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    Mach's Mechanics and Absolute Space and Time.Sam Mitchell - 1993 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (4):565-583.
  2. Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective. By Bas C. Van Fraassen.Sam Mitchell - 2010 - Metaphilosophy 41 (5):717-722.
  3. Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives. By P. Kyle Stanford.Sam Mitchell - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (5):719-723.
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    Toward a Defensible Bootstrapping.Sam Mitchell - 1995 - Philosophy of Science 62 (2):241-260.
    An amended bootstrapping can avoid Christensen's counterexamples. Earman and Edidin argue that Christensen's examples to bootstrapping rely on his failure to analyze background knowledge. I add an additional condition to bootstrapping that is motivated by Glymour's remarks on variety of evidence. I argue that it avoids the problems that the examples raise. I defend the modification against the charge that it is holistic, and that it collapses into Bayesianism.
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    Constructive Empiricism and Anti-Realism.Sam Mitchell - 1988 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:174 - 180.
    Van Fraassen's constructive empiricism is presently the most influential and well-developed alternative to scientific realism. In this paper I argue that a reasonable condition on the distinction between belief and agnosticism prevents van Fraassen from claiming that we can be agnostic about what a theory says about unobservable entities while simultaneously accepting that theory. The upshot is that we must find some other way to do justice both to the argument for constructive empiricism and to van Fraassen's cogent criticisms of (...)
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    Bivalence as an Issue in the Confirmation of Belief.Sam Mitchell - 2003 - Philosophical Forum 34 (2):189-222.
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    Review of Richard Ingersoll, 2003, Who Controls Teachers’ Work?, Learning More and More About Less and Less. [REVIEW]Samuel Mitchell - 2005 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 24 (2):161-166.
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    A Critical Review of Robert Welker's The Teacher as Expert: A Theoretical and Historical Examination.Samuel Mitchell - 1993 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 12 (2-4):285-288.
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    Dummett's Intuitionism is Not Strict Finitism.Samuel William Mitchell - 1992 - Synthese 90 (3):437 - 458.
    Michael Dummett's anti-realism is founded on the semantics of natural language which, he argues, can only be satisfactorily given in mathematics by intuitionism. It has been objected that an analog of Dummett's argument will collapse intuitionism into strict finitism. My purpose in this paper is to refute this objection, which I argue Dummett does not successfully do. I link the coherence of strict finitism to a view of confirmation — that our actual practical abilities cannot confirm we know what would (...)
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    A New Kantianism?Sam Mitchell - 2003 - Metascience 12 (2):201-204.
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    Bivalence as an Issue in the Confirmation of Belief.Sam Mitchell - 2003 - Philosophical Forum 34 (2):189–222.
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    Peirce's Response to Kant in Appendix 2: A Contemporary Assessment.Sam Mitchell - 1993 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 29 (4):675 - 685.
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  13. A Reply to Nina Emery.Sam Mitchell - 2019 - Philosophy of Science 86 (4):794-806.
    This article argues against Nina Emery’s view that there are compelling reasons to believe in nomological probabilities. To the degree that we can see no other way to detect the occurrence of the explanans apart from the bare fact that the explanandum happened, we may be skeptical that the proposed explanation is correct and open to the possibility that there is none. This provides us with a way to distinguish physical entities from mathematical ones, illuminating interpretations of quantum mechanics.
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  14. Expanding Dummett's Antirealism to the Philosophy of Science.Samuel William Mitchell - 1989 - Dissertation, University of California, San Diego
    This Dissertation expands the work of Michael Dummett to issues in the philosophy of science. ;Chapter One relates the issue of realism to that of truth and meaning. ;Dummett's view is subject to the same attacks that doomed logical positivism. In Chapter Two I defend him against these attacks and articulate his view further. In particular, Dummett's view of sense is articulated, and the attacks of Kripke and Hempel are addressed. ;Chapter Three is devoted to applying Dummett's view to Mach's (...)
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