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Cartwright, Nancy

Overview
Works: 31 works in 223 publications in 8 languages and 6,840 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: Q335, 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 English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Cartwright argues for a novel conception of the role of fundamental scientific laws in modern natural science. If we attend closely to the manner in which theoretical laws figure in the practice of science, we see that despite their great explanatory power these laws do not describe reality
Nature's capacities and their measurement by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 551 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 531 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
Otto Neurath : philosophy between science and politics by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economics by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 311 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
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space-time and cosmology Roger Penrose - The mysteries of quantum physics Roger Penrose - Physics and the mind Roger Penrose - On mentality, quantum mechanics and the actualization of potentialities Abner Shimony - Why physics? Nancy Cartwright - The objections of an unashamed reductionist Stephen Hawking - Response Roger Penrose - Appendix I: Goodstein's theorm and mathematical thinking - Appendix II: Experiments to test gravitationally induced state reduction
Evidence-based policy : a practical guide to doing it better by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 226 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
Philosophy of social science : a new introduction by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 142 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 in 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 )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictions and models : new essays( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Does Roush show that evidence should be probable? by Damien Fennell( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 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

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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wu li ding lu shi ru he sa huang de by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the Laws of Physics Lie .( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

 
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Alternative Names
Cartwright, Nancy Delaney.

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Nature's capacities and their measurementThe dappled world : a study of the boundaries of scienceOtto Neurath : philosophy between science and politicsHunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economicsThe large, the small, and the human mindNancy Cartwright's philosophy of scienceThe dappled world : essays on the perimeter of science