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AndersenMechanisms: what are they evidence for in evidence‐based medicine?ArticleCausation@lastpositivistQ63265231
10.1111/j.1365-2753.2012.01906.x
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Bright, Malinsky, & Thompson
Causally Interpreting Intersectionality TheoryArticle
https://www.liamkofibright.com/uploads/4/8/9/8/48985425/causally_interpreting_intersectionality_theory_final.pdf
Causation@lastpositivistQ56555197
10.1086/684173
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CartwrightCausation: One Word, Many ThingsArticle
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/426771?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
Causation@lastpositivistQ63265234
10.1086/426771
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CollingwoodOn the So-Called Idea of CausationArticlehttps://academic.oup.com/ije/article/43/6/1697/705179Causation@Davutdeler
Q48069472
10.1093/ije/dyu129
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GlymourWhat Went Wrong? Reflections on Science by Observation and the Bell CurveArticlehttps://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/392624Causation@lastpositivistQ63268989
10.1086/392624
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Malinsky & DanksCausal discovery algorithms: A practical guideArticlehttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/phc3.12470Causation@lastpositivistQ63268994
10.1111/phc3.12470
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AndersenWomen in the History of Philosophy of Science: What We do and Do Not KnowArticle
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/669954?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Hist of Phil of Sci@JCSkewesDKQ63265230
10.1086/669954
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HeesenWhy the Reward Structure of Science MakesReproducibility Problems InevitableArticle
https://remcoheesen.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/heesen-2018-why-the-reward-structure-of-science-makes-reproducibility-problems-inevitable.pdf
Phil of Sci@lastpositivistQ63292611
10.5840/jphil20181151239
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KuhnThe Essential TensionArticlehttps://philpapers.org/rec/KUHTET-3Phil of Sci@lastpositivistQ63268992
10.1086/288845
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LeeCommensuration Bias in Peer ReviewArticlehttps://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/683652Phil of Sci@lastpositivistQ63268993
10.1086/683652
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O'ConnorModeling Minimal Conditions for InequityArticle
http://cailinoconnor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Modeling-Minimal-Conditions-for-Inequitysept2017.pdf
Phil of Sci@lastpositivist
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PeirceThe Fixation of BeliefArticlehttp://www.peirce.org/writings/p107.htmlPhil of Sci@mikkelwallentin
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Rubin & O'ConnorDiscrimination and Collaboration in ScienceArticle
http://cailinoconnor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/discrimination-collaboration-scienceFINAL.pdf
Phil of Sci@lastpositivistQ63292165
10.1086/697744
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Suppes
A comparison of the meaning and uses of models in mathematics and the empirical sciences
Articlehttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00485107Phil of Sci@lastpositivistQ63268996
10.1007/BF00485107
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ZollmanThe Credit Economy and The Economic Rationality of ScienceArticle
http://www.kevinzollman.com/uploads/5/0/3/6/50361245/crediteconomy-2017-6-14.pdf
Phil of Sci@lastpositivistQ63292041
10.5840/jphil201811511
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DeweyThe Reflex Arc Concept in PsychologyArticlehttps://brocku.ca/MeadProject/Dewey/Dewey_1896.htmlPhil of Soc Sci@ColeDonovanDC
Q63292475
10.1037/h0070405
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Flis
Psychologists psychologizing scientific psychology: An epistemological reading of the replication crisis
Articlehttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0959354319835322Phil of Soc Sci@psforscherQ63265235
10.1177/0959354319835322
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FreedmanStatistics and the Scientific MethodArticlehttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4613-8536-3_11Phil of Stats@NeuroStatsQ63268998
10.1007/978-1-4613-8536-3_11
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KitcherThe Naturalists ReturnArticle
https://www.jstor.org/stable/2185044?seq=24#metadata_info_tab_contents
Phil of Sci@nevaudit
Q63758718
10.2307/2185044
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WignerThe Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural SciencesArticlehttps://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/MathDrama/reading/Wigner.htmlPhil of Math@litgenstein
