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    Causal powers: a theory of natural necessity.Rom Harré & Edward H. Madden - 1975 - Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Littlefield. Edited by Edward H. Madden.
  2. Positioning: The discursive production of selves.Bronwyn Davies & Rom Harré - 1990 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 20 (1):43–63.
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    Personal Being.Charles Travis & Rom Harre - 1985 - Philosophical Quarterly 35 (140):322.
  4. Positioning: The social construction of selves.Bronwyn Davies & Rom Harré - 1990 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 20 (1):43-63.
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    Social Epistemology.Rom Harre - 1991 - Noûs 25 (5):732-733.
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    Realism Rescued: How Scientific Progress is Possible.Jerrold L. Aronson, Rom Harré & Eileen Cornell Way - 1994 - Open Court.
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    The Nature of Psychological Explanation.Rom Harre - 1985 - Noûs 19 (3):473-474.
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    How I see philosophy.Friedrich Waismann & Rom Harré - 1968 - New York,: St. Martin's Press. Edited by Rom Harré.
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    Conflicting Varieties of Realism: Causal Powers and the Problems of Social Structure.Charles R. Varela & Rom Harré - 1996 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 26 (3):313-325.
    Proponents of the view that social structures are ontologically distinct from the people in whose actions they are immanent have assumed that structures can stand in causal relations to individual practices. Were causality to be no more than Humean concomitance correlations between structure and practices would be unproblematic. But two prominent advocates of the ontological account of structures, Bhaskar and Giddens, have also espoused a powers theory of causality. According to that theory causation is brought about by the activity of (...)
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    Varieties of relativism.Rom Harré & Michael Krausz - 1996 - Cambridge, Mass., USA: Blackwell. Edited by Michael Krausz.
  11. Varieties of Positioning.Rom Harré & Luk van Langenhove - 1991 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 21 (4):393-407.
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    Greenspeak: A Study of Environmental Discourse.Rom Harré, Jens Brockmeier & Peter Mühlhäuser - 1998 - SAGE Publications.
    In this interdisciplinary examination of the discourse of environmentalism, the authors explore the linguistic, philosophical, psychological and cultural-historical aspects of environmental discourse; rather than environmental phenomena themselves. This volume is not advocacy on environmentalism, rather, it is an analysis of the means of persuasion and the techniques of advocacy used by both sides of the environmental debate between `conservationists' and `conservatives'. The book includes an analysis of the concepts of time and space in their linguistic manifestations. Another theme is the (...)
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  13. Varieties of Relativism.Rom Harré & Michael Krausz - 1997 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 187 (2):251-253.
     
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  14. Mereologies as the grammars of chemical discourses.Rom Harré & Jean-Pierre Llored - 2011 - Foundations of Chemistry 13 (1):63-76.
    Mereology is the logic of part—whole concepts as they are used in many different contexts. The old chemical metaphysics of atoms and molecules seems to fit classical mereology very well. However, when functional attributes are added to part specifications and quantum mechanical considerations are also added, the rules of classical mereology are breached in chemical discourses. A set theoretical alternative mereology is also found wanting. Molecular orbital theory requires a metaphysics of affordances that also stands outside classical mereology.
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    Procedures, Products and Pictures.Rom Harré & Jean-Pierre Llored - 2018 - Philosophy 93 (2):167-186.
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    Rom Harré on Social Structure and Social Change: Social Reality and the Myth of Social Structure.Rom Harré - 2002 - European Journal of Social Theory 5 (1):111-123.
    The question of whether social structures are efficacious can be tackled by examining how they are produced. There are roles and rules, and there are people. Only the latter have the necessary powers to generate social worlds as products. Changing the social world can be achieved only by changing the rules and customs active people follow. Selectionist models of change also draw our attention to rules. Finally, there are obstacles to social change in `reductions' - the minute social practices that (...)
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    Science as representation: A reply to mr. Mackinnon.Rom Harré - 1977 - Philosophy of Science 44 (1):146-158.
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    Wittgenstein and Psychology: A Practical Guide.Rom Harré & Michael A. Tissaw - 2005 - Ashgate Publishing.
