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    The Roots of Critical Rationalism.John R. Wettersten (ed.) - 1992 - Rodopi.
    Foreword I. Critical rationalism is a genuinely new philosophical perspective. It is not, however, one systematic view. The development of it by Popper and ...
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  2. New Insights on Young Popper.John Wettersten - 2005 - Journal of the History of Ideas 66 (4):603-631.
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  3. Learning From Error, Karl Popper's Psychology of Learning.William Berkson & John Wettersten - 1989 - Synthese 78 (3):357-358.
     
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    The Fleck Affair: Fashionsv.Heritage.John Wettersten - 1991 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):475-498.
    The problem of how to handle interesting but ignored thinkers of the past is discussed through an analysis of the case of Ludwik Fleck. Fleck was totally ignored in the ?30s and declared an important thinker in the 70s and ?80s. In the first case fashion ignored him and in the second it praised him. The praise has been as poor as the silence was unjust. We may do such thinkers more justice if we recognize that intellectual society is fickle, (...)
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    The Philosophy of Common Sense.Joseph Agassi & John Wettersten - 1987 - Philosophia 17 (4):421-438.
    Philosophers wanted commonsense to fight skepticism. They hypostasized and destroyed it. Commonsense is skeptical--Bound by a sense of proportion and of limitation. A scarce commodity, At times supported, At times transcended by science, Commonsense has to be taken account of by the critical-Realistic theory of science. James clerk maxwell's view of today's science as tomorrow's commonsense is the point of departure. It is wonderful but overlooks the value of the sense of proportion.
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    Whewell's Critics: Have They Prevented Him From Doing Good?John Wettersten - 2004 - Rodopi.
    ContentsJames A. BELL: ForewordPreface and AcknowledgmentsAnalytical Table of ContentsIntroduction: Whewell’s Image and Impact; Two Conflicting TalesPART ONE: the building of Whewell’s image 1. Immediate Rejection2. Embarrassed SilencePART TWO: WHEWELL’S IMPACT EMERGING3. Disturbing Recollections Fail to Pass Away4. The 20th Century Sneaks a Worried Look at Old JudgmentsPART THREE: THE IMAGE REINSTATED. THE REALITY COVERED OVER 5. The Return to Old Misconceptions 6. Quixotic Attempts to Revive Mill’s Program 7. The Reappraisal of Whewell’s Place in the History of the Philosophy of (...)
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    Reply to Tuomela’s Reply to My Reply.John Wettersten - 2012 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (1):124-125.
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    The Road Through Würzburg, Vienna and Göttingen.John Wettersten - 1985 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (4):487-505.
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    Review Symposium on Searle : III. The Analytical Study of Social Ontology: Breakthrough or Cul-de-Sac?John Wettersten - 1998 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (1):132-151.
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    Reply to Tuomela.John Wettersten - 2010 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (3):518-522.
    Raimo Tuomola has complained that my critical review of his The Philosophy of Sociality is superficial, that I have not presented, even that I have misrepresented his work, and that I have neglected its virtues, which others have praised. I reject his complaint about the content of my review as unwarranted in an open society, as he demands that I take his work on his own terms. I defend my view of the place of his work in the analytic tradition, (...)
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    Methods in Psychology; a Critical Case Study of Pavlov.John R. Wettersten - 1974 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 4 (1):17-34.
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    Book Review: Tuomela, Raimo. (2007). The Philosophy of Sociality. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [REVIEW]John Wettersten - 2009 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (3):531-534.
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    Traditional Rationality Vs. A Tradition of Criticism: A Criticism of Popper's Theory of the Objectivity of Science. [REVIEW]JohnR Wettersten - 1978 - Erkenntnis 12 (3):329 - 338.
    This essay points out that Popper's theory of the objectivity of science is ambiguous: it is not clear whether it provides a guarantee of correct evaluations of theories or only a means of uncovering errors in such evaluations. The latter approach seems to be a more natural extension of Popper's fallibilist theory and is needed if his learning theory is adopted. But this leads to serious problems for a fallibilist theory of science.
