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  1. The Structure of scientific theories.Frederick Suppe (ed.) - 1974 - Urbana,: University of Illinois Press.
    Suppe, F. The search for philosophic understanding of scientific theories (p. [1]-241)--Proceedings of the symposium.--Bibliography, compiled by Rew A. Godow, Jr. (p. [615]-646).
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    The Semantic Conception of Theories and Scientific Realism.Frederick Suppe - 1989 - University of Illinois Press.
    Frederick Suppe has come to enjoy a position of undisputed leadership in the post-positivistic philosophy of science.
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  3. The Structure of Scientific Theories.Frederick Suppe - 1977 - Critica 11 (31):138-140.
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  4. What’s Wrong with the Received View on the Structure of Scientific Theories?Frederick Suppe - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (1):1-19.
    Achinstein, Putnam, and others have urged the rejection of the received view on theories (which construes theories as axiomatic calculi where theoretical terms are given partial observational interpretations by correspondence rules) because (i) the notion of partial interpretation cannot be given precise formulation, and (ii) the observational-theoretical distinction cannot be drawn satisfactorily. I try to show that these are the wrong reasons for rejecting the received view since (i) is false and it is virtually impossible to demonstrate the truth of (...)
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  5. Understanding Scientific Theories: An Assessment of Developments, 1969–1998.Frederick Suppe - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):115.
    The positivistic Received View construed scientific theories syntactically as axiomatic calculi where theoretical terms were given a partial semantic interpretation via correspondence rules connecting them to observation statements. This paper assesses what, with hindsight, seem the most important defects in the Received View; surveys the main proposed successor analyses to the Received View--various Semantic Conception versions and the Structuralist Analysis; evaluates how well they avoid those defects; examines what new problems they face and where the most promising require further development (...)
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  6. The structure of a scientific paper.Frederick Suppe - 1998 - Philosophy of Science 65 (3):381-405.
    Scientific articles exemplify standard functional units constraining argumentative structures. Severe space limitations demand every paragraph and illustration contribute to establishing the paper's claims. Philosophical testing and confirmation models should take into account each paragraph, table, and illustration. Hypothetico-Deductive, Bayesian Inductive, and Inference-to-the-Best-Explanation models do not, garbling the logic of papers. Micro-analysis of the fundamental paper in plate tectonics reveals an argumentative structure commonplace in science but ignored by standard philosophical accounts that cannot be dismissed as mere rhetorical embellishment. Papers with (...)
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    The structure of a scientific paper. Commentary. Authors' reply.Frederick Suppe, P. Lipton, A. Franklin & C. Howson - 1998 - Philosophy of Science 65 (3):381-424.
    Scientific articles exemplify standard functional units constraining argumentative structures. Severe space limitations demand every paragraph and illustration contribute to establishing the paper's claims. Philosophical testing and confirmation models should take into account each paragraph, table, and illustration. Hypothetico-Deductive, Bayesian Inductive, and Inference-to-the-Best-Explanation models do not, garbling the logic of papers. Micro-analysis of the fundamental paper in plate tectonics reveals an argumentative structure commonplace in science but ignored by standard philosophical accounts that cannot be dismissed as mere rhetorical embellishment. Papers with (...)
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    On partial interpretation.Frederick Suppe - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy 68 (3):57-76.
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    Theories, their formulations, and the operational imperative.Frederick Suppe - 1972 - Synthese 25 (1-2):129 - 164.
    We have seen that the operational imperative is a prescriptive thesis about formulations of theories which imposes restrictions on the sorts of theories science may employ. We assessed the operational imperative by investigating a number of relationships holding between theory formulations, theories, physical systems, and phenomena, and then applying our findings to the operational imperative. These applications showed that the operational definitions required by the operational imperative were not definitions at all, being rather statements of putative empirical regularities holding between (...)
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    Credentialing scientific claims.Frederick Suppe - 1993 - Perspectives on Science 1 (2):153-203.
    This article seeks rapprochement between the sociology of knowledge and philosophy of science by attempting to capture the best social constructionist insights within a strongly realistic philosophy of science. Key to doing so are separating the grounds for the individual scientist coming to know that P from those grounds for socially credentialing the claim that P within the relevant scientific subcommunity and showing how truth considerations can enter into the analysis of knowledge without interfering with social constructionist treatments of credentialing (...)
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    Science Without Induction.Frederick Suppe - 1997 - In John Earman & John Norton (eds.), The Cosmos of Science. University of Pittsburgh Press. pp. 386--429.
