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    Bergmann Merrie, Moor James, and Nelson Jack. The Logic Book. Random House, New York 1980, Ix + 459 Pp.Bergmann Merrie, Moor James, and Nelson Jack. Solutions to Selected Exercises in The Logic Book. Random House, New York 1980, 252 Pp. [REVIEW]Christopher S. Hill - 1982 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 47 (4):915-917.
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    Book Review: S. Manikutty, Being EthicalManikuttyS.Being Ethical, 2011, New Delhi: Random House India, Pp. 238, ₹ 299, ISBN 9788184001389. [REVIEW]Ranjan Mitter - 2012 - Journal of Human Values 18 (2):201-201.
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    Book Review: I Knew A Woman: The Experience of the Female Body, by Cortney Davis. New York: Random House, 2001. 263 Pp. [REVIEW]Audrey Shafer - 2004 - Journal of Medical Humanities 25 (1):83-84.
  4. Random Justice: On Lotteries and Legal Decision-Making.Neil Duxbury - 1999 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Chance inevitably plays a role in law but it is not often that we consciously try to import an element of randomness into a legal process. Random Justice: On Lotteries and Legal Decision-Making explores the potential for the use of lotteries in social, and particularly legal, decision-making contexts. Utilizing a variety of disciplines and materials, Neil Duxbury considers in detail the history, advantages, and drawbacks of deciding issues of social significance by lot and argues that the value of the (...)
     
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  5. The Book to Come.Charlotte Mandell (ed.) - 2002 - Stanford University Press.
    During the last half of the twentieth century in France, Maurice Blanchot was a key figure in exploring the relation between literature and philosophy. He developed early on a distinctive, limpid form of essay writing, and his essays, in form and substance, left their unmistakable imprint on the work of the most distinguished French theorists. The writings of Barthes, Foucault, and Derrida, for example, are hardly imaginable without Blanchot. _The Book to Come_ gathers together essays originally published in _La (...)
     
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    Detection Model Based on Representation of Quantum Particles by Classical Random Fields: Born’s Rule and Beyond. [REVIEW]Andrei Khrennikov - 2009 - Foundations of Physics 39 (9):997-1022.
    Recently a new attempt to go beyond quantum mechanics (QM) was presented in the form of so called prequantum classical statistical field theory (PCSFT). Its main experimental prediction is violation of Born’s rule which provides only an approximative description of real probabilities. We expect that it will be possible to design numerous experiments demonstrating violation of Born’s rule. Moreover, recently the first experimental evidence of violation was found in the triple slit interference experiment, see Sinha, et al. (Foundations of Probability (...)
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  7. The Strange Logic of Random Graphs.Joel H. Spencer - 2001
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  8. Random Justice.Neil Duxbury - 2002 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This controversial book explores the potential for the use of lotteries in social, and particularly legal, decision-making contexts. Utilizing a variety of disciplines and materials, the author considers in detail the history, advantages, and drawbacks of deciding issues of social significance by lot and argues that the value of the lottery as a legal decision-making device has generally been underestimated. The final chapter of the book considers how lotteries might be combined with other decision-mechanisms and suggests that it (...)
     
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    Random Musings: Reflections of a Black Intellectual.Bernard Grenway - 2011 - Hamilton Books.
    This book focuses on the various racial and cultural challenges facing African-Americans in the context of present day educational, political, and historical realities. It discusses the psychology of race and power, the plight of the modern black intellectual, and the need to enhance the educational standing of American citizens.
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    Book Review: Prison Life and Predicting Violence. [REVIEW]Robert Crozier & James Wulach - 1982 - Criminal Justice Ethics 1 (1):53-56.
    Jack Henry Abbott, In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison, New York: Random House, 1981, xvi + 166 pp. John Monahan, The Clinical Prediction of Violent Behavior Rockville, Md.: National Institute of Mental Health, 1981, xi + 134 pp.
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  11. Sociological Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy: Random Thoughts On.K. B. Agrawal & R. K. Raizada (eds.) - 1993 - University Book House.
  12. Traditional Values and Modern Singapore: Random Thoughts on the Relevance of the Eastern Heritage.Pao-min Chang - 1979 - Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Graduate Studies, Nanyang University.
     
