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  1. Model-Structures and Model-Objects.Henry Byerly - 1969 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 20 (2):135-144.
  2. Remnants of Reductionism.G. Krishna Vemulapalli & Henry Byerly - 1999 - Foundations of Chemistry 1 (1):17-41.
    Central to many issues surrounding reduction in science is the relation between a physical system and its components. In this article we examine how thermodynamic theory relates properties of whole systems to properties of their components. In order to keep the analysis general, we focus our study on universal properties like volume, heat capacity, energy and temperature. In the cases examined we find that scientific explanation requires appeal to properties of components that are spatially as extensive as the whole system. (...)
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    Fitness and Evolutionary Explanation. [REVIEW]Henry C. Byerly & Richard E. Michod - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (1):45-53.
    Recent philosophical discussions have failed to clarify the roles of the concept fitness in evolutionary theory. Neither the propensity interpretation of fitness nor the construal of fitness as a primitive theoretical term succeed in explicating the empirical content and explanatory power of the theory of natural selection. By appealing to the structure of simple mathematical models of natural selection, we separate out different contrasts which have tended to confuse discussions of fitness: the distinction between what fitness is defined as versus (...)
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  4. Professor Nagel on the Cognitive Status of Scientific Theories.Henry C. Byerly - 1968 - Philosophy of Science 35 (4):412-423.
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  5. The Many Faces of Science an Introduction to Scientists,Values, and Society.Leslie Forster Stevenson & Henry Byerly - 1995
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    Realist Foundations of Measurement.Henry C. Byerly & Vincent A. Lazara - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (1):10-28.
    This paper defends a realist interpretation of theories and a modest realism concerning the existence of quantities as providing the best account both of the logic of quantity concepts and of scientific measurement practices. Various operationist analyses of measurement are shown to be inadequate accounts of measurement practices used by scientists. We argue, furthermore, that appeals to implicit definitions to provide meaning for theoretical terms over and above operational definitions fail because implicit definitions cannot generate the requisite descriptive content. The (...)
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    Causes and Laws: The Asymmetry Puzzle.Henry Byerly - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:545 - 555.
    For many laws causal asymmetries in dependencies among the variables are not reflected in functional relations of the law equation. In the case of the simple pendulum law, why can we cite the length to explain the period but not the period to explain the length? After surveying attempts to explain the asymmetries, I propose a new account based on an analysis of the relation of causes and laws. This analysis is used to criticize the very notion of causal laws (...)
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    Fitness as a Function.Henry Byerly - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:494 - 501.
    Fitness in the sense of actual rate of increase of genotypes, commonly used in population genetics, is contrasted with fitness in the ordinary sense (and Darwin's) of adaptedness of organisms. Fitness as actual reproductive success is interpreted as a function of variables representing intrinsic adaptive capacities and environmental properties. Adaptive capacities causally contribute to fitness as actual reproductive success which in turn, as relative increase of genotypes, determines evolutionary change. The propensity interpretation of fitness is shown not to play a (...)
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    Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini. What Darwin Got Wrong. Reviewed By.Henry Byerly - 2010 - Philosophy in Review 30 (4):255-258.
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    Substantial Causes and Nomic Determination.Henry Byerly - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (1):57-81.
    I characterize a notion of causal agency that is the causitive component of many transitive verbs. The agency of what I call substantial causes relates objects physically to systems with which they interact. Such agent causation does not reduce to conditionship relations, nor does it cease to play a role in scientific discourse. I argue, contrary to regularity theories, that causal claims do not in general depend for their sense on generalities nor do they entail the existence of laws. Clarification (...)
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    Carl Hempel's Philosophy of Science: How to Avoid Epistemic Discontinuity and Pedagogical Pitfalls.G. Krishna Vemulapalli & Henry C. Byerly - 2004 - Science and Education 13 (1-2):85-98.
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    Robert L. Caldwell, 1923-1998.Henry Byerly, Joseph Cowan, Don Fawkes, Don Green, Ann Hickman & Ron Milo - 2001 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 75 (2):106 - 107.
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    New Algorithms for the Statement and Class Calculi.Henry C. Byerly & Charles J. Merchant - 1970 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 11 (2):229-240.
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  14. A Primer of Logic.Henry Byerly - 1973 - New York: Harper & Row.
  15. Explaining and Exploiting Placebo Effects.Henry Byerly - 1976 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 19 (3):423-437.
  16. Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini. What Darwin Got Wrong. [REVIEW]Henry Byerly - 2010 - Philosophy in Review 30:255-258.
     
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  17. Realist Foundations of Measurement.Henry C. Byerly - 1972 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1972:375-384.
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  18. The Many Faces of Science.Leslie Stevenson & Henry Byerly - 1997 - Philosophical Quarterly 47 (188):404-405.
     
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