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    Review: The Problems of Individuating Revolutions. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behaviorism 15 (1):83-87.
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    Theories of Explanation.Joseph C. Pitt (ed.) - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
    Since the publication of Carl Hempel and Paul Oppenheim's ground-breaking work "Studies in the Logic of Explanation," the theory of explanation has remained a major topic in the philosophy of science. This valuable collection provides readers with the opportunity to study some of the classic essays on the theory of explanation along with the best examples of the most recent work being done on the topic. In addition to the original Hempel and Oppenheim paper, the volume includes Scriven's critical reaction (...)
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    The Dilemma of Case Studies: Toward a Heraclitian Philosophy of Science.Joseph C. Pitt - 2001 - Perspectives on Science 9 (4):373-382.
    What do appeals to case studies accomplish? Consider the dilemma: On the one hand, if the case is selected because it exemplifies the philosophical point, then it is not clear that the historical data hasn't been manipulated to fit the point. On the other hand, if one starts with a case study, it is not clear where to go from there—for it is unreasonable to generalize from one case or even two or three.
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  4. Theories of explanation.Joseph C. Pitt - 1989 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 179 (4):654-655.
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    Galileo and His Sources the Heritage of the Collegio Romano in Galileo s Science.Joseph C. Pitt - 1984
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    The Epistemology of the Very Small.Joseph C. Pitt - unknown
    The question is how do Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs) give us access to the nano world? The images these instruments produce, I argue, do not allow us to see atoms in the same way that we see trees. To the extent that SEMs and STMs allow us to see the occupants of the nano world it is by way of metaphorical extension of the concept of “seeing”. The more general claim is that changes in scientific instrumentation effect changes in the (...)
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  7. Heraclitus Redux: Technological Infrastructures and Scientific Change.Joseph C. Pitt - 2019 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book aims to spell out the consequences of taking the technologies behind the doing of science seriously.
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    When is an Image Not an Image?Joseph C. Pitt - 2005 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 8 (3):24-33.
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    Galileo and His Sources: The Heritage of the Collegio Romano in Galileo's Science.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Philosophy of Science 54 (1):138-140.
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    It’s Not About Technology.Joseph C. Pitt - 2010 - Knowledge, Technology & Policy 23 (3):445-454.
    It is argued that the question “Can we trust technology?” is unanswerable because it is open-ended. Only questions about specific issues that can have specific answers should be entertained. It is further argued that the reason the question cannot be answered is that there is no such thing as Technology simpliciter. Fundamentally, the question comes down to trusting people and even then, the question has to be specific about trusting a person to do this or that.
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    What Engineers Know.Joseph C. Pitt - 2001 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 5 (3):116-123.
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    The Myth of Science Education.Joseph C. Pitt - 1990 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 10 (1):7-17.
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    New Directions in the Philosophy of Technology.Joseph C. Pitt - 1995 - Springer.
    In this collection we finally find the philosophy of technology, a young and rapidly developing area of scholarly interest, making contact with history of science and technology, and mainstream epistemological and metaphysical issues. The sophistication of these papers indicates the maturity of the field as it moves away from the advocacy of anti-technology ideological posturing toward a deeper understanding of the options and restraints technological developments provide. The papers presented here take us over a threshold into the real world of (...)
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    Hume and Peirce on Belief, or, Why Belief Should Not Be Considered an Epistemic Category.Joseph C. Pitt - 2005 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 41 (2):343 - 354.
  15. New Perspectives on Galileo.Robert E. Butts & Joseph C. Pitt - 1980 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 31 (2):195-199.
     
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    Galileo, Rationality and Explanation.Joseph C. Pitt - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55 (1):87-103.
    It is argued that Galileo's theory of justification was a version of explanationism. Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems is to be read as primarily a defense of his theory of the tides. He shows how, by assuming Copernican motions, he can explain the tides, thereby justifying the endorsement of Copernicus. The crux of the argument rests on Galileo's account of explanation, which is novel in its reliance on the use of geometry. Finally, the consequences of his use (...)
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    Problematics in the History of Philosophy.Joseph C. Pitt - 1992 - Synthese 92 (1):117 - 134.
  18. The Problems of Individuating Revolutions.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behaviorism 15 (1):83-87.
     
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    Davis Baird, Thing Knowledge: A Philosophy of Scientific Instruments. Berkeley: University of California Press , 295 Pp., $65.00. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 2005 - Philosophy of Science 72 (4):645-647.
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    Editorial Statement.Joseph C. Pitt, Pieter E. Vermaas & Peter-Paul Verbeek - 2007 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 11 (1):1-1.
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    Against the Perennial: Small Steps Toward a Heraclitian Philosophy of Science.Joseph C. Pitt - 2003 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (2):57-65.
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    The Technological Twist.Joseph C. Pitt - 2010 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (1):69-71.
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    Ethical Colonialism.Joseph C. Pitt - 2004 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (3):32-38.
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    The Author Replies.Joseph C. Pitt - 2000 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 5 (1):35-47.
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    Thinking Through Technology.Joseph C. Pitt - 2001 - International Studies in Philosophy 33 (2):147-149.
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    On the Philosophy of Technology, Past and Future.Joseph C. Pitt - 1995 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 1 (1/2):18-22.
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  27. Ron Amundson J. Christopher Maloney.Robert Arr1ngton, Gareth Matthews, William Bechtel, Joseph C. Pitt, Jonathan Bennett, Ut Place, Alan Berger, Jond Ringen, Richard Creel & Alexander Rosenberg - 1989 - Behaviorism 17:85.
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  28. New Perspectives on Galileo Papers Deriving From and Related to a Workshop on Galileo Held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975.Robert E. Butts & Joseph C. Pitt - 1978
     
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  29. New Perspectives on Galileo: Papers Deriving From and Related to a Workshop on Galileo Held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975.Robert E. Butts & Joseph C. Pitt (eds.) - 1978 - D. Reidel.
  30. 'Peirce-Pectives' on Metaphysics and the Sciences.Susan Haack, Rosa Mayorga, Jaime Nubiola, Cornelis de Waal, Deborah G. Mayo, Robert G. Meyers, Joseph C. Pitt & Nicholas Rescher - 2005 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 41 (2):237-365.
     
