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  1. Ian Hacking (1999). The Social Construction of What? Harvard University Press.
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    Ian Hacking (1995). The Emergence of Probability. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Ian Hacking here presents a philosophical critique of early ideas about probability, induction and statistical inference and the growth of this new family of ...
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    Ian Hacking (2002). Historical Ontology. Harvard University Press.
    The focus of this volume, which collects both recent and now-classic essays, is the historical emergence of concepts and objects, through new uses of words and ...
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  4. Ian Hacking (1995). Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory. Princeton University Press.
    Here the distinguished philosopher Ian Hacking uses the MPD epidemic and its links with the contemporary concept of child abuse to scrutinize today's moral...
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  5. Ian Hacking (1990). The Taming of Chance. Cambridge University Press.
    In this important new study Ian Hacking continues the enquiry into the origins and development of certain characteristic modes of contemporary thought undertaken in such previous works as his best selling Emergence of Probability. Professor Hacking shows how by the late nineteenth century it became possible to think of statistical patterns as explanatory in themselves, and to regard the world as not necessarily deterministic in character. Combining detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breath and verve, The Taming of Chance (...)
     
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  6. Ian Hacking (2007). Natural Kinds: Rosy Dawn, Scholastic Twilight. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 82 (61):203-239.
    The rosy dawn of my title refers to that optimistic time when the logical concept of a natural kind originated in Victorian England. The scholastic twilight refers to the present state of affairs. I devote more space to dawn than twilight, because one basic problem was there from the start, and by now those origins have been forgotten. Philosophers have learned many things about classification from the tradition of natural kinds. But now it is in disarray and is unlikely to (...)
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    Ian Hacking (2001). An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic. Cambridge University Press.
    This is an introductory textbook on probability and induction written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science. The book has been designed to offer maximal accessibility to the widest range of students and assumes no formal training in elementary symbolic logic. It offers a comprehensive course covering all basic definitions of induction and probability, and considers such topics as decision theory, Bayesianism, frequency ideas, and the philosophical problem of induction. The key features of this book are a lively (...)
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  8. Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond, John McDowell, Ian Hacking & Cary Wolfe (2008). Philosophy and Animal Life. Columbia University Press.
    _Philosophy and Animal Life_ offers a new way of thinking about animal rights, our obligation to animals, and the nature of philosophy itself. Cora Diamond begins with "The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy," in which she accuses analytical philosophy of evading, or deflecting, the responsibility of human beings toward nonhuman animals. Diamond then explores the animal question as it is bound up with the more general problem of philosophical skepticism. Focusing specifically on J. M. Coetzee's _The Lives (...)
     
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    Ian Hacking (1992). The Self-Vindication of the Laboratory Sciences. In Andrew Pickering (ed.), Science as Practice and Culture. University of Chicago Press. pp. 29--64.
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  10. Ian Hacking (2007). Kinds of People: Moving Targets. Proceedings of the British Academy 151:285-318.
  11. Ian Hacking (1981). Do We See Through a Microscope? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 62 (4):305-322.
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  12. Ian Hacking (1991). A Tradition of Natural Kinds. Philosophical Studies 61 (1-2):109-26.
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  13. Ian Hacking (1979). What is Logic? Journal of Philosophy 76 (6):285-319.
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  14. Ian Hacking (1982). Experimentation and Scientific Realism. Philosophical Topics 13 (1):71-87.
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  15. Ian Hacking (1992). 'Style' for Historians and Philosophers. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 23 (1):1-20.
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  16. Thomas S. Kuhn & Ian Hacking (2012). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition. University of Chicago Press.
    A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. _The Structure of Scientific Revolutions _is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty (...)
     
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  17. Ian Hacking (1967). Slightly More Realistic Personal Probability. Philosophy of Science 34 (4):311-325.
    A person required to risk money on a remote digit of π would, in order to comply fully with the theory [of personal probability] have to compute that digit, though this would really be wasteful if the cost of computation were more than the prize involved. For the postulates of the theory imply that you should behave in accordance with the logical implications of all that you know. Is it possible to improve the theory in this respect, making allowance within (...)
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    Ian Hacking (1988). On the Stability of the Laboratory Sciences. Journal of Philosophy 85 (10):507-514.
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  19. Ian Hacking (1982). Language, Truth and Reason. In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and Relativism. MIT Press. pp. 48--66.
     
