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    Newtonian Gravity, Quantum Discontinuity and the Determination of Theory by Evidence.Thomas Bonk - 1997 - Synthese 112 (1):53-73.
    A closer examination of scientific practice has cast doubt recently on the thesis that observation necessarily fails to determine theory. In some cases scientists derive fundamental hypotheses from phenomena and general background knowledge by means of demonstrative induction. This note argues that it is wrong to interpret such an argument as providing inductive support for the conclusion, e.g. by eliminating rival hypotheses. The examination of the deduction of the inverse square law of gravitation due to J. Bertrand, and R. Fowler's (...)
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    Quine zum Problem des Realismus.Thomas Bonk - 2006 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 60 (2):190 - 212.
    Obwohl W. V. Quine seine ontologische Position als realistische bezeichnet hat, scheinen viele seiner Bemerkungen und Resultate, wie die These der Ontologischen Relativität, einen tiefgreifenden Anti-Realismus zu stützen. Es ist der Naturalismus, so Quine, der die sich scheinbar auftuenden Widersprüche aufhebt. Der Aufsatz untersucht diese These, und diskutiert den Realismusbegriff Quines sowie die gegenseitigen Abhängigkeiten von Naturalismus und Realismus. Ich argumentiere, dass die strikt „immanenten" Argumente, die Quine für den Realismus vorbringt, nicht stichhaltig sind. Ein Ergebnis ist, dass im Naturalismus (...)
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    Larry Laudan Beyond Positivism and Relativism. Theory, Method, and Evidence.Thomas Bonk - 1997 - Erkenntnis 47 (3):415-417.
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    How Reichenbach Solved the Quantum Measurement Problem.Thomas Bonk - 2001 - Dialectica 55 (4):291–314.
    Reichenbach's interpretation of quantum mechanics has been narrowly reduced to the advocacy of a three‐valued logic. His interpretation rests, though, on the same rich epistemological framework that shapes his influential analysis of space‐time theories. Different interpretations of the quantum formalism, with their conflicting ontologies and causes, emerge in this view as “equivalent descriptions”. One casualty of the conventionalist approach is the measurement problem. I give reasons for why Reichenbach's view on the nature of interpretations of quantum theory cannot be defended.
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    Why has de Broglie's Theory Been Rejected?Thomas Bonk - 1994 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (3):375-396.
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    Scepticism Under New Colors? Stroud's Criticism of Carnap.Thomas Bonk - 2003 - In Language, Truth and Knowledge. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 133--147.
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    Bemerkungen Zur Interpretation, Bestätigung Und Progressivität der Frühen Matrizenmechanik.Thomas Bonk - 1994 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 25 (1):1 - 15.
    Remarks on Interpretation, Confirmation and Progressiveness of Early Matrix Mechanics. Our note discusses a case study in view of questions of theory-choice. We examine the extent to which the first 'complete, consistent exposition' of matrix mechanics in 1925 can be claimed to be reasonably confirmed, well interpreted and fruitful. Various strategies, by means of deductions and otherwise, by Born, Jordan and Heisenberg to establish these claims are critically assessed. It is shown that the outcome of the Bothe-Geiger experiment does not (...)
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Thomas Bonk, Joop Schopman, Friedrich Rapp & Ansgar Richter - 1996 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 27 (2):353-366.
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    Erfahrung und Skepsis Zwei Anmerkungen zur Philosophie Günter Abels.Thomas Bonk - 1996 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 44 (5):879-888.
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  10. Lexikon der Erkenntnistheorie.Thomas Bonk (ed.) - 2013 - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
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    Language, Truth, and Knowledge: Contributions to the Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap.Thomas Bonk (ed.) - 2003 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    This collection, with essays by Graham H. Bird, Jaakko Hintikka, Ilkka Niiniluoto, Jan Wolenski, will interest graduate students of the philosophy of language and logic, as well as professional philosophers, historians of analytic philosophy, and philosophically inclined logicians. Language, Truth and Knowledge brings together 11 new essays that offer a wealth of insights on a number of Carnap's concerns and ideas. The volume arose out of a symposium on Carnap's work at an international conference held in Vienna in 2001. The (...)
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  12. Rezension. [REVIEW]Thomas Bonk - 1993 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 47 (3):485-488.
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  13. Review: Quantentheorie, Kausalität und Verstehen. [REVIEW]Thomas Bonk - 1996 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 27 (2):353 - 358.
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  14. Vollständige Theorien.Thomas Bonk - 1997 - In Julian Nida-Rümelin & Georg Meggle (eds.), Analyomen 2, Volume I: Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science. De Gruyter. pp. 350-357.
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  15. Why has de Broglie's Theory Been Rejected?Thomas Bonk - 1994 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (3):375-396.
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    Language, Truth and Knowledge.Thomas Bonk (ed.) - 2003 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.