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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. Scrutinizing Science: Empirical Studies of Scientific Change.Arthur Donovan, Larry Laudan, Rachel Laudan & John Preston - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (4):1063-1065.
  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. Views Into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence.John M. Preston & John Mark Bishop (eds.) - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
  5. Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science, and Society.John Preston - 1997 - Polity Press.
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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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    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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    Mach and Hertz’s Mechanics.John Preston - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (1):91-101.
    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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    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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    Paul Feyerabend.John Preston - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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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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    Externalism and First-Person Authority.H. J. Glock & John M. Preston - 1995 - The Monist 78 (4):515-33.
  13. Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science and Society.John Preston - 1998 - Philosophy 73 (286):634-638.
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    Kuhn's the Structure of Scientific Revolutions: A Reader's Guide.John Preston - unknown
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    Hertz, Wittgenstein and Philosophical Method.John Preston - unknown
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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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    Bird, Kuhn, and Positivism.John Preston - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 35 (2):327-335.
    I challenge Alexander Bird’s contention that the divergence between Kuhn’s views and recent philosophy of science is a matter of Kuhn having taken a wrong turn. Bird is right to remind us of Kuhn’s naturalistic tendencies, but these are not clearly an asset, rather than a liability. Kuhn was right to steer clear of extreme referential conceptions of meaning, since these court an unacceptable semantic scepticism. Although he eschewed the concepts of truth and knowledge as philosophers of science have tended (...)
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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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    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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    Hertz, Wittgenstein and Philosophical Method.John Preston - 2008 - Philosophical Investigations 31 (1):48–67.
  22. Knowledge, Science and Relativism. Philosophical Papers, Volume 3.P. K. Feyerabend & John Preston - 2001 - Philosophy 76 (295):158-161.
     
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    Kuhn, Instrumentalism, and the Progress of Science.John Preston - 2003 - Social Epistemology 17 (2-3):259-265.
    Steve Fuller seeks to blame Kuhn for the present state of the philosophy of science. It has become ‘Kuhniferous’, he argues, both in structure and in content. I begin by taking issue with this judgement, suggesting that Kuhn wasn’t as influential as his realist and naturalist opponents. I then proceed to argue that Fuller fails to clinch one of his central charges, that Kuhn disconnected the philosophical defence of scientific progress from any substantive ends of science. Kuhn has a story (...)
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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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    Wittgenstein, Hertz and Boltzmann.John Preston - unknown
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    Has Poincaré's Conventionalism Been Refuted?John Preston - 1995 - Ratio 8 (2):193-200.
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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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    Harré 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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    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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    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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  31. Belief and Epistemic Credit.John Preston - 2010 - In Richard Menary (ed.), The Extended Mind. MIT Press.
     
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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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    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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    Unthinking Things.John Preston - 2012 - The Philosophers' Magazine 57 (57):79-83.
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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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    Review: James Marcum, Thomas Kuhn's Revolution: An Historical Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]John Preston - unknown
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  37. Feyerabend.John Preston - 2001 - Mind 110 (437):261-264.
     
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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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    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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    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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    On Some Objections to Relativism.John Preston - 1992 - Ratio 5 (1):57-73.
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    The Fate of Wonder: Wittgenstein’s Critique of Metaphysics and Modernity. [REVIEW]John Preston - 2014 - The European Legacy 19 (6):807-809.
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    Janik on Hertz and the Early Wittgenstein.John Preston - 2006 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 73 (1):83-95.
    Various claims have been made about the influence of Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanics on Wittgenstein's work. I consider some such recent claims, made by Allan Janik, to the effect that Hertz exercised a very strong influence on Wittgenstein, early and late. I suggest they are ill-founded, in virtue of misinterpretations either of Hertz, or of Wittgenstein, or of both. I try to set the record straight on issues such as the three criteria Hertz suggests for evaluating scientific 'representations' [Darstellungen] (...)
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    Hertz, Wittgenstein and the Instrumentalist Turn in the Philosophy of Science.John Preston - unknown
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    What Are Computers (If They're Not Thinking Things)?John Preston - 2012 - In S. Barry Cooper (ed.), How the World Computes. pp. 609--615.
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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.
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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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    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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    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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