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Cartwright, Nancy

Overview
Works: 44 works in 220 publications in 4 languages and 6,586 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Fiction  Animated television programs  Television comedies  Television series  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Conference papers and proceedings  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PZ7.M1487, 530.01
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Most widely held works about Nancy Cartwright
 
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 3 languages and held by 923 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 )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 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 )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 538 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
Stink and the incredible super-galactic jawbreaker by Megan McDonald( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven-year-old Stink Moody discovers that he can get free samples by writing letters to candy companies and plans a surprise for his best friend's birthday
Otto Neurath : philosophy between science and politics by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 322 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
Evidence-based policy : a practical guide to doing it better by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 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
The Simpsons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another comical compilation of the longest-running scripted show in television history has arrived. Season seventeen contains all 22 outrageous episodes, a vast repertoire of Springfieldian special features, plus a mind-blowing list of celebrity guest voices
Philosophy of Social Science : A New Introduction by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a much-needed new introduction to a field that has been transformed in recent years by exciting new subjects, ideas, and methods. It is designed both for students with central interests in philosophy and those planning to concentrate on the social sciences, and it presupposes no particular background in either domain. From the wide range of topics at the forefront of debate in philosophy of social science, the editors have chosen those which are representative of the most important and interesting contemporary work. A team of distinguished experts explore key aspects of the field such as social ontology (what are the things that social science studies?), objectivity, formal methods, measurement, and causal inference. Also included are chapters focused on notable subjects of social science research, such as well-being and climate change. Philosophy of Social Science provides a clear, accessible, and up-to-date guide to this fascinating field." -- Back cover
Nancy Cartwright's philosophy of science by Stephan Hartmann( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 130 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
Idealization XII : correcting the model : idealization and abstraction in the sciences by Martin R Jones( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Simpsons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season 7 of The Simpsons brought fans the answer to the question 'Who shot Mr. Burns?' They also got to go rock out at Homerpalooza and watch as Lisa became a vegetarian. This set contains the complete season along with many extras
The Simpsons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season 7 of The Simpsons brought fans the answer to the question 'Who shot Mr. Burns?' They also got to go rock out at Homerpalooza and watch as Lisa became a vegetarian. This set contains the complete season along with many extras
The Simpsons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season 7 of The Simpsons brought fans the answer to the question 'Who shot Mr. Burns?' They also got to go rock out at Homerpalooza and watch as Lisa became a vegetarian. This set contains the complete season along with many extras
The Simpsons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season 7 of The Simpsons brought fans the answer to the question 'Who shot Mr. Burns?' They also got to go rock out at Homerpalooza and watch as Lisa became a vegetarian. This set contains the complete season along with many extras
Fictions and models : new essays( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Simpsons by Dan Castellaneta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season 7 of The Simpsons brought fans the answer to the question 'Who shot Mr. Burns?' They also got to go rock out at Homerpalooza and watch as Lisa became a vegetarian. This set contains the complete season along with many extras
The dappled world : essays on the perimeter of science by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 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 6 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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How the laws of physics lie
Alternative Names
Cartwright, Nancy Delaney.

Nancy Cartwright American philosopher

Nancy Cartwright Amerikaans filosofe

Nancy Cartwright US-amerikanische Philosophin

Нэнси Картрайт

Languages
English (189)

Spanish (1)

Chinese (1)

German (1)

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Nature's capacities and their measurementThe dappled world : a study of the boundaries of scienceStink and the incredible super-galactic jawbreakerOtto Neurath : philosophy between science and politicsHunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economicsNancy Cartwright's philosophy of scienceThe dappled world : essays on the perimeter of science