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    The dilemma of case studies: Toward a heraclitian philosophy of science.Joseph C. Pitt - 2001 - Perspectives on Science 9 (4):373-382.
    What do appeals to case studies accomplish? Consider the dilemma: On the one hand, if the case is selected because it exemplifies the philosophical point, then it is not clear that the historical data hasn't been manipulated to fit the point. On the other hand, if one starts with a case study, it is not clear where to go from there—for it is unreasonable to generalize from one case or even two or three.
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    Theories of explanation.Joseph C. Pitt (ed.) - 1988 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Since the publication of Carl Hempel and Paul Oppenheim's ground-breaking work "Studies in the Logic of Explanation," the theory of explanation has remained a major topic in the philosophy of science. This valuable collection provides readers with the opportunity to study some of the classic essays on the theory of explanation along with the best examples of the most recent work being done on the topic. In addition to the original Hempel and Oppenheim paper, the volume includes Scriven's critical reaction (...)
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  3. Theories of explanation.Joseph C. Pitt - 1989 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 179 (4):654-655.
     
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    Heraclitus Redux: Technological Infrastructures and Scientific Change.Joseph C. Pitt - 2019 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book aims to spell out the consequences of taking the technologies behind the doing of science seriously.
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  5. It’s Not About Technology.Joseph C. Pitt - 2010 - Knowledge, Technology & Policy 23 (3):445-454.
    It is argued that the question “Can we trust technology?” is unanswerable because it is open-ended. Only questions about specific issues that can have specific answers should be entertained. It is further argued that the reason the question cannot be answered is that there is no such thing as Technology _simpliciter_. Fundamentally, the question comes down to trusting people and even then, the question has to be specific about trusting a person to do this or that.
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    Galileo Heretic.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987
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    Galileo and His Sources: The Heritage of the Collegio Romano in Galileo's Science.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Philosophy of Science 54 (1):138-140.
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    When is an Image Not an Image?Joseph C. Pitt - 2005 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 8 (3):24-33.
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    What Engineers Know.Joseph C. Pitt - 2001 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 5 (3):116-123.
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    The Epistemology of the Very Small.Joseph C. Pitt - unknown
    The question is how do Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs) give us access to the nano world? The images these instruments produce, I argue, do not allow us to see atoms in the same way that we see trees. To the extent that SEMs and STMs allow us to see the occupants of the nano world it is by way of metaphorical extension of the concept of “seeing”. The more general claim is that changes in scientific instrumentation effect changes in the (...)
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    New Directions in the Philosophy of Technology.Joseph C. Pitt - 1995 - Springer Verlag.
    In this collection we finally find the philosophy of technology, a young and rapidly developing area of scholarly interest, making contact with history of science and technology, and mainstream epistemological and metaphysical issues. The sophistication of these papers indicates the maturity of the field as it moves away from the advocacy of anti-technology ideological posturing toward a deeper understanding of the options and restraints technological developments provide. The papers presented here take us over a threshold into the real world of (...)
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    Review: The Problems of Individuating Revolutions. [REVIEW]Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behaviorism 15 (1):83-87.
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    The myth of science education.Joseph C. Pitt - 1990 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 10 (1):7-17.
    It is argued that the manner in which we teach science in the high schools represents an outdated positivistic conception of science. The standard presentation of a year of each of chemistry, biology and physics should be replaced by an integrated science plus history, philosophy, and sociology of science which would take a total of three years to complete. A proper appreciation for the true nature of science is essential to the continued health of the scientific enterprise.
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    Change and Progress in Modern Science: Papers Related to and Arising from the Fourth International Conference on History and Philosophy of Science, Blacksburg, Virginia, November 1982.Joseph C. Pitt - 1985 - Springer.
    The papers presented here derive from the 4th International Confe:--ence on History and Philosophy of Science held in Blacksburg, Virginia, U. S. A., November 2-6, 1982. The Conference was sponsored by the I nternational Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Particular thanks go to L. Jonathan Cohen, Secretary of the Union, as well as to Dean Henry Bauer of the College of Arts & Sciences, Wilfred Jewkes and the Center for (...)
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    Hume and Peirce on Belief, or, Why Belief Should Not Be Considered an Epistemic Category.Joseph C. Pitt - 2005 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 41 (2):343 - 354.
  16. New Perspectives on Galileo.Robert E. Butts & Joseph C. Pitt - 1980 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 31 (2):195-199.
     
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    Galileo, rationality and explanation.Joseph C. Pitt - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55 (1):87-103.
    It is argued that Galileo's theory of justification was a version of explanationism. Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems is to be read as primarily a defense of his theory of the tides. He shows how, by assuming Copernican motions, he can explain the tides, thereby justifying the endorsement of Copernicus. The crux of the argument rests on Galileo's account of explanation, which is novel in its reliance on the use of geometry. Finally, the consequences of his use (...)
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    Problematics in the history of philosophy.Joseph C. Pitt - 1992 - Synthese 92 (1):117 - 134.
  19. The Problems of Individuating Revolutions.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behaviorism 15 (1):83-87.
     
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  20. 'Peirce-pectives' on Metaphysics and the Sciences.Susan Haack, Rosa Mayorga, Jaime Nubiola, Cornelis de Waal, Deborah G. Mayo, Robert G. Meyers, Joseph C. Pitt & Nicholas Rescher - 2005 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 41 (2):237-365.
     
