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    The COVID-19 pandemic: a case for epistemic pluralism in public health policy.Simon Lohse & Karim Bschir - 2020 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 42 (4):1-5.
    This paper uses the example of the COVID-19 pandemic to analyse the danger associated with insufficient epistemic pluralism in evidence-based public health policy. Drawing on certain elements in Paul Feyerabend’s political philosophy of science, it discusses reasons for implementing more pluralism as well as challenges to be tackled on the way forward.
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    Interpreting Feyerabend: Critical Essays.Karim Bschir & Jamie Shaw (eds.) - 2021 - New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of new essays interprets and critically evaluates the philosophy of Paul Feyerabend. It offers innovative historical scholarship on Feyerabend's take on topics such as realism, empiricism, mimesis, voluntarism, pluralism, materialism, and the mind-body problem, as well as certain debates in the philosophy of physics. It also considers the ways in which Feyerabend's thought can contribute to contemporary debates in science and public policy, including questions about the nature of scientific methodology, the role of science in society, citizen science, (...)
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    Introduction: Systematicity, the Nature of Science?Hasok Chang, Simon Lohse & Karim Bschir - 2019 - Synthese 196 (3):761-773.
    Introduction to Synthese SI: Systematicity: The Nature of Science?
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  4. Feyerabend and Popper on Theory Proliferation and Anomaly Import: On the Compatibility of Theoretical Pluralism and Critical Rationalism.Karim Bschir - 2015 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 5 (1):24-55.
    A fundamental tenet of Paul Feyerabend’s pluralistic view of science has it that theory proliferation, that is, the availability of theoretical alternatives, is of crucial importance for the detection of anomalies in established theories. Paul Hoyningen-Huene calls this the Anomaly Importation Thesis, according to which anomalies are imported, as it were, into well-established theories from competing alternatives. This article pursues two major objectives: (a) to work out the systematic details of Feyerabend’s ideas on theory proliferation and anomaly import as they (...)
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    The Manipulability of What? The History of G-Protein Coupled Receptors.Ann-Sophie Barwich & Karim Bschir - 2017 - Biology and Philosophy 32 (6):1317-1339.
    This paper tells the story of G-protein coupled receptors, one of the most important scientific objects in contemporary biochemistry and molecular biology. By looking at how cell membrane receptors turned from a speculative concept into a central element in modern biochemistry over the past 40 years, we revisit the role of manipulability as a criterion for entity realism in wet-lab research. The central argument is that manipulability as a condition for reality becomes meaningful only once scientists have decided how to (...)
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    Risk, Uncertainty and Precaution in Science: The Threshold of the Toxicological Concern Approach in Food Toxicology.Karim Bschir - 2017 - Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (2):489-508.
    Environmental risk assessment is often affected by severe uncertainty. The frequently invoked precautionary principle helps to guide risk assessment and decision-making in the face of scientific uncertainty. In many contexts, however, uncertainties play a role not only in the application of scientific models but also in their development. Building on recent literature in the philosophy of science, this paper argues that precaution should be exercised at the stage when tools for risk assessment are developed as well as when they are (...)
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    Potentiality in Natural Philosophy.Karim Bschir - 2016 - In David Ray Griffin, Michael Epperson & Timothy E. Eastman (eds.), Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science. De Gruyter. pp. 17--46.
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    Pandemics, policy, and pluralism: A Feyerabend-inspired perspective on COVID-19.Karim Bschir & Simon Lohse - 2022 - Synthese 200 (6):1-26.
    We analyse insufficient epistemic pluralism and associated problems in science-based policy advice during the COVID-19 pandemic drawing on specific arguments in Paul Feyerabend’s philosophy. Our goal is twofold: to deepen our understanding of the epistemic shortcomings in science-based policy during the pandemic, and to assess the merits and problems of Feyerabend’s arguments for epistemic pluralism as well as their relevance for policy-making. We discuss opportunities and challenges of integrating a plurality of viewpoints from within and outside science into policy advice (...)
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    Menachem Fisch, Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency. [REVIEW]Karim Bschir - forthcoming - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science.
