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    Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics.Nancy Cartwright, Jordi Cat, Lola Fleck & Thomas E. Uebel (eds.) - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    An international team of four authors, led by distinguished philosopher of science, Nancy Cartwright, and leading scholar of the Vienna Circle, Thomas E. Uebel, have produced this lucid and elegant study of a much-neglected figure. The book, which depicts Neurath's science in the political, economic and intellectual milieu in which it was practised, is divided into three sections: Neurath's biographical background and the socio-political context of his economic ideas; the development of his theory of science; and his legacy as illustrated (...)
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    Neurath Reconsidered: New Sources and Perspectives.Adam Tuboly & Jordi Cat (eds.) - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
    This highly readable book is a collection of critical papers on Otto Neurath. It comprehensively re-examines Neurath’s scientific, philosophical and educational contributions from a range of standpoints including historical, sociological and problem-oriented perspectives. Leading Neurath scholars disentangle and connect Neurath’s works, ideas and ideals and evaluate them both in their original socio-historical context and in contemporary philosophical debates. Readers will discover a new critical understanding. Drawing on archive materials, essays discuss not only Neurath’s better-known works from lesser-known perspectives, but also (...)
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  3. The Unity of Science.Jordi Cat - 2013 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics. [REVIEW]T. A. Ryckman, Nancy Cartwright, Jordi Cat, Lola Fleck & Thomas E. Uebel - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (2):327.
    Four distinguished authors have been brought together to produce this elegant study of a much-neglected figure. The book is divided into three sections: Neurath's biographical background and the economic and social context of his ideas; his theory of science; and the development of his role in debates on Marxist concepts of history and his own conception of science. Coinciding with the emerging serious interest in logical positivism, this timely publication will redress a current imbalance in the history and philosophy of (...)
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  5. On Understanding: Maxwell on the Methods of Illustration and Scientific Metaphor.Jordi Cat - 2001 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 32 (3):395-441.
    In this paper I examine the notion and role of metaphors and illustrations in Maxwell's works in exact science as a pathway into a broader and richer philosophical conception of a scientist and scientific practice. While some of these notions and methods are still at work in current scientific research-from economics and biology to quantum computation and quantum field theory-, here I have chosen to attest to their entrenchment and complexity in actual science by attempting to make some conceptual sense (...)
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    Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics.Nancy Cartwright, Jordi Cat, Lola Fleck & Thomas E. Uebel - 1997 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (2):306-309.
    Four distinguished authors have been brought together to produce this elegant study of a much-neglected figure. The book is divided into three sections: Neurath's biographical background and the economic and social context of his ideas; his theory of science; and the development of his role in debates on Marxist concepts of history and his own conception of science. Coinciding with the emerging serious interest in logical positivism, this timely publication will redress a current imbalance in the history and philosophy of (...)
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    Otto Neurath.Jordi Cat - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Neurath and the Legacy of Algebraic Logic.Jordi Cat - 2019 - In Adam Tuboly & Jordi Cat (eds.), Neurath Reconsidered: New Sources and Perspectives. Springer Verlag. pp. 241-337.
    In this paper I introduce a broader context, and sketch an integrated account with the purpose of examining the significance of Neurath’s attention to logic in early works and subsequent positions. The specific attention to algebraic logic is important in integrating his own interest in mathematics and combining, since Leibniz, the ideals of a universal language and of a calculus of reasoning. The interest in universal languages constitutes a much broader, so-called tradition of pasigraphy that extended beyond philosophical projects. I (...)
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    The Popper-Neurath Debate and Neurath's Attack on Scientific Method.Jordi Cat - 1995 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 26 (2):219-250.
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    Modeling Cracks and Cracking Models: Structures, Mechanisms, Boundary Conditions, Constraints, Inconsistencies and The Proper Domains of Natural Laws.Jordi Cat - 2005 - Synthese 146 (3):447-487.
    The emphasis on models hasn’t completely eliminated laws from scientific discourse and philosophical discussion. Instead, I want to argue that much of physics lies beyond the strict domain of laws. I shall argue that in important cases the physics, or physical understanding, does not lie either in laws or in their properties, such as universality, consistency and symmetry. I shall argue that the domain of application commonly attributed to laws is too narrow. That is, laws can still play an important, (...)
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    Into the ‘Regions of Physical and Metaphysical Chaos’: Maxwell’s Scientific Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy of Action.Jordi Cat - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (1):91-104.
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    Switching Gestalts on Gestalt Psychology: On the Relation Between Science and Philosophy.Jordi Cat - 2007 - Perspectives on Science 15 (2):131-177.
    : The distinction between science and philosophy plays a central role in methodological, programmatic and institutional debates. Discussions of disciplinary identities typically focus on boundaries or else on genealogies, yielding models of demarcation and models of dynamics. Considerations of a discipline's self-image, often based on history, often plays an important role in the values, projects and practices of its members. Recent focus on the dynamics of scientific change supplements Kuhnian neat model with a role for philosophy and yields a model (...)
