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    Null.Doohwan Ahn, Sanda Badescu, Giorgio Baruchello, Raj Nath Bhat, Laura Boileau, Rosalind Carey, Camelia-Mihaela Cmeciu, Alan Goldstone, James Grieve, John Grumley, Grant Havers, Stefan Höjelid, Peter Isackson, Marguerite Johnson, Adrienne Kertzer, J.-Guy Lalande, Clinton R. Long, Joseph Mali, Ben Marsden, Peter Monteath, Michael Edward Moore, Jeff Noonan, Lynda Payne, Joyce Senders Pedersen, Brayton Polka, Lily Polliack, John Preston, Anthony Pym, Marina Ritzarev, Joseph Rouse, Peter N. Saeta, Arthur B. Shostak, Stanley Shostak, Marcia Landy, Kenneth R. Stunkel, I. I. I. Wheeler & Phillip H. Wiebe - 2009 - The European Legacy 14 (6):731-771.
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  2. Views Into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence.John Mark Bishop & John Preston (eds.) - 2002 - London: Oxford University Press.
  3. The Rise of Western Rationalism: Paul Feyerabend’s Story.John Preston - unknown
    I summarise certain aspects of Paul Feyerabend’s account of the development of Western rationalism, show the ways in which that account is supposed to run up against an alternative, that of Karl Popper, and then try to give a preliminary comparison of the two. My interest is primarily in whether what Feyerabend called his ‘story’ constitutes a possible history of our epistemic concepts and their trajectory. I express some grave reservations about that story, and about Feyerabend’s framework, finding Popper’s views (...)
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  4. Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science, and Society.John Preston - 1997 - Polity Press.
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    Explication, Description and Enlightenment.Severin Schroeder & John Preston - 2019 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 22 (1):106-120.
    In the first chapter of his book Logical Foundations of Probability, Rudolf Carnap introduced and endorsed a philosophical methodology which he called the method of ‘explication’. P.F. Strawson took issue with this methodology, but it is currently undergoing a revival. In a series of articles, Patrick Maher has recently argued that explication is an appropriate method for ‘formal epistemology’, has defended it against Strawson’s objection, and has himself put it to work in the philosophy of science in further clarification of (...)
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    Paul Feyerabend.John Preston - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Kuhn's the Structure of Scientific Revolutions: A Reader's Guide.John Preston - unknown
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    Science as Supermarket: `Post-Modern' Themes in Paul Feyerabend's Later Philosophy of Science.John Preston - 1998 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 29 (3):425-447.
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    The Instrument of Science: Scientific Anti-Realism Revitalised, by Darrell P. Rowbottom.John Preston - forthcoming - Mind:fzaa019.
    _ The Instrument of Science: Scientific Anti-realism Revitalised _, by RowbottomDarrell P. Abingdon: Routledge, 2019. Pp. 216.
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  10. Feyerabend.John Preston - 2001 - Mind 110 (437):261-264.
     
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    The Rise of Western Rationalism: Paul Feyerabend’s Story.John Preston - 2016 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 57:79-86.
    I summarise certain aspects of Paul Feyerabend’s account of the development of Western rationalism, show the ways in which that account is supposed to run up against an alternative, that of Karl Popper, and then try to give a preliminary comparison of the two. My interest is primarily in whether what Feyerabend called his ‘story’ constitutes a possible history of our epistemic concepts and their trajectory. I express some grave reservations about that story, and about Feyerabend’s framework, finding Popper’s views (...)
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  12. Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science and Society.John Preston - 1998 - Philosophy 73 (286):634-638.
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    Feyerabend's Retreat From Realism.John Preston - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (4):431.
    In attempting to assess the legacy of Paul Feyerabend's philosophical work, matters are complicated by the fact that there was a change in his basic orientation towards the philosophy of science around the end of the 1960s. Here I shall indicate one aspect of Feyerabend's divided legacy. My main aims are to sketch the principal themes in his (fairly extensive but little-known) 1990s output, to situate that later output insofar as it bears on the realism/antirealism debate, and (rather precipitously, perhaps) (...)
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    Cheryl Misak, Cambridge Pragmatism: From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein . Xviii + 321, Price £30.00 Hb. [REVIEW]John Preston - 2017 - Philosophical Investigations 40 (4):443-448.
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    Wittgenstein, Hertz and Boltzmann.John Preston - unknown
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    Mach and Hertz’s Mechanics.John Preston - unknown
    The place of Heinrich Hertz’s The principles of mechanics in the history of the philosophy of science is disputed. Here I critically assess positivist interpretations, concluding that they are inadequate.There is a group of commentators who seek to align Hertz with positivism, or with specific positivists such as Ernst Mach, who were enormously influential at the time. Max Jammer is prominent among this group, the most recent member of which is Joseph Kockelmans. I begin by discussing what Hertz and Mach (...)
