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    The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change.Randall Collins - 1998 - Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
    Through network diagrams and sustained narrative, sociologist Randall Collins traces the development of philosophical thought from ancient Greece to modern ...
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  2. Against the Epistemic Value of Prediction Over Accommodation.Robin Collins - 1994 - Noûs 28 (2):210-224.
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  3. Dystopian Literature: A Theory and Research Guide.M. Keith Booker, Robert A. Collins, Robert Latham, Hal W. Hall, Paul G. Haschak & George Locke - 1995 - Utopian Studies 6 (2):134-139.
     
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  4. Situational Stratification: A Micro-Macro Theory of Inequality.Randall Collins - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18 (1):17-43.
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  5. A Network-Location Theory of Culture.Randall Collins - 2003 - Sociological Theory 21 (1):69-73.
  6. The Teleological Argument: An Exploration of the Fine-Tuning of the Universe.Robin Collins - 2009 - In William Lane Craig & J. P. Moreland (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology. Blackwell. pp. 202--281.
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    Rituals of Solidarity and Security in the Wake of Terrorist Attack.Randall Collins - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (1):53-87.
    Conflict produces group solidarity in four phases: (1) an initial few days of shock and idiosyncratic individual reactions to attack; (2) one to two weeks of establishing standardized displays of solidarity symbols; (3) two to three months of high solidarity plateau; and (4) gradual decline toward normalcy in six to nine months. Solidarity is not uniform but is clustered in local groups supporting each other's symbolic behavior. Actual solidarity behaviors are performed by minorities of the population, while vague verbal claims (...)
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  8. Upheavals in Biological Theory Undermine Sociobiology.Randall Collins - 1983 - Sociological Theory 1:306-318.
  9. Evidence for Fine-Tuning.Robin Collins - 2003 - In Neil A. Manson (ed.), God and Design: The Teleological Argument and Modern Science. Routledge. pp. 80--178.
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    The High of Cultural Experience.Claudio Benzecry & Randall Collins - 2014 - Sociological Theory 32 (4):307-326.
    Does the experience of cultural consumption have its own sui generis attraction and value in itself, or is it an index of external social ranking? Four criteria are proposed that are observable in microsociological detail: (1) bodily self-absorption in the cultural experience, creating an intense internal interaction ritual; (2) collective effervescence among the audience; (3) Goffmanian front-stage self-presentation in settings of cultural consumption; and (4) verbal discourse during and around the cultural experience. Data from highly committed opera fanatics in Buenos (...)
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  11. The Many-Worlds Hypothesis as an Explanation of Cosmic Fine-Tuning.Robin Collins - 2005 - Faith and Philosophy 22 (5):654-666.
    The most common objection to fine tuning arguments for theism is that there are, or might be, multiple universes among which the fundamental physicalconstants and parameters vary. This essays describes the two main variants of this objection and argues that they both fail.
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  12. The Passing of Intellectual Generations: Reflections on the Death of Erving Goffman.Randall Collins - 1986 - Sociological Theory 4 (1):106-113.
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    Posthumous Reproduction and the Presumption Against Consent in Cases of Death Caused by Sudden Trauma.Rebecca Collins - 2005 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 (4):431 – 442.
    The deceased's prior consent to posthumous reproduction is a common requirement in many common law jurisdictions. This paper critically evaluates four arguments advanced to justify the presumption against consent. It is argued that, in situations where death is caused by sudden trauma, not only is there inadequate justification for the presumption against consent, but there are good reasons to reverse the presumption. The article concludes that the precondition of prior consent may be inappropriate in these situations.
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    On the Acrimoniousness of Intellectual Disputes.Randall Collins - 2002 - Common Knowledge 8 (1):47-70.
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  15. A Micro-Macro Theory of Intellectual Creativity: The Case of German Idealist Philosophy.Randall Collins - 1987 - Sociological Theory 5 (1):47-69.
  16. Book Review: Paul, the Pastoral Epistles, and the Early Church. [REVIEW]Raymond F. Collins - 2009 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 63 (1):100-101.
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  17. God and the Laws of Nature.Robin Collins - 2009 - Philo 12 (2):142-171.
    This paper argues that theism and related axiarchic hypotheses provide the only promising solution to the problems of cosmic coincidence and induction raised by necessitarians against the regularity view of the laws of nature. Hence, it is argued, the fundamental order of the world provides significant support for theism and these related hypotheses.
