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    Verisimilitude and the Scientific Strategy of Economic Theory.JesÚ Zamora Bonilla & P. S. - 1999 - Journal of Economic Methodology 6 (3):331-350.
    Methodological norms in economic theorizing are interpreted as rational strategies to optimize some epistemic utility functions. A definition of ?empirical verisimilitude? is defended as a plausible interpretation of the epistemic preferences of researchers. Some salient differences between the scientific strategies of physics and of economics are derived from the comparison of the relative costs associated with each strategy. The classical discussion about the ?realism of assumptions? in economics is also considered under the light of the concept of ?empirical verisimilitude?
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    Science Studies and the Theory of Games.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2006 - Perspectives on Science 14 (4):525-557.
    Being scientific research a process of social interaction, this process can be studied from a game-theoretic perspective. Some conceptual and formal instruments that can help to understand scientific research as a game are introduced, and it is argued that game theoretic epistemology provides a middle ground for 'rationalist' and 'constructivist' theories of scientific knowledge. In the first part , a description of the essential elements of game of science is made, using an inferentialist conception of rationality. In the second part (...)
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    The Elementary Economics of Scientific Consensus.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 1999 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 14 (3):461-488.
    The scientist’s decision of accepting a given proposition is assumed to be dependent on two factors: the scientist’s ‘private’ information about the value of that statement and the proportion of colleagues who also accept it. This interdependence is modelled in an economic fashion, and it is shown that it may lead to multiple equilibria. The main conclusions are that the evolution of scientific knowledge can be path-dependent, that scientific revolutions can be due to very small changes in the empirical evidence, (...)
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  4. The Elementary Economics of Scientific Consensus.Bonilla Jesús P. Zamora - 1999 - Theoria 14 (3):461-488.
    The scientist's decision of accepting a given proposition is assumed to be dependent on two factors: the scientist's 'private' information about the value of that statement and the proportion of colleagues who also accept it. This interdependence is modelled in an economic fashion, and it is shown that it may lead to multiple equilibria. The main conclusions are that the evolution of scientific knowledge can be path, dependent, that scientific revolutions can be due to very small changes in the empirical (...)
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    Meaning and Testability in the Structuralist Theory of Science.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2003 - Erkenntnis 59 (1):47 - 76.
    The connection between scientific knowledge and our empirical access to realityis not well explained within the structuralist approach to scientific theories. I arguethat this is due to the use of a semantics not rich enough from the philosophical pointof view. My proposal is to employ Sellars–Brandom's inferential semantics to understand how can scientific terms have empirical content, and Hintikka's game-theoretical semantics to analyse how can theories be empirically tested. The main conclusions are that scientific concepts gain their meaning through `basic (...)
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  6. Where is Economic Methodology Going? Jesus P. Zamora Bonilla.Jesus P. Zamora Bonilla - 2001 - Journal of Economic Methodology 8 (1):135-138.
  7. Scientific Inference and the Pursuit of Fame: A Contractarian Approach.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2002 - Philosophy of Science 69 (2):300-323.
    Methodological norms are seen as rules defining a competitive game, and it is argued that rational recognition-seeking scientists can reach a collective agreement about which specific norms serve better their individual interests, especially if the choice is made `under a veil of ignorance', i.e. , before knowing what theory will be proposed by each scientist. Norms for theory assessment are distinguished from norms for theory choice (or inference rules), and it is argued that pursuit of recognition only affects this second (...)
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  8. Science as a Persuasion Game.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2006 - Episteme 2:189-201.
     
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    Verisimilitude and the Scientific Strategy of Economic Theory.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 1999 - Journal of Economic Methodology 6 (3):331-350.
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    Optimal Judgment Aggregation.Jesus P. Zamora Bonilla - unknown
    A necessary condition for a group being taken as a rational agent is that its choices and judgements are ‘logically contestable’, but this can lead to problems of aggregation, as Arrow impossibility theorem or the discursive dilemma. This paper proposes a contractarian or constitutional approach: the relevant thing is what aggregation mechanisms would be preferred by the members of the group. Two distinctions need to be made: first, judgement aggregation is not aggregation of decisions, and judgement aggregation needs be distinguished (...)