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    Ian Hacking (2000). How Inevitable Are the Results of Successful Science? Philosophy of Science 67 (3):71.
    Obviously we could have failed to be successful scientists. But a serious question lurks beneath the banal one stated in my title. If the results of a scientific investigation are correct, would any investigation of roughly the same subject matter, if successful, at least implicitly contain or imply the same results? Using examples ranging from immunology to high-energy physics, the paper presents the cases for both positive and negative answers. The paper is deliberately non-conclusive, arguing that the question is one (...)
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  21. Ian Hacking (2009). How We Have Been Learning to Talk About Autism: A Role for Stories. Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):499-516.
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  22. Ian Hacking (1993). Work in a New World: The Taxonomic Solution. In Paul Horwich (ed.), World Changes. MIT Press. pp. 275--310.
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  23. Ian Hacking (1967). Possibility. Philosophical Review 76 (2):143-168.
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    Ian Hacking (2012). 'Language, Truth and Reason' 30years Later. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (4):599-609.
    This paper traces the origins of the styles project, originally presented as ‘styles of scientific reasoning’. ‘Styles of scientific thinking & doing’ is a better label; the styles can also be called genres, or, ways of finding out. A. C. Crombie’s template of six fundamentally distinct ones was turned into a philosophical tool, but with a tinge of Paul Feyerabend’s anarchism. Ways of finding out are not defined by necessary and sufficient conditions, but can be recognized as distinct within a (...)
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  25. Ian Hacking (1975). The Identity of Indiscernibles. Journal of Philosophy 72 (9):249-256.
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    Ian Hacking (1986). Representing and Intervening. Philosophical Review 95 (4):606-611.
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  27. Ian Hacking (1987). The Inverse Gambler's Fallacy: The Argument From Design. The Anthropic Principle Applied to Wheeler Universes. Mind 96 (383):331-340.
  28. Ian Hacking (2011). Why is There Philosophy of Mathematics AT ALL? South African Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):1-15.
    Mathematics plays an inordinate role in the work of many of famous Western philosophers, from the time of Plato, through Husserl and Wittgenstein, and even to the present. Why? This paper points to the experience of learning or making mathematics, with an emphasis on proof. It distinguishes two sources of the perennial impact of mathematics on philosophy. They are classified as Ancient and Enlightenment. Plato is emblematic of the former, and Kant of the latter. The Ancient fascination arises from the (...)
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  29. Ian Hacking (2007). On Not Being a Pragmatist : Eight Reasons and a Cause. In C. J. Misak (ed.), New Pragmatists. Oxford University Press. pp. 32.
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  30. Ian Hacking (2012). Introductory Essay. In Thomas S. Kuhn (ed.), The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. University of Chicago Press.
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  31. Ian Hacking (1992). Multiple Personality Disorder and its Hosts. History of the Human Sciences 5 (2):3-31.
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    Ian Hacking (1991). The Making and Molding of Child Abuse. Critical Inquiry 17 (2):253-288.
    Some evil actions are public. Maybe genocide is the most awful. Other evil actions are private, a matter of one person harming another or of self-inflicted injury. Child abuse, in our current reckoning, is the worst of private evils. We want to put a stop to it. We know we can’t do that, not entirely. Human wickedness won’t go away. But we must protect as many children as we can. We want also to discover and help those who have already (...)
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  33. Ian Hacking (1989). Extragalactic Reality: The Case of Gravitational Lensing. Philosophy of Science 56 (4):555-581.
    My Representing and Intervening (1983) concludes with what it calls an experimental argument for scientific realism about entities. The argument is evidently inapplicable to extragalactic astrophysics, but leaves open the possibility that there might be other grounds for scientific realism in that domain. Here I argue for antirealism in astrophysics, although not for any particular kind of antirealism. The argument is conducted by a detailed examination of some current research. It parallels the last chapter of (1983). Both represent the methodological (...)
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  34. Ian Hacking (1986). The Archaeology of Foucault. In Michel Foucault & David Couzens Hoy (eds.), Foucault: A Critical Reader. Blackwell. pp. 27--40.
     