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    Theory Identity.Frederick Suppe - 2000 - In William H. Newton-Smith (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 525-527.
    In 1925 the old quantum mechanics of Planck, Einstein, and Bohr was replaced by the new (matrix) quantum mechanics of Born, Heisenberg, Jordan, and Dirac. In 1926 Schrödinger developed wave mechanics, which proved to be equivalent to matrix mechanics in the sense that they led to the same energy levels. Dirac and Jordan joined the two theories into one transformation quantum theory. In 1932 von Neumann presented his Hilbert space formulation of quantum mechanics and proved a representation theorem showing that (...)
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    The limited applicability of agricultural research.Frederick Suppe - 1987 - Agriculture and Human Values 4 (4):4-14.
    The Hatch Act of 1887 was passed in the effort to make agriculture more scientific and efficient. This promise has been seriously compromised by the fact that even research of the highest quality often has limited applicability in practical farming situations. This paper attempts to provide philosophical explanations why this is so by introducing and discussing theoretical models. Consideration is given to why Farming Systems Research does not provide a solution to the philosophical problems raised. The final section presents a (...)
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    Facts and Empirical Truth.Frederick Suppe - 1973 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):197 - 212.
    Recently a number of philosophers have maintained that the meanings of terms in a scientific language are “theory-laden” or determined by the theory in which they occur, and thus that if the same term occurs in different theories, it will take on different meanings in the different theories; so the theories are incommensurable. An often-stated corollary to this doctrine is the claim that possessors of different theories cannot express or possess the same facts since they attach different meanings to the (...)
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    Reply to commentators.Frederick Suppe - 1998 - Philosophy of Science 65 (3):417-424.
  16. The positivist model of scientific theories.Frederick Suppe - 1999 - In Robert Klee (ed.), Scientific Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press. pp. 16.
     
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    11. Artificial-Intelligence and Computer Approaches to Clinical Medical Diagnosis: Comments on Simon and Pople.Frederick Suppe - 1985 - In Kenneth F. Schaffner (ed.), Logic of Discovery and Diagnosis in Medicine. University of California Press. pp. 223-242.
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    Axiomatization.Frederick Suppe - 2017 - In W. H. Newton‐Smith (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 9–11.
    Axiomatization is a formal method for specifying the content of a theory wherein a set of axioms is given from which the remaining content of the theory can be derived deductively as theorems. The theory is identified with the set of axioms and its deductive consequences, which is known as the closure of the axiom set. The logic used to deduce theorems may be informal, as in the typical axiomatic presentation of Euclidean geometry; semiformal, as in reference to set theory (...)
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    Craig's Theorem.Frederick Suppe - 2017 - In W. H. Newton‐Smith (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 65–67.
    William Craig (1953) proved a theorem about theories in mathematical logic which has been utilized in philosophical attempts to analyze scientific theories.
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    Definitions.Frederick Suppe - 2017 - In W. H. Newton‐Smith (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 76–78.
    In the most fundamental scientific sense, to define is to delimit. Thus definitions serve to fix boundaries of phenomena or the range of applicability of terms or concepts. That whose range is to be delimited is called the definiendum, and that which delimits the definiens. In practice, the hard sciences tend to be more concerned with delimiting phenomena, and definitions are frequently informal, given on the fly, as in “Therefore, a layer of high rock strength, called the lithosphere, exists near (...)
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    Grünbaum, homosexuality, and contemporary psychoanalysis.Frederick Suppe - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):261-262.
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    Ii.Frederick Suppe - 1977 - Teaching Philosophy 2 (2):109-114.
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    I. Introduction.Frederick Suppe - 1977 - Teaching Philosophy 2 (2):99-108.
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    II. Teaching Philosophy of Science at a Major Center.Frederick Suppe - 1977 - Teaching Philosophy 2 (2):109-114.
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    Logic, Computers, and Humanity.Frederick Suppe - 1976 - Teaching Philosophy 1 (3):259-321.
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    Misidentification, truth, and knowing that.Frederick Suppe - 1972 - Philosophical Studies 23 (3):186 - 197.
    Identifying demonstratives are of the form 'this d', Where d is a descriptive noun phrase. I am concerned with the effect of a misidentifying identifying demonstrative on the truth of propositions such as 'this d is p'; I argue there are circumstances in which 'this d is p' can be true when the referent of 'this d' is a p but is not a d. Extending the results, I argue there are circumstances where 'i know that this d is p' (...)
