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Introduction: Theories and Models

Mathias Frisch

in Inconsistency, Asymmetry, and Non-Locality: A Philosophical Investigation of Classical Electrodynamics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195172157
eISBN:
9780199835294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172159.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of the two main aims of this book: investigating the conceptual structure of classical electrodynamics, and showing that investigating a ... More


Scientific Theorizing

in Scientific Perspectivism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292120
eISBN:
9780226292144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292144.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that theoretical claims are also perspectival. The basic idea is that conception is a lot like perception, or, that theorizing is a lot like observing. More specifically, in ... More


Introduction

Terry Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

in Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is primarily concerned with the concept of austere realism, specifically a version of it referred to as blobjectivism. Austere realism claims that the right ontology is austere in the sense ... More


Interpreting Gender: Refrigerator Mothers

Jordynn Jack

in Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038372
eISBN:
9780252096259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038372.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores how the gendered character of the refrigerator mother offered an interpretive lens through which experts viewed autism when it was first identified as a unique disorder. ... More


Overview: A New Kind of Science

Richard Healey

in The Quantum Revolution in Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198714057
eISBN:
9780191782503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714057.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This overview introduces the book’s aim of showing how quantum theory marks a radical break from previous scientific theorizing: We are warranted in accepting the fundamental status within ... More


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