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Cartwright, Nancy

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How the laws of physics lie by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

49 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 929 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 )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 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 549 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 398 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 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international team of four authors, led by distinguished philosopher of science, Nancy Cartwright, and leading scholar of the Vienna Circle, Thomas E. Uebel, have produced this lucid and elegant study of a much-neglected figure. The book, which depicts Neurath's science in the political, economic and intellectual milieu in which it was practised, is divided into three sections: Neurath's biographical background and the socio-political context of his economic ideas; the development of his theory of science; and his legacy as illustrated by his contemporaneous involvement in academic and political debates. Coinciding with the renewal of interest in logical positivism, this is a timely publication which will redress a current imbalance in the history and philosophy of science, as well as making a major contribution to our understanding of the intellectual life of Austro-Germany in the inter-war years
Hunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economics by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 339 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 )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 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
Philosophy of social science : a new introduction by Nancy Cartwright( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 230 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
The Simpsons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 229 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
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 177 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
Nancy Cartwright's philosophy of science by Stephan Hartmann( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nancy Cartwright is one of the most distinguished and influential contemporary philosophers of science. Despite the profound impact of her work, until now there has not been a systematic exposition of Cartwright's philosophy of science nor a collection of articles that contains in-depth discussions of the major themes of her philosophy. This book is devoted to a critical assessment of Cartwright's philosophy of science and contains contributions from Cartwright's champions and critics. Broken into three parts, the book begins by addressing Cartwright's views on the practice of model building in science and the question of how models represent the world before moving on to a detailed discussion of methodologically and metaphysically challenging problems. Finally, the book addresses Cartwright's original attempts to clarify profound questions concerning the metaphysics of science. With contributions from leading scholars, such as Ronald N. Giere and Paul Teller, this unique volume will be extremely useful to philosophers of science the world over." -- Publisher's information
Rethinking order : after the laws of nature( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a radical new picture of natural order. The Newtonian idea of a cosmos ruled by universal and exceptionless laws has been superseded; replaced by a conception of nature as a realm of diverse powers, potencies, and dispositions, a 'dappled world'. There is order in nature, but it is more local, diverse, piecemeal, open, and emergent than Newton imagined. In each chapter expert authors expound the historical context of the idea of laws of nature, and explore the diverse sorts of order actually presupposed by work in physics, biology, and the social sciences. They consider how human freedom might be understood, and explore how Newton's idea of a 'universal designer' might be revised, in this new context. They argue that there is not one unified totalizing programme of science, aiming at the completion of one closed causal system. We live in an ordered universe, but we need to rethink the classical idea of the 'laws of nature' in a more dynamic and creatively diverse way
Idealization XII : correcting the model : idealization and abstraction in the sciences by Martin R Jones( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les deux infinis et l'esprit humain by Roger Penrose( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in French and held by 53 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 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conversation : Donald Davidson by Donald Davidson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-on-one discussions between Davidson and some of the leading philosophers of today
The Simpsons by Dan Castellaneta( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 36 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 29 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 24 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 24 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
 
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How the laws of physics lie
Alternative Names
Cartwright, Nancy Delaney.

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Картрайт, Н. (Нэнси), 1944-

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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 economicsThe large, the small, and the human mindNancy Cartwright's philosophy of science