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    How We Divide the World.Michael Root - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):639.
    Real kinds or categories, according to conventional wisdom, enter into lawlike generalizations, while nominal kinds do not. Thus, gold but not jewelry is a real kind. However, by such a criterion, few if any kinds or systems of classification employed in the social science are real, for the social sciences offer, at best, only restricted generalizations. Thus, according to conventional wisdom, race and class are on a par with telephone area codes and postal zones; all are nominal rather than real. (...)
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    The Use of Race in Medicine as a Proxy for Genetic Differences.Michael Root - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1173-1183.
    Race is a prominent category in medicine. Epidemiologists describe how rates of morbidity and mortality vary with race, and doctors consider the race of their patients when deciding whether to test them for sickle‐cell anemia or what drug to use to treat their hypertension. At the same time, critics of racial classification say that race is not real but only an illusion or that race is scientifically meaningless. In this paper, I explain how race is used in medicine as a (...)
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    On Social Facts.Michael Root & Margaret Gilbert - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (3):675.
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  4. Philosophy of Social Science: The Methods, Ideals, and Politics of Social Inquiry.Michael Root - 1993 - Blackwell.
    This book is a critical introduction to the philosophy of social science. While most social scientists maintain that the social sciences should stand free of politics, this book argues that they should be politically partisan. Root offers a clear description and provocative criticism of many of the methods and ideals that guide research and teaching in the social sciences.
     
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    Hume on the Virtues of Testimony.Michael Root - 2001 - American Philosophical Quarterly 38 (1):19 - 35.
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    The Problem of Race in Medicine.Michael Root - 2001 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (1):20-39.
    The biomedical sciences employ race as a descriptive and analytic category. They use race to describe differences in rates of morbidity and mortality and to explain variations in drug sensitivity and metabolism. But there are problems with the use of race in medicine. This article identifies a number of the problems and assesses some solutions. The first three sections consider how race is defined and whether the racial data used in biomedical research are reliable and valid. The next three sections (...)
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    Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique.Michael Root - 2013 - Analysis 73 (3):563-568.
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    Stratifying a Population by Race.Michael Root - 2010 - Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (3):260-271.
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    The Ethics of Culture.Michael Root - 1999 - International Studies in Philosophy 31 (2):133-134.
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    Miracles and the Uniformity of Nature.Michael Root - 1989 - American Philosophical Quarterly 26 (4):333 - 342.
    IN SECTION X OF "AN INQUIRY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING", DAVID HUME RAISES TWO QUESTIONS ABOUT MIRACLES AND THEIR RELATION TO TESTIMONY. FIRST, HE ASKS WHETHER IT COULD EVER BE REASONABLE TO BELIEVE ON THE BASIS OF TESTIMONY THAT NATURE DOES NOT FIT THE IMAGE OF OUR SCIENCE, AND, SECOND, HE ASKS WHETHER IT COULD EVER BE REASONABLE TO BELIEVE ON THE BASIS OF TESTIMONY THAT NATURE IS NOT UNIFORM. HUME’S ANSWER TO THE FIRST QUESTION IS ’YES’ AND HIS ANSWER TO (...)
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    The Number of Black Widows in the National Academy of Sciences.Michael Root - 2005 - Philosophy of Science 72 (5):1197-1207.
    Studies in the social and biomedical sciences of racial differences in socioeconomic status or health within a population view the race of members as fixed and look for a difference in the frequency of a trait like average income or disease risk between racial subgroups. But, as I explain in this paper, there are good reasons to allow the race of members to vary with the trait whose variation within the population is to be described or explained. According to such (...)
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  12. Davidson and Social Science.Michael Root - 1986 - In Ernest LePore (ed.), Truth and Interpretation: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson. Cambridge: Blackwell. pp. 272--304.
     
