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  1. Relativity and geometry.Roberto Torretti - 1983 - New York: Dover Publications.
    This high-level study discusses Newtonian principles and 19th-century views on electrodynamics and the aether. Additional topics include Einstein's electrodynamics of moving bodies, Minkowski spacetime, gravitational geometry, time and causality, and other subjects. Highlights include a rich exposition of the elements of the special and general theories of relativity.
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  2. Relativity and Geometry.R. Torretti - 1985 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 36 (1):100-104.
     
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  3. Philosophy of Geometry from Riemann to Poincaré.Roberto Torretti - 1978 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 88 (4):565-571.
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  4. The Philosophy of Physics.Roberto Torretti - 1999 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    A magisterial study of the philosophy of physics that both introduces the subject to the non-specialist and contains many original and important contributions for professionals in the area. Modern physics was born as a part of philosophy and has retained to this day a properly philosophical concern for the clarity and coherence of ideas. Any introduction to the philosophy of physics must therefore focus on the conceptual development of physics itself. This book pursues that development from Galileo and Newton through (...)
     
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  5. Philosophy of Geometry from Riemann to Poincaré.Roberto Torretti - 1978 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 172 (3):565-572.
     
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  6. Time in the special theory of relativity.Steven Savitt & Roberto Torretti - 2011 - In Craig Callender (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time. Oxford University Press. pp. 546--570.
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    Foundations of Space-time Theories: Relativistic Physics and Philosophy of Science.Roberto Torretti - 1983
    This book, explores the conceptual foundations of Einstein's theory of relativity: the fascinating, yet tangled, web of philosophical, mathematical, and physical ideas that is the source of the theory's enduring philosophical interest. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of (...)
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    Creative understanding: philosophical reflections on physics.Roberto Torretti - 1990 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    "A pleasure to read. Gracefully written by a scholar well grounded in the relevant philosophical, historical, and technical background. . . . a helpfully clarifying review and analysis of some issues of importance to recent philosophy of science and a source of some illuminating insights."--Burke Townsend, Philosophy of Science.
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    Creative Understanding.Roberto Torretti - 1990 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    "A pleasure to read. Gracefully written by a scholar well grounded in the relevant philosophical, historical, and technical background.... a helpfully clarifying review and analysis of some issues of importance to recent philosophy of science and a source of some illuminating insights."—Burke Townsend, Philosophy of Science.
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    The Problem of Time’s Arrow Historico-critically Reexamined.Roberto Torretti - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (4):732-756.
    Responding to Hasok Chang’s vision of the history and philosophy of science as the continuation of science by other means, I illustrate the methods of HPS and their utility through a historico-critical examination of the problem of “time’s arrow‘, that is to say, the problem posed by the claim by Boltzmann and others that the temporal asymmetry of many physical processes and indeed the very possibility of identifying each of the two directions we distinguish in time must have a ground (...)
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  11. Escritos Filosóficos. Leibniz, Ezequiel de Olaso, Roberto Torretti & Tomás Zwanck - 1985 - Studia Leibnitiana 17 (2):225-227.
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    The problem of time's arrow historico-critically reexamined.Roberto Torretti - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38 (4):732-756.
  13. Scientific Realism 'and Scientific Practice'.R. Torretti - 2000 - Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 215:113-122.
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    Philosophy and Spacetime Physics.Roberto Torretti - 1991 - Noûs 25 (4):574-578.
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    Nineteenth century geometry.Roberto Torretti - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Spacetime Models for the World.Roberto Torretti - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 31 (2):171-186.
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    Spacetime models for the world.Roberto Torretti - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 31 (2):171-186.
    In this paper I take a sceptical view of the standard cosmological model and its variants, mainly on the following grounds: (i) The method of mathematical modelling that characterises modern natural philosophy-as opposed to Aristotle's-goes well with the analytic, piecemeal approach to physical phenomena adopted by Galileo, Newton and their followers, but it is hardly suited for application to the whole world. (ii) Einstein's first cosmological model (1917) was not prompted by the intimations of experience but by a desire to (...)
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    La geometría en el pensamiento de Kant.Roberto Torretti - 1974 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 9:9.
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    Objectivity: A Kantian Perspective: Roberto Torretti.Roberto Torretti - 2008 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 63:81-94.
    The subject of this paper is objectivity from Kant's point of view: or better, my own perspective on Kant's perspective on objectivity. More precisely, I want to draw attention to some aspects of the latter, which I believe are too narrow and must be widened before we can benefit from a Kantian approach today.
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    Philosophy of Physics.Roberto Torretti - 2001 - Erkenntnis 55 (1):127-132.
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    Observation.Roberto Torretti - 1986 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (1):1-23.
  22. Fernomenotecnia y conceptualización en la epistemología de Gaston Bachelard.Roberto Torretti - 2012 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 27 (1):97-114.
    Se explican dos ideas capitales de la epistemología de Bachelard y su relación mutua: la ciencia es fenomenotécnica, la ciencia inventa sus conceptos La producción de fenómenos con arreglo a esos conceptos certifica su idoneidad.We explain two main ideas of Bachelard’s philosophy of science and their mutual relation. Science produces phenomena and creates its own concepts. Production of phenomena according to these concepts certifies their aptness.
