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  1. Why Did Einstein's Programme Supersede Lorentz's? (I).Elie Zahar - 1973 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 24 (2):95-123.
  2. Einstein's Revolution a Study in Heuristic.Elie Zahar - 1989
     
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  3. Ramseyfication and Structural Realism.Elie G. Zahar - 2004 - Theoria 19 (1):5-30.
    Structural Realism (SSR), as embodied in the Ramsey-sentence H* of a theory H, is defended against the view that H* reduces to a trivial statement about the cardinality of the domain of H, a view which arises from ignoring the central role of observation within science. Putnam’s theses are examined and shown to support rather than undermine SSR. Finally: in view of its synthetic character, applied mathematics must enter into the formulation of H* and hence be shown to be finitely (...)
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    Why Did Einstein's Programme Supersede Lorentz's? (II).Elie Zahar - 1973 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 24 (3):223-262.
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    Einstein, Meyerson and the Role of Mathematics in Physical Discovery.Elie Zahar - 1980 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 31 (1):1-43.
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    Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Invention?Elie Zahar - 1983 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (3):243-261.
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    Meyerson's ‘Relativistic Deduction’: Einstein Versus Hegel. [REVIEW]Elie Zahar - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (1):93-106.
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    Mach, Einstein, and the Rise of Modern Science.Elie Zahar - 1977 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 28 (3):195-213.
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    Feyerabend on Observation and Empirical Content. [REVIEW]Elie Zahar - 1982 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 33 (4):397-408.
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    The Interdependence of the Core, the Heuristic and the Novelty of Facts in Lakatos's MSRP.Elie G. Zahar - 2001 - Theoria 16 (3):415-435.
    In this paper I try to explain why Lakatos’s (and Popper’s) conventionalist view must be replaced by a phenomenological conception of the empirical basis; for only in this way can one make sense of the theses that the hard core of an RP (Research Programme) can be shielded against refutations; that this metaphysical hard core can be turned into a set of guidelines or, alternatively, into a set of heuristic metaprinciples governing the development of an RP; and that a distinction (...)
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    Second Thoughts About Machian Positivism: A Reply to Feyerabend.Elie Zahar - 1981 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 32 (3):267-276.
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    Natural Axiomatization: A Revision of 'Wajsberg's Requirement'.Elie Zahar - 1991 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (3):391-396.
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    Les fondements de la géométrie selon Poincaré.Elie G. Zahar - 1998 - Philosophia Scientiae 3 (3):63-105.
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    Einstein's Debt to Lorentz: A Reply to Feyerabend and Miller.Elie Zahar - 1978 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 29 (1):49-60.
  15. Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery.Imre Lakatos, John Worrall & Elie Zahar - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (111):169-171.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Elie Zahar - 1992 - Mind 101 (403):559-565.
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    Review. [REVIEW]Elie Zahar - 1997 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (1):132-139.
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  18. Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery.Imre Lakatos, John Worrall & Elie Zahar (eds.) - 1979 - Cambridge University Press.
    Proofs and Refutations is essential reading for all those interested in the methodology, the philosophy and the history of mathematics. Much of the book takes the form of a discussion between a teacher and his students. They propose various solutions to some mathematical problems and investigate the strengths and weaknesses of these solutions. Their discussion raises some philosophical problems and some problems about the nature of mathematical discovery or creativity. Imre Lakatos is concerned throughout to combat the classical picture of (...)
     
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    Positivismus und Konventionalismus.Elie Zahar - 1980 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 11 (2):292-301.
    Es wird die Frage nach dem Ursprung des Konventionalismus aufgeworfen und ein Versuch ihrer Beantwortung unternommen. Die Entstehung des Konventionalismus wird auf das Versagen der philosophischen Grundlegung befremdender, aber auch empirisch erfolgreicher wissenschaftlicher Hypothesen zurückgeführt. Auch verdankt der moderne Positivismus seinen Aufschwung zum Teil der Unvereinbarkeit solcher Hypothesen mit herrschenden metaphysischen, bzw. religiösen, Weltanschauungen. Dies führt zum Versuch, die ontologischen Voraussetzungen wissenschaftlicher Theorien auszuklammern, ohne dadurch ihren empirischen Gehalt zu verringern. Im letzten Abschnitt wird dargetan, daß sowohl der moderne Positivismus (...)
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    Poincaré's Philosophy: From Conventionalism to PhenomenologyPoincare's Philosophy: From Conventionalism to Phenomenology.Emily Carson & Elie Zahar - 2002 - Philosophical Review 111 (4):579.
  21. The Comparative Reception of Relativity.Thomas F. Glick, Christopher Ray, Mendel Sachs & Elie Zahar - 1991 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (3):413-423.
  22. Dlaczego program badawczy Kopernika wyparł program Ptolemeusza?Imre Lakatos & Elie Zahar - 1987 - Colloquia Communia 32 (3-4):71-96.
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  23. Preuves et réfutations : essai sur la logique de la découverte mathématique.Imre Lakatos, John Worall, Elie Zahar, Nicolas Balacheff & Jean-Marie Laborde - 1985 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 175 (3):360-362.
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    Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery.John Worrall & Elie Zahar (eds.) - 1979 - Cambridge University Press.
    Imre Lakatos's Proofs and Refutations is an enduring classic, which has never lost its relevance. Taking the form of a dialogue between a teacher and some students, the book considers various solutions to mathematical problems and, in the process, raises important questions about the nature of mathematical discovery and methodology. Lakatos shows that mathematics grows through a process of improvement by attempts at proofs and critiques of these attempts, and his work continues to inspire mathematicians and philosophers aspiring to develop (...)
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  25. Essai D’Épistémologie Réaliste.Elie Zahar - 2000 - Vrin.
    La conviction d’Elie Zahar est que le matérialisme et le platonisme sont non seulement compatibles, mais même nécessairement liés : pour un anti-idéaliste au moins, la matière n’est pas un pur chaos informe, elle est informée, et ces formes sont intrinsèquement mathématiques, ou « mathématisables ». Tout est matière, mais la matière est écrite en langage mathématique.Ce n’est donc pas simplement d’une « introduction à la philosophie des sciences » qu’il s’agit dans ce qui suit, mais d’une philosophie de la (...)
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  26. Essai d''epist'emologie R'ealiste.Elie Zahar - 2000 - Vrin.
    La conviction d’Elie Zahar est que le matérialisme et le platonisme sont non seulement compatibles, mais même nécessairement liés : pour un anti-idéaliste au moins, la matière n’est pas un pur chaos informe, elle est informée, et ces formes sont intrinsèquement mathématiques, ou « mathématisables ». Tout est matière, mais la matière est écrite en langage mathématique.Ce n’est donc pas simplement d’une « introduction à la philosophie des sciences » qu’il s’agit dans ce qui suit, mais d’une philosophie de la (...)
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  27. John Watkins on the Empirical Basis and the Corroboration of Scientific Theories.Elie Zahar - 1989 - In Fred D'Agostino & I. C. Jarvie (eds.), Freedom and Rationality. Reidel. pp. 325--341.