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    Externalism and First-Person Authority.Hans-Johann Glock & John M. Preston - 1995 - The Monist 78 (4):515-33.
    If God had looked into our minds he would not have been able to see there whom we were speaking of.
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    Explication, Description and Enlightenment.Severin Schroeder & John Preston - forthcoming - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy.
    Rudolf Carnap introduced and endorsed a philosophical methodology which he called the method of ‘explication’. P.F. Strawson took issue with this methodology, but it is currently undergoing a revival. In a series of articles, Patrick Maher has recently argued that explication is an appropriate method for ‘formal epistemology’, has defended it against Strawson’s objection, and has himself put it to work in the philosophy of science in further clarification of the very concepts on which Carnap originally used it, as well (...)
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    Harré on Hertz and the Tractatus.John Preston - unknown
    The literature on Heinrich Hertz’s influence on Wittgenstein goes back some way. Not all the main commentators discuss or even notice that influence, although it has been particularly emphasised by James Griffin, by Allan Janik and Stephen Toulmin, and by Leonard Goddard and Brenda Judge.
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    What Are Computers (If They're Not Thinking Things)?John Preston - unknown
  21. Knowledge, Science and Relativism. Philosophical Papers, Volume 3.P. K. Feyerabend & John Preston - 2001 - Philosophy 76 (295):158-161.
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    Hertz, Wittgenstein and Philosophical Method1.John Preston - unknown
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  23. The Worst Enemy of Science?: Essays in Memory of Paul Feyerabend.John Preston, Gonzalo Munevar & David Lamb (eds.) - 2000 - Oup Usa.
    This stimulating collection is devoted to the life and work of the most flamboyant of twentieth-century philosophers, Paul Feyerabend. Feyerabend's radical epistemological claims, and his stunning argument that there is no such thing as scientific method, were highly influential during his life and have only gained attention since his death in 1994. The essays that make up this volume, written by some of today's most respected philosophers of science, many of whom knew Feyerabend as students and colleagues, cover the diverse (...)
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    Frictionless Philosophy: Paul Feyerabend and Relativism.John Preston - 1995 - History of European Ideas 20 (4-6):963-968.
    The version of moral relativism that Paul Feyerabend discusses in his 1991 book "Three Dialogues on Knowledge" is evaluated. It is shown to be in conflict with an essential feature of appraisal vocabulary known as supervenience. This is enough to render this version of relativism untenable. But the way in which Feyerabend defends his relativist principle against the Platonic objection that relativist is self-refuting also involves that might be called semantic nihilism', the idea that nothing can be said to logically (...)
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    Hertz, Wittgenstein and Philosophical Method.John Preston - 2008 - Philosophical Investigations 31 (1):48–67.
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    A Golden Age of Security and Education? Adult Education for Civil Defence in the United States 1950–1970.John Preston - 2015 - British Journal of Educational Studies 63 (3):387-411.
  27. Belief and Epistemic Credit.John Preston - 2010 - In Richard Menary (ed.), The Extended Mind. MIT Press.
     
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    Preface to a New Translation of Paul Feyerabend's Science in a Free Society.John Preston - forthcoming - In Science in a Free Society. Esm (اسم).
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    Positivist and Post-Positivist Philosophy of Science.John Preston - unknown
    Interactions between archaeology and philosophy are traced, from the ‘New Archaeology’s’ use of ideas from logical empiricism, the subsequent loss of confidence in such ideas, the falsificationist alternative, the rise of ‘scientific realism’, and the influence of the ‘new’ philosophies of science of the 1960s on post-processual archaeology. Some recent ideas from philosophy of science are introduced, and that discipline’s recent trajectory, featuring debate between realists and anti-realists, as well as a return to ‘classic’ concerns about explanation, causation, and laws (...)
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    Folk Psychology as Theory or Practice? The Case for Eliminative Materialism.John M. Preston - 1989 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 32 (September):277-303.
    One foundation of Eliminative Materialism is the claim that the totality of our ordinary resources for explaining and predicting behaviour, ?Folk Psychology?, constitutes a theoretical scheme, potentially in conflict with other theories of behaviour. Recent attacks upon this claim, as well as the defence by Paul Churchland, are examined and found to be lacking in a suitably realistic conception of theory. By finding such a conception, and by correctly identifying the level of conceptual structures within which Folk Psychology is located, (...)
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    Feyerabend's Final Relativism.John M. Preston - 1997 - The European Legacy 2 (4):615-620.
