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Peter Machamer
University of Pittsburgh
  1. Thinking About Mechanisms.Peter K. Machamer, Lindley Darden & Carl F. Craver - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (1):1-25.
    The concept of mechanism is analyzed in terms of entities and activities, organized such that they are productive of regular changes. Examples show how mechanisms work in neurobiology and molecular biology. Thinking in terms of mechanisms provides a new framework for addressing many traditional philosophical issues: causality, laws, explanation, reduction, and scientific change.
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    The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science.K. Machamer Peter & Silberstein Michael (eds.) - 2002 - Blackwell.
    This volume presentsa definitive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of science.
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    Science, Values, and Objectivity.Peter K. Machamer & Gereon Wolters (eds.) - 2004 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    Few people, if any, still argue that science in all its aspects is a value-free endeavor. At the very least, values affect decisions about the choice of research problems to investigate and the uses to which the results of research are applied. But what about the actual doing of science? -/- As Science, Values, and Objectivity reveals, the connections and interactions between values and science are quite complex. The essays in this volume identify the crucial values that play a role (...)
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    Descartes's Changing Mind.Peter K. Machamer - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    This is the first book to focus on Descartes's changing views, and it is welcome."--Roger Ariew, University of South Florida.
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    The Challenge of Psychiatric Nosology and Diagnosis.Drozdstoj Stoyanov, Peter K. Machamer, Kenneth F. Schaffner & Rayito Rivera‐Hernández - 2012 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (3):704-709.
  6. Neuroscience, Learning and the Return to Behaviorism.Peter K. Machamer - 2009 - In John Bickle (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience. Oxford University Press. pp. 166--178.
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    Theory and Method in the Neurosciences.Peter K. Machamer, Rick Grush & Peter Mclaughlin - 2001 - Philosophy of Science 68 (4):584-588.
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  8. Motion and Time, Space and Matter.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull (eds.) - 1976 - Ohio State University Press.
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    Aristotle on Natural Place and Natural Motion.Peter K. Machamer - 1978 - Isis 69 (3):377-387.
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    Rendering Clinical Psychology an Evidence‐Based Scientific Discipline: A Case Study.Drozdstoj St Stoyanov, Peter K. Machamer & Kenneth F. Schaffner - 2012 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (1):149-154.
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    Knowing Causes: Descartes on the World of Matter.Peter K. Machamer, James E. McGuire & Justin Sytsma - 2005 - Philosophica 76.
    In this essay, we discuss how Descartes arrives at his mature view of material causation. Descartes’ position changes over time in some very radical ways. The last section spells out his final position as to how causation works in the world of material objects. When considering Descartes’ causal theories, it is useful to distinguish between ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ causation. The vertical perspective addresses God’s relation to creation. God is essential being, and every being other than God depends upon God in (...)
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    Art and Morality.Peter K. Machamer & George W. Roberts - 1968 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 26 (4):515-519.
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    Recent Work on Perception.Peter K. Machamer - 1970 - American Philosophical Quarterly 7 (January):1-22.
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    The Emergence of Science in Western Europe.Peter K. Machamer - 1979 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 17 (3):341-342.
  15. Studies in Perception.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (4):657-659.
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    Motion and Time, Space and Matter: Interrelations in the History of Philosophy and Science.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull - 1979 - Philosophical Review 88 (1):122-124.
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    Athens-Pittsburgh Symposium in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.Aristeides Baltas & Peter K. Machamer - 2004 - Perspectives on Science 12 (3):243-243.
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    Understanding Scientific Change.Peter K. Machamer - 1975 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 5 (4):373-381.
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    The Meta‐Language of Psychiatry as Cross‐Disciplinary Effort: In Response to Zachar (2012).Drozdstoj Stoyanov, Peter K. Machamer, Kenneth F. Schaffner & Rayito Rivera‐Hernández - 2012 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (3):710-720.
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    Personal Decisions and Universalizability.Ronald E. Laymon & Peter K. Machamer - 1970 - Mind 79 (315):425-426.
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    A Recent Drawing of the Theory/Observation Distinction.Peter K. Machamer - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (3):413-414.
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    Observation.Peter K. Machamer - 1970 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1970:187 - 201.
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  23. Book Reviews-Theory and Method in the Neurosciences.Peter K. Machamer, Rick Grush, Peter McLaughlin & Gualtiero Piccinini - 2001 - Philosophy of Science 68 (4):584-588.
     
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  24. Epistemology and Psychology. [REVIEW]Peter K. Machamer - 1975 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 5 (4):373.
     
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  25. Guide to the Philosophy of Science.Peter K. Machamer & Michael Silberstein (eds.) - 2002 - Blackwell.
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    Interpretation: Ways of Thinking About the Sciences and the Arts.Peter K. Machamer & Gereon Wolters (eds.) - 2010 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    The act of interpretation occurs in nearly every area of the arts and sciences. That ubiquity serves as the inspiration for the fourteen essays of this volume, covering many of the domains in which interpretive practices are found. Individual topics include: the general nature of interpretation and its forms; comparing and contrasting interpretation and hermeneutics; culture as interpretation seen through Hegel’s aesthetics; interpreting philosophical texts; methodologies for interpreting human action; interpretation in medical practice focusing on manifestations as indicators of disease; (...)
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  27. Philosophy and the Sciences of Mind.Peter K. Machamer & Martin Carrier (eds.) - forthcoming
  28. Studies in Perception Interrelations in the History of Philosophy and Science.Peter K. Machamer & Robert G. Turnbull - 1978
     
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  29. Studies in Causality: Historical and Contemporary.G. Wolters & Peter K. Machamer (eds.) - forthcoming - University of Pittsburgh Press.
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