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    The Choice of Problems and the Limits of Reason.John R. Wettersten & Joseph Agassi - 1987 - In Joseph Agassi & I. C. Jarvie (eds.), Rationality: The Critical View. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 281--296.
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    William Whewell: Problems of Induction Vs. Problems of Rationality.John Wettersten - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):716-742.
    The question whether attempts to vindicate induction should be abandoned in favor of (other) problems of rationality is pressing and difficult. How may we decide rationally when standards for rationality are at issue? It may be useful to first know how we have decided in the past. Whewell's philosophy of science and the reaction to it are discussed. Whewell's contemporaries mistakenly thought that only an inductivist research program could produce an adequate theory of rationality. But this very move violated their (...)
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    How Do We Learn From Argument? Toward an Account of the Logic of Problems.Terry M. Goode & John R. Wettersten - 1982 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 12 (4):673-689.
    From the pre-Socratics to the present, one primary aim of philosophy has been to learn from arguments. Philosophers have debated whether we could indeed do this, but they have by and large agreed on how we would use arguments if learning from argument was at all possible. They have agreed that we could learn from arguments either by starting with true premises and validly deducing further statements which must also be true and therefore constitute new knowledge, or that we could (...)
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    Stegmüller squared.Joseph Agassi & John R. Wettersten - 1980 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 11 (1):86-94.
    Wolfgang Stegmüller, the leading German philosopher of science, considers the status of scientific revolutions the central issue in the field ever since "the famous Popper-Lakatos-Kuhn discussion" of a decade and a half ago, comments on "almost all contributions to this problem", and offers his alternative solutions in a series of papers culminating with, and summarized in, his recent "A Combined Approach to Dynamics of Theories. How To Improve Historical Interpretations of Theory Change By Applying Set Theoretical Structures", published in Gerard (...)
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    Rationality, Problems Choice.John R. Wettersten & Joseph Agassi - 1978 - Philosophica 22.
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    Problems and Meaning Today: What Can We Learn From Hattiangadi's Failed Attempt to Explain Them Together?John Wettersten - 2002 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (4):487-536.
    Philosophers have tried to explain how science finds the truth by using new developments in logic to study scientific language and inference. R. G. Collingwood argued that only a logic of problems could take context into account. He was ignored, but the need to reconcile secure meanings with changes in context and meanings was seen by Karl Popper, W. v. O. Quine, and Mario Bunge. Jagdish Hattiangadi uses problems to reconcile the need for security with that for growth. But he (...)
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    The Rationality of Extremists: A Talmonist Insight We Need to Respond To.John Wettersten - 2012 - Social Epistemology 26 (1):31-53.
    Extremists who have been well educated in science are quite common, but nevertheless puzzling. How can individuals with high levels of scientific education fall prey to irrationalist ideologies? Implicit assumptions about rationality may lead to tremendous and conspicuous developments. When correction of social deficits is seen as a pressing problem, it is quite common that individuals conclude that some religious or political system contains the all-encompassing answer, if only it is applied with sufficiently high standards. Implicit assumptions about rationally high (...)
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    On Conservative and Adventurous Styles of Scientific Research.John Wettersten - 1985 - Minerva 23 (4):443-463.
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    Rethinking Whewell.John Wettersten - 1993 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (4):481-515.
    The nineteenth-century appraisal of Whewell's philosophy as confused, eclectic, and metaphysical is still dominant today. Yet he keeps reappearing on the agenda of the historians and philosophers of science. Why? Whewell continues to be a puzzle. Historians evade the puzzle by deeming him to have had no serious philosophy but some interesting ideas and/or to have been socially important. Menachim Fisch's recent study offers promise of a new appraisal. But Fisch's account leads back to the puzzle. Fisch poses the question (...)