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Laplane et al.Why science needs philosophyArticlehttps://www.pnas.org/content/116/10/3948Phil of Sci@ancopeeters
Q63479773
10.1073/pnas.1900357116
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ChangThe Philosophical Grammer of ScienceArticle
https://www-tandfonline-com.ezp.lib.unimelb.edu.au/doi/abs/10.1080/02698595.2011.605244
Phil of Scientific Practices
@tariqedenQ63479769
10.1080/02698595.2011.605244
A clear entry point into contermpoary philosophy of the sciences as practiced that highlights the diversity in this field
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Rouse 2018Beyond Realism and Antirealism ---At Last?Article
https://spontaneousgenerations.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/SpontaneousGenerations/article/view/26979
Phil of Sci@tariqeden
A recent entry point (and proposed endpoint) in the long-running realsim/antirealism debates in philosphy of science by an influential philosopher who took an interest in the sciences as practiced
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Porter 2015Quantification in the History of the Social SciencesArticle10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.03227-XPhil of Stats@tariqedenQ63479776
10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.03227-X
An entry point to history and philosophy of statistics
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WeisbergModels and ModelingBloghttps://web.sas.upenn.edu/weisberg/models-and-modeling/Phil of Sci@lastpositivist
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CartwrightHunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and EconomicsBook
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/052167798X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2
Causation@EpicureanDeal
Q63951622
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HalpernActual CausalityBookhttps://mitpress.mit.edu/books/actual-causalityCausation@lastpositivist
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WoodwardMaking Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation Book
https://www.amazon.com/Making-Things-Happen-Explanation-Philosophy/dp/0195189531
Causation@JCSkewesDK
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Bryld & LykkeCosmodolphins: A Feminist Cultural Studies of Technology, Animals and the SacredBook
https://www.amazon.com/Cosmodolphins-Feminist-Cultural-Studies-Technology/dp/1856498158
Feminist Phil@JCSkewesDK
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Brecht et al.Life of Galileo ; The resistible rise of Arturo Ui ; The caucasian chalk circleBook
https://www.worldcat.org/title/life-of-galileo-the-resistible-rise-of-arturo-ui-the-caucasian-chalk-circle/oclc/1034891548&referer=brief_results
Hist of Phil of Sci@whtver_science
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HullScience as a ProcessBook
https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo3618159.html
Hist of Phil of Sci@john_s_wilkins
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SchusterThe Scientific Revolution: Introduction to the History and Philosophy of ScienceBook
http://descartes-agonistes.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=34&Itemid=53
Hist of Phil of Sci@jaipelai
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SchusterAn Introduction to the History and Social Studies of Science Book
http://descartes-agonistes.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=34&Itemid=53
Hist of Phil of Sci@jaipelai
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BirdPhilosophy of Science (Fundamentals of Philosophy)Book
https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Science-Fundamentals-Alexander-Bird/dp/0773517731
Intro Phil of Sci@dagmunk9780773517738
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CarnapAn Introduction to the Philosophy of Science Book
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Philosophy-Science-Rudolf-Carnap/dp/0486283186
Intro Phil of Sci@JohnRGregg3
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ChalmersWhat Is This Thing Called Science?Book
https://www.amazon.com/What-This-Thing-Called-Science-ebook/dp/B00OR0F9J6/
Intro Phil of Sci@mpigliucci
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Curd & CoverPhilosophy of Science: The Central IssuesBook
https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Science-Central-J-Cover/dp/0393971759
Intro Phil of Sci@ivanflis
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Godfrey-SmithTheory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of ScienceBook
https://www.amazon.com/Theory-Reality-Introduction-Philosophy-Foundations/dp/0226300633
Intro Phil of Sci
@zerdeve; @medelsson
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HollisThe Philosophy of Social Science: An IntroductionBook
https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Social-Science-Introduction-Introductions-ebook/dp/B001469ZLY/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=hollis+philosophy&qid=1555966357&s=books&sr=1-1
