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Omar W. Nasim
University of Regensburg
  1. Bertrand Russell and the Edwardian Philosophers: Constructing the World.Omar W. Nasim - 2009 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Introduction -- Stout's proto-new-realism -- Situating G.F. Stout -- Stout's doctrine of primary and secondary qualities -- Stout and the Brentano School -- Representative function of presentations -- Sensible space and real space -- Cook Wilson's geometrical counter-example -- Stout's central question -- Ideal constructions -- Ideal constructions in psychology and epistemology -- British new realism : the language of madness -- Stout's criticisms of Alexander -- Alexander's response -- The nature of sensations, images, and other presentations -- What is (...)
     
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  2. The Spaces of Knowledge: Bertrand Russell, Logical Construction, and the Classification of the Sciences.Omar W. Nasim - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (6):1163-1182.
    What Russell regarded to be the ?chief outcome? of his 1914 Lowell Lectures at Harvard can only be fully appreciated, I argue, if one embeds the outcome back into the ?classificatory problem? that many at the time were heavily engaged in. The problem focused on the place and relationships between the newly formed or recently professionalized disciplines such as psychology, Erkenntnistheorie, physics, logic and philosophy. The prime metaphor used in discussions about the classificatory problem by British philosophers was a spatial (...)
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    Observation, Working Images and Procedure: The ‘Great Spiral’ in Lord Rosse's Astronomical Record Books and Beyond.Omar W. Nasim - 2010 - British Journal for the History of Science 43 (3):353-389.
    This paper examines the interrelations between astronomical images of nebulae and their observation. In particular, using the case of the ‘Great Spiral’ , we follow this nebula beginning with its discovery and first sketch made by the third Earl of Rosse in 1845, to giving an account, using archival sources, of exactly how other images of the same object were produced over the years and stabilized within the record books of the Rosse project. It will be found that a particular (...)
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    The ‘Landmark’ and ‘Groundwork’ of Stars: John Herschel, Photography and the Drawing of Nebulae.Omar W. Nasim - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (1):67-84.
    This paper argues for continuity in purpose and specific results between some hand drawn nebulae, especially those ‘descriptive maps’ by John F. W. Herschel and E. P. Mason in the late 1830s, and the first photographs made of the nebulae in the 1880s. Using H. H. Turners’ explication in 1904 of the three great advantages of astrophotography, the paper concludes that to some extent Herschel’s and Mason’s hand-drawings of the nebulae were meant to achieve the same kinds of results. This (...)
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    Alan G. Gross and Joseph E. Harmon. Science From Sight to Insight: How Scientists Illustrate Meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. Pp. 332. $90.00 ; $30.00. [REVIEW]Omar W. Nasim - 2016 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 6 (1):168-171.
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    Clifford J. Cunningham. Bode’s Law and the Discovery of Juno: Historical Studies in Asteroid Research. Xiii + 304 Pp., Illus., Apps., Bibl., Index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017. €109.99. [REVIEW]Omar W. Nasim - 2018 - Isis 109 (2):403-404.
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    Discovery in Science: Steven J. Dick: Discovery and Classification in Astronomy: Controversy and Consensus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, 458pp, £30.00, $45.00 HB.Omar W. Nasim - 2014 - Metascience 23 (3):619-623.
  8. Explaining G.F. Stout's Reaction to Russell's on Denoting.Omar W. Nasim - 2009 - In Nicholas Griffin & Dale Jacquette (eds.), Russell Vs. Meinong: The Legacy of "on Denoting". Routledge.
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    Extending the Gaze: The Temporality of Astronomical Paperwork.Omar W. Nasim - 2013 - Science in Context 26 (2):247-277.
    ArgumentKeeping records has always been an essential part of science. Aside from natural history and the laboratory sciences, no other observational science reflects this activity of record-keeping better than astronomy. Central to this activity, historically speaking, are tools so mundane and common that they are easily overlooked; namely, the notebook and the pencil. One obvious function of these tools is clearly a mnemonic one. However, there are other relevant functions of paperwork that often go unnoticed. Among these, I argue, is (...)
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    Klaus Hentschel, Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. X + 496. ISBN 978-0-19-871781-4. £60.00. [REVIEW]Omar W. Nasim - 2016 - British Journal for the History of Science 49 (2):288-289.
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    Mullā Ṣadrā and Metaphysics.Omar W. Nasim - 2010 - Journal of Islamic Philosophy 6:136-140.
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    Mullā Ṣadrā and Metaphysics: Modulation of Being. [REVIEW]Omar W. Nasim - 2010 - Journal of Islamic Philosophy 6:136-140.
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    Maria van der Schaar, G.F. Stout and the Psychological Origins of Analytic Philosophy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 188 Pp., US$ 85 , ISBN 9780230249783. [REVIEW]Omar W. Nasim - 2015 - Dialectica 69 (1):129-134.
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  14. Observing by Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century.Omar W. Nasim - 2013 - University of Chicago Press.
    Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescope’s digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena. Observing by Hand sheds entirely new light on the ways in which the production and reception of handdrawn images of the nebulae in the nineteenth century contributed to astronomical observation. Omar W. Nasim investigates (...)
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    The Emergence of Analytic Philosophy and a Controversy at the Aristotelian Society: 1900-1916.Omar W. Nasim - unknown
    For this year’s Virtual Issue, our guest editor, Omar W. Nasim, has collected together papers from the Aristotelian Society archives that represent a substantial part of a dispute that contributed to the emergence of analytic philosophy in Britain at the turn of the 20th Century. The dispute was primarily concerned with the problem of the external world – the nature of the sensible objects of perception, and how they relate to physical things and the perceiving subject. The participants in this (...)
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