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  13. Random Plurals: Fragments on Philosophy, Aesthetics, and History.Ratnamuthu Sugathan & Kamal Kishor Mishra (eds.) - 2008 - Anjalianu Publishers.
     
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  14. Subjective Probability: The Real Thing.Richard Jeffrey - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book offers a concise survey of basic probability theory from a thoroughly subjective point of view whereby probability is a mode of judgment. Written by one of the greatest figures in the field of probability theory, the book is both a summation and synthesis of a lifetime of wrestling with these problems and issues. After an introduction to basic probability theory, there are chapters on scientific hypothesis-testing, on changing your mind in response to generally uncertain observations, on (...)
     
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  15. Countable Additivity and the de Finetti Lottery.Paul Bartha - 2004 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (2):301-321.
    De Finetti would claim that we can make sense of a draw in which each positive integer has equal probability of winning. This requires a uniform probability distribution over the natural numbers, violating countable additivity. Countable additivity thus appears not to be a fundamental constraint on subjective probability. It does, however, seem mandated by Dutch Book arguments similar to those that support the other axioms of the probability calculus as compulsory for subjective interpretations. These two lines of reasoning can (...)
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    Bounded Arithmetic, Propositional Logic, and Complexity Theory.Jan Krajíček - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book presents an up-to-date, unified treatment of research in bounded arithmetic and complexity of propositional logic, with emphasis on independence proofs and lower bound proofs. The author discusses the deep connections between logic and complexity theory and lists a number of intriguing open problems. An introduction to the basics of logic and complexity theory is followed by discussion of important results in propositional proof systems and systems of bounded arithmetic. More advanced topics are then treated, including polynomial simulations (...)
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    Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation an Analysis of the Inner Chapters.Robert E. Allinson - 1989
    This book offers a fundamentally new interpretation of the philosophy of the Chuang-Tzu. It is the first full-length work of its kind which argues that a deep level cognitive structure exists beneath an otherwise random collection of literary anecdotes, cryptic sayings, and dark allusions. The author carefully analyzes myths, legends, monstrous characters, paradoxes, parables and linguistic puzzles as strategically placed techniques for systematically tapping and channeling the spiritual dimensions of the mind. Allinson takes issue with commentators who have (...)
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  18. Postpsychiatry: Mental Health in a Postmodern World.Patrick Bracken & Philip Thomas - 2005 - Oxford University Press UK.
    How are we to make sense of madness and psychosis? For most of us the words conjure up images from television and newspapers of seemingly random, meaningless violence. It is something to be feared, something to be left to the experts. But is madness best thought of as a medical condition? Psychiatrists and the drug industry maintain that psychoses are brain disorders amenable to treatment with drugs, but is this actually so? There is no convincing evidence that the brain (...)
     
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    Chance in Evolution.Grant Ramsey & Charles H. Pence (eds.) - 2016 - Chicago: University of Chicago.
    Evolutionary biology since Darwin has seen a dramatic entrenchment and elaboration of the role of chance in evolution. It is nearly impossible to discuss contemporary evolutionary theory in any depth at all without making reference to at least some concept of “chance” or “randomness.” Many processes are described as chancy, outcomes are characterized as random, and many evolutionary phenomena are thought to be best described by stochastic or probabilistic models. Chance is taken by various authors to be central to (...)
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  20. God Does Play Dice with the Universe.Shan Gao - 2008 - Arima.
    Science has made a mighty advance since it originated in ancient Greece more than 2500 years ago. Yet we still live in Plato's cave today; we think everything around us moves continuously, but continuous motion is merely a shadow of real motion. This book will lead you to walk out the cave along a logical and comprehensible road. After passing Zeno's arrow, Newton's inertia, Einstein's light, and Schrodinger's cat, you will reach the real world, where every thing in the (...)
     
