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    Symposium: Mentality in Machines.J. O. Wisdom, R. J. Spilsbury & D. M. Mackay - 1952 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 26 (1):1-86.
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    The incommensurability thesis.J. O. Wisdom - 1974 - Philosophical Studies 25 (4):299 - 301.
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    Foundations of Inference in Natural Sciences.J. O. Wisdom - 1952 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 145:482-485.
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  4. Four contemporary interpretations of the nature of science.J. O. Wisdom - 1971 - Foundations of Physics 1 (3):269-284.
    Instrumentalism is an approach to science that treats a theory as a tool and only as a tool for computation; it dispenses with the concept of truth.Conventionalism treats a theory as true by convention if it forms a pattern of observations from which correct predictions can be made.Operationalism denies meaning to the concepts of a theory unless they can be defined operationally. It is argued in this paper that truth-value is indispensable to science, because a theory can be rejected only (...)
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  5. Achilles on a Physical Racecourse.J. O. Wisdom - 1970 - In Wesley Charles Salmon (ed.), Zeno’s Paradoxes. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Bobbs-Merrill. pp. 82-88.
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    Foundations of Inference in Natural Science.J. O. Wisdom - 1952 - Philosophy 28 (104):84-86.
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    Scientific theory: Empirical content, embedded ontology, and weltanschauung.J. O. Wisdom - 1972 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 33 (1):62-77.
  8. The refutability of 'irrefutable' laws.J. O. Wisdom - 1962 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 13 (52):303-306.
  9. Berkeley's criticism of the infinitesimal.J. O. Wisdom - 1953 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 4 (13):22-25.
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    Achilles on a physical racecourse.J. O. Wisdom - 1951 - Analysis 12 (3):67.
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    Psycho-analytic technology.J. O. Wisdom - 1956 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 7 (25):13-28.
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    The hypothesis of cybernetics.J. O. Wisdom - 1951 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 2 (5):1-24.
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    Observations as the Building Blocks of Science in 20th-Century Scientific Thought.J. O. Wisdom - 1970 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1970:212 - 222.
  14. Why Achilles does not fail to catch the tortoise.J. O. Wisdom - 1941 - Mind 50 (197):58-73.
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  15. Metamorphoses of the verifiability theory of meaning.J. O. Wisdom - 1963 - Mind 72 (287):335-347.
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  16. Letter to the editor.J. O. Wisdom - 1955 - Philosophical Quarterly 5 (19):191 - 192.
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  17. Philosophy of the Social Sciences I a Metascientific Introduction.J. O. Wisdom - 1987
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    Challengeability in Modern Science.J. O. Wisdom - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (1):169-170.
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    Schemata in social science. Part two: Metatheoretical.J. O. Wisdom - 1981 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):3 – 19.
    The schema, or theoretical framework, holism, is concerned with the essence of society as a whole. Though undermined by Popper, it cannot be refuted ? nor proved. The extreme alternative is individualism. Several forms, due to Freud, Wittgenstein, and phenomenology, make presuppositions that require the individualist interpretation of society to be reopened at a new point. Popper's ? or Weber's ? is the sturdiest; its units being individual actions plus their unintended by?products. The Weber?Popper schema can provide a framework for (...)
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    Schemata in social science. Part one: Cstructural and operational.J. O. Wisdom - 1980 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 23 (4):445 – 464.
    Some twenty different background approaches, or schemata, permeate the social sciences. Most of their exponents regard their choice as excluding the rest. This paper is concerned to show that all such conflict is merely disputatious since virtually all the schemata require one another. Taking the individual's need to act as starting-point, certain restrictions limiting his freedom of action are identified as factors of the overt societal situation. These, however, fail to explain all aspects of his powerlessness, to account for which (...)
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    Symposium: Mentality in Machines.J. O. Wisdom, R. J. Spilsbury & D. M. Mackay - 1952 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 26 (1):1-86.
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  22. The Analysis of Sense-Data: A Reply to Mr. Paul.J. O. Wisdom - 1935 - Analysis 3 (3):43 - 46.
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    Notes.C. D. Broad & J. O. Wisdom - 1945 - Mind 54 (215):285-288.
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    Symposium: The Criteria for a Psycho-Analytic Interpretation.B. A. Farrell, J. O. Wisdom & P. M. Turquet - 1962 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 36:77 - 144.
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  25. Symposium: The Criteria for a Psycho-Analytic Interpretation.B. A. Farrell & J. O. Wisdom - 1962 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 36:77-144.
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    The Criteria for a Psycho-Analytic Interpretation.B. A. Farrell, J. O. Wisdom & P. M. Turquet - 1962 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 36 (1):77-144.
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    Hegel's Dialectic in Historical Philosophy.J. O. Wisdom - 1940 - Philosophy 15 (59):243 - 268.
