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    Explanation, unification, and what chemistry gets from causation.Janet D. Stemwedel - 2004 - Philosophy of Science 71 (5):1060-1070.
    I consider a way the concept of causation could be excised from chemical practice, suggested by Kitcher's view that causes are just a subset of unifying patterns which play a particular psychological role for us. Kitcherian chemistry is at first blush well equipped to handle explanatory tasks. However, it would force chemists to accept certain unifying patterns as explanatory, which they do not think are at all explanatory. This might head off some descriptive lines of enquiry and damage prospects for (...)
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    Getting more with less: Experimental constraints and stringent tests of model mechanisms of chemical oscillators.Janet D. Stemwedel - 2006 - Philosophy of Science 73 (5):743-754.
    Initially, models of chemical systems displaying oscillatory behavior were judged successful if they could show how such behavior was even possible. Recently, however, reaction mechanisms for chemical oscillators have been subjected to more stringent experimental tests. I examine strategies for model testing that flow from theoretical considerations, in particular, the types of feedback relations between chemical species required to produce oscillatory behavior in mechanistic models. These theoretical considerations allow chemists to work around important practical considerations such as an inability to (...)
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    Philosophy of Experimental Biology.Janet D. Stemwedel - 2007 - Philosophical Review 116 (1):139-141.
    Review\n\n"This bookas lucid, comprehensive presentation will enlighten both\nstudents and academicians in philosophy, biology, and science history,\nas well as scientists in other disciplines, while stimulating further\ndiscussion and analytical treatments." CHOICE May 2005 \n\n\n"Weber's overall approach is compelling; his book's focus on philosophical\nsignificance to be found in details of experimental biology is a\nwelcome addition to the philosophy of biology and to the philosophy\nof science more generally." - Jonathan Kaplan, Oregon State University\n\n\nProduct Description\n\nExploring central philosophical issues concerning scientific research\nin modern experimental biology, this (...)
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    Book review. [REVIEW]Janet D. Stemwedel - 2006 - Foundations of Chemistry 9 (1):101-114.