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  11. An Invitation to Methodonomics.J. P. Zamora Bonilla - 1997 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 61:233-254.
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    Truthlikeness with a Human Face: On Some Connections Between the Theory of Verisimilitude and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2005 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 83 (1):361-369.
    Verisimilitude theorists (and many scientific realists) assume that science attempts to provide hypotheses with an increasing degree of closeness to the full truth; on the other hand, radical sociologists of science assert that flesh and bone scientists struggle to attain much more mundane goals (such as income, power, fame, and so on). This paper argues that both points of view can be made compatible, for (1) rational individuals only would be interested in engaging in a strong competition (such as that (...)
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    Un Modelo Simple de Aproximacion a la Verdad.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 1993 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 8 (1):135-148.
    The process of scientific investigation is reconstructed as a process of empirical approximation to the truth. This last concept is explicated as a combination of “degree of simmilarity between theory A and the strongest accepted empirical law at moment t” and the “degree of depth of this empirical law”. A number of methodological theorems are proved, and avision of science closer to sophisticated falsificationism is mathematically deduced from our definitions.
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    Normativity and Self-Interest in Scientific Research.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2008 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 96 (1):71-81.
    In this paper I want to present the guiding lines of a research programme into the economics of scientific knowledge, a programme whose ultimate goal is to develop what I would like to call a contractarian epistemology. The structure of the paper is as follows: in the first section I will comment on two conflicting approaches to the topic of rationality in science: the view of the rationality of scientific knowledge as deriving from the employment of sound methodological norms, and (...)
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    Truthlikeness Without Truth: A Methodological Approach.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 1992 - Synthese 93 (3):343-372.
    In this paper, an attempt is made to solve various problems posed to current theories of verisimilitude: the problem of linguistic variance; the problem of which are the best scientific methods for getting the most verisimilar theories; and the question of the ontological commitment in scientific theories. As a result of my solution to these problems, and with the help of other considerations of epistemological character, I conclude that the notion of 'Tarskian truth' is dispensable in a rational interpretation of (...)
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    Representaciones en la ciencia. [REVIEW]Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 1999 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 14 (2):380-382.
  17. 1. David J. Buller: Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature, David J. Buller: Adapting Minds: Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature, (Pp. 232-246). [REVIEW]Edward Erwin, Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla & Jeremy Simon - 2006 - Philosophy of Science 73 (2).
     
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    Peddling Science: An Essay Review of Science Bought and Sold: Essays in the Economics of Science.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (4):833-839.
    Science Bought and Sold collects a large portion of the most relevant works on the `economics of scientific knowledge production,' as well as other more recent and unpublished papers on the topic, and the long introductory essay by the editors is an illuminating guide to the field. In this critical notice, I argue that economic theorising about scientific research is providing a peaceful meeting point for many of the combatants in the `science wars,' one from which both epistemic and political (...)
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    Presentation.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2003 - Theoria 18 (3):255-257.
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    Cooperation, Competition, and the Contractarian View of Scientific Research.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - unknown
    Using the approach known as ‘Economics of Scientific Knowledge’, this paper defends the view of scientific norms as the result of a ‘social contract’, i.e., as an equilibrium in the game of selecting the norms under which to proceed to play the game of scientific research and publication. A categorisation of the relevant types of scientific norms is offered, as well as a discussion about the incentives of the researchers in choosing some or other alternative rules.
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    Introducción a las comparaciones de confianza. [REVIEW]Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 1996 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 11 (2):227-228.
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    Moulines y el realismo.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 1995 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 10 (1):193-208.
    Moulines’ arguments against several types of realism in his book Pluralidad y recursion are considered and a defence of scientific realism consistent with structuralism is offered as a plausible answer to Moulines’ criticisms.
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    Peddling Science: An Essay Review of Science Bought and Sold: Essays in the Economics of Science*Philip Mirowski and Esther‐Mirjam Sent , Science Bought and Sold: Essays in the Economics of Science. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press , Ix + 573 Pp., $80.00 , $33.00. [REVIEW]Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (4):833-839.
