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    Maarten Boudry and Massimo Pigliucci : Science Unlimited? The Challenges of Scientism
    Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 50 (4): 593-597. 2019.
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    Mit Robotik, Digitalisierung, softwaregesteuerten Präzisionsinstrumenten und hochkomplexen Simulationsverfahren wird heute Technik zur treibenden Kraft der wissenschaftlichen Forschungspraxis. Gleichzeitig sieht sich die universitäre Forschung wachsenden gesellschaftlichen Einflüssen ausgesetzt und nähert sich selbst immer mehr der Industrieforschung an, woraus sich neue Fragen nach den Werten und der Objektivität der Wissenschaft ergeben. Derartig weitreichende Veränderungen haben zahlreiche Sp…Read more
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    Substantiële filosofie: met niet-discursieve inhoud maar zonder naturalisme
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 109 (2): 223-229. 2017.
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    An immanent criticism of Lakatos' account of the ‘degenerating phase’ of Bohr's atomic theory
    Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 13 (1): 99-109. 1982.
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    Which Scientific Knowledge is a Common Good?
    Social Epistemology 31 (5): 431-450. 2017.
    In this article, I address the question of whether science can and should be seen as a common good. For this purpose, the first section focuses on the notion of knowledge and examines its main characteristics. I discuss and assess the core view of analytic epistemology, that knowledge is, basically, justified true belief. On the basis of this analysis, I then develop an alternative, multi-dimensional theory of the nature of knowledge. Section 2 reviews and evaluates several answers to the questi…Read more
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    In and about the World: Philosophical Studies of Science and Technology
    British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (1): 185-188. 1998.
    It is great to see that, after all, there are some books that recognize technology as a topic which might have some impact on philosophical discourse. Even the importance of real experiments was not appreciated in philosophy of science until recently, except as means to support or refute scientific theories. In this book, Hans Radder present a new kind of “referential realism” which believes that the work of philosophy of science can be ‘In and About’ the world.
  • Scientific and social problems and perspectives of alternative medicine
    with J. Keulartz and C. L. Kwa
    Radical Philosophy 41 2-9. 1985.
  • The appropriate realization of agricultural biotechnology
    with J. F. G. Bunders
    In T. B. Mepham, G. A. Tucker & J. Wiseman (eds.), Issues in Agricultural Bioethics, Nottingham University Press. 1995.
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    Accardi on Quantum Theory and the "Fifth Axiom" of Probability
    with Hans Den Bervang and Dick Hoekzema
    Philosophy of Science 57 (1): 149-. 1990.
    In this paper we investigate Accardi's claim that the "quantum paradoxes" have their roots in probability theory and that, in particular, they can be evaded by giving up Bayes' rule, concerning the relation between composite and conditional probabilities. We reach the conclusion that, although it may be possible to give up Bayes' rule and define conditional probabilities differently, this contributes nothing to solving the philosophical problems which surround quantum mechanics
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    Rethinking science and values
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 24 (1). 2010.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    Offers a new approach to a number of central issues concerning the theoretical interpretation and normative evaluation of contemporary science and technology
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    Thus far, the philosophical study of patenting has primarily focused on sociopolitical, legal, and ethical issues, such as the moral justifiability of patenting living organisms or the nature of (intellectual) property. In addition, however, the theory and practice of patenting entails many important problems that can be fruitfully studied from the perspective of the philosophy of science and technology. The principal aim of this article is to substantiate the latter claim. For this purpose, I f…Read more
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    Critical philosophy of technology: The basic issues
    Social Epistemology 22 (1). 2008.
    This paper proposes a framework for a critical philosophy of technology by discussing its practical, theoretical, empirical, normative and political dimensions. I put forward a general account of technology, which includes both similarities and dissimilarities to Andrew Feenberg's instrumentalization theory. This account characterizes a technology as a "(type of) artefactual, functional system with a certain degree of stability and reproducibility". A discussion of how such technologies may be r…Read more
  • The World Observed/the World Conceived
    University of Pittsburgh Press. 2006.
    Observation and conceptual interpretation constitute the two major ways through which human beings engage the world. _The World Observed/The World Conceived _presents an innovative analysis of the nature and role of observation and conceptualization. While these two actions are often treated as separate, Hans Radder shows that they are inherently interconnected-that materially realized observational processes are always conceptually interpreted and that the meaning of concepts depends on the way…Read more
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    Review of Ihdel (review)
    Philosophy of Science 71 (4): 614-619. 2004.
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    Standards: Recipes for Reality (review)
    Isis 103 762-763. 2012.
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    Philosophy and history of science: Beyond the Kuhnian paradigm
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 28 (4): 633-655. 1997.
    At issue in this paper is the question of the appropriate relationship between the philosophy and history of science. The discussion starts with a brief sketch of Kuhn's approach, followed by an analysis of the so-called ‘testing-theories-of-scientific-change programme’. This programme is an attempt at a more rigorous approach to the historical philosophy of science. Since my conclusion is that, by and large, this attempt has failed, I proceed to examine some more promising approaches. First, I …Read more
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    Heuristics and the generalized correspondence principle
    British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (2): 195-226. 1991.
    Several philosophers of science have claimed that the correspondence principle can be generalized from quantum physics to all of (particularly physical) science and that in fact it constitutes one of the major heuristical rules for the construction of new theories. In order to evaluate these claims, first the use of the correspondence principle in (the genesis of) quantum mechanics will be examined in detail. It is concluded from this and from other examples in the history of science that the pr…Read more
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    An immanent criticism of Lakatos' account of the 'degenerating phase' of Bohr's atomic theory
    Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 13 (1): 99-109. 1982.
    Summary This paper presents an immanent criticism of Lakatos' reconstruction of the degenerating phase of Bohr's atomic theory. That is to say, the historiographical methods used are exclusively of a Lakatosian kind. Such a closer Lakatosian look at the historical episode in question shows that Lakatos' own reconstruction is incorrect on three essential points. These are the role of the correspondence principle, the position of the hard core in Bohr's programme, and the presence of important nov…Read more
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    The origin and nature of modern science
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 16 (3). 2002.
    (2002). The origin and nature of modern science. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 291-295. doi: 10.1080/0269859022000013355
  • HiSlory of Science
    with David Goodman, Michael Fores, and Kurt Danziger
    History of Science. forthcoming.
  • Science and Technology: Positivism and Critique
    In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology, Wiley-blackwell. 2012.
  • In and About the World: Philosophical Studies of Science and Technology
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 59 (2): 377-377. 1996.