    The philosophy of Wittgenstein is an unrivalled guide to the labyrinth of misleading pictures and intellectual illusions to which we are all prone, particularly when we try to think clearly about the topics that comprise the field of psychology. Wittgenstein and Psychology: A Practical Guide is a textbook exposition of Wittgenstein's insights to a scientific psychology. This book both introduces psychology students to the role and value of philosophical studies and enables philosophy students to see how Wittgenstein's insights reach out (...)
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  19. Molecules and mereology.Rom Harré & Jean-Pierre Llored - 2013 - Foundations of Chemistry 15 (2):127-144.
    This paper widens the scope of our previous paper (Harré and Llored in Found Chem 13:63–76, 2011) by scrutinizing how whole/parts relations are involved in the study of molecules. In doing so, we point out two mereological fallacies which endanger both philosophical and chemical inferences. We also further explore how the concept of affordance is related to our mereological investigation. We then refer to quantum chemistry in order to pave the way for a new mereological approach for chemistry.
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    Philosophical Instruments: Minds and Tools at Work.Daniel Rothbart & Rom Harre - 2007 - University of Illinois Press.
    In Philosophical Instruments Daniel Rothbart argues that our tools are not just neutral intermediaries between humans and the natural world, but are devices that demand new ideas about reality.
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  21. Laws of Nature.Rom Harré - 1995 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 185 (3):362-363.
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    Forward to Aristotle: The case for a hybrid ontology.Rom Harré - 1997 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 27 (2&3):173–191.
    It behooves a science to pay careful attention to its ontological assumptions, especially in cases where they are likely to be complex. Psychology seems to require both material states of humans as organisms, and symbolic productions. But we must be careful not to think that the grammars of the latter are some sort of superscience. The duality shows up strongly in the difference between skilled perfomances and their material enabling conditions. I argue that the dual ontology appears in a science (...)
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    Behind the Mereological Fallacy.Rom Harré - 2012 - Philosophy 87 (3):329-352.
    Language based criticisms of the intelligibility of the programme of neuropsychology have made use of the principle that words the meaning of which is established in the context of descriptions of aspects of whole persons cannot be used in that sense to ascribe properties to parts of human bodies. In particular neither human brains nor their parts think, are conscious, imagine, suffer and so on. Recently, Bennett and Hacker have presented the error as a mereological fallacy, because brains are parts (...)
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    Chemical kinds and essences revisited.Rom Harré - 2004 - Foundations of Chemistry 7 (1):7-30.
    The philosophical problem of the utility andmeaning of essences for chemistry cannot beresolved by Wittgenstein's principle thatessence cannot explain use, because use isdisplayed in a field of family resemblances.The transition of chemical taxonomy fromvernacular and mystical based terms to theorybased terms stabilized as a unified descriptivetaxonomy, removes chemical discourse from itsconnection with the vernacular. The transitioncan be tracked using the Lockean concepts ofreal and nominal essences, and the changingpriorities between them. Analyzing propertiesdispositionally, initiating a search forgroundings strengthens the case for (...)
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    Emotions as Cognitive-Affective-Somatic Hybrids.Rom Harré - 2009 - Emotion Review 1 (4):294-301.
    One way of studying emotions which is sensitive to cultural differences is to analyze the vocabularies people use to describe their own and other’s emotions, which can be called the local emotionology. Wittgenstein’s concepts of language game and family resemblance can be used in this project. The result of research in this mode is a three-factor account of emotions, involving bodily perturbations, judgments of meanings, and the social force of emotion displays. This treatment of a psychological phenomenon is typical of (...)
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  26. Parsing the amplitudes.Rom Harré - 1988 - In Harvey R. Brown & Rom Harré (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory. Oxford University Press. pp. 59--71.
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    The Alzheimer's disease sufferer as a semiotic subject.Steven R. Sabat & Rom Harré - 1994 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 1 (3):145-160.
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    Material Objects in Social Worlds.Rom Harré - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (5):23-33.
    This article strongly argues the priority of symbolic, especially discursive, action over the material order in the genesis of social things. What turns a piece of stuff into a social object is its embedment in a narrative construction. The attribution of an active or a passive role to things in relation to persons is thus essentially story-relative: nothing happens or exists in the social world unless it is framed by human performative activity. Drawing on Gibson's notion of `affordance', Harré affirms (...)