Intro Phil of Sci@tuncaburak
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OkashaPhilosophy of Science: A Very Short IntroductionBook
https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Science-Very-Short-Introduction/dp/0198745583/ref=pd_sim_14_6/131-8758063-0198660?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0198745583&pd_rd_r=f75d7b6a-653d-11e9-b475-c358acaaf9b4&pd_rd_w=Ch7Zu&pd_rd_wg=P1Qw9&pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&pf_rd_r=CT4H2ZDT9TD01X1KR9H1&psc=1&refRID=CT4H2ZDT9TD01X1KR9H1
Intro Phil of Sci@zerdeve
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RosenbergPhilosophy of Science: A Contemporary IntroductionBook
https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Science-Contemporary-Introduction-Introductions/dp/0415891779
Intro Phil of Sci@Sighsyphus
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BechtelPhilosophy of Science: An Overview for Cognitive ScienceBook
https://books.google.nl/books/about/Philosophy_of_Science.html?id=ZvsdvgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y
Phil of Cog Sci@IrisVanRooij
Q632667379780805802214
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ChurchlandNeurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain Book
https://www.amazon.com/Neurophilosophy-Toward-Unified-Science-Mind-Brain/dp/0262530856
Phil of Cog Sci@JCSkewesDK
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DennettIntuition Pumps And Other Tools for ThinkingBook
https://www.amazon.com/Intuition-Pumps-Other-Tools-Thinking/dp/0393348784/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Phil of Cog Sci@mdsumner
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GiereExplaining Science: A COGNITIVE APPROACHBook
https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/E/bo3622319.html
Phil of Cog Sci@svateboje
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HardcastleHow to Build a Theory in Cognitive Science (SUNY series in Philosophy and Biology)Book
https://www.amazon.com/Theory-Cognitive-Science-Philosophy-Biology/dp/0791428850
Phil of Cog Sci@JCSkewesDK
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HurleyConsciousness in ActionBook
https://www.amazon.com/Consciousness-Action-S-L-Hurley/dp/0674007964
Phil of Cog Sci@JCSkewesDK
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JuarreroDynamics in Action: Intentional Behavior as a Complex SystemBook
https://www.amazon.com/Dynamics-Action-Intentional-Behavior-Complex/dp/0262600471
Phil of Cog Sci@JCSkewesDK
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ThagardThe Brain and the Meaning of LifeBook
https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Meaning-Life-Paul-Thagard-ebook/dp/B006YGG3WS/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=The+Brain+and+the+Meaning+of+Life&qid=1556038303&s=books&sr=1-2
Phil of Cog Sci
@vascobrazao; @shravanvasishth
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Von EckardtWhat Is Cognitive Science?Bookhttps://mitpress.mit.edu/books/what-cognitive-sciencePhil of Cog Sci@morungos
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ReissPhilosophy of EconomicsBook
https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Economics-Contemporary-Introduction-Introductions/dp/041588117X
Phil of Econ@Sighsyphus
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HaackEvidence Matters: Science, Proof, And Truth In The LawBook
https://www.amazon.com/Evidence-Matters-Science-Proof-Context/dp/1107698340
Phil of Law@JCSkewesDK
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FerreirósMathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of PracticesBook
https://www.amazon.com/Mathematical-Knowledge-Interplay-Practices-Ferreir%C3%B3s-ebook/dp/B010TY8NSC/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Mathematical+knowledge+and+the+interplay+of+practices&qid=1556037668&s=books&sr=1-1-catcorr
Phil of Math@jimarcorr
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ZalameaSynthetic Philosophy of Contemporary MathematicsBook
https://www.amazon.com/Synthetic-Philosophy-Contemporary-Mathematics-Urbanomic/dp/0956775012
Phil of Math@alejo_martin
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Barad
Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning
Book
https://www.amazon.com/Meeting-Universe-Halfway-Quantum-Entanglement/dp/082233917X
Phil of Nat Sci@JCSkewesDKQ632658059780822339175
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Canales
The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
Book
https://www.amazon.com/Physicist-Philosopher-Einstein-Bergson-Understanding/dp/0691173176
Phil of Nat Sci@ColeDonovanDC
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CartwrightHow the Laws of Physics LieBook
https://www.amazon.com/How-Laws-Physics-Nancy-Cartwright/dp/0198247044
Phil of Nat Sci@EpicureanDeal
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DennettDarwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meaning of LifeBook