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    Maxwell's Color Statistics: From Reduction of Visible Errors to Reduction to Invisible Molecules.Jordi Cat - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 48:60-75.
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    Fuzzy Empiricism and Fuzzy‐Set Causality: What Is All the Fuzz About?Jordi Cat - 2006 - Philosophy of Science 73 (1):26-41.
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    How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science: To the Icy Slopes of Logic. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2006 - Isis 97:809-811.
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    Must the Microcausality Condition Be Interpreted Causally? Beyond Reduction and Matters of Fact.Jordi Cat - 2000 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 15 (1):59-85.
    The ’microcausality’ condition in quantum field theory is typically presented and justified on the basis of general principles of physical causality. I explore in detail a number of alternative causal interpretations of this condition. I conclude that none is fully satisfactory, independent of further and controversial assumptions about the object and scope of quantum field theories. In particular the stronger causalreadings require a fully reductionist and fundamentalist attitude to quantum field theory. I argue, in a deflationary spirit, for a reading (...)
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  17. Between Science and Politics: The Philosophy of Otto Neurath.Nancy Cartwright, Jordi Cat, Lola Fleck & Thomas Uebel - 1996 - Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
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    Alan Richardson;, Thomas Uebel . The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism. 431 Pp., Bibl., Index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. $34.99. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2009 - Isis 100 (4):964-965.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat, Jonathan Bain & John Gascoigne - 2006 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 20 (3):347 – 357.
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    Essay Review: Scientific Pluralism.Jordi Cat - 2012 - Philosophy of Science 79 (2):317-325.
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    Essay Review: Symmetries in Physics*K. Brading and E. Castellani, Eds., Symmetries in Physics: Philosophical Reflections. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , Xii+445 Pp. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2006 - Philosophy of Science 73 (4):459-468.
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  22. Essay Review:Scientific Pluralism* Stephen H. Kellert , Helen E. Longino , and C. Kenneth Waters , Eds., Scientific Pluralism . Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 19. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (2006), Xxix+248 Pp., $50.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2012 - Philosophy of Science 79 (2):317-325.
  23. Fuzzy-Set Representation and Processing of Fuzzy Images: Non-Linguistic Vagueness as Representation, Approximation and Scientific Practice.Jordi Cat - 2015 - Archives for the Philosophy and History of Soft Computing 2015 (1).
    This is the first part of a two-part paper in which I conclude the process, initiated elsewhere, of tracking objective conditions of vagueness of representation from language to pictures, from philosophy to imaging science, from vagueness to approximation, from representation to reasoning, with a focus on the application of fuzzy set theory and its challenges.
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    Filosofías Territoriales de la Relatividad y la Unidad de España: Ors y Ortega Sobre Einstein y la Relatividad Al Servicio Del Novecentismo Catalán y la República Española.Jordi Cat - 2018 - Revista de Humanidades de Valparaíso 12:19-67.
    Tras la Guerra Civil el filósofo catalán Eugeni d’Ors y el filósofo español José Ortega y Gasset ofrecieron una lectura de la teoría de la relatividad de Einstein in la cual conectaron discusiones de unidad y pluralidad con sus respectivas filosofías y proyectos nacionalistas de análisis y reforma política y cultural sintetizantes. Además, frecuentes referencias a Einstein distinguen sus respectivas ideas filosóficas, sus preocupaciones territoriales y sus circunstancias personales en relación a Cataluña, España y Europa. La teoría de Einstein simbolizó (...)
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    George Reisch. How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science: To the Icy Slopes of Logic. Xiv + 418 Pp., Illus., Figs., Index. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. $26.99. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2006 - Isis 97 (4):809-811.
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    Ian C. Jarvie, The Republic of Science: The Emergence of Popper's Social View of Science 1935–1945. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2003 - Metascience 12 (1):75-77.
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    Las imágenes y la lógica del cono de luz: rastreando el giro postulacional de Robb en la física geométrica.Jordi Cat - 2016 - Revista de Humanidades de Valparaíso 8:43.
    Las discusiones anteriores de la obra de Robb acerca del espacio y el tiempo han ofrecido un enfoque filosófico de las interpretaciones de la teoría de la relatividad o un enfoque histórico de su empleo de la geometría no-euclidiana, o han ignorado enteramente las discusiones de la relatividad en Cambridge. En este artículo centro mi atención en la forma cómo la obra de Robb tomó contacto con esos mismos desarrollos fundacionales en la matemática y con sus aplicaciones. El contacto con (...)
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    Mauricio Suárez : Fictions in Science. Philosophical Essays on Modeling and Idealization: Routledge, 2009, 282 Pp, 39.95 $, ISBN: 978-0-415-88792-2. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2012 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (1):187-194.
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    Mauricio Suárez (Ed.): Fictions in Science. Philosophical Essays on Modeling and Idealization. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2012 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 43 (1):187-194.
  30. Must the Microcausality Condition Be Interpreted Causally?: Beyond Reduction and Matters of Fact.Jordi Cat - 2000 - Theoria 15 (1):59-85.