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    Cultural stereotypes and positioning theory.Luk Van Langenhove & Rom HarrÉ - 1994 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 24 (4):359–372.
    This paper addresses the application of positioning theory, a new emerging theoretical scheme on the issue of cultural stereotyping. First, a critical conceptual analysis of the words‘cultural stereotype’is presented. Secondly, the basic tenets of positioning theory are outlined. Finally, it will be demonstrated how the framework of positioning theory can be used to analytically refine the concept of cultural stereotype. The main upshot of the article is that within social psychology, the concept of cultural stereotype is used in a conceptually (...)
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  30. Grammatical therapy and the third Wittgenstein.Rom Harré - 2008 - Metaphilosophy 39 (4-5):484-491.
    Abstract: The argument for interpreting Wittgenstein's project as primarily therapeutic can be extended from the domain of intellectual pathologies that form the core of the Philosophical Investigations to the topics in On Certainty , carrying further Hutchinson's recent argument for the priority of therapy in Wittgenstein's project. In this article I discuss whether the line Hutchinson takes is extendable to the work of the Third Wittgenstein. For example, how does Wittgenstein's discussion of Moore's "refutation of idealism" in On Certainty work (...)
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    A revisionist history of atomism: Chalmers, Alan. The Scientist’s atom and the Philosopher’s stone: how science succeeded and philosophy failed to gain knowledge of atoms. 2009, Springer, 288 pp, €99,95 HB.Rom Harré, Paul Needham, Eric Scerri & Alan Chalmers - 2010 - Metascience 19 (3):349-371.
    Contribution to a symposium on Alan Chalmer's The Scientist’s Atom and the Philosopher’s Stone: How Science Succeeded and Philosophy Failed to Gain Knowledge of Atoms (Springer, Dordrecht, 2009).
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  32. From observability to manipulability: Extending the inductive arguments for realism.Rom Harré - 1996 - Synthese 108 (2):137 - 155.
    In recent years there have been several attempts to construct inductive arguments for some version of scientific realism. Neither the characteristics of what would count as inductive evidence nor the conclusion to be inferred have been specified in ways that escape sceptical criticism. By introducing the pragmatic criterion of manipulative efficacy for a good theory and by sharpening the specification of the necessary inductive principle, the viability of a mutually supporting pair of argument forms are defended. It is shown that (...)
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    Some Reflections on the Concept of "Social Representation".Rom Harre - 1984 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 51.
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  34. The social construction of selves.Rom Harré - 1987 - In K. Yardley & T. Honess (eds.), Self and Identity: Psychosocial Perspectives. Wiley. pp. 41--52.
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    Wittgenstein and artificial intelligence.Rom Harre - 1988 - Philosophical Psychology 1 (1):105 – 115.
    Recent studies of Wittgenstein's later writing have made clear that they stand as a defence of two main ideas: that scepticism about the possibility of interpersonal discussions about our subjective feelings is misplaced and, as a seemingly startling corollary; that a mind state account of most 'mental activities' is incoherent. This leads to a great emphasis on skills and practices which, a fortiori, are definable only relationally, by reference to targets. In this paper I try to show that the 'computer' (...)
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  36. When the knower is also the known.Rom Harré - 1998 - In Tim May & Malcolm Williams (eds.), Knowing the Social World. Open University Press. pp. 37--49.
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    Saving Critical Realism.Rom Harré - 2009 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 39 (2):129-143.
    Critical Realism aims to be both philosophically sophisticated and morally forward looking. Unfortunately the accepted form that this point of view has taken is flawed in both these aims. However, close attention to realist formats in science and the constraints that are required to give a social psychological application of them makes possible a revision of the Critical Realist scheme strengthening its scientific claim and removing certain moral ambiguities in its applications. What follows is a schematic outline for an alternative (...)
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    Discursive Psychology in Practice.Rom Harre & Peter Stearns - 1995 - SAGE Publications.
    In the past decade, new, independent thinking in psychology has merged into an international movement that rejects the traditional "scientific" psychology and the reliance on experimental methodology. The movement is underpinned by the principle that human life is best understood through discourse. This "discursive" psychology has found adherents across all psychological disciplines and has ushered in a comprehensively revised understanding of the subject matter. Discursive Psychology in Practice puts these theoretical insights to work as it investigates concrete problems from decision (...)