https://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Dangerous-Idea-Evolution-Meaning-ebook/dp/B00KU4PWPY/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Darwin%27s+Dangerous+Idea&qid=1556036989&s=books&sr=1-1
Phil of Nat Sci@mdsumner
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Fausto-SterlingSexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of SexualityBook
https://www.amazon.com/Sexing-Body-Politics-Construction-Sexuality/dp/0465077145
Phil of Nat Sci@JCSkewesDK
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HackingRepresenting and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural ScienceBook
https://www.amazon.com/Representing-Intervening-Introductory-Philosophy-Natural/dp/0521282462
Phil of Nat Sci@JCSkewesDK
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LeonelliData-Centric Biology: A PHILOSOPHICAL STUDYBook
https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/D/bo24957334.html
Phil of Nat Sci@lastpositivist
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LloydThe Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory Book
https://www.amazon.com/Structure-Confirmation-Evolutionary-Theory-Bio-Bibliographies/dp/0313255636
Phil of Nat Sci@lastpositivist
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MidgleyEvolution as a ReligionBook
https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Religion-Routledge-Classics-25/dp/0415278333
Phil of Nat Sci@Davutdeler
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StonePolicy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision MakingBook
https://www.amazon.com/Policy-Paradox-Political-Decision-Making/dp/0393976254
Phil of Pol@b_penders
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Andersen, Barker, & ChenThe cognitive structure of scientific revolutionsBook
https://www.worldcat.org/title/cognitive-structure-of-scientific-revolutions/oclc/935424215&referer=brief_results
Phil of Sci@whtver_science
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BhaskarA Realist Theory of ScienceBook
https://www.amazon.com/Realist-Science-Classical-Critical-Routledge/dp/1138137626/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=A+Realist+Theory+of+Science.&qid=1556037750&s=books&sr=1-1
Phil of Sci@parrhesiazomai
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Capra & LuisiThe Systems View of Life : A Unifying VisionBook
https://www.worldcat.org/title/systems-view-of-life-a-unifying-vision/oclc/1041433008&referer=brief_results
Phil of Sci@whtver_science
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CartwrightThe Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of ScienceBook
https://www.amazon.com/Dappled-World-Study-Boundaries-Science-dp-0521644119/dp/0521644119/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
Phil of Sci@EpicureanDeal
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ChangInventing Temperature: Measurement and Scientific ProgressBook
https://www.amazon.com/Inventing-Temperature-Measurement-Scientific-Philosophy/dp/0195337387
Phil of Sci
@lastpositivist; @zerdeve
Influentional in contempoary approaches that seek to integrate history and philosophy of the sciences to understand scientific practice (not just scientific thories)
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Daston & GalisonObjectivityBook
https://www.amazon.com/Objectivity-Zone-Books-Lorraine-Daston/dp/1890951781/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=objectivity&qid=1556044208&s=books&sr=1-1
Phil of Sci@celiawan2
Influentional in contempoary approaches that seek to integrate history and philosophy of the sciences to understand scientific practice (not just scientific thories)
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DouglasScience, Policy, and the Value-Free IdealBook
https://www.amazon.com/Science-Policy-Value-Free-Heather-Douglas/dp/0822960265
Phil of Sci@Yann_BD
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Dupré The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of ScienceBook
https://www.amazon.com/Disorder-Things-Metaphysical-Foundations-Disunity/dp/0674212614
Phil of Sci@TarquinHH
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Feyerabend Against MethodBook
https://www.amazon.com/Against-Method-Paul-Feyerabend/dp/1844674428
Phil of Sci@VCivitatis
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GiereScientific PerspectivismBook
https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo4094708.html
Phil of Sci@svateboje
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HaackDefending Science - within Reason: Between Scientism And CynicismBook
https://www.amazon.com/Defending-Science-Between-Scientism-Cynicism/dp/1591024587
Phil of Sci@JCSkewesDK
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HackingThe Social Construction of What? Book
https://www.amazon.com/Social-Construction-What-Ian-Hacking/dp/0674004124
Phil of Sci@histochristo
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HempelThe theoretician's dilemma: a study in the logic of theory constructionBookhttps://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/184621Phil of Sci@lastpositivist