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    Philosophical Perspectives on Non‐Experimental Social Science Research: Freeman, Mead, and the Objectivity of Non‐Experimental Research.Frederick Suppe - 2017 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 66 (3-4):394-409.
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    Ramsey Sentences.Frederick Suppe - 2017 - In W. H. Newton‐Smith (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 390–392.
    In what is known as the “received view” analysis, logical positivism construed scientific theories TC as being axiomatized in first‐order predicate calculus using proper axioms T (the theoretical laws) and having distinct observational and theoretical vocabularies VO and VT which are related to each other via a dictionary of correspondence rules C (see theories). Prior to 1936 the correspondence rules were required to be equivalences between VT terms and simple or complex observational conditions expressible using just VO terms that provided (...)
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    The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna StationJ. Alberto Coffa Linda Wessels.Frederick Suppe - 1994 - Isis 85 (1):191-192.
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    Using Computers to Make Logic Relevant.Frederick Suppe - 2012 - Teaching Philosophy Today:111-122.
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    Understanding Scientific Theories: An Assessment of Developments, 1969–1998. [REVIEW]Nick Huggett, Steven French & Frederick Suppe - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):S102-S115.
    The positivistic Received View construed scientific theories syntactically as axiomatic calculi where theoretical terms were given a partial semantic interpretation via correspondence rules connecting them to observation statements. This paper assesses what, with hindsight, seem the most important defects in the Received View; surveys the main proposed successor analyses to the Received View—various Semantic Conception versions and the Structuralist Analysis; evaluates how well they avoid those defects; examines what new problems they face and where the most promising require further development (...)
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    Patrick Suppes. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (3):484-487.
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  33. A. D. Carr, Medieval Wales. (British History in Perspective.) New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. Pp. xviii, 165; maps and genealogical tables. $39.95. [REVIEW]Frederick C. Suppe - 1999 - Speculum 74 (1):137-138.
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    David Stephenson, Political Power in Medieval Gwynedd: Governance and the Welsh Princes. 2nd ed. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2014. Pp. liv, 257; 2 black-and-white figures and 1 map. £24.99. ISBN: 978-1-78316-004-4. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 2017 - Speculum 92 (3):898-900.
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  35. "Homosexuality and American Psychiatry", by Ronald Bayer. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 1982 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 7 (4):375.
     
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  36. Llawysgrif Pomffred: An Edition and Study of Peniarth MS 259B. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 2011 - The Medieval Review 11.
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    Michael Livingston and John K. Bollard, eds., Owain Glyndŵr: A Casebook. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013. Paper. Pp. xvi, 619; 8 black-and-white figures and 2 maps. £25. ISBN: 978-0-85989-883-6. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 2014 - Speculum 89 (4):1175-1176.
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    Medieval Wales. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 1999 - Speculum 74 (1):137-138.
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    Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales.Huw Pryce. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 1995 - Speculum 70 (2):414-416.
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    Owen of Wales: The End of the House of Gwynedd.A. D. Carr. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 1993 - Speculum 68 (4):1078-1079.
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    Probability and Evidence. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 1985 - Review of Metaphysics 38 (3):637-639.
    In this slim but excessively priced volume, Paul Horwich attempts "to exhibit a unified approach to philosophy of science, based on the concept of subjective probability... by offering new treatments of several problems... and... by providing a more complete probabilistic account of scientific methods and assumptions than has been given before". Starting with the view that beliefs are not all-or-nothing matters but rather are susceptible to varying degrees of intensity, and interpreting this via a modified Bayesian use of subjective probability, (...)
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  42. Roger Turvey, The Lord Rhys, Prince of Deheubarth. Llandysul, Wales: Gomer Press, 1997. Paper. Pp. 128; 7 maps, 9 black-and-white figures, and 3 genealogical tables. £4.95. [REVIEW]Frederick C. Suppe - 1999 - Speculum 74 (1):259-260.
     
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    The Lord Rhys, Prince of Deheubarth.Roger Turvey. [REVIEW]Frederick C. Suppe - 1999 - Speculum 74 (1):259-260.
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    The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna Station by J. Alberto Coffa; Linda Wessels. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 1994 - Isis 85:191-192.
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    The Welsh Saints: A Study in Patterned Lives. [REVIEW]Frederick Suppe - 1994 - Speculum 69 (1):172-173.
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