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  21. Ron Amundson J. Christopher Maloney.Robert Arr1ngton, Gareth Matthews, William Bechtel, Joseph C. Pitt, Jonathan Bennett, Ut Place, Alan Berger, Jond Ringen, Richard Creel & Alexander Rosenberg - 1989 - Behaviorism 17:85.
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    Editorial introduction.Richard M. Burian & Joseph C. Pitt - 1992 - Synthese 92 (1):3-7.
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    New Perspectives on Galileo: Papers Deriving From and Related to a Workshop on Galileo Held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975.Robert E. Butts & Joseph C. Pitt (eds.) - 1978 - D. Reidel.
  24. I Modi del progresso: teorie e episodi della razionalità scientifica.Marcello Pera & Joseph C. Pitt (eds.) - 1985 - Milano: Il Saggiatore.
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    Against the Perennial.Joseph C. Pitt - 2003 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (2):57-65.
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    Common Sense.Joseph C. Pitt - 2008 - In Robert Almeder (ed.), Rescher Studies: A Collection of Essays on the Philosophical Work of Nicholas Rescher. De Gruyter. pp. 253-260.
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    Doing Philosophy: Rescher's Normative Methodology.Joseph C. Pitt - 1998 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 64:135-145.
  28. Don't talk to me.Joseph C. Pitt - 2008 - In D. E. Wittkower (ed.), Ipod and Philosophy. Open Court.
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    Ethical Colonialism.Joseph C. Pitt - 2004 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (3):32-38.
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    Explaining Change in Science.Joseph C. Pitt - 1998 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 3 (3):135-140.
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    Empirical KnowledgeAlan H. Goldman.Joseph C. Pitt - 1990 - Isis 81 (2):395-395.
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    Editorial preface.Joseph C. Pitt - 1994 - Synthese 99 (1):1-1.
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    Editorial Statement.Joseph C. Pitt, Pieter E. Vermaas & Peter-Paul Verbeek - 2007 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 11 (1):1-1.
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    Editorial Statement.Joseph C. Pitt, Pieter E. Vermaas & Peter-Paul Verbeek - 2007 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 11 (1):1-1.
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  35. Human beings as technological artifacts.Joseph C. Pitt - 2006 - In John R. Dakers (ed.), Defining Technological Literacy: Towards an Epistemological Framework. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    Hempel Versus Sellars on Explanation.Joseph C. Pitt - 1980 - Dialectica 34 (2):95-120.
    SummaryHempel's Deductive‐Nomological model of explanation is compared to Sellars' brand of essentialism. The source of their differences is shown to lie in their views on the explanatory role of inductively based generalizations. An adequate explanation requires a reasoned account of why an empirical generalization fails. On Sellars' view this entails concentrating on the nature of the things whose behavior is in question. We thereby remove ourselves from the misleading positivist methodology in which one counterinstance renders a generalization uninteresting. It is (...)
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    Influencing technological change.Joseph C. Pitt - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (4):545-548.
    The philosophy of technology is not influencing technological change because there isn’t a single philosophy of technology. Philosophers of technology should be involved in technological change because we have something valuable to offer. But before we can get involved, we have to be accepted by those effecting the changes. That means we have to acquire the credentials necessary to establish our credibility. We have to get our hands dirty.
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    Introduction: Through the Looking Glass.Joseph C. Pitt - 1978 - In Joseph Pitt (ed.), The Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars: Queries and Extensions. D. Reidel. pp. 1--18.
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    Note from the Editor.Joseph C. Pitt - 2000 - Perspectives on Science 8 (4):327-327.
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    No Title available: Reviews.Joseph C. Pitt - 1991 - Economics and Philosophy 7 (1):122-128.
  41. On Sellarsian Images.Joseph C. Pitt - 1982 - Epistemologia 5 (1):93.
     
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    On the Philosophy of Technology, Past and Future.Joseph C. Pitt - 1995 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 1 (1-2):18-22.
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  43. On why technology cant improve society.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behaviorism 15 (1):51-56.
  44. On Why Technology Can't Improve Society.Joseph C. Pitt - 1987 - Behavior and Philosophy 15 (1):51.
     
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    Pictures, Images, and Conceptual Change: An Analysis of Wilfrid Sellars' Philosophy of Science.Joseph C. Pitt - 1981 - Springer.
  46. Philosophy in Economics.Joseph C. Pitt - 1986 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 48 (4):665-665.
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    Philosophy in Economics: Papers Deriving from and Related to a Workshop on Testability and Explanation in Economics Held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979.Joseph C. Pitt - 1981 - Springer.
    Papers Deriving from and Related to a Workshop on Testability and Explanation in Economics held at Virginia Polytechnics Institute and State University, April 1979.
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    Philosophical Methodology, Technologies, and the Transformation of Knowledge.Joseph C. Pitt - 1996 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 1 (3-4):146-158.
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  49. Rational Changes in Science. Essays on Scientific Reasoning: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 98.Joseph C. Pitt & Marcello Pera (eds.) - 1987 - Dordrecht:
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    Revolutions in science and refinements in the analysis of causation.Joseph C. Pitt & Morton Tavel - 1977 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 8 (1):48-62.
    Summary A sufficient condition for a revolution in physics is a change in the concept of cause. To demonstrate this, we examine three developments in physical theory. After informally characterizing a theory in terms of an heuristic and a set of equations, we show how tensions between these two dimensions lead to the development of alternative theoretical accounts. In each case the crucial move results in a refinement of our account of cause. All these refinements taken together result in the (...)
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