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    Science and Scepticism.John Watkins - 1986 - Philosophy of Science 53 (2):302-305.
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    Science and Scepticism.John W. N. Watkins - 1984 - Princeton University Press.
    This book contains important technical innovations, including comparative measures for the testable content, depth, and unity of scientific theories. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich (...)
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    Science and Scepticism.Fred D'Agostino & John Watkins - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (146):104.
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    A Theory of Determinism: The Mind, Neuroscience, and Life-Hopes.John Watkins & Ted Honderich - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (160):381.
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    Hobbes's system of ideas.John W. N. Watkins - 1965 - London: [Hutchinson.
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    Against'normal science'.John Wn Watkins - 1970 - In Imre Lakatos & Alan Musgrave (eds.), Criticism and the growth of knowledge. Cambridge [Eng.]: Cambridge University Press.
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  7. Feyerabend Among Popperians, 1948-1978.John Watkins - 2000 - In John Preston, Gonzalo Munévar & David Lamb (eds.), The Worst Enemy of Science?: Essays in Memory of Paul Feyerabend. New York: Oup Usa.
     
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  8. Hobbes's system of ideas: a study in the political significance of philosophical theories.John W. N. Watkins - 1973 - London: Hutchinson.
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    A Note on Baldwin Effect.John Watkins - 1999 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (3):417 - 423.
    Baldwin Effect, in which there has been a revival of interest in recent years, is disentangled from certain other ideas which, while resembling it in some ways, also differ importantly from it. Baldwin's original idea was that a 'voluntarily' adopted practice which is adaptive can foster, in some non-Lamarckian way, 'coincident variations' that render the practice instinctive and heritable. It is argued that this idea involves a surreptitious slide back to Lamarckism.
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  10. Popper and Darwinism.John Watkins - 2007 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 93:101-116.
     
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  11. Karl Popper: A Memoir.John Watkins - 2004 - In Anthony O'Hear (ed.), Karl Popper: critical assessments of leading philosophers. New York: Routledge.
     
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  12. Karl Raimund Popper 1902–1994.John Watkins - 1997 - In Watkins John (ed.), Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 94: 1996 Lectures and Memoirs. pp. 645-684.
     
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  13. The Pragmatic Problem of Induction.John Watkins - 1988 - Analysis 48 (1):18 - 20.
  14. Lawson on the Raven paradox and background knowledge.John Watkins - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (4):567-571.
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    Discussion. A note on Baldwin effect.John Watkins - 1999 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (3):417-423.
    Baldwin Effect, in which there has been a revival of interest in recent years, is disentangled from certain other ideas which, while resembling it in some ways, also differ importantly from it. Baldwin's original idea was that a 'voluntarily' adopted practice which is adaptive can foster, in some non-Lamarckian way, 'coincident variations' that render the practice instinctive and heritable. It is argued that this idea involves a surreptitious slide back to Lamarckism.
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  16. Obituary: Karl Popper (1902-1994).John Watkins - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (4):1089-1090.
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    Popper and Darwinism.John Watkins - 1995 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 39:191-206.
    The first Darwin Lecture was given in 1977 by Karl Popper. He there said that he had known Darwin's face and name ‘for as long as I can remember’ ; for his father's library contained a portrait of Darwin and translations of most of Darwin's works . But it was not until Popper was in his late fifties that Darwin begin to figure importantly in his writings, and he was nearly seventy when he adopted from Donald Campbell the term ‘evolutionary (...)
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    Scientific rationality and the problem of induction: Responses to criticisms.John Watkins - 1991 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (3):343-368.
    This paper considers criticisms of the author's Science and Scepticism advanced by Fred D' Agostino, Graham Oddie, Elie Zahar, Alan Musgrave, and John Worrall. The criticisms concern the following topics: the aim of science, unified theoryhood, the empirical basis, corroboration by already known evidence, the idea that scientific theories need be no more than possibly true, and the pragmatic problem of induction. Various clarifications and improvements result, and on the last topic the author significantly modifies his position.
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    The pragmatic problem of induction: reply to gower and bamford.John Watkins - 1990 - Analysis 50 (3):210-212.
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    Schizophrenic thought disorder: Linguistic incompetence or information-processing impairment?Robert F. Asarnow & John M. Watkins - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (4):589-590.
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    How I Almost Solved the Problem of Induction.John Watkins - 1995 - Philosophy 70 (273):429 - 435.
    At the seventh international congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, held at Salzburg in 1983, I was talking with John Searle when I glanced at my watch and exclaimed, I must run. I'm due to solve the problem of induction at 2.15. ‘Yes,’ he replied, I must go too; I'm due to solve the mind-body problem. I don't know how seriously he meant his remark, but I did actually believe that I had cracked this old problem in the (...)
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  22. O Filozofii Vedy Z Pohľadu Kritického Racionalizmu.Tatiana Sedová & John Watkins - 1998 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 5 (1):52-65.
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    Introduction: Peace by Means of Culture.Miguel Tamen, Michiko Urita, Michael N. Nagler, Gary Saul Morson, Oleg Kharkhordin, Lindsay Diggelmann, John Watkins, Jack Zipes & James Trilling - 2016 - Common Knowledge 22 (2):181-189.
    It is often argued that a shared culture, or at least shared cultural references or practices, can help to foster peace and prevent war. This essay examines in detail and criticizes one such argument, made by Patrick Leigh Fermor, in the context of his discussing an incident during World War II, when he and a captured German general found a form of agreement, a ground for peace between them, in their both knowing Horace's ode I.9 by heart in Latin. By (...)
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  24. The Fire-Tried Stone.John Trinick, Vincent Stuart & John M. Watkins - 1968 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 30 (3):641-641.
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  25. Ambassadors, Factors, Translators, Spies: Agents of Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern World.John Watkins - 2009 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 38 (3):339-348.
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  26. A Neo-Popperian Advance on popper?John Watkins - 1992 - In W. Newton-Smith, Tʻien-chi Chiang & E. James (eds.), Popper in China. New York: Routledge. pp. 138--157.
     