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    Justice by Lottery.Barbara Goodwin - 1992 - University of Chicago Press.
    In this imaginative and provocative book, Barbara Goodwin explores the question of how lottery systems can achieve egalitarian social justice in societies with seemingly ineradicable inequalities. She begins with the utopian fable of Aleatoria, a country not unlike our own in the not-too-distant-future, where most goods are distributed by lottery--even the right to have children. She then analyzes the philosophical arguments for and against lottery distribution and a comparison of "justice by lottery" with other contemporary theories of justice. Goodwin (...)
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    Free Will: The Basics.Meghan Griffith - 2013 - Routledge.
    The question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today. In _Free Will: The Basics_ readers are provided with a clear and accessible introduction to this central but challenging philosophical problem. The questions which are discussed include: Does free will exist? Or is it illusory? Can we be free even if everything is determined by a chain of causes? If our actions are not determined, does (...)
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  23. Evolutionary Theory and Christian Belief: The Unresolved Conflict.David Lack - 2013 - Routledge.
    Originally published in 1957. This book is concerned with the conflict between "Darwinism" as the Victorians called it, and Christianity, a conflict here re-stated in modern terms because it so vitally affects our understanding of human nature and human values today. The opening chapter describes the historical background. There is a short account of evolution and the argument over Genesis. The importance of natural selection is stressed, and rival theories as to the means of animal evolution are criticised. Discussions (...)
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    Tears.Mark C. Taylor - 1989 - State University of New York Press.
    He notes that the order of the book is random and arbitrary, and that there is no unity, thematic or otherwise--an innovative approach to making sense of the universe. Several of the dozen essays have been previously published. No index.
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  25. In the Beginning: And Other Essays on Intelligent Design.Granville Sewell - 2010 - Discovery Institute Press.
    In this wide-ranging collection of essays on origins, mathematician Granville Sewell looks at the big bang, the fine-tuning of the laws of physics, and the evolution of life. He concludes that while there is much in the history of life that seems to suggest natural causes, there is nothing to support Charles Darwin’s idea that natural selection of random mutations can explain major evolutionary advances. Sewell explains why evolution is a fundamentally different and much more difficult problem than others (...)
     
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    Randomness Through Computation: Some Answers, More Questions.Hector Zenil - unknown
    The book is intended to explain the larger and intuitive concept of randomness by means of computation, particularly through algorithmic complexity and recursion theory. It also includes the transcriptions (by A. German) of two panel discussion on the topics: Is The Universe Random?, held at the University of Vermont in 2007; and What is Computation? (How) Does Nature Compute?, held at the University of Indiana Bloomington in 2008. The book is intended to the general public, undergraduate and (...)
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    Book Orders for Market Scoring Rules.Robin Hanson - unknown
    This explains how to smoothly integrate booked orders with a combinatorial market maker, all for the general case of bets on E[x|A] for arbitrary random variables x and sets A.
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    Psychotherapy and Morality: A Study of Two Concepts. By Joseph Margolis. New York: Random House Inc. Toronto: Random House of Canada. 1966. Pp. 174. $1.95. [REVIEW]C. D. MacNiven - 1967 - Dialogue 6 (3):434-438.
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    Wanting [Book Review].Steve Patroni - 2016 - Australian Humanist, The 121:23.
    Patroni, Steve Review of: Wanting, by Richard Flanagan, Vintage Paperback by Random House, 2009.
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  30. Spelling It Out: How Words Work and How to Teach Them.Misty Adoniou - 2016 - Cambridge University Press.
    Spelling can be a source of anxiety for school children and working professionals alike. Yet the spelling of words in English is not as random or chaotic as it is often perceived to be; rather, it is a system based on both meaning and a fascinating linguistic history. Misty Adoniou's public articles on the processes of teaching and learning spelling have garnered an overwhelming response from concerned parents and teachers looking for effective solutions to the problems they face in (...)
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    Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy.Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kathryn T. Gines & Donna-Dale L. Marcano (eds.) - 2010 - SUNY Press.
    A range of themes—race and gender, sexuality, otherness, sisterhood, and agency—run throughout this collection, and the chapters constitute a collective discourse at the intersection of Black feminist thought and continental philosophy, converging on a similar set of questions and concerns. These convergences are not random or forced, but are in many ways natural and necessary: the same issues of agency, identity, alienation, and power inevitably are addressed by both camps. Never before has a group of scholars worked together to (...)
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    The Slumber of Apollo: Reflections on Recent Art, Literature, Language and the Individual Consciousness.John Holloway - 1983 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this challenging new book John Holloway explores one of the most significant aspects of contemporary culture, arguing that over the last hundred years or so there has been a radical change in the very nature of individual consciousness. He traces a crucial shift from an 'Apollonian' ideal of human involvement in the widest range of experience (implying a sense of the individual consciousness as spacious, orderly, and comprehensive) to a narrower and less integrated engagement with the world (and (...)
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  33. The Metaphysics and Mathematics of Arbitrary Objects.Leon Horsten - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    Building on the seminal work of Kit Fine in the 1980s, Leon Horsten here develops a new theory of arbitrary entities. He connects this theory to issues and debates in metaphysics, logic, and contemporary philosophy of mathematics, investigating the relation between specific and arbitrary objects and between specific and arbitrary systems of objects. His book shows how this innovative theory is highly applicable to problems in the philosophy of arithmetic, and explores in particular how arbitrary objects can engage with (...)
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    Turning Points: How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life and Development.Kostas Kampourakis - 2018 - Amherst, NY, USA: Prometheus Books.
    An accessible introduction to core concepts in evolution for lay readers, which shows that random events have played a critical role in the development of life -/- Critical historical events–or “turning points”–have shaped evolution and continue to have a decisive effect on individual lives. This theme is explored and explained in this lucid, accessible book for lay readers. The author argues that, although evolution is the result of unpredictable events, these events have profound influences on subsequent developments. Life (...)
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  35. Evolutionary Theory and Christian Belief: The Unresolved Conflict.David Lack - 2008 - Routledge.
    Originally published in 1957. This book is concerned with the conflict between "Darwinism" as the Victorians called it, and Christianity, a conflict here re-stated in modern terms because it so vitally affects our understanding of human nature and human values today. The opening chapter describes the historical background. There is a short account of evolution and the argument over Genesis. The importance of natural selection is stressed, and rival theories as to the means of animal evolution are criticised. Discussions (...)
     
