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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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    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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    New Algorithms for the Statement and Class Calculi.Henry C. Byerly & Charles J. Merchant - 1974 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 39 (2):362-362.
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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.
  5. 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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    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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    Carl Hempel's Philosophy of Science: How to Avoid Epistemic Discontinuity and Pedagogical Pitfalls.G. Krishna Vemulapalli & Henry C. Byerly - 2004 - Science & Education 13 (1-2):85-98.