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    A note on incongruent counterparts and verisimilitude.John W. N. Watkins - 1987 - Erkenntnis 26 (2):295 - 300.
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    A new view of scientific rationality.John Watkins - 1987 - Revue de Synthèse 108 (3-4):455-473.
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    A postmodern critical theory of research use.John M. Watkins - 1994 - Knowledge, Technology & Policy 7 (4):55-77.
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  30. A whiff of Hegel in the open society?John Watkins - 1999 - In Ian Charles Jarvie & Sandra Pralong (eds.), Popper's Open society after fifty years: the continuing relevance of Karl Popper. New York: Routledge.
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    Daughter of Venice: Catherine Corner, Queen of Cyprus and Woman of the Renaissance by Holly S. Hurlburt.John Watkins - 2018 - Common Knowledge 24 (1):164-164.
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    Freiheit und Entscheidung.John W. N. Watkins - 1978 - Tübingen: Mohr.
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    Has Bacon vindicated Kant?John Watkins - 1992 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 6 (1):65 – 67.
  34. Kritický racionalizmus a vedecký pokrok.John Watkins - 1998 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 5 (4):364-371.
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  35. Libertà creativa e calcolo utilitario.John Watkins - 1983 - Nuova Civiltà Delle Macchine 1 (2):5-10.
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    O Filozofii vedy z pohľadu kritického racionalizmu.John Watkins & T. SEDOVÁ - 2001 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 8 (1):197-213.
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    On stove's book, by a fifth 'irrationalist'.John Watkins - 1985 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 63 (3):259 – 268.
  38. Predictable Behaviour and Creative Problem-Solving.John Watkins - 1989 - In Mary Lou Maxwell & C. Wade Savage (eds.), Science, Mind, and Psychology: Essays in Honor of Grover Maxwell. University Press of America. pp. 199.
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    Peacemaking, interdynastic marriage, and the rise of the French novel.John Watkins - 2016 - Common Knowledge 22 (2):256-276.
    This article examines the declining prestige and utility of one of the mainstays of pre-Enlightenment peacemaking: treaties uniting once belligerent dynasties through marriage. By the late Middle Ages, interdynastic marriages had become such a common feature of the diplomatic landscape that the practice seemed almost transhistorical, something that was done always and everywhere. By the reign of Louis XIII, however, statesmen began stressing the limits of interdynastic marriage as a diplomatic strategy. This transformation of French affairs of state coincided with (...)
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    Popper.John Watkins - 2000 - In W. Newton-Smith (ed.), A companion to the philosophy of science. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. pp. 343–348.
    Karl Raimund Popper was born in Vienna on 18 July 1902. He enrolled at the University of Vienna in 1918 and at the Pedagogic Institute in Vienna in 1925. He was a secondary schoolteacher for several years from 1930 on. His Logik der Forschung was published in 1934. It was brought to Einstein's attention by Frieda Busch, wife of the founder of the Busch Quartet, at the suggestion of her son‐in‐law, the pianist Rudolf Serkin, who was a good friend of (...)
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    The Complete Works, vol. 1, Prose by Sir Thomas Wyatt.John Watkins - 2018 - Common Knowledge 24 (2):321-322.
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  42. Ted Honderich, "A Theory of Determinism".John Watkins - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (160):381.
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    The Image of Governance and Other Dialogues of Counsel (1533–1541) by Thomas Elyot.John Watkins - 2021 - Common Knowledge 27 (1):122-122.
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    The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes: A Retrospect.John Watkins - 1989 - In Kostas Gavroglu, Yorgos Goudaroulis & P. Nicolacopoulos (eds.), Imre Lakatos and Theories of Scientific Change. Springer. pp. 3-13.
    By 'scientific theory' I shall mean a core of fundamental assumptions fleshed out by a suitable array of auxiliary assumptions. Let there be two or more competing scientific theories in a certain field, thrown up by rival research programmes in Lakatos's sense. Now consider these two questions: (1) Which of these theories should I accept? (2) Which of these theories should I work on? They are surely very different questions. The personal pronoun 'I' could be dropped from question (1), which (...)
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  45. The propositional content of the Popper-Lakatos rift.John Watkins - 2002 - In G. Kampis, L: Kvasz & M. Stöltzner (eds.), Appraising Lakatos: Mathematics, Methodology and the Man. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 3--12.
     
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  46. The truth will out.John Watkins - 1999 - The Philosophers' Magazine 6 (6):11-11.
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    The truth will out.John Watkins - 1999 - The Philosophers' Magazine 6:11-11.
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    Three Views concerning Human Freedom.John Watkins - 1974 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 8:200-228.
    Ultimately, the only good reason for restricting the freedom of responsible adults is to protect other people's freedom, to increase the overall enjoyment of freedom.
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    Three Views concerning Human Freedom.John Watkins - 1974 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 8:200-228.
    Ultimately, the only good reason for restricting the freedom of responsible adults is to protect other people's freedom, to increase the overall enjoyment of freedom.
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  50. Una nuova concezione della razionalità scientifica.John Watkins - 1985 - In Marcello Pera & Joseph C. Pitt (eds.), I Modi del progresso: teorie e episodi della razionalità scientifica. Milano: Il Saggiatore.
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