    Science Bought and Sold collects a large portion of the most relevant works on the ‘economics of scientific knowledge production,’ as well as other more recent and unpublished papers on the topic, and the long introductory essay by the editors is an illuminating guide to the field. In this critical notice, I argue that economic theorising about scientific research is providing a peaceful meeting point for many of the combatants in the ‘science wars,’ one from which both epistemic and political (...)
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    El debate sobre el cambio climático interpretado como un juego de persuasión.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla & Leonardo Monzonis Forner - 2013 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 28 (1):77-96.
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    Realism Versus Anti-Realism: Philosophical Problem or Scientific Concern?Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2019 - Synthese 196 (10):3961-3977.
    The decision whether to have a realist or an anti-realist attitude towards scientific hypotheses is interpreted in this paper as a choice that scientists themselves have to face in their work as scientists, rather than as a ‘philosophical’ problem. Scientists’ choices between realism and instrumentalism are interpreted in this paper with the help of two different conceptual tools: a deflationary semantics grounded in the inferentialist approach to linguistic practices developed by some authors, and an epistemic utility function that tries to (...)
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    Rhetoric, Induction, and the Free Speech Dilemma.Jesus P. Zamora Bonilla - 2006 - Philosophy of Science 73 (2):175-193.
    Scientists can choose different claims as interpretations of the results of their research. Scientific rhetoric is understood as the attempt to make those claims most beneficial for the scientists' interests. A rational choice, game-theoretic model is developed to analyze how this choice can be made and to assess it from a normative point of view. The main conclusion is that `social' interests (pursuit of recognition) may conflict with `cognitive' ones when no constraints are put on the choices of the authors (...)
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    Verisimilitude, Structuralism and Scientific Progress.Jesùs P. Zamora Bonilla - 1996 - Erkenntnis 44 (1):25 - 47.
    An epistemic notion of verisimilitude (as the 'degree in which a theory seems closer to the full truth to a scientific community') is defined in several ways. Application to the structuralist description of theories is carried out by introducing a notion of 'empirical regularity' in structuralist terms. It is argued that these definitions of verisimilitude can be used to give formal reconstructions of scientific methodologies such as falsificationism, conventionalism and normal science.
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  28. 10. Interpreting Quantum Field Theory Interpreting Quantum Field Theory (Pp. 348-378).Michael Friedman, Robert DiSalle, J. D. Trout, Shaun Nichols, Maralee Harrell, Clark Glymour, Carl G. Wagner, Kent W. Staley, Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla & Frederick M. Kronz - 2002 - Philosophy of Science 69 (2):256-265.
    Recently, Rueger and Sharp and Koperski have been concerned to show that certain procedural accounts of model confirmation are compromised by non-linear dynamics. We suggest that the issues raised are better approached by considering whether chaotic data analysis methods allow for reliable inference from data. We provide a framework and an example of this approach.
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    Moulines y el realismo.Bonilla Jesús P. Zamora - 1995 - Theoria 10 (1):193-208.
    Moulines’ arguments against several types of realism in his book Pluralidad y recursion are considered and a defence of scientific realism consistent with structuralism is offered as a plausible answer to Moulines’ criticisms.
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    Presentation: Darwinism and Social Science: Is There Any Hope for the Reductionist?Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 2003 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 18 (3):255-257.
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    Representaciones En la Ciencia: De la Invariancia Estructural a la Significatividad Pragmática.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 1999 - Theoria 14 (2):380-382.
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    Un Modele Simple de Aproximación a la Verdad.Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla - 1993 - Theoria 8 (1):135-148.
    The process of scientific investigation is reconstructed as a process of empirical approximation to the truth. This last concept is explicated as a combination of “degree of simmilarity between theory A and the strongest accepted empirical law at moment t” and the “degree of depth of this empirical law”. A number of methodological theorems are proved, and avision of science closer to sophisticated falsificationism is mathematically deduced from our definitions.
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    18 Economists: Truth-Seekers or Rent-Seekers?Jesus P. Zamora Bonilla - 2002 - In Uskali Mäki (ed.), Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Social Construction. Cambridge University Press. pp. 356.