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  36. Equilibrium, Welfare and Uncertainty: Beyond Arrow-Debreu.Mukul Majumdar - 2009 - Routledge.
    One of the fundamental themes in economic theory is the study of the role of prices in achieving an optimal allocation of resources in a competitive, decentralized economy. The book begins with a review of the basic results on the rigorous elaboration of the Walras-Pareto theory in the context of a static economy with many agents. It summarizes some subsequent research in which the limits of the price-mechanism as a successful coordination device are recognized. When economic activity is allowed (...)
     
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  37. How to Think Critically: A Concise Guide.Jeff McLaughlin - 2014 - Broadview Press.
    Jeff McLaughlin’s _How to Think Critically_ begins with the premise that we are all, every day, engaged in critical thinking. But as we may develop bad habits in daily life if we don’t scrutinize our practices, so we are apt to develop bad habits in critical thinking if we are careless in our reasoning. This book exists to instill good thinking habits: attentiveness to word choice, avoidance of fallacies, and effective construction and assessment of arguments. With relatable and often (...)
     
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  38. Jean Daubier, "A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution"; Jean Esmein, "The Chinese Cultural Revolution"; Adrian Hsia, "The Chinese Cultural Revolution"; K.S. Karol, "La Deuxieme Revolution Chinoise"; Stuart Schram, Ed., "Authority, Participation, and Change in China": Title: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution Publisher: Random House ISBN: 0394481321 Author: Jean Daubier Title: The Chinese Cultural Revolution Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd ISBN: 0233963618 Author: Jean Esmein Title: The Chinese Cultural Revolution Publisher: Orbach & Chambers Ltd ISBN: 0855140291 Author: Adrian Hsia Title: La Deuxieme Revolution Chinoise Publisher: Hill and Wang ISBN: 080908516X Author: K.S. Karol Title: Authority, Participation, and Cultural Change in China Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 0521098203 Author: Stuart Schram. [REVIEW]George Ross - 1974 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 20.
     
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  39. Idea of Property.Laura Underkuffler - 2003 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Legal scholars and philosophers have long been engaged in what has been called 'the pursuit of the holy grail of property' - the secret of the internal structure of property in law. Attempts to capture the idea of property have encountered two fundamental problems. First, it has been notoriously difficult to advance beyond the observation that property involves 'ownership' of 'things', with the incidents of ownership and the list of things owned an essentially descriptive task. Second, it is difficult to (...)
     
