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    The logical structure of mathematical physics.C. A. Hooker - 1975 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 37 (1):151-152.
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  2. Towards a General Theory of Reduction. Part I: Historical and Scientific Setting.C. A. Hooker - 1981 - Dialogue 20 (1):38-59.
  3. Images of Science: Essays on Realism and Empiricism.P. M. Churchland & C. A. Hooker (eds.) - 1985 - University of Chicago Press.
     
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    A Realistic Theory of Science.C. A. HOOKER - 1987 - State University of New York Press.
    This book presents a clear and critical view of the orthodox logical empiricist tradition, pointing the way to significant developments for the understanding of science both as research and as culture.
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    The Logical Structure of Mathematical Physics.C. A. Hooker - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (1):130-131.
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    An Interactivist-Constructivist Approach to Intelligence: Self-Directed Anticipative Learning.W. D. Christensen & C. A. Hooker - 2000 - Philosophical Psychology 13 (1):5 – 45.
    This paper outlines an original interactivist-constructivist approach to modelling intelligence and learning as a dynamical embodied form of adaptiveness and explores some applications of I-C to understanding the way cognitive learning is realized in the brain. Two key ideas for conceptualizing intelligence within this framework are developed. These are: intelligence is centrally concerned with the capacity for coherent, context-sensitive, self-directed management of interaction; and the primary model for cognitive learning is anticipative skill construction. Self-directedness is a capacity for integrative process (...)
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  7. Asymptotics, Reduction and Emergence.C. A. Hooker - 2004 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (3):435-479.
    All the major inter-theoretic relations of fundamental science are asymptotic ones, e.g. quantum theory as Planck's constant h 0, yielding (roughly) Newtonian mechanics. Thus asymptotics ultimately grounds claims about inter-theoretic explanation, reduction and emergence. This paper examines four recent, central claims by Batterman concerning asymptotics and reduction. While these claims are criticised, the discussion is used to develop an enriched, dynamically-based account of reduction and emergence, to show its capacity to illuminate the complex variety of inter-theory relationships in physics, and (...)
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    Interaction and Bio-Cognitive Order.C. A. Hooker - 2009 - Synthese 166 (3):513-546.
    The role of interaction in learning is essential and profound: it must provide the means to solve open problems (those only vaguely specified in advance), but cannot be captured using our familiar formal cognitive tools. This presents an impasse to those confined to present formalisms; but interaction is fundamentally dynamical, not formal, and with its importance thus underlined it invites the development of a distinctively interactivist account of life and mind. This account is provided, from its roots in the interactivist (...)
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    Reason, Regulation, and Realism: Towards a Regulatory Systems Theory of Reason and Evolutionary Epistemology.C. A. Hooker - 1995 - State University of New York Press.
    This book develops a new naturalist theory of reason and scientific knowledge from a synthesis of philosophy and the new sciences of complex adaptive systems.
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  10. Towards a General Theory of Reduction. Part III: Cross-Categorical Reduction.C. A. Hooker - 1981 - Dialogue 20 (3):496-529.
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    Issues in Evolutionary Epistemology.Kai Hahlweg & C. A. Hooker (eds.) - 1989 - State University of New York Press.
    Papers presented cover: new approaches to evolutionary epistemology, new applications, critical evaluations, and the nature of the mind. Paper edition (unseen), $25.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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  12. Autonomy and the Emergence of Intelligence: Organised Interactive Construction.W. D. Christensen & C. A. Hooker - 2000 - Communication and Cognition-Artificial Intelligence 17 (3-4):133-157.
     
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    Causal Necessity: A Pragmatic Investigation of the Necessity of Laws.C. A. Hooker - 1984 - Noûs 18 (3):517-521.
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    The Structure of Scientific Theories.C. A. Hooker - 1975 - Philosophy of Science 42 (1):107-107.
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  15. Towards a General Theory of Reduction. Part II: Identity in Reduction.C. A. Hooker - 1981 - Dialogue 20 (2):201-236.
  16. Contemporary Research in the Foundations and Philosophy of Quantum Theory.C. A. Hooker (ed.) - 1973 - Boston: D. Reidel.
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    Applying Self-Directed Anticipative Learning to Science I: Agency, Error, and the Interactive Exploration of Possibility Space in Early Ape-Langugae Research.Robert P. Farrell & C. A. Hooker - 2007 - Perspectives on Science 15 (1):87-124.
    : The purpose of this paper and its sister paper (Farrell and Hooker, b) is to present, evaluate and elaborate a proposed new model for the process of scientific development: self-directed anticipative learning (SDAL). The vehicle for its evaluation is a new analysis of a well-known historical episode: the development of ape-language research. In this first paper we outline five prominent features of SDAL that will need to be realized in applying SDAL to science: 1) interactive exploration of possibility space; (...)
