Works by Byerly, Henry C. (exact spelling)

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    Realist Foundations of Measurement.Henry C. Byerly & Vincent A. Lazara - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (1):10-28.
    This paper defends a realist interpretation of theories and a modest realism concerning the existence of quantities as providing the best account both of the logic of quantity concepts and of scientific measurement practices. Various operationist analyses of measurement are shown to be inadequate accounts of measurement practices used by scientists. We argue, furthermore, that appeals to implicit definitions to provide meaning for theoretical terms over and above operational definitions fail because implicit definitions cannot generate the requisite descriptive content. The (...)
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    Fitness and Evolutionary Explanation. [REVIEW]Henry C. Byerly & Richard E. Michod - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (1):45-53.
    Recent philosophical discussions have failed to clarify the roles of the concept fitness in evolutionary theory. Neither the propensity interpretation of fitness nor the construal of fitness as a primitive theoretical term succeed in explicating the empirical content and explanatory power of the theory of natural selection. By appealing to the structure of simple mathematical models of natural selection, we separate out different contrasts which have tended to confuse discussions of fitness: the distinction between what fitness is defined as versus (...)
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  3. Realist Foundations of Measurement.Henry C. Byerly - 1972 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1972:375-384.
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  4. Professor Nagel on the Cognitive Status of Scientific Theories.Henry C. Byerly - 1968 - Philosophy of Science 35 (4):412-423.
    1. Introduction. Professor Nagel's account of the “cognitive status” of scientific theories has been attacked by P. K. Feyerabend [5] and M. B. Hesse [8] in terms of his alledgedly misguided distinction between experimental laws and theories. The difficulty lies, these critics agree, in Nagel's attempt to find a stable basis for scientific theories in an observational basis of experimental laws. Both Feyerabend and Hesse note the vacillation in Nagel's account of the stability of the meaning of experimental terms and (...)
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    Carl Hempel's Philosophy of Science: How to Avoid Epistemic Discontinuity and Pedagogical Pitfalls.G. Krishna Vemulapalli & Henry C. Byerly - 2004 - Science & Education 13 (1-2):85-98.
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    New Algorithms for the Statement and Class Calculi.Henry C. Byerly & Charles J. Merchant - 1974 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 39 (2):362-362.
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    New Algorithms for the Statement and Class Calculi.Henry C. Byerly & Charles J. Merchant - 1970 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 11 (2):229-240.
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