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    Relativity and Geometry.Roberto Torretti - 1983 - 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. The Philosophy of Physics.Roberto Torretti - 1999 - 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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  3. 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
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    Creative Understanding: Philosophical Reflections on Physics.Roberto Torretti - 1990 - 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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    Space-Time Physics and the Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]Roberto Torretti - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (3):280-292.
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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.
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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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    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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    Foundations of Space-Time Theories, Relativistic Physics and the Philosophy of Science.Roberto Torretti - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (3):280-292.
  11. 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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    Philosophy and Spacetime Physics.Roberto Torretti - 1991 - Noûs 25 (4):574-578.
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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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    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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  15. Observation.Roberto Torretti - 1986 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (1):1-23.
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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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    Nineteenth Century Geometry.Roberto Torretti - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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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.
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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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    Ruptura y Continuidad En la Historia de la Física.Roberto Torretti - 1997 - Revista de filosofía (Chile) 49:29-44.
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  21. Escritos Filosóficos. Leibniz, Ezequiel de Olaso, Roberto Torretti & Tomás Zwanck - 1985 - Studia Leibnitiana 17 (2):225-227.
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  22. 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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  23. 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 R. Cohen & L. Laudan (eds.), Physics, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis. D. Reidel. pp. 273--293.
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    Chang. 2012. Is Water H2O? Evidence, Realism and Pluralism.Roberto Torretti - 2013 - Theoria : An International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science 28 (2):331-334.
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  26. 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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  29. Creative Understanding.Roberto Torretti - 1990 - 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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    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.
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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. El Paraíso de Cantor la Tradición Conjuntisa En la Filosofía Matemática.Roberto Torretti - 1998
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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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  38. Getting Rid of the Ether. Could Physics Have Achieved It Sooner, with Better Assistance From Philosophy?Roberto Torretti - 2007 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 22 (3):353-374.
    Assuming, with Hasok Chang, that the history and philosophy of science can contribute to scientific knowledge, particularly when it is a matter of disposing of groundless or useless notions, I examine the case of the luminiferous ether, and seek to ascertain what factors may have kept it alive until 1905, when Einstein declared it superfluous.
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    Getting Rid of the Ether. Could Physics Have Achieved It Sooner, with Better Assistance From Philosophy?Roberto Torretti - 2009 - Theoria : An International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science 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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  40. 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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    ¿Ha habido progreso de la filosofía en su historia?Roberto Torretti - 1957 - Revista de filosofía (Chile) 4 (1):49-56.
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    How Percepts and Concepts Engage the Future.Roberto Torretti - 2011 - Foundations of Physics 41 (11):1717-1728.
    With Humean empiricism and its agnostic stance regarding the future as a foil, I take a bird’s eye view of the links between past and future prescribed by ordinary concepts of everyday things and processes, and by scientific models of phenomenal situations. I argue that they entitle us to claim knowledge of the future—including, where appropriate, its necessary course—in a humanly affordable sense of ‘knowledge’.
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    Introducción a un estudio de la deducción de las categorías en la primera crítica de Kant.Roberto Torretti - 1965 - Revista de filosofía (Chile) 12 (1-2):19-61.
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  44. Isaac Levi, "Decisions and Revisions".Roberto Torretti - 1987 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 22 (49):189.
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  45. Indole y función de los principios de la teoría general de la relatividad.Roberto Torretti - 1979 - Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 5 (3):209.
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    Jackson and Pargetter's Criterion of Distant Simultaneity.Roberto Torretti - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (2):302-305.
  47. José Ferrater Mora, "Diccionario de Filosofía".Roberto Torretti - 1981 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 16 (38):151.
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  48. Juicios sintéticos a priori.Roberto Torretti - 1973 - Cuadernos de Filosofía 13 (20):297.
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    Kurt Gödel. Collected Works. Vol. IV, Correspondence A-G; V, Correspondence H-Z. Edited by Solomon Feferman, John W. Dawson Jr., Warren Goldgfarb, Charles Parsons, Wilfried Sieg. Oxford: Claredon Press, 2003. [REVIEW]Roberto Torretti - 2004 - Revista de filosofía (Chile) 60:169-172.
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  50. La crítica de conceptos en las revoluciones de la física básica.Roberto Torretti - 1984 - Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 10 (1):25.
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