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    Realism and Truth.Philip Gasper & Michael Devitt - 1986 - Philosophical Review 95 (3):446.
  2. The Philosophy of Science.Richard Boyd, Philip Gasper & J. D. Trout (eds.) - 1991 - MIT Press.
    The more than 40 readings in this anthology cover the most important developments of the past six decades, charting the rise and decline of logical positivism ...
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    Reduction and Instrumentalism in Genetics.Philip Gasper - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (4):655-670.
    In his important paper "1953 and All That: A Tale of Two Sciences" (1984), Philip Kitcher defends biological antireductionism, arguing that the division of biology into subfields such as classical and molecular genetics is "not simply... a temporary feature of our science stemming from our cognitive imperfections but [is] the reflection of levels of organization in nature" (p. 371). In a recent discussion of Kitcher's views, Alexander Rosenberg has argued, first, that Kitcher has shown that the reduction of classical to (...)
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    Explanation and Scientific Realism.Philip Gasper - 1990 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 27:285-295.
    A few years ago, Bas van Fraassen reminded philosophers of science that there are two central questions that a theory of explanation ought to answer. First, what is a explanation—when has something been explained satisfactorily? Second, why do we value explanations? . For a long time, discussions of explanation concentrated on technical problems connected with the first of these questions, and the second was by and large ignored. But, in fact, I think it is the second question which raises the (...)
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    On the Morality of Not Crossing Picket Lines.Philip Gasper - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (4):231-237.
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  6. Causation and Explanation.Philip Gasper - 1991 - In Richard Boyd, Philip Gasper & J. D. Trout (eds.), The Philosophy of Science. MIT Press. pp. 289--297.
  7. On the Morality of Not Crossing Picket Lines.Philip Gasper - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (4):231-233.