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Feferman on Gödel and free will: A response to Chapter 6

J.R. LUCAS

in Free Will and Modern Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a response to Solomon Feferman's discussion in Chapter 6. Feferman is right to dismiss logical determinism perfunctorily, although it puzzled Aristotle and the mediaeval ... More


Models and Mechanisms: Physical Understanding in the Nineteenth Century

Henk W. de Regt

in Understanding Scientific Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190652913
eISBN:
9780190652944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652913.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter analyzes the role of mechanical modeling in nineteenth-century physics, showing how precisely mechanical models were used to enhance scientific understanding. It discusses the work and ... More


The Causal Mechanical and Unificationist Models of Explanation

James Woodward

in Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195155273
eISBN:
9780199835089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155270.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter compares my model of causal explanation with two of the most prominent competing models in the philosophical literature: the causal mechanical model due to Salmon and the unificationist ... More


Imaginary Machines

Avner Offer and Gabriel Söderberg

in The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196312
eISBN:
9781400883417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196312.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter argues that about half of the Nobel Prize winners have engaged primarily in the building of intellectual constructs, imaginary machines, or simply ‘models’. This term should be ... More


Mechanical Jurisprudence

Alain Pottage and Brad Sherman

in Figures of Invention: A History of Modern Patent Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199595631
eISBN:
9780191807282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595631.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines the role of models of invention as well as the machines and devices they represent in patent jurisprudence. It first charts the evolution of various forms of patent models and ... More


Poor Richard's Leyden Jar

in Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French Enlightenment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720784
eISBN:
9780226720852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720852.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the morals of sentimental empiricism. It analyzes the conflict between proponents of two competing theories of electricity, those of Benjamin Franklin and of Jean-Antoine ... More


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