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  1. The Rationality of Science.W. Newton-Smith - 1981 - Boston: Routledge.
    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
  2. The structure of time.W. Newton-Smith - 1980 - Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
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    A companion to the philosophy of science.W. Newton-Smith (ed.) - 2000 - Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.
    Taken as a whole, the volume provides an unparalleled survey of all the topical areas, major methods, and stances in the philosophy of science.
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    The Structure of Time.Jeremy Butterfield & W. H. Newton-Smith - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (3):468.
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    The Structure of Time.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1980 - Mind 92 (366):293-296.
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    The Structure of Time.W. Newton-Smith - 1981 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 32 (2):206-210.
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    The Underdetermination of Theory by Data.W. Newton-Smith & Steven Lukes - 1978 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 52 (1):71 - 107.
  8. The Underdetermination of Theory by Data.W. Newton-Smith & Steven Lukes - 1978 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 52:71-107.
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    The Structure of Time.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1980 - Boston: Routledge.
    Originally published in 1980. What is time? How is its structure determined? The enduring controversy about the nature and structure of time has traditionally been a diametrical argument between those who see time as a container into which events are placed, and those for whom time cannot exist without events. This controversy between the absolutist and the relativist theories of time is a central theme of this study. The author's impressive arguments provide grounds for rejecting both these theories, firstly by (...)
  10. Relativism and the Possibility of Interpretation.William Newton-Smith - 1982 - In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and relativism. Cambridge: MIT Press. pp. 106--122.
     
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    The Truth in Realism.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1989 - Dialectica 43 (1‐2):31-45.
    SummaryEllis, Jardine and Putnam have argued that the would‐be scientific realist can only avoid being a metaphysical realist by becoming an “internal realist” . While metaphysical realism is unattractive, the approaches to truth offered by Ellis, Jardine and Putnam are quite unacceptable. However, the is no reason to think that one who wishes to be a scientific realist is limited to these two options.
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    Logic: an introductory course.W. Newton-Smith - 1985 - London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    A complete introduction to logic for first-year university students with no background in logic, philosophy or mathematics.
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    Explanation.W. H. Newton-Smith - 2017 - In W. H. Newton‐Smith (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 127–133.
    The point of departure for all discussions of nonstatistical explanation in the philosophy of science has been the deductive‐nomological or covering law model of explanation that was given its most influential exposition by Carl Hempel, who was also the pioneering figure in the discussion of statistical explanation (see statistical explanation). On this account, to explain a particular event, we cite other particular events together with a general law or laws which "cover" what we want to explain. For example, we might (...)
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    Logic: An Introductory Course.W. Newton-Smith - 1985 - London, England: Routledge.
    First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  15. Berkeley's philosophy of science.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1985 - In John Foster & Howard Robinson (eds.), Essays on Berkeley: a tercentennial celebration. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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  16. In defence of truth.W. Newton-Smith - 1981 - In Uffe Juul Jensen & Rom Harré (eds.), The Philosophy of Evolution. St. Martin's Press. pp. 269--94.
     
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    Modest Realism.William Newton-Smith - 1988 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:179 - 189.
    Realism as an explanatory theory of science (faded realism) is not convincing. However, neither "internal realism" nor instrumentalism are plausible. Assuming common sense realism a non-explanatory form of scientific realism (modest realism) can be defended. Modest realism has affinities with Fine's NOA. To NOA it adds a descriptive thesis about scientific progress towards truth or verisimilitude. In addition it adds a concern with purely philosophical issues which arise in reflections on the nature of science. However, there is little to say (...)
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    Logic: An Introductory Course.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (4):573-575.
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    Metaphor in science.William Newton-Smith - 2000 - In A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. pp. 277-282.
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  20. Space, time and space-time: a philosopher's view.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1986 - In Raymond Flood & Michael Lockwood (eds.), The Nature of time. New York, NY, USA: Blackwell. pp. 22--35.
     
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    Popper, Science and Rationality: W. H. Newton-Smith.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1995 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 39:13-30.
    We all think that science is special. Its products—its technological spin-off—dominate our lives which are thereby sometimes enriched and sometimes impoverished but always affected. Even the most outlandish critics of science such as Feyerabend implicitly recognize its success. Feyerabend told us that science was a congame. Scientists had so successfully hood-winked us into adopting its ideology that other equally legitimate forms of activity—alchemy, witchcraft and magic—lost out. He conjured up a vision of much enriched lives if only we could free (...)
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    Introduction.W. Newton-Smith & K. Wilkes - 1987 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 2 (1):5-5.
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    A Theory of Possibility.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 27 (106):78-81.
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    Hume.W. H. Newton-Smith - 2017 - In W. H. Newton‐Smith (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 165–168.
    David Hume is the greatest figure in the empiricist tradition in philosophy and was a particular source of inspiration for the logical positivists (see logical positivism). Hume was born in 1711 and entered Edinburgh University at the age of 12. After graduating, he had a varied career in commerce, diplomacy, as a librarian, and as a writer of history. Twice he was secretary to General St Clair and on one occasion set off with him on an expedition to drive the (...)
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    A conceptual investigation of love.W. Newton-Smith - 1973 - In Alan Montefiore (ed.), Philosophy and Personal Relations: An Anglo-French Study. Montreal,: McGill-Queen's University Press. pp. 113-136.
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    "Or", "Not", and the Way Things Are.Peter Gibbins & W. Newton-Smith - 1982 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 56 (1):51 - 81.
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  27. "Or", "Not", and the Way Things Are.Peter Gibbins & W. Newton-Smith - 1982 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 56:51-81.
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  28. A Selective Bibliography of the Philosophy of Science.Ward Eaton Jones, Samir Okasha & W. Newton-Smith - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
     