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    Philosophy and Meta-Philosophy of Science: Empiricism, Popperianism and Realism.C. A. Hooker - 1975 - Synthese 32 (1-2):177 - 231.
    An explicit philosophy and meta-philosophy of positivism, empiricism and popperianism is provided. Early popperianism is argued to be essentially a form of empiricism, the deviations from empiricism are traced. In contrast, the meta-philosophy and philosophy of an evolutionary naturalistic realism is developed and it is shown how the maximal conflict of this doctrine with all forms of empiricism at the meta-philosophical level both accounts for the form of its development at the philosophical level and its defense against attack from nonrealist (...)
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    Idealisation, Naturalism, and Rationality: Some Lessons From Minimal Rationality.C. A. Hooker - 1994 - Synthese 99 (2):181 - 231.
    In his bookMinimal Rationality (1986), Christopher Cherniak draws deep and widespread conclusions from our finitude, and not only for philosophy but also for a wide range of science as well. Cherniak's basic idea is that traditional philosophical theories of rationality represent idealisations that are inaccessible to finite rational agents. It is the purpose of this paper to apply a theory of idealisation in science to Cherniak's arguments. The heart of the theory is a distinction between idealisations that represent reversible, solely (...)
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    Systematic Realism.C. A. Hooker - 1974 - Synthese 26 (3-4):409 - 497.
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    Bio-Agency and the Problem of Action.J. C. Skewes & C. A. Hooker - 2009 - Biology and Philosophy 24 (3):283 - 300.
    The Aristotle-Kant tradition requires that autonomous activity must originate within the self and points toward a new type of causation (different from natural efficient causation) associated with teleology. Notoriously, it has so far proven impossible to uncover a workable model of causation satisfying these requirements without an increasingly unsatisfying appeal to extra-physical elements tailor-made for the purpose. In this paper we first provide the essential reason why the standard linear model of efficient causation cannot support the required model of agency: (...)
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  22. Projection, Physical Intelligibility, Objectivity and Completeness: The Divergent Ideals of Bohr and Einstein.C. A. Hooker - 1991 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (4):491-511.
    It is shown how the development of physics has involved making explicit what were homocentric projections which had heretofore been implicit, indeed inexpressible in theory. This is shown to support a particular notion of the invariant as the real. On this basis the divergence in ideals of physical intelligibility between Bohr and Einstein is set out. This in turn leads to divergent, but explicit, conceptions of objectivity and completeness for physical theory. *I am indebted to Dr. G. McLelland. Professor F. (...)
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    Error, Error-Statistics and Self-Directed Anticipative Learning.R. P. Farrell & C. A. Hooker - 2008 - Foundations of Science 14 (4):249-271.
    Error is protean, ubiquitous and crucial in scientific process. In this paper it is argued that understanding scientific process requires what is currently absent: an adaptable, context-sensitive functional role for error in science that naturally harnesses error identification and avoidance to positive, success-driven, science. This paper develops a new account of scientific process of this sort, error and success driving Self-Directed Anticipative Learning (SDAL) cycling, using a recent re-analysis of ape-language research as test example. The example shows the limitations of (...)
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    Relevance and the Ravens.C. A. Hooker & D. Stove - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (4):305-315.
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    On Global Theories.C. A. Hooker - 1975 - Philosophy of Science 42 (2):152-179.
    Contrary to the Empiricist model of science, successful sufficiently fundamental theories not only fit and unify their data fields but also prescribe the general terms in which relevantly to describe observation; specify what is and is not observable; specify the conditions under which what is observable, is observable; specify the instrumental means and reliability by which what is measurable is measured; specify what is causally, statistically, and merely accidentally connected. Moreover, such theories typically require all or most of the entire (...)
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    Towards a Theory of Cognition Under a New Control Paradigm.C. A. Hooker, H. B. Penfold & R. J. Evans - 1992 - Topoi 11 (1):71-88.
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    Applying Self-Directed Anticipative Learning to Science II: Learning How to Learn Across a Revolution in Early Ape Language Research.Robert P. Farrell & C. A. Hooker - 2007 - Perspectives on Science 15 (2):222-255.
    : The purpose of this paper and its sister paper I (Farrell and Hooker, a) is to present, evaluate and elaborate a proposed new model for the process of scientific development: self-directed anticipative learning. The vehicle for its evaluation is a new analysis of a well-known historical episode: the development of ape language research. Paper I examined the basic features of SDAL in relation to the early history of ape-language research. In this second paper we examine the reconceptualization of ape-language (...)
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    Energy and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.C. A. Hooker - 1971 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 49 (3):262 – 270.
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    Sellars' Argument for the Inevitability of the Secondary Qualities.C. A. Hooker - 1977 - Philosophical Studies 32 (4):335 - 348.
