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  1. Units of Measurement and Natural Kinds: Some Kripkean Considerations. [REVIEW]J. Brakel - 1990 - Erkenntnis 33 (3):297 - 317.
    Kripke has argued that definitions of units of measurements provide examples of statements that are both contingent and a priori. In this paper I argue that definitions of units of measurement are intended to be stipulations of what Kripke calls theoretical identities: a stipulation that two terms will have the same rigid designation. Hence such a definition is both a priori and necessary. The necessity arises because such definitions appeal to natural kind properties only, which on Kripke's account are necessary.
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  2. The Chemistry of Substances and the Philosophy of Mass Terms.J. Brakel - 1986 - Synthese 69 (3):291 - 324.
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    Chemistry as the Science of the Transformation of Substances.J. Van Brakel - 1997 - Synthese 111 (3):253-282.
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    Revisiting Wittgenstein on Family Resemblance and Colour.Lin Ma & Jaap Brakel - 2016 - Philosophical Investigations 39 (2):n/a-n/a.
    We argue that all general concepts are family resemblance concepts. These include concepts introduced by ostension, such as colour. Concepts of colour and of each of the specific colours are family resemblance concepts because similarities concerning an open-ended range of colour or of appearance features crop up and disappear. After discussing the notion of “same colour” and Wittgenstein's use of the phrase “our colours”, we suggest family resemblance concepts in one tradition can often be extended to family resemblance concepts in (...)
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    Supervenience and Anomalous Monism.J. Brakel - 1999 - Dialectica 53 (1):3-24.
    SummaryIn this paper I argue that the intuitions which made Davidson and Hare use the word “supervenience,” were not the same as those which underlie current supervenience discussions. There are crucial differences between, on the one hand, the concerns of Davidson and Hare, as I interpret them, and “received” theories of supervenience on the other. I suggest the use of the term by Davidson and Hare lends support to turning the concept upside down by giving priority to the Manifest Image (...)
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    Is Scientific Realism an Empirical Hypothesis?Igor Douven & Jaap Brakel - 1995 - Dialectica 49 (1):3-14.
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    A Theory of Interpretation for Comparative and Chinese Philosophy.Jaap Brakel & Lin Ma - 2016 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 15 (4):575-589.
    Why should interpretation of conceptual schemes and practices across traditions work at all? In this paper we present the following necessary conditions of possibility for interpretation in comparative and Chinese philosophy: the interpreter must presuppose that there are mutually recognizable human practices; the interpreter must presuppose that “the other” is, on the whole, sincere, consistent, and right; the interpreter must be committed to certain epistemic virtues. Some of these necessary conditions are consistent with the fact that interpretation is not thwarted (...)
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  8. Polywater and Experimental Realism.J. Van Brakel - 1993 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):775-784.
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    Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color: Anthropological and Historiographic Perspectives.Debi Roberson, Ian Davies, Jules Davidoff, Arnold Henselmans, Don Dedrick, Alan Costall, Angus Gellatly, Paul Whittle, Patrick Heelan, Rainer Mausfeld, Jaap van Brakel, Thomas Johansen, Hans Kraml, Joseph Wachelder, Friedrich Steinle & Ton Derksen - 2002 - Upa.
    Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color is the outcome of a workshop, held in Leuven, Belgium, in May 2000.
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    Interdiscourse or Supervenience Relations: The Primacy of the Manifest Image.J. Brakel - 1996 - Synthese 106 (2):253 - 297.
    Amidst the progress being made in the various (sub-)disciplines of the behavioural and brain sciences a somewhat neglected subject is the problem of how everything fits into one world and, derivatively, how the relation between different levels of discourse should be understood and to what extent different levels, domains, approaches, or disciplines are autonomous or dependent. In this paper I critically review the most recent proposals to specify the nature of interdiscourse relations, focusing on the concept of supervenience. Ideally supervenience (...)
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    Natural Kinds and Manifest Forms of Life.J. Brakel - 1992 - Dialectica 46 (3‐4):243-261.
    SummaryIn this paper I try to make sense of and give provisional answers to question like: Are there interesting theories about natural kinds ? Are some classifications or categorisations more natural than others? Does it matter whether or not there are natural kinds? To get an initial feel for the subject let's consider some suggestions from the literature as to what might count as a candidate for a natural kind or natural kind term.
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    Putnam on Davidson on Conceptual Schemes.N. Brenner-Golomb & J. Van Brakel - 1989 - Dialectica 43 (3):263-269.
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    Moral and Political Implications of Pragmatism.J. Brakel & B. A. C. Saunders - 1989 - Journal of Value Inquiry 23 (4):259-274.
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    De-Essentialising Across the Board: No Need to Speak the Same Language.J. Brakel - 2006 - Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy 3:263-284.
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    Buckner Quoting Goldstein and Davidson on Quotation.J. Van Brakel - 1985 - Analysis 45 (2):73 - 75.
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    First Contacts and the Common Behavior of Human Beings.J. Van Brakel - 2005 - International Studies in Philosophy 37 (4):105-135.
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    Meaning, Prototypes and the Future of Cognitive Science.J. Brakel - 1991 - Minds and Machines 1 (3):233-257.
    In this paper I evaluate the soundness of the prototype paradigm, in particular its basic assumption that there are pan-human psychological essences or core meanings that refer to basic-level natural kinds, explaining why, on the whole, human communication and learning are successful. Instead I argue that there are no particular pan-human basic elements for thought, meaning and cognition, neither prototypes, nor otherwise. To illuminate my view I draw on examples from anthropology. More generally I argue that the prototype paradigm exemplifies (...)
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    On the Interpreter’s Choices: Making Hermeneutic Relativity Explicit.Jaap Brakel & Lin Ma - 2018 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (4):453-478.
    In this essay, we explore the various aspects of hermeneutic relativity that have rarely been explicitly discussed. Our notion of “hermeneutic relativity” can be seen as an extension, with significant revisions, of Gadamer’s notion of Vorurteil. It refers to various choices and constraints of the interpreter, including beliefs concerning the best way of doing philosophy, what criteria are to be used to evaluate competing interpretations, and so on. The interpreter cannot completely eliminate the guidance and constraint originating from his/her “background.” (...)
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  19. Edited Volumes-Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color. Anthropological and Historiographic Perspectives.Barbara Saunders & Jaap van Brakel - 2002 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 24 (2):347.
     
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  20. The Trajectory of Color.B. A. C. Saunders & J. Van Brakel - 2002 - Perspectives on Science 10 (3):302-355.
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