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    Menachem Fisch. Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. Pp. 304. $27.92. [REVIEW]Karim Bschir - 2019 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 9 (1):189-192.
  11. Eristik.Karim Bschir - 2013 - In Stefan Schierholz & Herbert Ernst Wiegand (eds.), Wörterbücher Zur Sprach- Und Kommunikationswissenschaft Wsk. De Gruyter.
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  12. Elenktik.Karim Bschir - 2013 - In Stefan Schierholz & Herbert Ernst Wiegand (eds.), Wörterbücher Zur Sprach- Und Kommunikationswissenschaft Wsk. De Gruyter.
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  13. Klassifikation.Karim Bschir - 2013 - In Stefan Schierholz & Herbert Ernst Wiegand (eds.), Wörterbücher Zur Sprach- Und Kommunikationswissenschaft Wsk. De Gruyter.
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  14. Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science.Karim Bschir - 2016 - De Gruyter.
  15. Vorläufig Oder Grundlegend?: Die Code-Metapher in der Molekularbiologie.Karim Bschir - 2010 - In Andrea Gleiniger & Georg Vrachliotis (eds.), Code : Zwischen Operation Und Narration. Birkhäuser. pp. 13--29.
     
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  16. Willensfreiheit in grammatikalischer Hinsicht.Karim Bschir - 2012 - In S. Achermann, S. Sigrist, B. Varnholt, M. Wannaz & G. Folkers (eds.), Was Zählt - 2013. Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Verlag. pp. 194.
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    Wissenschaft und Realität. Versuch eines pragmatischen Empirismus.Karim Bschir - 2012 - Mohr Siebeck.
    Versuch eines pragmatischen Empirismus Karim Bschir. vom Rationalismus abzugrenzen, welcher neben der Erfahrung auch die reine Verstandestätigkeit als Erkenntnisquelle zulässt. Auf der anderen Seite benutzt man „Empirismus“ bzw.
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  18. Different Methylation Characteristics of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1 and 3 Toward the Ewing Sarcoma Protein and a Peptide.Steffen Pahlich, Karim Bschir, Claudio Chiavi, Larisa Belyanskaya & Heinz Gehring - 2005 - Proteins 61 (1):164-175.
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  19. Introduction: Paul Feyerabend's Philosophy in the 21st Century.Jamie Shaw & Karim Bschir - 2021 - In Karim Bschir & Jamie Shaw (eds.), Interpreting Feyerabend: Critical Essays. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    The Scientist's Atom and the Philosopher's Stone: How Science Succeeded and Philosophy Failed to Gain Knowledge of Atoms. [REVIEW]Karim Bschir - 2012 - Annals of Science 69 (4):575-577.
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    Perspectivism in current epigenetics.Karim Bschir - 2020 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 10 (3):1-18.
    Discussions about perspectivism in the current philosophical literature often focus on questions concerning perspectival modeling or the compatibility between perspectivism and realism. In this paper, I propose to extend the debate on perspectivism by taking into account the social dimension of scientific perspectives. Scientific perspectives are always adopted and advocated for by individual scientists and groups of scientists with different epistemic affinities. I describe an example of a current and ongoing controversy in the field of epigenetics in order to illustrate (...)
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    Predicting Under Structural Uncertainty: Why Not All Hawkmoths Are Ugly.Karim Bschir & Lydia Braunack-Mayer - unknown
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    Failure in Science and Why It Is a Good Thing.Karim Bschir - 2018 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 61 (2):301-310.
    For centuries, if not millennia, philosophers have been debating the question of how science works and what it essentially is. Many have claimed that science is fundamentally characterized by the application of a specific method: the scientific method. What constitutes this method precisely, has been the subject of an extensive debate. In the 17th century, scholars like Francis Bacon or Isaac Newton advocated a strongly empiricist and inductivist method for science. According to this method, general empirical statements must be derived (...)
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    Cosmopolitics I. [REVIEW]Karim Bschir - 2014 - Annals of Science 71 (1):129-132.
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    Wrestling with Nature. From Omens to Science. [REVIEW]Karim Bschir - 2014 - Annals of Science 71 (1):144-147.
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