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    Regulatory Constructivism: On the Relation Between Evolutionary Epistemology, Genetic Epistemology and Piaget's Genetic Epistemology.C. A. Hooker - 1994 - Biology and Philosophy 9 (2):197.
    It is argued that fundamental to Piaget's life works is a biologically based naturalism in which the living world is a nested complex of self-regulating, self-organising (constructing) adaptive systems. A structuralist-rationalist overlay on this core position is distinguished and it is shown how it may be excised without significant loss of content or insight. A new and richer conception of the nature of Piaget's genetic epistemology emerges, one which enjoys rich interrelationships with evolutionary epistemology. These are explored and it is (...)
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    Self-Directed Agents.W. D. Christensen & C. A. Hooker - 2001 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 31 (sup1):18-52.
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    Goodman, 'Grue' and Hempel.C. A. Hooker - 1968 - Philosophy of Science 35 (3):232-247.
    It is now commonly accepted that N. Goodman's predicate "grue" presents the theory of confirmation of C. G. Hempel (and other such theories) with grave difficulties. The precise nature and status of these "difficulties" has, however, never been made clear. In this paper it is argued that it is very unlikely that "grue" raises any formal difficulties for Hempel and appearances to the contrary are examined, rejected and an explanation of their intuitive appeal offered. However "grue" is shown to raise (...)
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    Logical Structures Arising in Quantum Theory.Simon Kochen, E. P. Specker, C. A. Hooker & P. D. Finch - 1985 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 50 (2):558-566.
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    Formalist Rationality: The Limitations of Popper's Theory of Reason.C. A. Hooker - 1981 - Metaphilosophy 12 (3-4):247-264.
  35. Sharp and the Refutation of the Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen Paradox.C. A. Hooker - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (2):224-233.
    D. H. Sharp has recently argued that Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen failed to make good their claim that elementary quantum theory provides only an incomplete description of physical reality. Sharp expounds in detail three criticisms (a fourth is mentioned) which focus largely on formal features of the quantum theory. I argue, on grounds centered largely in our search for an adequate physical understanding of the micro domain, that each of these criticisms must be rejected. The original criticism of quantum theory (...)
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  36. Control, Connectionism and Cognition: Towards a New Regulatory Paradigm.C. A. Hooker, H. B. Penfold & R. J. Evans - 1992 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):517-536.
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    Craigian Transcriptionism.C. A. Hooker - 1968 - American Philosophical Quarterly 5 (3):152-163.
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    Explanation, Generality and Understanding.C. A. Hooker - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (3):284 – 290.
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    The Logical Structure of Mathematical Physics. Joseph D. Sneed.C. A. Hooker - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (1):130-131.
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    The Scientific Realism of Rom Harre.Anthony A. Derksen & C. A. Hooker - 1996 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (4):647-653.
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    Remarks on the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles.C. A. Hooker - 1975 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):129-153.
    The relationship of the identity of indiscernibles principle to other major metaphysical principles (e.g., relational doctrine of space and time, elimination of singular terms) is discussed, the aim being to outline the necessary requirements of a systematic metaphysics incorporating the former principle. the conclusion is that no adequate systematic metaphysics of this sort is defensible. throughout special attention is paid to modern logical formulation of the principle and to its role in quine's philosophy.
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    Demonstratives, Definite Descriptions and the Elimination of Singular Terms.C. A. Hooker - 1970 - Journal of Philosophy 67 (22):951-961.
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    Five Arguments Against Craigian Transcriptionism.C. A. Hooker - 1968 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 46 (3):265 – 276.
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    Rational Economic Man: A Philosophical Critique of Neo-Classical Economics.C. A. Hooker - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (3):470-490.
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    Critical Notice. [REVIEW]C. A. Hooker - 1972 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1 (3):393-407.
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    Quine on the Referential Functions of Bound Variables and Quantifiers.C. A. Hooker - 1971 - Mind 80 (320):481-496.
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    Critical Notice. [REVIEW]C. A. Hooker - 1972 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1 (4):489-509.
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    From Formal Machine to Social Colony: Toward a Complex Dynamical Philosophy of Science.W. E. Herfel & C. A. Hooker - 1999 - In Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara (ed.), Language, Quantum, Music. pp. 7--18.
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    Being There: Putting Philosopher, Researcher and Student Together Again. [REVIEW]C. A. Hooker - 1998 - Metascience 7 (1):70-95.
    A SLOW revolution in cognitive science is banishing this century's technological conception of mind as disembodied pure thought, namely a material symbol manipulation, and replacing it with next century's conception: mind as the organisation of bodily interaction, intelligent robotics. Here is Clark: Intelligence and understanding are rooted not in the presence and manipulation of explicit, language-like data structures, but in something more earthy: the tuning of basic responses to a real world that enables an embodied organism to sense, act and (...)
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    Against Krips' Resolution of Two Paradoxes in Quantum Mechanics.C. A. Hooker - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (3):418-428.
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