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    Realism and the underdetermination of theory.F. John Clendinnen - 1989 - Synthese 81 (1):63 - 90.
    The main theme is that theorizing serves empirical prediction. This is used as the core of a counter to contemporary anti-realist arguments. Different versions of the thesis that data underdetermines theory are identified and it is shown that none which are acceptable differentiates between theory selection and prediction. Criteria sufficient for the former are included amongst those necessary for the latter; and obviously go beyond mere compatibility with data.Special attention is given to causal process theories. It is argued that the (...)
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  2. Induction and objectivity.F. John Clendinnen - 1966 - Philosophy of Science 33 (3):215-229.
    This paper is an attempt at a vindication of induction. The point of departure is that induction requires a justification and that the only kind of justification possible is a vindication. However traditional vindications of induction have rested on unjustified assumptions about the aim of induction. This vindication takes the end pursued in induction simply to be correct prediction. It is argued that induction is the only reasonable way of pursuing this end because induction is the only objective method of (...)
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    Inference, practice and theory.F. John Clendinnen - 1977 - Synthese 34 (1):89 - 132.
    Reichenbach held that all scientific inference reduces, via probability calculus, to induction, and he held that induction can be justified. He sees scientific knowledge in a practical context and insists that any rational assessment of actions requires a justification of induction. Gaps remain in his justifying argument; for we can not hope to prove that induction will succeed if success is possible. However, there are good prospects for completing a justification of essentially the kind he sought by showing that while (...)
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  4. A response to Jackson.F. John Clendinnen - 1970 - Philosophy of Science 37 (3):444-448.
    Frank Jackson's criticisms have helped me recognize some of the weaknesses in my proposed vindication of induction. The core of the argument I offered was that induction is the only method of predicting which is based in a nonarbitrary way on the facts. I still believe that this is so and that because of this property induction is the only reasonable way of predicting. However I now recognize defects in the argument by which I attempted to establish that the uniqueness (...)
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    Nomic dependence and causation.F. John Clendinnen - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (3):341-360.
    The paper proposes an explication of causation in terms of laws and their explanatory systematization. A basic notion is "nomic dependence". The definition given by David Lewis is suitable for deterministic laws, and a general definition drawing on Wesley Salmon's statistical-relevance model of explanation is proposed. A test is offered for establishing that one chain of nomically dependent events is more direct than another that ends with the same event by considering the relationship between the two chains when an explanation (...)
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    Theorizing and Empirical Belief.F. John Clendinnen - 1996 - In P. Riggs (ed.), Natural Kinds, Laws of Nature and Scientific Methodology. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 63--92.
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  7. Discussion: Katz on the vindication of induction.F. John Clendinnen - 1965 - Philosophy of Science 32 (3/4):370.
    J. J. Katz in “The Problem of Induction and its Solution” argues that not only a validation but also a vindication of induction is impossible. In the course of his argument a number of interesting issues arise about what is actually required for a satisfactory vindication. The aim of those who have sought to provide a vindication for induction has been to show that it is the most satisfactory means for forming expectations about the future; they have accepted the impossibility (...)
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    Note on Howard Sankey's "Induction and Natural Kinds".F. John Clendinnen - 1998 - Principia 2 (1):125-134.
    Note on Howard Sankey's "Induction and Natural Kinds".
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    The Rationality of Method Versus Historical Relativism.F. John Clendinnen - 1983 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 14 (1):23.
  10. Causal Dependence and Laws.F. John Clendinnen - 1999 - In Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 187--213.
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  11. Epistemic Choice and Sociology.F. John Clendinnen - 1984 - Metascience 1:61.
     
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  12. Ewman history and philosophy of science series. [REVIEW]F. J. Clendinnen - 1961 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 39:293.
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  13. HALMERS, A. F.: "What is This Thing Called Science"? Second Edition. [REVIEW]F. J. Clendinnen - 1983 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61:446.
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  14. MIDGLEY, M., "Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature". [REVIEW]F. J. Clendinnen - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58:191.
     
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  15. Note on Howard Sankey's "Induction and Natural Kinds".F. John Clendinnen - 1998 - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology 2 (1):125–134.
    Note on Howard Sankey's "Induction and Natural Kinds".
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  16. TRIGG, R.: "The Shaping of Man: Philosophical Aspects of Sociobiology". [REVIEW]F. J. Clendinnen - 1983 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61:326.
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  17. TOULMIN, S.: "The Return to Cosmology: Postmodern Science and the Theology of Nature". [REVIEW]F. J. Clendinnen - 1985 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 63:555.
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    Two types of hypothetical statements.F. J. Clendinnen - 1962 - Mind 71 (281):46-52.
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    Review. [REVIEW]F. John Clendinnen - 1982 - Synthese 51 (2):283-291.
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    Note on Howard Sankey's "Induction and Natural Kinds".F. John Clendinnen - 1998 - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology 2 (1):125–134.
    Note on Howard Sankey's "Induction and Natural Kinds".
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    Note on Howard Sankey's.F. John Clendinnen - 1998 - Principia 2 (1).
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  22. SUPPE, F. : "The Structure of Scientific Theories". [REVIEW]F. J. Clendinnen - 1978 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 56:271.
     
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    HALMERS, A. F.: "What is this Thing called Science". [REVIEW]F. J. Clendinnen - 1978 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 56:77.
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    GLYMOUR, C., "Theory and Evidence". [REVIEW]F. J. Clendinnen - 1981 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 59:104.
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    Instrumental Evaluation in Scientific Knowledge.F. John Clendinnen - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:219 - 226.
    The normative nature of scientific rationality is sometimes accounted for by the thesis that having theories which meet the criteria we apply is valuable to us in itself rather than as a means to an end. But given the experiential input to our beliefs and their practical role, it is apparent that we must evaluate the criteria to be used as rational means of pursuing predictive success. So we must seek a practical justification, in spite of the threat of circularity. (...)
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    Induction, indifference and guessing.F. John Clendinnen - 1986 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (3):340 – 344.