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  18. Objections to Smith's Cosmological Argument (2008).Robin Collins - unknown
    In his opening case , Quentin Smith has presented an ingenious argument for the claim that the universe is self caused, and hence its existence is self explanatory. He then goes on to claim that the fact that the universe is self caused, and hence self explanatory, is inconsistent with theism. His main argument is based on the assumption that each temporal part of the universe has an explanation in terms of the temporal parts existing prior to it. The fundamental (...)
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  19. The Micro Contribution to Macro Sociology.Randall Collins - 1988 - Sociological Theory 6 (2):242-253.
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    Mutual Halo Effects in Cultural Production: The Case of Modernist Architecture.Randall Collins & Mauro F. Guillén - 2012 - Theory and Society 41 (6):527-556.
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    The Sociology of Philosophies: A Précis.Randall Collins - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (2):157-201.
    cis is presented of Randall Collins's book, The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change. It presents a sociological theory of intellectual networks that connect thinkers in chains of masters and pupils, colleagues and rivals, and of the internalized conversations that constitute the social processes of thinking. The theory is used to analyze long-term developments of the intellectual communities of philosophers in ancient Greece, ancient and medieval China and India, medieval and modern Japan, medieval Islam and Judaism, medieval (...)
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    The Mathematical Basis for Physical Laws.R. Eugene Collins - 2005 - Foundations of Physics 35 (5):743-785.
    Laws of mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, gravitation and relativity are derived as “related mathematical identities” based solely on the existence of a joint probability distribution for the position and velocity of a particle moving on a Riemannian manifold. This probability formalism is necessary because continuous variables are not precisely observable. These demonstrations explain why these laws must have the forms previously discovered through experiment and empirical deduction. Indeed, the very existence of electric, magnetic and gravitational fields is predicted by these (...)
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  23. Statistics Versus Words.Randall Collins - 1984 - Sociological Theory 2:329-362.
    Sociology is split into two antagonistic or mutually oblivious wings: quantitative and nonquantitative. Statistics does not occupy a privileged methodological position vis-a-vis qualitative, verbal sociology. Probability is a theory like any other, and each statistical method contains its particular theoretical bias. Such biases should be brought into the open and tested. Statistics may continue to be useful, though, as a substantive theory of change processes in the social world. A reorientation in our views of statistics may bring mathematical and antimathematical (...)
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    Contributions From the Philosophy of Science.Robin Collins - 2006 - In Philip Clayton (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science. Oxford University Press. pp. 328-344.
    Accession Number: ATLA0001712204; Hosting Book Page Citation: p 328-344.; Language(s): English; General Note: Bibliography: p 343-344.; Issued by ATLA: 20130825; Publication Type: Essay.
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    Quantum Theory: A Hilbert Space Formalism for Probability Theory. [REVIEW]R. Eugene Collins - 1977 - Foundations of Physics 7 (7-8):475-494.
    It is shown that the Hilbert space formalism of quantum mechanics can be derived as a corrected form of probability theory. These constructions yield the Schrödinger equation for a particle in an electromagnetic field and exhibit a relationship of this equation to Markov processes. The operator formalism for expectation values is shown to be related to anL 2 representation of marginal distributions and a relationship of the commutation rules for canonically conjugate observables to a topological relationship of two manifolds is (...)
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    Market Dynamics as the Engine of Historical Change.Randall Collins - 1990 - Sociological Theory 8 (2):111-135.
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    Three Faces of Cruelty: Towards a Comparative Sociology of Violence. [REVIEW]Randall Collins - 1974 - Theory and Society 1 (4):415-440.
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    Differentiable Probabilities: A New Viewpoint on Spin, Gauge Invariance, Gauge Fields, and Relativistic Quantum Mechanics. [REVIEW]R. Eugene Collins - 1996 - Foundations of Physics 26 (11):1469-1527.
    A new approach to developing formulisms of physics based solely on laws of mathematics is presented. From simple, classical statistical definitions for the observed space-time position and proper velocity of a particle having a discrete spectrum of internal states we derive u generalized Schrödinger equation on the space-time manifold. This governs the evolution of an N component wave function with each component square integrable over this manifold and is structured like that for a charged particle in an electromagnetic field but (...)
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    Comparison in the Work of Reinhard Bendix.John Bendix & Randall Collins - 1998 - Sociological Theory 16 (3):298-312.
    Discussions of modes of analysis, as well as the received wisdom about which categories to place scholars in, often obscure the breadth and nature of inquiry a particular figure engaged in. This examination of Reinhard Bendix's various uses of comparison suggests that, beyond the sociohistorical comparison he was known for, one should also consider his reflexive works, his work on the role of social science and claims for knowledge, and his reflections on the history of ideas, the need for conceptual (...)