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    Speaker Intuitions.Michael D. Root - 1976 - Philosophical Studies 29 (4):221 - 234.
    I compare the tasks that Noam Chomsky and W. V. Quine assign the grammarian and point out that in many cases where Chomsky sees a question of fact Quine sees only a question of convenience. I argue that these differences are attributable, at least in part, to a difference in view concerning the data. Chomsky relies mostly on a speaker's reports of his linguistic intuitions. Quine finds this source methodologically moot. I develop a series of arguments that draw on Quine's (...)
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    Book Review:The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction. Martin Hollis. [REVIEW]Michael D. Root - 1996 - Ethics 107 (1):157-.
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    With Commentary.Michael Root - 1989 - Biology and Philosophy 4 (2):185.
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    Nelson Goodman and the Logical Articulation of Nominal Compounds.Michael D. Root - 1977 - Linguistics and Philosophy 1 (2):259-271.
    Nelson Goodman claims to have given us a criterion for likeness of meaning that is more stringent than simple coextensiveness and yet that avoids the familiar extentionalist objections. The notion of a nominal compound plays a key role in his account. I show that Goodman's comments concerning this notion are inadequate, that his comments concerning expressions like unicorn-picture are subject to two serious objections: they don't support his claims about likeness of meaning and they make English an unlearnable language.
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    Measurement Error in Racial and Ethnic Statistics.Michael Root - 2009 - Biology and Philosophy 24 (3):375-385.
    In the United States, the racial and ethnic statistics published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) assume that each member of the U.S. population has a race and ethnicity and that if a member is black or white with respect to his risk of one disease, he is the same race with respect to his risk of another. Such an assumption is mistaken. Race and ethnicity are taken by the NCHS to be an intrinsic property of members of (...)
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    All in the Name of Science.Michael Root - forthcoming - Metascience:1-3.
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    Meaning and Interpretation.Michael Root & John Wallace - 1982 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23 (2):157-173.
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    Aquinas, Merit, and Reformation Theology After the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.Michael Root - 2004 - Modern Theology 20 (1):5-22.
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    Quine's Thought Experiment.Michael Root - 1977 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 2 (1):225-239.
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    The Narrative Structure of Soteriology.Michael Root - 1986 - Modern Theology 2 (2):145-158.
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    Ecumenism and Philosophy: Philosophical Questions for a Renewal of Dialogue – By Charles Morerod.Michael Root - 2008 - Modern Theology 24 (3):505-508.
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    Quine's Methodological Reflections.Michael D. Root - 1974 - Metaphilosophy 5 (1):36–50.
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    The Use of Race as Proxy in Medicine for Genetic Differences.Michael Root - unknown
    Race is a prominent category in medicine. Epidemiologists describe how rates of morbidity and mortality vary with race, and doctors consider the race of their patients when deciding whether to test them for sickle cell anemia or what drug to use to treat their hypertension. At the same time, critics of racial classification say that race is not real but only an illusion or that race is scientifically meaningless. In this paper, I explain how race is used in medicine as (...)
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    Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation – By Oswald Bayer.Michael J. Root - 2011 - Modern Theology 27 (1):200-202.
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    How to Teach a Wise Man.Michael Root - 1998 - In Kenneth R. Westphal (ed.), Pragmatism, Reason & Norms: A Realistic Assessment. Fordham University Press. pp. 10--89.
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  28. Alister McGrath on Cross and Justification.Michael Root - 1990 - The Thomist 54 (4):705-725.
     
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  29. Carl Braaten, Ed.: "Christian Dogmatics". [REVIEW]Michael Root - 1988 - The Thomist 52 (1):152.
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  30. Ecumenism and Philosophy: Philosophical Questions for a Renewal of Dialogue – By Charles Morerod: REVIEWS.Michael Root - 2008 - Modern Theology 24 (3):505-508.
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  31. How to Simulate an Innate Idea.Michael D. Root - 1971 - Philosophical Forum 3 (1):12.
     
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  32. Images of Liberation: Justin, Jesus and the Jews.Michael Root - 1984 - The Thomist 48 (4):512.
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  33. Philosophy of the Social Sciences-Realism and Classification in the Social Sciences-Global Arguments and Local Realism About the Social Sciences.Michael Root & Harold Kincaid - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3).
  34. Philosophy of the Social Sciences-Realism and Classification in the Social Sciences-Index of Authors.Michael Root - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3).
     
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  35. Stephen Sykes & Derek Holmes, Eds.: "New Studies in Theology, Vol. I". [REVIEW]Michael Root - 1984 - The Thomist 48 (1):137.
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  36. The Implications of Recent Developments in Linguistics for the Doctrine of Innate Ideas.Michael D. Root - 1970 - Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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  37. Thomas J. J. Altizer: "Total Presence: The Language of Jesus and the Language of Today". [REVIEW]Michael Root - 1982 - The Thomist 46 (3):492.
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