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Carl Alan Matheson
University of Manitoba
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    The Logical Impossibility of Collision.A. David Kline & Carl A. Matheson - 1987 - Philosophy 62 (242):509 - 515.
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    How the Laws of Physics Don't Even Fib.A. David Kline & Carl A. Matheson - 1986 - Psa 1986:33--41.
    The most recent challenge to the covering-law model of explanation (N. Cartwright, How the laws of Physics Lie) charges that the fundamental explanatory laws are not true. In fact explanation and truth are alleged to pull in different directions. We hold that this gets its force from confusing issues about the truth of the laws in the explanation and the precision with which those laws can yield an exact description of the event to be explained. In defending this we look (...)
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  3. How the Laws of Physics Don't Even Fib.A. David Kline & Carl A. Matheson - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:33-41.
    The most recent challenge to the covering-law model of explanation charges that the fundamental explanatory laws are not true. In fact explanation and truth are alleged to pull in different directions. We hold that this gets its force from confusing issues about the truth of the laws in the explanation and the precision with which those laws can yield an exact description of the event to be explained. In defending this we look at Cartwright's major case studies and sketch an (...)
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    Rejection Without Acceptance.Carl A. Matheson & A. David Kline - 1991 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 69 (2):167 – 179.
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    Observational Adequacy as Distinct From the Truth About Observables.Carl A. Matheson - 1998 - ProtoSociology 12:225-237.
  6. Does Scientific Realism Matter?Carl Alan Matheson - 1986 - Dissertation, Syracuse University
    The main claim of this work is that scientific realism is of no great use in the philosophy of science. I define scientific realism as the claim that truth is neither to be regarded as an epistemological concept nor to be relativized to conceptual scheme. After clarifying my definition and showing how it relates to other characterizations of realism, I turn to the possible uses of scientific realism in the philosophy of science. Proponents of scientific realism claim that only their (...)
     
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