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  35. Ian Hacking (2007). The Contingencies of Ambiguity. Analysis 67 (296):269–277.
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    Ian Hacking (2010). Putnam's Theory of Natural Kinds and Their Names is Not the Same as Kripke's. Principia 11 (1):1-24.
    Philosophers have been referring to the “Kripke–Putnam” theory of naturalkind terms for over 30 years. Although there is one common starting point, the two philosophers began with different motivations and presuppositions, and developed in different ways. Putnam’s publications on the topic evolved over the decades, certainly clarifying and probably modifying his analysis, while Kripke published nothing after 1980. The result is two very different theories about natural kinds and their names. Both accept that the meaning of a naturalkind term is (...)
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  37. Ian Hacking (2010). Autistic Autobiography. In Francesca Happé & Uta Frith (eds.), Autism and Talent. Oup/the Royal Society.
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  38. Ian Hacking (1963). What is Strict Implication? Journal of Symbolic Logic 28 (1):51-71.
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    Ian Hacking (1988). The Participant Irrealist at Large in the Laboratory. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (3):277-294.
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  40. Ian Hacking (1991). On Boyd. Philosophical Studies 61 (1-2):149 - 154.
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    Ian Hacking (1997). Review Symposium on John R. Searle John R. Searle, The Construction of Social Reality. London: Allen Lane, 1995. Xviii+ 241 Pp.£ 20.00, ISBN 0-713-99112-7. [REVIEW] History of the Human Sciences 10 (4):83-92.
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  42. Ian Hacking (1986). The Parody of Conversation. In Ernest LePore (ed.), Truth and Interpretation: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson. Cambridge: Blackwell. pp. 447--458.
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  43. Ian Hacking (1996). The Disunities of the Sciences. In Peter Galison & David Stump (eds.). pp. Stanford University Press--74.
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  44. I. J. Good, Ian Hacking, R. C. Jeffrey & Håkan Törnebohm (1966). The Estimation of Probabilities: An Essay on Modern Bayesian Methods. Synthese 16 (2):234-244.
     
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  45. Ian Hacking (ed.) (1981). Scientific Revolutions. Oxford University Press.
    Bringing together important writings not easily available elsewhere, this volume provides a convenient and stimulating overview of recent work in the philosophy of science. The contributors include Paul Feyerabend, Ian Hacking, T.S. Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, Laurens Laudan, Karl Popper, Hilary Putnam, and Dudley Shapere. In addition, Hacking provides an introductory essay and a selective bibliography.
     
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    Ian Hacking (1977). The Emergence of Probability. Philosophical Study of Early Ideas about Probability, Induction, and Statistical Inference. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 39 (2):353-354.
    Historical records show that there was no real concept of probability in Europe before the mid-seventeenth century, although the use of dice and other randomizing objects was commonplace. Ian Hacking presents a philosophical critique of early ideas about probability, induction, and statistical inference and the growth of this new family of ideas in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Hacking invokes a wide intellectual framework involving the growth of science, economics, and the theology of the period. He argues that the (...)
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  47. W. K. C. Guthrie, Ian Hacking, Graham Bird, D. R. Cousin, Martha Kneale, Cora Diamon, R. W. Hepburn, J. L. Ackrill & P. F. Strawson (1966). New Books. [REVIEW] Mind 75 (298):293-308.
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    Ian Hacking (1972). The Logic of Pascal's Wager. American Philosophical Quarterly 9 (2):186 - 192.
  49. Ian Hacking (1991). Two Souls in One Body. Critical Inquiry 17 (4):838-67.
    Bernice R. broke down so badly, when she turned nineteen, and behaved so much like a retarded child that she was committed to the Ohio State Bureau of Juvenile Research. Its director, Henry Herbert Goddard, a psychologist of some distinction, recognized that she suffered from multiple personality disorder. She underwent a course of treatment lasting nearly five years, after which “the dissociation seems to be overcome and replaced by a complete synthesis. [She] is working regularly a half day and seems (...)
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  50. Ian Hacking (2003). Indeterminacy in the Past: On the Recent Discussion of Chapter 17 of Rewriting the Soul. History of the Human Sciences 16 (2):117-124.
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