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    Essay Review of The Republic of Science: The Emergence of Popper’s Social View of Science*I. C. Jarvie, The Republic of Science: The Emergence of Popper’s Social View of Science 1935–1945. Series in the Philosophy of Science of Karl R. Popper and Critical Rationalism. Amsterdam: Rodopi , 263 Pp., $60.00. [REVIEW]John Wettersten - 2006 - Philosophy of Science 73 (1):108-121.
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    Integrating Psychology and Methodology.John Wettersten - 1990 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 21 (2):293-308.
    Summary The importance of the problem of how to integrate psychology and methodology was rediscovered by Oswald Külpe. He noted that Wundt's psychology was inadequate and that a new methodology was needed to construct an alternative. Külpe made real progress but his program turned out to be quite difficult: he had no appropriate method for integrating the two fields. August Messer tried to fill the gap but failed. The problem was largely dropped due to poor methods at hand for studying (...)
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    Do Fallibilist Accounts of the Growth of Knowledge Underestimate and Endanger Science?John Wettersten - 2007 - Ratio 20 (2):219–235.
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    Popper's Theory of the Closed Society Conflicts with His Theory of Research.John Wettersten - 2007 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (2):185-209.
    Popper's theory of the attraction of closed societies conflicts with his theory of research: the former sees rational thought as contrary to man's nature, whereas the latter sees it as an innate psychological process. This conflict arose because Popper developed a theory of the movement from the closed society—Heimat—to civilized society, which sees civilized society as a burden, before he adapted Selz's view of directed thought processes as problem solving, which sees rationality as natural. Rejecting the earlier view and retaining (...)
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    Styles of Rationality.John Wettersten - 1995 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (1):69-98.
    This article discusses the following: (i) The acceptability of diverse styles of rationality suggests replacing concern for uniqueness with that for coordination, (ii) Popper's lowering of the standard of rationality increases its scope insufficiently, (iii) Bartley's making the standard comprehensive increases its scope excessively, (iv) the pluralist view of rationality as partial (i.e., of Jarvie and Agassi) is better, but its ranking of all rationality eliminates choice of styles, (v) styles diversify the standards of rationality, (viii) rationality is not merely (...)
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    The Sociology of Knowledge Vs. The Sociology of Science: A Conundrum and an Alternative.John Wettersten - 1983 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 13 (3):325-333.
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    The Death of Heuristic?Peggy Marchi, Joseph Agassi & John R. Wettersten - 1982 - Philosophia 11 (3-4):249-276.
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    Towards a Rational Anthropology.John Wettersten - 1982 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 15:163-174.
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    Achievement and Autonomy in Intellectual Society.John Wettersten - 1987 - Philosophia 17 (1):55-75.
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    Ernest Gellner: A Wittgensteinian Rationalist.John Wettersten - 1979 - Philosophia 8 (4):741-769.
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    On Two Non-Justificationist Theories.John Wettersten - 1987 - In Joseph Agassi & I. C. Jarvie (eds.), Rationality: The Critical View. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 339--341.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Roderick M. Chisholm, John Corcoran, Jorge Gracia, L. S. Carrier, T. N. Pelegrinis, Alfred L. Ivry, D. S. Clarke, Leo Rauch, Robert Young, Michael J. Loux, Rita Nolan, Gerald Vision, E. D. Klemke, Ruth Anna Putnam, Edward S. Reed, Maurice Mandelbaum, John Wettersten & Rachel Shihor - 1983 - Philosophia 13 (1-2):359-362.
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    Editorial Introduction.Terry M. Goode, Barry M. Loewer, Roger D. Rosenkrantz & John R. Wettersten - 1975 - Synthese 30 (1-2):1-1.
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    Book Reviews : Malcolm Budd, Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology. Routledge, London and New York, 1989. Pp. 186, $39.95. [REVIEW]John Wettersten - 1992 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (4):515-519.