    Conflicting Systems in the History of Philosophy. Hegel's logic consists, as is well known, in a chain of categories, connected by a relation of dialectic, which proceeded from the featureless Being, Nothing, and Becoming through more important ones such as Substance, Cause, and Reciprocity to the highest category of all, the Absolute Idea. Now Hegel also pointed to an interesting correlation between the categories of his logic and the dominant concepts of those philosophies that preceded his own: that is to (...)
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    Book reviews : Faraday as a natural philosopher. Joseph Agassi. Chicago: University of chicago press, i97i. Pp. XIV+359.J. L. Synge & J. O. Wisdom - 1973 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 3 (4):351-357.
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    The Fallibility of Observation.Alan Thompson & J. O. Wisdom - 1974 - Dialogue 13 (2):353-354.
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  30. Announcements.J. O. Wisdom - 1957 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 8 ([29/32]):352.
     
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    A new theory of paranoia.J. O. Wisdom - 1980 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 10 (4):459-469.
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    An outline of Berkeley's life.J. O. Wisdom - 1953 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 4 (13):78-87.
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    A reply to dr Das's criticisms.J. O. Wisdom - 1957 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 8 (29):325.
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    A word to colleagues.J. O. Wisdom - 1965 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 15 (60):368-b-368.
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  35. Causation and the Foundations of Science.J. O. Wisdom - 1948 - Philosophy 23 (85):171-171.
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    Criteria for causal determination and functional relationship.J. O. Wisdom - 1945 - Mind 54 (216):323-341.
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    Critical notice.J. O. Wisdom - 1947 - Mind 56 (221):77-81.
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    Conventionalism, Truth, and CosmologicaI Furniture.J. O. Wisdom - 1975 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (3):441-457.
    The problem to be discussed here concerns ontology so far as it may not be formed by scientific theory. In brief terms, the problem arises in the following way. On the one hand, the world surely consists of whatever is there, irrespective of whether human beings are around or not, and irrespective especially of whether human beings have constructed any scientific theories depicting the nature of the world; on the other hand, scientific theories are subject to the limitation that we (...)
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    Esotericism.J. O. Wisdom - 1959 - Philosophy 34 (131):338-.
    Some readers, even though well versed in philosophy, may be bewildered by Wittgenstein's posthumous book on the philosophy of mathematics and unable to find a dominant theme running through even a part of it; to list the main contents–headings would make them none the wiser. Although two main themes may in the end be discerned in it, they do not pervade the book after the usual manner of themes; one has rather the sense of wandering about the corridors of a (...)
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    Editor.J. O. Wisdom, John O'Neill, I. C. Jarvie & J. N. Hattinngadi - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (4):436-436.
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    Editor.J. O. Wisdom, John O'Neill, I. C. Jarvie & J. N. Hattinngadi - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (3):280-280.
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    Esotericism.J. O. Wisdom - 1987 - In Joseph Agassi & I. C. Jarvie (eds.), Rationality: the critical view. Hingham, MA, USA: Distributors for the U.S. and Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 51--68.
    Some readers, even though well versed in philosophy, may be bewildered by Wittgenstein's posthumous book on the philosophy of mathematics and unable to find a dominant theme running through even a part of it; to list the main contents–headings would make them none the wiser. Although two main themes may in the end be discerned in it, they do not pervade the book after the usual manner of themes; one has rather the sense of wandering about the corridors of a (...)
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    Editors / Redacteurs En Chef.J. O. Wisdom, J. N. Hattiangadi, I. C. Jarvie & John O'Neill - 1982 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (4):348-348.
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    Foundations of Inference in Natural Science.J. O. Wisdom - 1952 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 3 (11):291-293.
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    General Explanation in History.J. O. Wisdom - 1976 - History and Theory 15 (3):257-266.
    The covering-law model of historical explanation works only for explanation of particulars by particulars, or narrative questions and person and action questions. Wisdom suggests three other explanatory theories that may be integral to historical explanation. What are called Challengeable-cover laws, Function-type laws, and Theoretical-type explanations are introduced and their ranges with respect to covering laws described. The first type are non-trivial generalizations the historian forms where existing covering laws are irrelevant or insufficient, for isolated aspects of their subject matter. Function-type (...)
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    IV.—Perception-Statements.J. O. Wisdom - 1949 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 49 (1):47-64.
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    Is Freud revised?—as regards substance or accidents?J. O. Wisdom - 1985 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (3):359-364.
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    IV.—Towards the Psychocentric Conception of Right.J. O. Wisdom - 1936 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 36 (1):61-78.
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    No Title available.J. O. Wisdom - 1941 - Philosophy 16 (63):326-326.
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    No Title available: PHILOSOPHY.J. O. Wisdom - 1941 - Philosophy 16 (61):83-84.
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