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    Rethinking the Individualism-Holism Debate.Julie Zahle & Finn Collin (eds.) - 2014 - Cham: Springer.
    This collection of papers investigates the most recent debates about individualism and holism in the philosophy of social science. The debates revolve mainly around two issues: firstly, whether social phenomena exist sui generis and how they relate to individuals. This is the focus of discussions between ontological individualists and ontological holists. Secondly, to what extent social scientific explanations may and should, focus on individuals and social phenomena respectively. This issue is debated amongst methodological holists and methodological individualists. -/- In social (...)
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  2. Shahryari on Bloor and the Strong Program.Finn Collin - 2022 - Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 11 (3):70-76.
    In “A Tension in the Strong Program: The Relation between the Rational and the Social”, Shahram Shahryari (2021) advances the following thesis: In his Strong Program in the sociology of science, David Bloor blames traditional philosophy of science for adopting a dualist strategy in explaining scientific developments, as it employs rational explanation for successful science and social explanation for flawed science. Instead, according to Bloor, all scientific developments should be explained monistically, i.e. in terms of social causes. This is also (...)
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  3. Social reality.Finn Collin - 1997 - New York: Routledge.
    Social reality is a key problem in the philosophy of social science. Outlining the major historical and contemporary issues raised by the social reality and social facts, this book has something to offer both philosophers and social scientists. To the former is shows how the well-worn topic of realism versus anti-realism assumes new and interestingly varied forms when social reality is substituted for physical reality. For the social scientist, the book offers conceptual clarification of key issues in recent social science (...)
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    Social Reality.Finn Collin - 1997 - Philosophy 73 (286):643-647.
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    Social Reality.Finn Collin - 1997 - New York: Routledge.
    Social reality is currently a hotly debated topic not only in social science, but also in philosophy and the other humanities. Finn Collin, in this concise guide, asks if social reality is created by the way social agents conceive of it? Is there a difference between the kind of existence attributed to social and to physical facts - do physical facts enjoy a more independent existence? To what extent is social reality a matter of social convention. Finn Collin considers a (...)
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    Introduction.Finn Collin - 2020 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 53 (1):3-16.
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    Reductivism versus perspectivism versus holism: A key theme in philosophy of science, and its application to modern linguistics.Finn Collin & Per Durst-Andersen - 2023 - Theoria 90 (1):56-80.
    We use recent developments within philosophy of science and within certain strands of linguistic research to throw light on each other. According to Ronald Giere's perspectivist philosophy of science, the scientific understanding of reality must proceed along different, mutually irreducible lines of approach. Giere's proposal, however, leaves unresolved the problem of how to integrate the ever‐growing multitude of highly diverse scientific accounts of what is, after all, one and the same world. We propose a technique for the alignment of different (...)
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  8. Returning to Bloor and the Strong Program: A Brief Rejoinder to Shahryari.Finn Collin - 2022 - Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 11 (8):38-40.
    In his article, “The Strong Program and Asymmetrical Explanation of the History of Science: A Reply to Collin” (Shahryari 2022b), Shahram Shahryari responds to my comments (in Collin 2022) upon his original article, “A Tension in the Strong Program: The Relation between the Rational and the Social” (Shahryari 2022a). I believe that in this new contribution, Shahryari changes the subject as compared to our original discussion. Hence, before I comment upon his recent contribution, I want to recapitulate briefly the content (...)
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    The Frankfurt School, Science and Technology Studies, and the Humanities.Finn Collin & David Budtz Pedersen - 2015 - Social Epistemology 29 (1):44-72.
    This paper examines the often overlooked parallels between the critical theory of the German Frankfurt School and Science and Technology Studies in Britain, as an attempt to articulate a critique of science as a social phenomenon. The cultural aspect of the German and British arguments is in focus, especially the role attributed to the humanities in balancing cultural and techno-scientific values in society. Here, we draw parallels between the German argument and the Two Cultures debate in Britain. The third and (...)
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    Theory and understanding: a critique of interpretive social science.Finn Collin - 1985 - New York, NY, USA: Blackwell.
  11. Bunge and Hacking on constructivism.Finn Collin - 2001 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (3):424-453.
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    A New Contract is Required between Science and Society.Finn Collin - 2019 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 52 (1):48-60.
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  13. Bruno Latour og virkelighedskonstruktionens dimensioner.Finn Collin - 1996 - Philosophia: tidsskrift for filosofi 25.
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    Critical Note on Klawoon.Finn Collin & Poul Lübcke - 1990 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 25 (1):73-88.
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  15. Faye on the semantics of natural kind terms.Finn Collin - 2001 - SATS 2 (1):162-166.
     
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    Guest Editor's Preface.Finn Collin - 2001 - Theoria 67 (1):4-6.
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    Idiographic theorizing and ideal types: Max weber’s methodology of social science.Finn Collin - 1995 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 30 (1):37-67.
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    Judging Kuhn by his fruits, or: Guilt by association?Finn Collin - 2003 - Social Epistemology 17 (2 & 3):141 – 145.
  19. Language and Thought.Finn Collin - 1985 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 22:7-36.
     