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  40. The Reference Book.John Hawthorne & David Manley - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    This book critically examines some widespread views about the semantic phenomenon of reference and the cognitive phenomenon of singular thought. It begins with a defense of the view that neither is tied to a special relation of causal or epistemic acquaintance. It then challenges the alleged semantic rift between definite and indefinite descriptions on the one hand, and names and demonstratives on the other—a division that has been motivated in part by appeals to considerations of acquaintance. Drawing on recent (...)
  41. Writing the Book of the World.Theodore Sider - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    In order to perfectly describe the world, it is not enough to speak truly. One must also use the right concepts - including the right logical concepts. One must use concepts that "carve at the joints", that give the world's "structure". There is an objectively correct way to "write the book of the world". Much of metaphysics, as traditionally conceived, is about the fundamental nature of reality; in the present terms, this is about the world's structure. Metametaphysics - inquiry (...)
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    Theism and Ultimate Explanation: The Necessary Shape of Contingency. [REVIEW]Peter Forrest - 2009 - Analysis 69 (3):589-591.
    In this book Timothy O’Connor combines an investigation of modal epistemology with a fresh look at the traditional contingency version of the cosmological argument. The connection between the two parts is that he defends the practice of hypothesizing necessities for explanatory purposes, resisting those accounts that link possibility too closely to conceivability. This provides the context in which he asks the existence question, ‘Why do the particular contingent objects there are exist and undergo the events they do?’. Wisely avoiding (...)
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    Topics in Philosophical Logic. [REVIEW]H. K. R. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (3):564-565.
    The aim of this book is to introduce the reader to some new areas of contemporary logic which generally fall under the rubric of philosophical logic. It succeeds in this task to a degree, although the chapters are for the most part adaptations of journal articles published by Rescher over the last ten years and are more self-contained than they might have been. But the book should renew interest in the problems of philosophical logic. It contains many interesting (...)
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    Infinity: An Essay in Metaphysics. [REVIEW]B. D. A. - 1965 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (4):772-772.
    This book must have been a joy "to write": the author relishes playing with variations of Zeno's 'bisection' paradox to vindicate the reality of an Actual Infinite. The Infinite is a "lush" concept and though mathematical rigor forbids it, the world demands it. Benardete traces the development of mathematics through Aristotle, Leibniz, Gauss, Cantor, and Brouwer, and he examines recent developments in hyper-mathematics. Siding with Cantor, he argues that mathematics is no longer a formal discipline. It is teleological and (...)
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    Scientific Laws, Principles, and Theories: A Reference Guide. [REVIEW]Thomas Nickles - 2002 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 93:172-173.
    This book is intended as a reference source of “universal scientific laws, physical principles, viable theories, and testable hypotheses” from ancient times to the present. Robert Krebs states that he includes only the physical and biological sciences, including geology, but in fact there are also several mathematical and logical entries ranging from the Greeks to Gödel. The book contains over four hundred entries, in alphabetical order, averaging less than a page each, plus a glossary of nearly four hundred (...)
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    The Big Book of Concepts.Gregory L. Murphy - 2004 - MIT Press.
    A comprehensive introduction to current research on the psychology of concept formation and use.
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  47. Book Review Of: "Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy" by N. Huggett. [REVIEW]Valia Allori - 2011 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (1).
    Book Review of: "Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy" by Nick Huggett.
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  48. Book Review Of: "Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics?" by Franck Laloë. [REVIEW]Valia Allori - 2013 - Notre Dame Philosophical Review.
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    Book Review of "Quantum Theory: A Philosopher's Overview" by S. Cannavo. [REVIEW]Valia Allori - 2010 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 24 (3):330-333.
    Book Review of "Quantum Mechanics- a Philosopher's Overview," by Salvator Cannavo.
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    Book Review of "The Kantian Legacy in Nineteenth-Century Science" by M. Friedman and A. Nordmann. [REVIEW]Valia Allori - 2009 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (3):pp. 478-479.
    Book review of "The Kantian legacy in the Nineteenth -Century Science,'' M. Friedman, and A. Nordmann.
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