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    On the Structuralist Constraints in Social Scientific Theorizing.Martti Kuokkanen - 1993 - Theory and Decision 35 (1):19-54.
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    On Conceptual Correlation. [REVIEW]Martti Kuokkanen - 1986 - Erkenntnis 25 (3):371 - 401.
    In the present paper Cohen's and Lee's theory of social conformity and Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance are first reconstructed according to a revised form of the so-called “structuralist theory-conception” developed by Sneed and Stegmüller with their collaborators. Then the two theories are conceptually correlated in the sense of a technical notion of conceptual correlation which can be shown to be an essential generalization of the theory-relations handled by the structuralists.It will turn out that there is no unique way to (...)
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    The Hierarchical Structure of Testing Theories.Martti Kuokkanen - 1990 - Erkenntnis 32 (2):235 - 267.
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    The Threshold Model of Scientific Change and the Continuity of Scientific Knowledge.Martti Kuokkanen & Timo Tuomivaara - 1994 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 25 (2):327 - 335.
    The continuity thesis of the Poznań school threshold model of the growth of scientific knowledge is considered in the light of the example of Van der Waals' and Boyle-Mariotte's laws. It is argued - using both traditional logical means and the structuralist reconstruction of the example - that the continuity thesis does not hold. A distinction between 'a historical and a systematic point of view' is introduced and it is argued that the continuity thesis of the threshold model presupposes the (...)
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    Conceptual Correlation: An Example of Two Social Psychological Theories.Martti Kuokkanen - 1986 - Theory and Decision 20 (1):1-32.
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  6. Critical Studies in the Structuralist Theory of Science.Martti Kuokkanen - 1989 - Dept. Of Philosophy, University of Helsinki.
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    Idealization Vii: Structuralism, Idealization and Approximation.Martti Kuokkanen - 1995 - Rodopi.
    Contents: IDEALIZATION, APPROXIMATION AND COUNTERFACTUALS IN THE STRUCTURALIST FRAMEWORK. Theo A.F. KUIPERS: The Refined Structure of Theories. C. ULISES and Reinhold STRAUB: Approximation and Idealization from the Structuralist Point of View. Ilkka A. KIESEPPÄ: A Note on the Structuralist Account of Approximation. C. ULISES MOULINES and Reinhold STRAUB: A Reply to Kieseppä. Wolfgang BALZER and Gerhard ZOUBEK: Structuralist Aspects of Idealization. Andoni IBARRA and Thomas MORMANN: Counterfactual Deformation and Idealization in a Structuralist Framework. Ilkka A. KIESEPPÄ: Assessing the Structuralist Theory (...)
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    The Poznań School Methodology of Idealization and Concretization From the Point of View of a Revised Structuralist Theory Conception.Martti Kuokkanen - 1988 - Erkenntnis 28 (1):97 - 115.
    My thesis is that some methodological ideas of the Pozna school, i.e., the principles of idealization and concretization (factualization), and the correspondence principle can be represented rather successfully using the relations of theoretization and specialization of revised structuralism.Let n(i), t(j)> (i=1,...m, j=1,...k) denote the conceptual apparatus of a theory T, and a class M={} (i=1,...m, j=1,...k) the models of T. The n-components refer to the values of dependent variables and t-components to the values of independent variables of the theory. The (...)
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    Structuralist Constraints and Mathematical Social Theorizing.Martti Kuokkanen - 1993 - Erkenntnis 38 (3):351 - 370.
    Several case studies and theoretical reports indicate that the structuralist concept of a constraint has a central role in the reconstruction of physical theories. It is surprising that there is, in the literature, only little theoretical discussion on the relevance of constraints for the reconstruction of social scientific theories. Almost all structuralist reconstructions of social theorizing are vacuously constrained. Consequently, constraints are methodologically irrelevant.In this paper I try to show that there really exist constraint-type assumptions in mathematical modelling in the (...)
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    Idealization in Ethics Outlining a Formal Moral Metatheory.Martti Kuokkanen & Matti Häyry - 2000 - Axiomathes 11 (1-3):21-35.
    In this paper we shall show that structuralist constraints applied to moral idealizations, have applications in critical ethical argumentation. Moreover, we developed some systematic concepts which may be used to evaluate the relevance and adequacy of descriptions of moral problems relative to given idealizing moral perspectives. Finally, it is shown that any two moral perspectives are comparable via the Kemeny-Snell measure of distance of rankings.
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    Universal Altruism and the Sacrifice of the Innocent.Matti Häyry & Martti Kuokkanen - 1995 - Social Philosophy Today 11:161-171.
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    A Critical Comment on Nowak's Recent View on Idealization and Concretization of Scientific Laws — a Discussion Note.Martti Kuokkanen - 1992 - Erkenntnis 36 (1):113 - 116.
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    Universal Altruism and the Sacrifice of the Innocent.Matti Häyry & Martti Kuokkanen - 1995 - Social Philosophy Today 11:161-171.
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    On Social Rights.Gabriel Sandu & Martti Kuokkanen - 1990 - Ratio Juris 3 (1):89-94.
  15. Filosofisia Iskuja Kirjoituksia Martti Kuokkasen 50-Vuotispèaivèan Kunniaksi.Martti Kuokkanen & Pekka Mèakelèa - 1998
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