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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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    Galileo and His Sources the Heritage of the Collegio Romano in Galileo s Science.Joseph C. Pitt - 1984
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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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    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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    What Engineers Know.Joseph C. Pitt - 2001 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 5 (3):116-123.
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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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    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.
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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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    Problematics in the History of Philosophy.Joseph C. Pitt - 1992 - Synthese 92 (1):117 - 134.
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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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    Revolutions in Science and Refinements in the Analysis of Causation.Joseph C. Pitt & Morton Tavel - 1977 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 8 (1):48-62.
    Summary A sufficient condition for a revolution in physics is a change in the concept of cause. To demonstrate this, we examine three developments in physical theory. After informally characterizing a theory in terms of an heuristic and a set of equations, we show how tensions between these two dimensions lead to the development of alternative theoretical accounts. In each case the crucial move results in a refinement of our account of cause. All these refinements taken together result in the (...)
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    Explaining Change in Science.Joseph C. Pitt - 1998 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 3 (3):135-140.
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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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    Wilfrid Sellars' Theory of Probability.Joseph C. Pitt - 1976 - Philosophy Research Archives 2:445-482.
    Wilfrid Sellars attempts to deflect traditional objections to the straight rule of inductive acceptance by embedding it in a complicated system of levels. This system rests on a theory of probability in which the meaning of "probable" is reconstructed in the context of Sellars' general theory of practical reason. To say a statement is probable means, according to Sellars, that there is good reason for accepting the statement as true. In this paper I examine Sellars' attempt to resuscitate the straight (...)
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    Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 2001 - International Studies in Philosophy 33 (2):147-149.
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  17. 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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    Editorial Introduction.Richard M. Burian & Joseph C. Pitt - 1992 - Synthese 92 (1):3-7.
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  19. 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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  20. New Perspectives on Galileo Papers Deriving From and Related to a Workshop on Galileo Held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975; Edited by Robert E. Butts and Joseph C. Pitt. --. [REVIEW]Robert E. Butts & Joseph C. Pitt - 1978 - D. Reidel.
     
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  21. 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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    The Problems of Individuating Revolution. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behavior and Philosophy 15 (1):83.
  23. '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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    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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    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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    Book Review: Davis Baird: "Thing Knowledge: A Philosophy of Scientific Instruments", Berkeley 2004. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 2005 - Hyle 11 (1):97 - 99.
  27. Book Review: Image and Logic. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 1999 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 24 (2):295-298.
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  28. 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 & International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science - 1985
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  29. Carl Mitcham, Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy.Joseph C. Pitt - 2001 - International Studies in Philosophy 33 (2):147-148.
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    Doing Philosophy: Rescher's Normative Methodology.Joseph C. Pitt - 1998 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 64:135-145.
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    Daniel Rothbart. Philosophical Instruments: Minds and Tools at Work. Foreword by, Rom Harré. Xiv + 138 Pp., Figs., Tables, Bibl., Index. Urbana/Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2007. $35. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 2008 - Isis 99 (4):885-886.
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  32. Don't Talk to Me.Joseph C. Pitt - 2008 - In D. E. Wittkower (ed.), Ipod and Philosophy. Open Court.
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    Ethical Colonialism.Joseph C. Pitt - 2004 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (3):32-38.
  34. Empirical KnowledgeAlan H. Goldman.Joseph C. Pitt - 1990 - Isis 81 (2):395-395.
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    Editorial Preface.Joseph C. Pitt - 1994 - Synthese 99 (1):1-1.
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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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  37. 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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  38. 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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    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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    Influencing Technological Change.Joseph C. Pitt - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (4):545-548.
    The philosophy of technology is not influencing technological change because there isn’t a single philosophy of technology. Philosophers of technology should be involved in technological change because we have something valuable to offer. But before we can get involved, we have to be accepted by those effecting the changes. That means we have to acquire the credentials necessary to establish our credibility. We have to get our hands dirty.
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    Introduction: Through the Looking Glass.Joseph C. Pitt - 1978 - In Joseph Pitt (ed.), The Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars: Queries and Extensions. D. Reidel. pp. 1--18.
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    Larry A. Hickman. Philosophical Tools for Technological Culture: Putting Pragmatism to Work. Xiv + 217 Pp., Bibl., Index. Bloomington/Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2001. $39.95 ; $17.95. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 2003 - Isis 94 (1):202-202.
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    Mikael Hård;, Andrew Jamison.Hubris and Hybrids: A Cultural History of Technology and Science. Xv + 335 Pp., Bibl., Index. New York: Routledge, 2005. $29.95. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 2007 - Isis 98 (3):614-615.
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  44. New Directions in the Philosophy of Technology.Joseph C. Pitt - 1995
     
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    Note From the Editor.Joseph C. Pitt - 2000 - Perspectives on Science 8 (4):327-327.
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    No Title Available: Reviews.Joseph C. Pitt - 1991 - Economics and Philosophy 7 (1):122-128.
  47. On Sellarsian Images.Joseph C. Pitt - 1982 - Epistemologia 5 (1):93.
     
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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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  49. On Why Technology Cant Improve Society.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behaviorism 15 (1):51-56.
  50. On Why Technology Can't Improve Society.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behavior and Philosophy 15 (1):51.
     
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