus must be valued as a distancing mechanism of variation on the space of possible meanings while argumentation attacks the initial obscurity. The objection that evolutionary accounts can only describe practice is countered by indicating how dissensus has normative purchase wherever science is producing novel text.
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    Context dependent knowledge.Robert Ackermann - 1982 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 42 (3):425-433.
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    Explanations of Human Action.Robert Ackermann - 1967 - Dialogue 6 (1):18-28.
    In order to explain the behavior of a human organism, it is necessary to take its environment into consideration. Except for very severe psychotic withdrawal, this has been recognized as a near triviality since Aristotle. But although consideration of the environment may be necessary, it is not sufficient, and it is now generally conceded that a man's behavior cannot be explained solely from a consideration of his present environment and a history of his responses to past environments.
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    German Philosophy.Robert Ackermann - 1989 - Philosophical Books 30 (2):88-89.
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    Inductive simplicity in special cases.Robert Ackermann - 1963 - Synthese 15 (1):436 - 444.
  39. Kierkegaard's Coachman.Robert Ackermann - 1991 - Kierkegaardiana 15.
     
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    Karl Popper.Robert John Ackermann - 1982 - Philosophical Books 23 (1):26-28.
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    Models and Analogies in Science. By Mary B. Hesse. Sheed & Ward, London, 1963. Pp. 150. 15s. od.Robert Ackermann - 1965 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 16 (62):161-163.
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  42. Methodology and Economics.Robert Ackermann - 1983 - Philosophical Forum 14 (3):389.
     
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    Mechanism and the Philosophy of Biology.Robert Ackermann - 1968 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):143-151.
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    Modern deductive logic; an introduction to its techniques and significance.Robert John Ackermann - 1970 - Garden City, N.Y.,: Anchor Books.
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    Modern deductive logic.Robert John Ackermann - 1970 - [London]: Macmillan.
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    Normative explanation.Robert Ackermann - 1964 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 24 (4):522-529.
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    Nondeductive inference.Robert John Ackermann - 1966 - New York,: Dover Publications.
  48. Notes on contributions.Robert Ackermann - 1983 - Philosophical Forum:403.
     
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    Opacity in Actual Belief Structures.Robert Ackermann - 1972 - Journal of Philosophy 69 (3):55.
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    Opacity In Belief Structures.Robert Ackermann - 1972 - Journal of Philosophy 69 (February):55-67.
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