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    Metaphor and Truth-conditional Semantics: Meaning as Process and Product.Finn Collin & Anders Engstrøm - 2001 - Theoria 67 (1):75-92.
    A criticism is offered of the chief argument employed by Davidson to debunk the notion of “metaphorical meaning”, which exploits the static nature of standard truth-conditional semantics. We argue, first, that Davidson's argument fails, and go on to suggest, secondly, that truth-conditional semantics would profit if the static feature were abandoned and were replaced by a processual, dynamic conception of meaning. We try to show that this processual aspect can be captured without making the ensuing semantic theory open to the (...)
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    Meaning, Use, and Truth: Introducing the Philosophy of Language.Finn Collin & Finn Guldmann - 2005 - Ashgate Publishing.
    What is linguistic meaning? What do people precisely do in uttering sentences? What are the principles involved in linguistic interpretation? How is it possible that linguistic signs, such as oral sounds or squiggles on a piece of paper, refer to things in the world? This book presents the attempts by philosophers in the 20th century to understand the workings of language, and address questions such as these.Presenting an accessible, balanced introduction to the philosophy of language as it has evolved in (...)
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    Meta-Constraints upon Interpretation.Finn Collin - 1987 - American Philosophical Quarterly 24 (2):137 - 148.
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    Preface.Finn Collin - 2017 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 50 (1):1-2.
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    Preface.Finn Collin - 2018 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 51 (1):1-2.
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    Preface.Finn Collin - 2019 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 52 (1):1-2.
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    Preface.Finn Collin & Asger Sørensen - 2020 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 53:1-2.
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    Preliminary Material.Finn Collin, Uffe Juul Jensen, Arne Grøn, Klemens Kappel, Sven Erik Nordenbo & C. H. Koch - 1992 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 27 (1):1-5.
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    Preliminary Material.Finn Collin, Uffe Juul Jensen, Jørgen Mikkelsen, Sven Erik Nordenbo, Stig Andur Pedersen, Erich Klawonn, Hans Siggaard Jensen & Mogens Pahuus - 1997 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 32 (1):1-5.
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    Preliminary Material.Finn Collin, Uffe Juul Jensen, Arne Grøn, Jørgen Mikkelsen, Sven Erik Nordenbo & C. H. Koch - 1995 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 30 (1):1-5.
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  30. Sensations.Finn Collin - 1978 - Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley
     
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    Social Constructivism in Social Science and Science Wars.Finn Collin - 2016 - In Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Kimberley Brownlee & David Coady (eds.), A Companion to Applied Philosophy. Malden, MA: Wiley. pp. 455–468.
    Social constructivists claim that many phenomena that we normally assume to exist independently are really just created by collective human action, thought and language. Constructivists deploy a number of sophisticated philosophical arguments to support this thesis and, in so far as their reasoning typically serves an ulterior ideological purpose, it may fairly be called applied philosophy. The goal is to change various aspects of the existing order of things; constructivist arguments are used to show that this order is a human (...)
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    Social constructivism without paradox.Finn Collin - 1993 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 28 (1):24-46.
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    Semantic holism in social science.Finn Collin - 1998 - Philosophical Explorations 1 (3):201 – 214.
    In the debate between internalists and externalists in philosophy of language and philosophy of psychology, internalists such as Jerry Fodor have invoked a strong a priori argument to show that externalist descriptions can play no role in a science of the human mind and of human action. Shifting the ground of the debate from psychology to social science, I try to undermine Fodor's reasoning. I also point to a role for externalist theorising in the area where the socio-semantic theory of (...)
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    Translation and Foreign Cultures.Finn Collin - 1991 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 26 (1):7-31.
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  35. Theory and Understanding : a Critique of Interpretative Social Science.Finn Collin & Roger Trigg - 1986 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 176 (1):155-155.
     
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    The Frankfurt School, Science and Technology Studies, and the “Entrepreneurial University”.Finn Collin - 2018 - Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 72:13-17.
    Since World War II social theory has generated two major critical analyses of science as a social phenomenon: that of the Frankfurt School, and of Science and Technology Studies. These academic efforts grew out of a broader movement in Western societies in the decades following the war to reach a better accommodation between science and society, motivated by deep-seated popular anxieties about the challenges posed by the advance of science and technology. In this paper, I first examine the overlooked parallels (...)
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    The Strong Programme.Finn Collin - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 43:43-49.
    The strong programme in the sociology of science is officially "inductively" based, generalizing a number of highly acclaimed case studies into a general approach to the social study of science. However, at a critical juncture, the programme allies itself with certain radical ideas in philosophical semantics, notablyWittgenstein's "rule following considerations". The result is an implausible, radical conventionalist view of natural science which undermines the empirical programme.
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    Vasso Kindi and Theodore Arabatzis Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited.Finn Collin - 2014 - Science & Education 23 (5):1217-1222.
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    Science without Unity: Reconciling the Human and Natural Sciences.Finn Collin - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (2):425-428.
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    Theory and Understanding: A Critique of Interpretive Social Science.Philip Pettit & Finn Collin - 1989 - Philosophical Review 98 (2):266.
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    Conference on the Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2011.Julie Zahle & Finn Collin - 2012 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (1):133-136.
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    Book Review: Back to the University’s Future: The Second Coming of Humboldt. [REVIEW]Finn Collin - 2024 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 54 (2):181-183.
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  43. Tom Sorell: Scientism. [REVIEW]Finn Collin - 1992 - Theoria 58 (1):83.
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    Understanding Social Science. [REVIEW]Finn Collin - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):410-411.
    In this book, Roger Trigg manages within a brief space to encompass most of the problems that have occupied philosophers of social science recently. The book reflects the shift in interests away from such traditional debates as that concerning reasons versus causes and to such topics as the nature of social reality, the understanding of other cultures, rationality, and the "strong programme" in the sociology of knowledge.
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    ENPOSS 2012: The First Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Copenhagen, September 21–23, 2012). [REVIEW]Julie Zahle & Finn Collin - 2013 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 44 (1):225-226.