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    Change and Progress in Modern Science: Papers Related to and Arising From the Fourth International Conference on History and Philosophy of Science, Blacksburg, Virginia, November 1982.Joseph C. Pitt - 1985 - Springer.
    The papers presented here derive from the 4th International Confe:--ence on History and Philosophy of Science held in Blacksburg, Virginia, U. S. A., November 2-6, 1982. The Conference was sponsored by the I nternational Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Particular thanks go to L. Jonathan Cohen, Secretary of the Union, as well as to Dean Henry Bauer of the College of Arts & Sciences, Wilfred Jewkes and the Center for Programs in (...)
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  32. Empirical KnowledgeAlan H. Goldman.Joseph C. Pitt - 1990 - Isis 81 (2):395-395.
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  33. Human Beings as Technological Artifacts.Joseph C. Pitt - 2006 - In John R. Dakers (ed.), Defining Technological Literacy: Towards an Epistemological Framework. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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  34. On Sellarsian Images.Joseph C. Pitt - 1982 - Epistemologia 5 (1):93.
     
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  35. On Why Technology Cant Improve Society.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behaviorism 15 (1):51-56.
  36. On Why Technology Can't Improve Society.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behavior and Philosophy 15 (1):51.
     
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  37. Philosophy in Economics Papers Deriving From and Related to a Workshop on Testability and Explanation in Econmics, Held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979.Joseph C. Pitt - 1981
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    Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology.Joseph C. Pitt & Ashley Shew (eds.) - 2017 - Routledge.
    Focused on mapping out contemporary and future domains in philosophy of technology, this volume serves as an excellent, forward-looking resource in the field and in cognate areas of study. The 32 chapters, all of them appearing in print here for the first time, were written by both established scholars and fresh voices. They cover topics ranging from data discrimination and engineering design, to art and technology, space junk, and beyond. Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology is (...)
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    The Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars: Queries and Extensions: Papers Deriving From and Related to a Workshop on the Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars Held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1976.Joseph C. Pitt (ed.) - 1978 - D. Reidel.
    Essays on the Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars.
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  40. Don't Talk to Me.Joseph C. Pitt - 2008 - In D. E. Wittkower (ed.), Ipod and Philosophy. Open Court.
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  41. Theory Change and Instrumentation.Joseph C. Pitt - 2012 - In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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    Editorial Introduction.Richard M. Burian & Joseph C. Pitt - 1992 - Synthese 92 (1):3-7.
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    Section 2. Boundary Disagreements.Joseph C. Pitt, Langdon Winner, Larry A. Hickman, Don Ihde & Andrew Feenberg - 2020 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 24 (4):9-28.
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    The Role of Inductive Generalizations in Sellars' Theory of Explanation.Joseph C. Pitt - 1981 - Theory and Decision 13 (4):345-356.
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    Editorial Preface.Joseph C. Pitt - 1994 - Synthese 99 (1):1-1.
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    Small Talk: Nanotechnology and Metaphor.Joseph C. Pitt - 2008 - Spontaneous Generations 2 (1):90.
    The general topic I am addressing concerns the epistemological role of the use of metaphor in the philosophy of science. More specifically, I am concerned with the role metaphor plays in scientific and technological change. In the case in point, nanotechnology, I will explore the role of metaphor in changing our conception of the confirmation of the plausibility of theoretical notions. The basic idea is that metaphors either offer or suggest images that are meant to persuade one to change one’s (...)
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    Scientific Explanation.Joseph C. Pitt - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (3):615-616.
    The essays in this volume grew out of a seminar examining the possibility of the emergence of a new consensus in the philosophy of science. While that issue is not resolved, we are presented with the most thorough examination of problems associated with the deductive-nomological model of explanation and its variants since the publication of Hempel's Aspects of Scientific Explanation and other Essays in the Philosophy of Science. The discussion begins with Wesley Salmon's monograph-length review of the past forty years (...)
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    Philosophy of Economics, Wolfgang Balzer and Bert Hamminga . Dordrecht: Kluwer-Nijhoff Publishing, 1989, 270 Pages. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 1991 - Economics and Philosophy 7 (1):122-128.
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    Hempel Versus Sellars on Explanation.Joseph C. Pitt - 1980 - Dialectica 34 (2):95-120.
    SummaryHempel's Deductive‐Nomological model of explanation is compared to Sellars' brand of essentialism. The source of their differences is shown to lie in their views on the explanatory role of inductively based generalizations. An adequate explanation requires a reasoned account of why an empirical generalization fails. On Sellars' view this entails concentrating on the nature of the things whose behavior is in question. We thereby remove ourselves from the misleading positivist methodology in which one counterinstance renders a generalization uninteresting. It is (...)
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    Editorial Statement.Joseph C. Pitt, Pieter E. Vermaas & Peter-Paul Verbeek - 2007 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 11 (1):1-1.
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