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    Thought and Language.John Preston - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    The relationship between thought and language has been of central importance to philosophy ever since Plato characterised thinking as 'a dialogue the soul has with itself'. In this volume, several major twentieth-century philosophers of mind and language make further contributions to the debate. Among the questions addressed are: is language conceptually prior to thought, or vice versa? Must thought take place 'in' a medium? To what extent can creatures without language be credited with thoughts? Do we have to suppose that (...)
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    Author's Response.John Preston - 1999 - Metascience 8 (2):233-243.
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    Has Poincaré's Conventionalism Been Refuted?John Preston - 1995 - Ratio 8 (2):193-200.
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    Reviews of Science as Salvation: A Modern Myth and its Meaning, Mary Midgley, 1994. London, Routledge X +256pp., Hb 04 15062713, £35; Pb 04 15107733, £8.99 Philosophical Naturalism, David Papineau, 1993 Oxford, Basil Blackwell XII +219pp., Hb 0631189025, £40; Pb 0631189033, £14.99 F. H. Bradley, Writings on Logic and Metaphysics, James W. Allard & Guy Stock , 1994. Oxford, Clarendon Press XV+357pp, Hb 0-198-24445-2, £40.00; Pb 0-198-24438-X, £14.95 Invariance and Heuristics: Essays in Honour of Heinz Post, Steven French & Harmke Kamminga , 1993 Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 148 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht Beyond Reason: Essays on the Philosophy of Paul Feyerabend, Gonzalo Munévar , 1991. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers XXI + 535pp., Hb, Isbn 0-7923-1272-4, £104.20 World Changes: Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science, Paul Horwich , 1993. Cambridge, Ma, Bradford Books/MIT Press VI + 356pp., Pb, Isbn 0262581388, £14.95 Realism Rescued: How Scientific. [REVIEW]W. Jones, James Brown, W. Mander, Wladyslaw Krajewski & John Preston - 1995 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 9 (2):157-188.
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    Lützen on Hertz’s Mechanics.John Preston - unknown
  37. Thought and Language.John Preston & Anthony O'hear - 1999 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 189 (3):406-407.
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  38. Thought and Language.John Preston - 1999 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 61 (4):834-835.
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    PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science.John Preston - 1994 - Philosophical Books 35 (2):136-137.
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    David J. Stump, Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science: Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori , Xviii + 176 Pp., £85. [REVIEW]John Preston - 2016 - Ratio 29 (4).
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    Methodology, Epistemology and Conventions: Popper's Bad Start.John Preston - 1994 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:314 - 322.
    Popper's conception of methodology and its relationship to epistemology is examined, and found wanting. Popper argues that positivist criteria of demarcation fail because they are attempts to discover a difference in the natures of empirical science and metaphysics. His alternative to naturalism is that a plausible criterion of demarcation is a proposal for an agreement, or convention. But this conventionalism about methodology is misplaced. Methodological rules are conventions, but which methodological rules are followed by scientists it is not itself a (...)
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    Review: James Marcum, Thomas Kuhn's Revolution: An Historical Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]John Preston - unknown
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    Unthinking Things.John Preston - 2012 - The Philosophers' Magazine 57 (57):79-83.
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    Relativism and Conceptual Schemes.John Preston & Steven D. Edwards - 1997 - The European Legacy 2 (4):599-602.
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    David J. Stump, Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science: Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori , Xviii + 176 Pp., £85. [REVIEW]John Preston - 2017 - Ratio 30 (1):100-106.
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    Logical Space and Phase-Space.John Preston - 2015 - In Annalisa Coliva, Volker Munz & Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (eds.), Mind, Language and Action: Proceedings of the 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium. De Gruyter. pp. 35-44.
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    Externalism and First-Person Authority.Hans-Johann Glock & John M. Preston - 1995 - The Monist 78 (4):515-533.
    If God had looked into our minds he would not have been able to see there whom we were speaking of.
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    Reviews of Feyerabend's Critique of Foundationalism George Couvalis, 1989 Aldershot, Avebury Press X+158 Pp., Hardback, ISBN 0 566 07043 X Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? Thinking From Women's Lives Sandra Harding, 1991 Buckingham, Open University Press Xii + 319pp. [REVIEW]John Preston & Alan Soble - 1992 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 6 (2):155-162.
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    Introduction: Thought as Language.John Preston - 1997 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 42:1-.
    Western philosophy has a long-standing interest in the relationship between thought and language. This is not least because language use and our mental capacities are so central to our human self-conception, as well as to the ways in which we have tried to think about other beings. Retrospectively, it is possible to identify certain broad traditions in the philosophical study of thought and language, traditions which also have their representatives in psychology and linguistics. In this introduction I shall focus on (...)
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    Luciano Floridi Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction.John Preston - 2001 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (1):197-200.
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