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    Problems of Scientific Revolution: Progress and Obstacles to Progress in the Sciences.Rom Harré - 1975 - Clarendon Press. Edited by Rom Harré.
  40. Idealization in Scientific Practice.Rom Harre - 1990 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 16:183-191.
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    Recovering the experiment.Rom Harré - 1998 - Philosophy 73 (3):353-377.
    One of the roots of anti-science is an implausible account of experiments which opens up a seemingly unbridgeable gap between what it would be rational to believe on the basis of an empirical research programme and what scientists do believe. Post-modernists and others of a similar persuasion, for example Goodman, Rorty, Latour and Gergen, have marched into this alleged gap, insisting that experiments do not probe an independent reality, but create worlds to which they are perfectly tailored. In response I (...)
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  42. Approaches to Realism.Rom Harre - 2012 - Studia Philosophica Estonica 5 (2):23-35.
    Scientific realism asserts that the methods of science, combined with the intellectual powers of human beings can give us reliable knowledge of states of the world beyond the limits of perception. Among the varieties of realism, policy realism is based on the principle that taking plausible theories to be putative descriptions of actual states of affairs is the best way to design experiments and to advance our knowledge. We carve out the umwelt from the welt by the use of our (...)
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  43. The Mark of the Social: Discovery or Invention?Kenneth J. Gergen, Margaret Gilbert, H. S. Gordon, Rom Harrè, Tim Ingold, Raymond I. M. Lee, Peter Manicas, Joseph Margolis, Lloyd Sandelands, Paul F. Secord, Jonathan H. Turner & Walter L. Wallace (eds.) - 1996 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Behavior, language, development, identity, and science—all of these phenomena are commonly characterized as 'social' in nature. But what does it mean to be 'social'? Is there any intrinsic 'mark' of the social shared by these phenomena? In the first book to shed light on this foundational question, twelve distinguished philosophers and social scientists from several disciplines debate the mark of the social. Their varied answers will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, psychologists, and anyone interested in the theoretical foundations (...)
     
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  44. Wittgenstein: Science and religion.Rom Harré - 2001 - Philosophy 76 (2):211-237.
    Extra-philosophical influences were very important in shaping Wittgenstein's philosophical ruminations. The Tractatus-Logico Philosophicus is misunderstood unless it is seen as deriving from the pre-Machian physics of the German tradition, adapted to the problems Russell confronted Wittgenstein with. In like manner, particularly in relation to the discussions of meanings and rules, the philosophy of the Philosophical Investigations is shaped by the role played by a powerful religious sensibility in Wittgenstein's extraordinary and tormented life.
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    Constraints and restraints.Rom Harré - 1970 - Metaphilosophy 1 (4):279–299.
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  46. Problems of Scientific Revolution: Progress and Obstacles to Progress in the Sciences.Rom Harre - 1978 - Erkenntnis 13 (3):407-416.
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    Social construction and consciousness.Rom Harré - 2012 - Discusiones Filosóficas 13 (20):13-36.
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    16. The Social Context of Self-Deception.Rom Harre - 1988 - In Brian P. McLaughlin & Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (eds.), Perspectives on Self-Deception. University of California Press. pp. 364-379.
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    Equipment for an Experiment.Rom Harré - 2010 - Spontaneous Generations 4 (1):30-38.
    Science is as much defined by the local “instrumentarium,” the equipment available to an experimenter at a particular time and place, as by its discoveries and theories. Instruments are devices for detecting and measuring natural phenomena, linked causally to those aspects of nature they are used to record. Some are inorganic, made of glass and metal, while others are organic, the bodies and body parts of living or once living plants and animals. In contrast, pieces of apparatus are quite different (...)
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  50. Trope theory and the ontology of chemistry.Rom Harré - 2008 - Foundations of Chemistry 11 (2):93-103.
    The traditional ontology within which chemistry has developed involved various versions of a general substance/attribute scheme. Recently this has been challenged by two versions of Dynamism. One version is derived from the writings of A. N. Whitehead and the other from several sources, including G. Leibniz and I. Kant. Both involve the idea of flux of actual occasions. Unlike the former scheme, the latter involves a foundation of causal powers and the energetics of field theory. The situation has been made (...)
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