    The ’microcausality’ condition in quantum field theory is typically presented and justified on the basis of general principles of physical causality. I explore in detail a number of alternative causal interpretations of this condition. I conclude that none is fully satisfactory, independent of further and controversial assumptions about the object and scope of quantum field theories. In particular the stronger causalreadings require a fully reductionist and fundamentalist attitude to quantum field theory. I argue, in a deflationary spirit, for a reading (...)
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  31. Must the Microcausality Condition Be Interpreted Causally? Beyond Reduction and Matters of Fact: Causality in Physics.Jordi Cat - 2000 - In Bernard Elevitch (ed.), Theoria. Charlottesville: Philosophy Doc Ctr. pp. 15--37.
     
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    On Understanding Understanding.Jordi Cat - 2011 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (4):405-411.
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 405-411, December 2011.
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    Peter Achinstein. Evidence and Method: Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell. Xv + 177 Pp., Illus., Tables, Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. $24.95 .Raymond Flood; Mark McCartney; Andrew Whitaker . James Clerk Maxwell: Perspectives on His Life and Work. X + 364 Pp., Illus., Figs., Tables, Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. £39.99. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2016 - Isis 107 (3):642-644.
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  34. Scientific Unity.Jordi Cat - 2007 - In Thaddeus Metz (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
     
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    Science Without Laws by Ronald N. Giere. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2000 - Isis 91:838-839.
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    Science Without Laws. Ronald N. Giere.Jordi Cat - 2000 - Isis 91 (4):838-839.
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    The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2009 - Isis 100:964-965.
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    Territorial Philosophies of Relativity and the Unity of Spain: Ors and Ortega on Einstein and Relativity at the Service of Catalan Noucentisme and the Spanish Republic.Jordi Cat - 2018 - Humanities Journal of Valparaiso 12:19-67.
    In the aftermath of the Spanish War, the Catalan philosopher Eugeni d'Ors and the Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset offered a reading of Einstein’s theory of relativity in which discussions of unity and plurality connected their respective synthetic philosophies and nationalist projects of political and cultural analysis and reform. Besides their philosophical views, references to Einstein tracked their territorial concerns and personal circumstances in the relations between Catalonia, Spain and Europe. Einstein’s theory symbolized the saving connection between the classical (...)
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    Territorial Philosophies of Relativity and the Unity of Spain: Ors and Ortega on Einstein and Relativity at the Service of Catalan Noucentisme and the Spanish Republic.Jordi Cat - 2018 - Revista de Humanidades de Valparaíso 12:19.
    Tras la Guerra Civil el filósofo catalán Eugeni d’Ors y el filósofo español José Ortega y Gasset ofrecieron una lectura de la teoría de la relatividad de Einstein in la cual conectaron discusiones de unidad y pluralidad con sus respectivas filosofías y proyectos nacionalistas de análisis y reforma política y cultural sintetizantes. Además, frecuentes referencias a Einstein distinguen sus respectivas ideas filosóficas, sus preocupaciones territoriales y sus circunstancias personales en relación a Cataluña, España y Europa. La teoría de Einstein simbolizó (...)
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    Thomas Uebel. Empiricism at the Crossroads: The Vienna Circle’s Protocol-Sentence Debate. Full Circle: Publications of the Archive of Scientific Philosophy 4. Chicago: Open Court, 2007. Pp. Xviii+518. $80.96. [REVIEW]Jordi Cat - 2012 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 2 (2):354-360.
  41. Unity of Science in the Framework of Naturalism.Jordi Cat - 1997 - Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences.
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    Essay Review: Symmetries in Physics.Jordi Cat - 2006 - Philosophy of Science 73 (4):459-468.
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    Images and Logic of the Light Cone: Tracking Robb’s Postulational Turn in Physical Geometry.Jordi Cat - 2016 - Revista de Humanidades de Valparaíso 8:39-100.
    Previous discussions of Robb’s work on space and time have offered a philosophical focus on causal interpretations of relativity theory or a historical focus on his use of non-Euclidean geometry, or else ignored altogether in discussions of relativity at Cambridge. In this paper I focus on how Robb’s work made contact with those same foundational developments in mathematics and with their applications. This contact with applications of new mathematical logic at Göttingen and Cambridge explains the transition from his electron research (...)
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    Introduction.Adam Tuboly & Jordi Cat - 2019 - In Adam Tuboly & Jordi Cat (eds.), Neurath Reconsidered: New Sources and Perspectives. Springer Verlag. pp. 1-20.
    The Viennese-born polymath Otto Neurath died on 22 December 1945 in Oxford, a few months after the end of World War Two. A social engineer and sociologist of happiness, Neurath was not only a socially sensitive educator, advocating for any institute and organization that was concerned with the well-being of people; he was also a trained scientist and philosopher. Studying mathematics, economics, history, philosophy, and physics in Vienna and then in Berlin during the early years of the long twentieth century, (...)
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