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KitcherThe Advancement of Science: Science without Legend, Objectivity without IllusionsBook
https://www.amazon.com/Advancement-Science-without-Objectivity-Illusions/dp/0195096533
Phil of Sci@JCSkewesDK
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KitcherScience in a Democratic SocietyBook
https://www.amazon.com/Science-Democratic-Society-Prometheus-Prize/dp/1616144076
Phil of Sci@TarquinHH
81
KrantzFoundations of MeasurementBook
https://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Measurement-Polynomial-Representations-Mathematics/dp/0486453146
Phil of Sci@lastpositivist
82
KuhnThe Structure of Scientific RevolutionsBook
https://www.amazon.com/Structure-Scientific-Revolutions-Thomas-Kuhn/dp/0226458083
Phil of Sci@NelsonCowan1
To appreciate the influence (and how much how much philosophy of science has moved on since Popper and Kuhn), see Kindi & Arabatzis (eds.) 2013 'Kuhn... Revisited'
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LiptonInference to the Best ExplanationBook
https://www.amazon.com/Inference-Explanation-International-Library-Philosophy/dp/0415242029
Phil of Sci@JCSkewesDK
84
Longino
Science as Social KnowledgeScience as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry
Book
https://www.amazon.com/Science-Social-Knowledge-Objectivity-Scientific/dp/0691020515
Phil of Sci@NeuroStats
85
Motterlini, Lakatos, & Feyerabend
For and Against Method: Including Lakatos's Lectures on Scientific Method and the Lakatos-Feyerabend Correspondence
Book
https://www.amazon.com/Against-Method-Scientific-Lakatos-Feyerabend-Correspondence/dp/0226467759
Phil of Sci@zerdeve
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Musgrave
Common Sense, Science and Scepticism: A Historical Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
Book
https://www.amazon.com/Common-Sense-Science-Scepticism-Introduction/dp/0521436257
Phil of Sci@n_stenhou
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Oreskes & Conway
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Book
https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Doubt-Handful-Scientists-Obscured/dp/1608193942
Phil of Sci@lastpositivist
88
PeirceThe Collected Papers Vol. V: Pragmatism and PramaticismBookhttps://www.textlog.de/peirce_pragmatism.htmlPhil of Sci@alejo_martin
89
PsillosCausation and ExplanationBookhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/books/causation-and-explanation/612E14F7039EE9E5D20FB493A48782B6Caustion, Explanation@A_P_lex10.1017/UPO9781844653317
90
PopperConjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific KnowledgeBook
https://www.amazon.com/Conjectures-Refutations-Scientific-Knowledge-Routledge/dp/0415285933/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=karl+popper&qid=1556044787&s=gateway&sr=8-5
Phil of Sci@KristopheDiaz
91
RescherUnknowability an inquiry into the limits of knowledgeBook
https://www.worldcat.org/title/unknowability-an-inquiry-into-the-limits-of-knowledge/oclc/1073556443&referer=brief_results
Phil of Sci@whtver_science
92
SalmonScientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the WorldBook
https://www.amazon.com/Scientific-Explanation-Causal-Structure-World/dp/0691101701
Phil of Sci@JCSkewesDK
93
Soler et al.Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of ScienceBook
https://www.routledge.com/Science-after-the-Practice-Turn-in-the-Philosophy-History-and-Social/Soler-Zwart-Lynch-Israel-Jost/p/book/9781315857985
Phil of Scientific Practices
@mjgarpe
94
SpinozaOn the Improvement of the Understanding / The Ethics / CorrespondenceBook
https://www.amazon.com/Improvement-Understanding-Ethics-Correspondence/dp/048620250X
Phil of Sci@jaipelai
95
Van FraassenThe Scientific ImageBook
https://www.amazon.com/Scientific-Image-Clarendon-Library-Philosophy/dp/0198244274
Phil of Sci@JCSkewesDK
96
WallersteinThe uncertainties of knowledgeBook
https://www.worldcat.org/title/uncertainties-of-knowledge/oclc/474086777&referer=brief_results
Phil of Sci@whtver_science
97
WeisbergSimulation and Similarity: Using Models to Understand the WorldBook
https://www.amazon.com/Simulation-Similarity-Understand-Studies-Philosophy/dp/0190265124
Phil of Sci@lastpositivist
98
Dienes
Understanding Psychology as a Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Statistical Inference
Book
https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Psychology-Science-Introduction-Statistical/dp/023054231X
Phil of Soc Sci@psforscher
99
RosenbergPhilosophy Of Social Science (Dimensions of Philosophy)Book
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0813306167/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i10
Phil of Soc Sci@Sighsyphus
100
Hacking
The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas about Probability, Induction and Statistical Inference
Book
https://www.amazon.com/Emergence-Probability-Philosophical-Statistical-Probabilistic/dp/0521685575
Phil of Stats@Yann_BD
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