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Cartwright, Nancy

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Works: 30 works in 188 publications in 7 languages and 4,801 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Biography 
Roles: Contributor
Classifications: Q335, 530.01
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Most widely held works by Nancy Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
40 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sequence of philosophical essays about natural science, the author argues that fundamental explanatory laws, the deepest and most admired successes of modern physics, do not in fact describe regularities that exist in nature. Cartwright draws from many real-life examples to propound a novel distinction: that theoretical entities, and the complex and localized laws that describe them, can be interpreted realistically, but the simple unifying laws of basic theory cannot
Nature's capacities and their measurement by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
31 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book on the philosophy of science argues for an empiricism, opposed to the tradition of David Hume, in which singular rather than general causal claims are primary
The dappled world : a study of the boundaries of science by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is often supposed that the spectacular successes of our modern mathematical sciences support a lofty vision of a world completely ordered by one single elegant theory. In this volume, Nancy Cartwright argues to the contrary. When we draw our image of the world from the way modern science works - as empiricism teaches us we should - we end up with a world where some features are precisely ordered, others are given to rough regularity and still others behave in their own diverse ways. This patchwork makes sense when we realise that laws are very special productions of nature, requiring very special arrangements for their generation. Combining classic and newly written essays, "The Dappled World" carries important philosophical consequences and offers lessons for both the natural and the social sciences
Hunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economics by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author provides a survey of philosophical and economic literature on causality, with a special focus on the fashionable Bayes-nets and invariance methods and exposes a huge gap in that literature
Otto Neurath : philosophy between science and politics by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evidence-based policy : a practical guide to doing it better by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the last twenty or so years, it has become standard to require policy makers to base their recommendations on evidence. That is now uncontroversial to the point of triviality--of course, policy should be based on the facts. But are the methods that policy makers rely on to gather and analyze evidence the right ones? In Evidence-Based Policy, Nancy Cartwright, an eminent scholar, and Jeremy Hardie, who has had a long and successful career in both business and the economy, explain that the dominant methods which are in use now--broadly speaking, methods that imitate standard practices in medicine like randomized control trials--do not work. They fail, Cartwright and Hardie contend, because they do not enhance our ability to predict if policies will be effective. The prevailing methods fall short not just because social science, which operates within the domain of real-world politics and deals with people, differs so much from the natural science milieu of the lab. Rather, there are principled reasons why the advice for crafting and implementing policy now on offer will lead to bad results. Current guides in use tend to rank scientific methods according to the degree of trustworthiness of the evidence they produce. That is valuable in certain respects, but such approaches offer little advice about how to think about putting such evidence to use. Evidence-Based Policy focuses on showing policymakers how to effectively use evidence. It also explains what types of information are most necessary for making reliable policy, and offers lessons on how to organize that information."--Provided by publisher
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics
Nancy Cartwright's philosophy of science by Stephan Hartmann ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only book that addresses Cartwright's undoubted influence on the study of the philosophy of science. This critical assessment contains contributions from Cartwright's champions and critics, including leading scholars in the field such as Ronald N. Giere and Paul Teller
Les deux infinis et l'esprit humain by Roger Penrose ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lo grande, lo pequeño y la mente humana by Roger Penrose ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il grande, il piccolo e la mente umana by Roger Penrose ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dappled world : essays on the perimeter of science by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evidence-based policy : where is our theory of evidence? by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hunting causes and using them : is there no bridge from here to there? by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A theory of evidence for evidence-based policy by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Idealization XII correcting the model : idealization and abstraction in the sciences by Martin R Jones ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otto Neurath: philosophy between science and politics by Nancy Cartwright ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Four distinguished authors have been brought together to produce this elegant study of a much-neglected figure. The book is divided into three sections: Neurath's biographical background and the economic and social context of his ideas; his theory of science; and the development of his role in debates on Marxist concepts of history and his own conception of science. Coinciding with the emerging serious interest in logical positivism, this timely publication will redress a current imbalance in the history and philosophy of science
Otto Neurath: philosophy between science and politics by Nancy Cartwright ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Four distinguished authors have been brought together to produce this elegant study of a much-neglected figure. The book is divided into three sections: Neurath's biographical background and the economic and social context of his ideas; his theory of science; and the development of his role in debates on Marxist concepts of history and his own conception of science. Coinciding with the emerging serious interest in logical positivism, this timely publication will redress a current imbalance in the history and philosophy of science
From metaphysics to method : comments on manipulability and the causal Markov condition by Nancy Cartwright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Makroświat, mikroświat i ludzki umysł by Roger Penrose ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cartwright, Nancy Delaney.
Languages
English (166)
Spanish (6)
French (2)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
German (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
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