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    Book Review: Karl R. Popper, Bibliographie 1925-2004. [REVIEW]John Wettersten - 2006 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (2):248-248.
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    Book Review: Manicas, P. T. (2006). A Realist Philosophy of Social Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [REVIEW]John Wettersten - 2008 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (2):298-303.
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    Rezensionen.Verloren van Themaat & John R. Wettersten - 1982 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 13 (1):75-75.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft Jahrgang: 21 Heft: 2 Seiten: i-ii.
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    Autonomy or Heteronomy? That is the Question.John Wettersten - 2003 - Social Epistemology 17 (2-3):317-320.
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    After Popper.John Wettersten - 1996 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 26 (1):92-112.
  42. Braucht die Wissenschaft methodologische Regeln?John Wettersten - 1995 - Conceptus: Zeitschrift Fur Philosophie 28 (73):255-270.
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    Beyond Natural Selection.John Wettersten - 1994 - Review of Metaphysics 47 (3):645-647.
    The primary aim of this book is to show that evolutionary theory is incapable of solving an incredibly large number of problems in an incredibly broad range of areas. It has ostensibly a second aim as well, which is to suggest that new developments and especially those in chaos theory open possibilities for new types of explanations. These explanations should go beyond the boundaries set by the research program of evolutionary theory, which, the author is convinced, will never be able (...)
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    Book Review: A Realist Philosophy of Social Science, by Peter T. Manicas. [REVIEW]John Wettersten - forthcoming - Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Book Review: Brannigan, A. (2004). The Rise and Fall of Social Psychology: The Use and Misuse of Experimental Method. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. [REVIEW]John Wettersten - 2008 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (4):551-560.
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    Book Review: What People Believe When They Say What People Believe by Todd JonesJonesToddWhat People Believe When They Say What People Believe. Lanham: Rowan & Littlefield, 2010, Xxiii + 213 Pp. ISBN: 978-0-7391-4820-4. [REVIEW]John Wettersten - 2015 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 45 (3):399-404.
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  47. Bühler und Gomperz: Zwei wichtige Denker im Hintergrund von Poppers früher Forschung.John Wettersten - 2019 - In Giuseppe Franco (ed.), Handbuch Karl Popper. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 177-188.
    Karl Bühler hat zur Entwicklung von Karl Poppers Forschungsgebieten drei wichtige Beiträge geleistet. Erstens hat er Popper in die laufende Forschung der Mitglieder der Würzburger Schule eingeführt, und die Richtung dieser Forschung hat in wichtigen Punkten Popper ein Leben lang beeinflusst. Dabei hatte er sich zunächst die nicht-assoziative Psychologie der Schule zu eigen gemacht. Dann griff er auf die Denkpsychologie von Otto Selz zurück und entwickelte davon ausgehend sein eigenes Forschungsgebiet der Methodologie. Zweitens betrafen die damals behandelten Probleme auch methodologische (...)
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    Can the Mentally Ill Be Autonomous?John R. Wettersten - 1987 - Philosophica 40.
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    Ein Amerikaner an einer deutschen Universität: vielfältige Forschung, ausgezeichnete Kontakte und keine Stelle.John Wettersten - 2019 - In Giuseppe Franco (ed.), Begegnungen Mit Hans Albert: Eine Hommage. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 359-363.
    In den 1980er-Jahren war Hans Alberts Lehrstuhl der Ausgangspunkt für meine Versuche, meine Forschung voranzutreiben und eine annehmbare Stelle zu finden. Mit seiner Unterstützung ist es mir gelungen, mein erstes Ziel zu erreichen; denn bis heute habe ich über hundert Veröffentlichungen gemacht, darunter vier Bücher und über siebzig Artikel. Der zweite Wunsch ist nie in Erfüllung gegangen.
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    Good's Compromise: Comments on I. J. Good.John R. Wettersten - 1975 - Synthese 30 (1-2):79 - 82.
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