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    A Selective Bibliography of the Philosophy of Science.W. J. Mander & W. Newton-Smith - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
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  30. A Companion to Philosophy of Science.W. H. Newton-Smith (ed.) - 1999 - Blackwell.
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  31. A Study Guide to the Philosophy of Physics.W. Newton-Smith - 1979 - Sub-Faculty of Philosophy, [Oxford University].
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    Chance, cause and reason.W. Newton-Smith - 1979 - Philosophical Books 20 (3):124-127.
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    God and Timelessness. By Nelson Pike. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1970. 40 s.W. Newton-Smith - 1971 - Dialogue 10 (1):201-203.
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    Introduction.W. Newton-Smith & K. Wilkes - 1988 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 2 (2):117-117.
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    Introduction.W. H. Newton-Smith - 2017 - In W. H. Newton‐Smith (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 1–8.
    We think that science is special: its products ‐ technological spin‐offs ‐ dominate our lives. Sometimes it enriches our lives; sometimes it impoverishes them or even takes them away. For better or for worse, no institution has had more impact on the character of our existence this millennium than science. Penicillin, computers, atomic bombs make modern life modern life.
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    Karl Popper (1902–1994).W. H. Newton-Smith - 2001 - In A. P. Martinich & David Sosa (eds.), A Companion to Analytic Philosophy. Malden, Massachusetts, USA: Blackwell. pp. 110–116.
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    On the Rational Explanation of the Scientific Change.William H. Newton-Smith - 1981 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 12 (1):47-77.
    On a rational model of science (cf. Lakatos or Laudan), to decide on the appropriate type of explanation of a given scientific change requires a normative assessment made by reference to the model. Showing that a transition fits the model, displays it to be rational and thereby explains it. On the strong programme in the sociology of scientific knowledge (cf. Bloor and Barnes), normative assessment is irrelevant to explanation. All changes require the same type of explanation (the symmetry thesis); namely, (...)
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    On the Rational Explanation of the Scientific Chance.William H. Newton-Smith - 1981 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 12 (1):47-77.
    On a rational model of science (cf. Lakatos or Laudan), to decide on the appropriate type of explanation of a given scientific change requires a normative assessment made by reference to the model. Showing that a transition fits the model, displays it to be rational and thereby explains it. On the strong programme in the sociology of scientific knowledge (cf. Bloor and Barnes), normative assessment is irrelevant to explanation. All changes require the same type of explanation (the symmetry thesis); namely, (...)
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  39. Philosophy and Personal Relationships.W. Newton-Smith - 1973
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    Popper in China.W. Newton-Smith, Tʻien-chi Chiang & E. James (eds.) - 1992 - New York: Routledge.
    INTRODUCTION G. Soros I was hoping to deliver a paper at the Wuhan Conference on Karl Popper's philosophy, but business interfered. ...
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  41. A Conceptual Analysis of Love.W. Newton-Smith - 1973 - In Philosophy and Personal Relationships.
     
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    Reply to dr Mellor.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1982 - Philosophical Books 23 (2):69-71.
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    “Scientific discovery as problem solving” by H. A. Simon.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1992 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 6 (1):49 – 52.
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    The Concept of Time.W. Newton-Smith - 1975
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    The Role of Interests in Science.W. Newton-Smith - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series 18:59-73.
    A series of lectures organized in part by the Society for Applied Philosophy and entitled ‘Philosophy and Practice’ is presumably aimed at displaying the practical implications of philosophical doctrines and/or applying philosophical skills to practical questions. The topic of this paper, the role of interests in science, certainly meets the first condition. For as will be argued there are a number of theses concerning the role of interests in science which have considerable implications for how one should see the scientific (...)
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    The Role of Interests in Science.W. Newton-Smith - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series 18:59-73.
    A series of lectures organized in part by the Society for Applied Philosophy and entitled ‘Philosophy and Practice’ is presumably aimed at displaying the practical implications of philosophical doctrines and/or applying philosophical skills to practical questions. The topic of this paper, the role of interests in science, certainly meets the first condition. For as will be argued there are a number of theses concerning the role of interests in science which have considerable implications for how one should see the scientific (...)
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    The Rationality of Science: Why Bother?W. H. Newton-Smith - 2001 - Facta Philosophica 3 (2):211-228.
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    Twenty-Five Years of Logical Methodology in Poland.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1979 - Philosophical Quarterly 29 (115):172.
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    Underdetermination of Theory by Data.W. H. Newton-Smith - 2017 - In W. H. Newton‐Smith (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 532–536.
    It is a familiar fact in the practice of science that the available observational evidence may not decide between rival hypotheses or theories. For instance, at the time of Copernicus it was widely held that his theory and the Ptolemaic theory did not differ in their predictions in regard to the available astronomical data. This situation can be illustrated by an analogy. Imagine a finite number of dots on a page of paper representing the available evidence. It will always be (...)
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    Armchair Cosmology.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1972 - Philosophy 47 (179):64 - 66.
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