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    Where is Economic Methodology Going?Jesus P. Zamora Bonilla - 2001 - Journal of Economic Methodology 8 (1):135-138.
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    Social Constructionism, Postmodernism and Deconstructionism.P. Baert, D. Weinberg, V. Mottier, I. C. Jarvie & J. Zamora-Bonilla - unknown
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    Inferentialism, Degrees of Commitment, and Ampliative Reasoning.Rodríguez Xavier de Donato, Bonilla Jesús Zamora & Javier González De Prado Salas - forthcoming - Synthese:1-19.
    Our purpose in this paper is to contribute to a practice-based characterization of scientific inference. We want to explore whether Brandom’s pragmatist–inferentialist framework can suitably accommodate several types of ampliative inference common in scientific reasoning and explanation. First, we argue that Brandom’s view of induction in terms of merely permissive inferences is inadequate; in order to overcome the shortcoming of Brandom’s proposal, we put forward an alternative conception of inductive, probabilistic reasoning by appeal to the notion of degrees of commitment. (...)
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  37. Why Are Good Theories Good? Reflections on Epistemic Values, Confirmation, and Formal Epistemology.Jesús Zamora-Bonilla - 2013 - Synthese 190 (9):1533-1553.
    Franz Huber’s (2008a) attempt to unify inductivist and hypothetico-deductivist intuitions on confirmation by means of a single measure are examined and compared with previous work on the theory of verisimilitude or truthlikeness. The idea of connecting ‘the logic of confirmation’ with ‘the logic of acceptability’ is also critically discussed, and it is argued that ‘acceptability’ takes necessarily into account some pragmatic criteria, and that at least two normative senses of ‘acceptability’ must be distinguished: ‘acceptable’ in the sense of ‘being allowed (...)
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    Pure Intuition: Miranda Fricker on the Economy of Prejudice.Bonilla Jesús Zamora - 2008 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 23 (1):77-80.
    Two aspects of Miranda Fricker’s book are criticised: the implicit assumption that ethical theory can solve fundamental problems in epistemology, and the excessive reliance on testimony as a fundamental source of knowledge. Against the former, it is argued that ethical theories are based on cultural prejudicesto a higher extent than epistemological theories. Against the latter, argumentation is proposed as a more important epistemic practice than testimony.
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    R. S. P. Beekes: The Origins of the Etruscans. (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen: Mededelingen van de Afdeling Letterkunde, Nieuwe Reeks, 66.1.) Pp. 59, Map. Amsterdam: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 2003. Paper. ISBN: 90-6984-369-2. - A. Grandazzi: Les Origines de Rome. (Que Sais-Je? 216.) Pp. 127, Maps. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2003. Paper. ISBN: 2-13-053219-5. [REVIEW]Christopher Smith - 2005 - The Classical Review 55 (1):361-362.
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    Pure Intuition: Miranda Fricker on the Economy of Prejudice.Jesús Zamora Bonilla - 2008 - Theoria : An International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science 23 (1):77-80.
    Two aspects of Miranda Fricker’s book are criticised: the implicit assumption that ethical theory can solve fundamental problems in epistemology, and the excessive reliance on testimony as a fundamental source of knowledge. Against the former, it is argued that ethical theories are based on cultural prejudices to a higher extent than epistemological theories. Against the latter, argumentation is proposed as a more important epistemic practice than testimony.
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    Science: The Rules of the Game.Jesús Zamora-Bonilla - 2010 - Logic Journal of the IGPL 18 (2):294-307.
    Popper’s suggestion of taking methodological norms as conventions is examined from the point of view of game theory. The game of research is interpreted as a game of persuasion, in the sense that every scientists tries to advance claims, and that her winning the game consists in her colleagues accepting some of those claims as the conclusions of some arguments. Methodological norms are seen as elements in a contract established amongst researchers, that says what inferential moves are legitimate or compulsory (...)
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    Inferentialism, Degrees of Commitment, and Ampliative Reasoning.Jesús Zamora Bonilla, Xavier de Donato Rodríguez & Javier González de Prado Salas - 2017 - Synthese 198 (Suppl 4):909-927.
