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  1. Experimenting on and Experimenting With: Polywater and Experimental Realism.William J. Mckinney - 1991 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (3):295-307.
    With the careful use of the polywater episode in the history of chemistry as a case study, I will show that the distinction recently made in the philosophy of science between experimenting on an entity and manipulating that entity is best seen as a distinction between experimenting on, and experimenting with, that entity. The polywater case also reveals that Ian Hacking's 1983 manipulability criterion is not a necessary condition for realism, and that scientists can, and do, justifiably change their minds (...)
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  2. Prediction and Rolston’s Environmental Ethics: Lessons From the Philosophy of Science.William J. McKinney - 1996 - Science and Engineering Ethics 2 (4):429-440.
    Rolston (1988) argues that in order to act ethically in the environment, moral agents must assume that their actions are potentially harmful, and then strive to prove otherwise before implementing that action. In order to determine whether or not an action in the environment is harmful requires the tools of applied epistemology in order to act in accord with Rolston’s ethical prescription. This link between ethics and epistemology demands a closer look at the relationship between confirmation theory, particularly notions of (...)
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    Between Justification and Pursuit: Understanding the Technological Essence of Science.William J. McKinney - 1995 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 26 (3):455-468.
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    Hearts and Minds.Cassandra Pinnick, William J. McKinney & Steve Fuller - 1998 - Metascience 7 (1):7-39.
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    What Can Particle Physicists Count On?David Gooding, William J. McKinney, Harry M. Marks, Jeff Hughes & Alan Chalmers - 1999 - Metascience 8 (3):356-392.
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    Of Sustainability and Precaution The Logical, Epistemological, and Moral Problems of the Precautionary Principle and Their Implications for Sustainable Development.W. Mckinney - 2000 - Ethics and the Environment 5 (1):77-87.
    From the convening of the Brundtland Commission in 1983 to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and beyond, sustainable development has been one of the core issues facing environmental ethicists and policymakers. The challenge facing both policy makers and ethicists has been to ascertain the proper formulation and implementation of sustainable development practices either within the present global market economy or within a new, more ecological, paradigm. This analysis, however, takes a slightly different tack.
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    Coping, Depression, and Neurotransmitters.William T. McKinney - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (1):114-115.
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    Ethology: The Natural Model.Douglas A. Kramer & William T. McKinney - 1979 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2 (4):639-640.
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    The Educational Use of Computer Based Science Simulations: Some Lessons From the Philosophy of Science.William J. McKinney - 1997 - Science & Education 6 (6):591-603.
    Examines some of the potential and some of the problems inherent in using computerized simulations in science and science studies classes by applying lessons from the epistemology of science. While computer simulations are useful pedagogical tools, they are not experiments and thus are of only limited utility as substitutes for actual laboratories. Contains 20 references. (Author/PVD).
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    TCD Neurosonology: A Window to View Thinking.Dianne M. O’Dell, A. E. Roberts & William M. Mckinney - 1992 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 30 (3):237-240.
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    Methodological Variance: Essays in Epistemological Ontology and the Methodology of Science by G. L. Pandit. [REVIEW]William Mckinney - 1993 - Isis 84:425-426.
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  12. Mobile Technology Re-Imagined - IPFW's Project #mobileEDU.Joyce Lazier, Samantha Birk & William McKinney - unknown
    A showcase of IPFW's successful mobile cohort and examples of creative faculty projects utilizing mobile technology.
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