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    Do conjunctive forks always point to a common cause?Roberto Torretti - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (3):384-387.
  24. Hugo Dingler's Philosophy of Geometry.Roberto Torretti - 1978 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 13 (32):85.
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    Novedad empírica y creación de conceptos.Roberto Torretti - 2016 - Revista de Humanidades de Valparaíso 8:269.
    Debido a la historicidad de la razón, más que inventariar sus principales conceptos en un momento dado nos interesa estudiar el proceso de su formación y fijación. En este artículo se ilustra ese proceso con ejemplos tomados de la historia de la física. El primer ejemplo concierne a la subordinación en el siglo XVII de los fenómenos archiconocidos de la caída libre y el movimiento de los planetas a un concepto nuevo; los restantes, tomados de la electrodinámica del siglo XIX (...)
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  26. El concepto de probabilidad.Roberto Torretti - 2003 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 38 (81):407-448.
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    Realismo científico y ciencia real.Roberto Torretti - 1996 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 11 (2):29-43.
    Se distingue entre 'cosas reales' en el sentido ordinario de pragmata, intrínsecamente vinculadas a la práctica de la vida, y en la acepción técnica, de inspiración teológica, en que entiende la expresión el llamado "realismo cienífico". Este concibe a la realidad como algo bien definido independientemente de la acción y el pensamiento humanos y, sin embargo, capaz de ser descrito adecuadamente en un lenguaje humano. Tras ridiculizar esta idea, el artículo examina algunos ejemplos, tomados principalmente de la teoría de la (...)
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  28. Remarks on salmon's paradox of primes.Roberto Torretti - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (2):260-262.
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    Chang. 2012. Is Water H2O? Evidence, Realism and Pluralism.Roberto Torretti - 2013 - Theoria 28 (2):331-334.
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    Problemas de la filosofía: textos filosóficos clásicos y contemporáneos.Luis O. Gómez & Roberto Torretti (eds.) - 1975 - [Rio Piedras]: Editorial Universitaria, Universidad de Puerto Rico.
  31. Arthur Fine, "The Shaky Game. Einstein Realism and Quantum Theory".Roberto Torretti - 1987 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 22 (50):155.
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  32. Andrew Pickering, "Constructing Quarks. A Sociological History of Particle Physics".Roberto Torretti - 1986 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 21 (47):183.
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    Causality and Spacetime Structure in Relativity.Roberto Torretti - 1983 - In Robert S. Cohen & Larry Laudan (eds.), Physics, Philosophy and Psychoanalysis: Essays in Honor of Adolf Grünbaum. D. Reidel. pp. 273--293.
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  34. Causalidad, intervención y determinismo.Roberto Torretti - 2006 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 41 (87):217-222.
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    Concepts of mass in contemporary physics and philosophy.Roberto Torretti - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (4):730-735.
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    Can science advance effectively through philosophical criticism and reflection?Roberto Torretti - unknown
    Prompted by Hasok Chang’s conception of the history and philosophy of science (HPS) as the continuation of science by other means, I examine the possibility of obtaining scientific knowledge through philosophical criticism and reflection, in the light of four historical cases, concerning (i) the role of absolute space in Newtonian dynamics, (ii) the purported contraction of rods and retardation of clocks in Special Relativity, (iii) the reality of the electromagnetic ether, and (iv) the so-called problem of time’s arrow. In all (...)
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    Causalidad y Evolución. Consideraciones sobre el presunto dilema que estas ideas plantearían a la ciencia.Roberto Torretti - 1957 - Revista de filosofía (Chile) 4 (2-3):38-51.
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    Die frage nach der einheit der welt bei Kant.Roberto Torretti - 1971 - Kant Studien 62 (1-4):77-97.
  39. Die Frage nach der Einheit der Welt bei Kant.R. Torretti - 1971 - Société Française de Philosophie, Bulletin 62 (1):77.
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  40. El debate sobre el individualismo metodológico.Roberto Torretti - 1974 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 10 (26):95.
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    Estudios filosóficos, 2011-2014.Roberto Torretti - 2014 - Santiago, Chile: Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales.
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    Estudios filosóficos, 2010-2011.Roberto Torretti - 2013 - Santiago, Chile: Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales.
    Recordando a Bachelard a medio siglo de su muerte (2011) -- Filosofia de la relatividad (2011) -- La proliferación de los conceptos de especie en la biología evolucionista (2010).
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    Empirical novelty and concept creation.Roberto Torretti - 2016 - Revista de Humanidades de Valparaíso 8:269-299.
    Due to the historical origin and development of reason, an inventory of its main concepts at a particular moment is less interesting to us than the study of their formation and fixation. This process is studied here in the light of examples from the history of physics. The first one concerns the subsumption of the well-known phenomena of free fall and planetary motion to a new concept of gravity in the 17th century; the remaining examples, drawn from 19th century electrodynamics (...)
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  44. El Paraíso de Cantor la Tradición Conjuntisa En la Filosofía Matemática.Roberto Torretti - 1998
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  45. Espacio y Tiempo: Algunos Libros Recientes.R. Torretti - 1977 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 11 (29/30):255.
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    Filosofía de la naturaleza.Roberto Torretti - 1971 - [Santiago de Chile]: Editorial Universitaria.
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    Fuller on Kuhn.Roberto Torretti - 2003 - Social Epistemology 17 (2-3):301-305.
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    From physics to metaphysics.Roberto Torretti - 1997 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 28 (2):291-298.
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    From physics to metaphysics.Roberto Torretti - 1997 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 28 (2):291-298.
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    Getting rid of the Ether. Could Physics have achieved it sooner, with better assistance from Philosophy?Roberto Torretti - 2009 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 22 (3):353-374.
    The history of the luminiferous ether is sketched with a view to ascertaining what factors may have kept this idea alive until 1905, when Einstein declared it superfluous.
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