    Our purpose in this paper is to contribute to a practice-based characterization of scientific inference. We want to explore whether Brandom’s pragmatist–inferentialist framework can suitably accommodate several types of ampliative inference common in scientific reasoning and explanation. First, we argue that Brandom’s view of induction in terms of merely permissive inferences is inadequate; in order to overcome the shortcoming of Brandom’s proposal, we put forward an alternative conception of inductive, probabilistic reasoning by appeal to the notion of degrees of commitment. (...)
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    The Republic of Science and Its Constitution: Some Reflections on Scientific Methods as Institutions.Jesús Zamora Bonilla - 2019 - In Raphael Sassower & Nathaniel Laor (eds.), The Impact of Critical Rationalism: Expanding the Popperian Legacy Through the Works of Ian C. Jarvie. Springer Verlag. pp. 31-44.
    Jarvie’s Popper’s social view of science from Logik der Forschung to The Open Society and Its Enemies is used to discuss whether the “proto-constitution” of science that, according to Jarvie, Popper formulated is a sound justification of a falsificationist methodology, and whether the view of society and of social science grounding Popper’s views could be substituted for some more updated insights from contemporary social science. In particular, I defend that a game-theoretic view to the choice of norms, one that takes (...)
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  44. The Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences.I. C. Jarvie, Zamora Bonilla & P. Jesús (eds.) - 2011 - Sage Publications.
    In this exciting Handbook, Ian Jarvie and Jesús Zamora-Bonilla have put together a wide-ranging and authoritative overview of the main philosophical currents and traditions at work in the social sciences today. Starting with the history of social scientific thought, this Handbook sets out to explore that core fundamentals of social science practice, from issues of ontology and epistemology to issues of practical method. Along the way it investigates such notions as paradigm, empiricism, postmodernism, naturalism, language, agency, power, culture, (...)
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    Editor's Presentation. Darwinism and Social Science: Is There Any Hope for the Reductionist?Jesús Zamora Bonilla - 2010 - Theoria 18 (3):255-257.
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    Credibility, Idealisation, and Model Building: An Inferential Approach.Xavier Donato Rodríguez & Jesús Zamora Bonilla - 2009 - Erkenntnis 70 (1):101-118.
    In this article we defend the inferential view of scientific models and idealisation. Models are seen as "inferential prostheses" construed by means of an idealisation-concretisation process, which we essentially understand as a kind of counterfactual deformation procedure . The value of scientific representation is understood in terms not only of the success of the inferential outcomes arrived at with its help, but also of the heuristic power of representation and their capacity to correct and improve our models. This provides us (...)
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  47. La Caverna de Platón y Los Cuarenta Ladrones: Divertimentos Sobre Filosofía, Religión, Ciencia y Racionalidad.Zamora Bonilla & P. Jesús - 2011 - Pourquoi-Pas Editores.
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    What's New in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences?: Guest Editors' Introduction.Julian Reiss, David Teira & Jesús Zamora Bonilla - 2008 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (3):311-313.
  49. Pure Intuition: Miranda Fricker on the Economy of Prejudice.Jesús Zamora Bonilla - 2008 - Theoria 23 (1):77-80.
    Two aspects of Miranda Fricker’s book are criticised: the implicit assumption that ethical theory can solve fundamental problems in epistemology, and the excessive reliance on testimony as a fundamental source of knowledge. Against the former, it is argued that ethical theories are based on cultural prejudices to a higher extent than epistemological theories. Against the latter, argumentation is proposed as a more important epistemic practice than testimony.
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    Science as a Persuasion Game: An Inferentialist Approach.Jesús Zamora Bonilla - 2006 - Episteme 2 (3):189-201.
    Scientific research is reconstructed as a language game along the lines of Robert Brandom's inferentialism. Researchers are assumed to aim at persuading their colleagues of the validity of some claims. The assertions each scientist is allowed or committed to make depend on her previous claims and on the inferential norms of her research community. A classification of the most relevant types of inferential rules governing such a game is offered, and some ways in which this inferentialist approach can be used (...)
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