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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. Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science, and Society.John Preston - 1997 - Polity Press.
  3. Views Into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence.John Mark Bishop & John Preston (eds.) - 2002 - London: Oxford University Press.
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    Paul Feyerabend.John Preston - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  5. 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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    Kuhn's the Structure of Scientific Revolutions: A Reader's Guide.John Preston - unknown
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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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    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.
  9. The Worst Enemy of Science? Essays in Memory of Paul Feyerabend.John Preston, Gonzalo Munévar & 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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    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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  11. 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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    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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    Wittgenstein, Hertz and Boltzmann.John Preston - unknown
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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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    Harre on Hertz and the Tractatus.John Preston - 2006 - Philosophy 81 (2):357-364.
    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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  16. Belief and Epistemic Credit.John Preston - 2010 - In Richard Menary (ed.), The Extended Mind. MIT Press.
     
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  17. 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 - 2008 - Philosophical Investigations 31 (1):48-67.
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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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    What Are Computers (If They're Not Thinking Things)?John Preston - 2012 - In S. Barry Cooper, A. Dawar & B. Lowe (eds.), How the World Computes: Turing Centenary Conference and 8th Conference on Computability in Europe, Cie 2012, Cambridge Uk June 2012 Proceedings. pp. 609-615.
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    Hertz, Wittgenstein and Philosophical Method.John Preston - 2008 - Philosophical Investigations 31 (1):48–67.
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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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    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.
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    Feyerabend's Final Relativism.John M. Preston - 1997 - The European Legacy 2 (4):615-620.
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    Author's Response.John Preston - 1999 - Metascience 8 (2):233-243.
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    On Some Objections to Relativism.John Preston - 1992 - Ratio 5 (1):57-73.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Roles and Representations of Women in Early Chinese Philosophy: A Survey.Sarah Craddock & John Preston - 2020 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 15 (2):198-222.
    An understanding of the roles and representations of women in classical Chinese philosophy is here derived from central texts such as the Analects, the Lienu Zhuan, and the I Ching. We argue that the roles of women during the classical period of Chinese philosophy tended to be as part of the “inner,” working domestically as a housewife and mother. This will be shown from three passages from the Analects. Women were represented as submissive and passive, as with the qualities ascribed (...)
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    Coming to Our Senses By Devitt Michael Cambridge University Press, 1996, Pp. 338.John Preston - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (281):464-.
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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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    Arthur Donovan, Larry Laudan, and Rachel Laudan: Scrutinizing Science: Empirical Studies of Scientific Change. [REVIEW]John Preston - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (4):1063.
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    Art-Rap, German Idealism and Therapy.John Preston - 2016 - The Philosophers' Magazine 74:66-69.
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    Cognition and the Brain: The Philosophy and Neuroscience Movement - Edited by Andrew Brook and Kathleen Akins.John Preston - 2008 - Philosophical Books 49 (1):68-71.
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    Conquest of Abundance: A Tale of Abstraction Versus the Richness of Being by Paul Feyerabend, Edited by Bert Terpstra University of Chicago Press, 2000, XVIII + 285pp. [REVIEW]John Preston - 2000 - Philosophy 75 (4):613-626.
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    Current Periodical Articles 709.John M. Preston - 1995 - The Monist 78 (4).
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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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    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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    Elucidating the Tractatus: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language – by Marie McGinn.John Preston - 2008 - Philosophical Investigations 31 (3):268–272.
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  44. Feyerabend.John Preston - 2001 - Mind 110 (437):261-264.
     
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  45. Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science and Society.John Preston - 1998 - Philosophy 73 (286):634-638.
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    Great Books, Bad Arguments: Republic, Leviathan, and The Communist Manifesto. By W. G. Runciman.John Preston - 2012 - The European Legacy 17 (7):957-958.
  47. Goodbye to Sally Gerhart (Sic).John Preston - 1997 - In Mark Blasius & Shane Phelan (eds.), We Are Everywhere: A Historical Sourcebook of Gay and Lesbian Politics. Routledge. pp. 511--520.
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    Hertz and the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: A Reply To.John Preston - 2006 - Philosophy 81:365.
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    Human Consciousness.John Preston - 1992 - Cogito 6 (1):47-49.
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    Hertz, Wittgenstein and the Instrumentalist Turn in the Philosophy of Science.John Preston - 2008 - In G. Wolfschmidt (ed.), Heinrich Hertz and the Development of Communication: Proceedings of the Symposium for History of Science. pp. 80-93.
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