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    How to Rigorously Define Fine-Tuning.Robin Collins - 2005 - Philosophia Christi 7:382-407.
  31. The Case for Cosmic Design.Robin Collins - 2008 - In God or Blind Nature?: Philosopher’s Debate the Evidence (2007-2008). Internet Infidels (Online Publisher).
    This is a contribution to the first online book debating theism and naturalism. In this contribution, I present the case for theism from the fine-tuning of the universe, and the elegance and intelligibility/discoverability of the law of nature. Also included is Paul Draper’s response to my arguments, along with my replies. (The online book can be found at http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/debates/great-debate.html).
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    Lenski's Power Theory of Economic Inequality: A Central Neglected Question in Stratification Research.Randall Collins - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (2):219-228.
  33. Fine-Tuning Arguments and the Problem of the Comparison Range.Robin Collins - 2005 - Philosophia Christi 7 (2):385 - 404.
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    Modern Physics and the Energy-Conservation Objection to Mind-Body Dualism.Robin Collins - 2008 - American Philosophical Quarterly 45 (1):31 - 42.
  35. The Teleological Argument.Robin Collins - 2008 - In Paul Copan & Chad V. Meister (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues. Blackwell.
    This is a condensed version of an in-process book on the fine-tuning argument for God’s existence. In this 48,000 word essay, I first develop a probabilistic framework for articulating the argument, and then use this framework to answer in detail many of the objections commonly raised against it. Along the way, I present some of the fine-tuning evidence itself and consider major objections against the evidence; further, there are two major sections dealing with the multiverse objection, particularly that based on (...)
     
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  36. Comedy and Liberty: The Life and Legacy of Lenny Bruce.Ronald Kl Collins - 2012 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 79 (1):61-86.
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  37. God Matters: Readings in the Philosophy of Religion.Robin Collins - 2003 - Longman Publications.
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    Heroizing and Deheroizing Weber.Randall Collins - 1993 - Theory and Society 22 (6):861-870.
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    Jeffrey Alexander and the Search for Multi-Dimensional Theory.Randall Collins - 1985 - Theory and Society 14 (6):877-892.
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    The Slipperiness of ‘Global Law’†.Richard Collins - 2017 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 37 (3):714-739.
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    Reassessments of Sociological History: The Empirical Validity of the Conflict Tradition. [REVIEW]Randall Collins - 1974 - Theory and Society 1 (2):147-178.
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    Quantum Mechanics of Relativistic Spinless Particles.John R. Fanchi & R. Eugene Collins - 1978 - Foundations of Physics 8 (11-12):851-877.
    A relativistic one-particle, quantum theory for spin-zero particles is constructed uponL 2(x, ct), resulting in a positive definite spacetime probability density. A generalized Schrödinger equation having a Hermitian HamiltonianH onL 2(x, ct) for an arbitrary four-vector potential is derived. In this formalism the rest mass is an observable and a scalar particle is described by a wave packet that is a superposition of mass states. The requirements of macroscopic causality are shown to be satisfied by the most probable trajectory of (...)
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    Design and the Many-Worlds Hypothesis.Robin Collins - 2002 - In William Lane Craig (ed.), Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide. Rutgers University Press. pp. 130--148.
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    For a Sociological Philosophy.Randall Collins - 1988 - Theory and Society 17 (5):669-702.
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    Maturation of the State-Centered Theory of Revolution and Ideology.Randall Collins - 1993 - Sociological Theory 11 (1):117-128.
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    Philosophies Men Live By.Russell Collins - 1954 - New Scholasticism 28 (1):120-121.
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    Acknowledgment of External Reviewers for 2000.Fred Block, Davis James Bohman, Yang Cao, Randall Collins, Diane Davis, Jay Demerath, Brian Donovan, Steven Epstein, Adrian Favell & David Gartman - 2001 - Theory and Society 30 (1):155-156.
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    An Assessment of a Formal Ethics Committee Consultation Process.Janet R. Day, Martin L. Smith, Gerald Erenberg & Robert L. Collins - 1994 - HEC Forum 6 (1):18-30.
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    The Dialectic of Ideology and Technology.Randall Collins - 1978 - Theory and Society 5 (1):135-138.
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    Responses to 'Pathologies of Science'.Sven Andersson, Elazar Barkan, Kenneth Caneva, Randall Collins, Stephen Downes, Henry Etzkowitz, Steve Fuller, David Gorman, Frederick Grinnell, David Hollinger, Anne Holmquest & Charles Willard - 1987 - Social Epistemology 1 (3):249-281.
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