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Lilia Gurova
New Bulgarian University
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    ‘Understanding It Makes It Normal’: Is It a Reasoning Fallacy or Not?Lilia Gurova - 2013 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 19 (3):524-527.
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    The Uses of Truth: Is There Room for Reconciliation of Factivist and Non-Factivist Accounts of Scientific Understanding?Lilia Gurova - forthcoming - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science:1-11.
    One of the most lively debates on scientific understanding is standardly presented as a controversy between the so-called factivists, who argue that understanding implies truth, and the non-factivi...
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    Fodor Vs. Darwin: A Methodological Follow-Up.Lilia Gurova - unknown
    In a series of recent publications Jerry Fodor has attacked what many believe is the core of Darwinian theory of evolution – the theory of natural selection. Not surprisingly, Fodor’s attack has provoked a strong negative reaction. Fodor’s critics have insisted both that his main argument is unsound and that his central claim that the theory of natural selection “can’t explain the distribution of phenotypic traits in biological populations” is untenable. I can generally agree with the first part of the (...)
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    Inference, Consequence, and Meaning: Perspectives on Inferentialism.Lilia Gurova (ed.) - 2012 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
    Inferentialism as a theory of meaning builds on the idea that what a linguistic expression means depends exclusively on the inferential rules that govern its use. Following different strategies and exploring various case studies, the authors of this collection of essays discuss under what circumstances and to what extent the central tenets of inferentialism are tenable. The essays in this volume present the results of a three-year research project "Representation and Inference" which was conducted from the beginning of 2008 to (...)
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  5. Philosophy of Science A-Z by Stathis Psillos. [REVIEW]Lilia Gurova - 2009 - Balkan Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):159-162.
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    On Some Non-Trivial Implications of the View That Good Explanations Increase Our Understanding of Explained Phenomena.Lilia Gurova - 2017 - Balkan Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):45-52.
    The central argument in this paper is the following: if we agree that one of the aims of explanation is to provide or increase understanding, and if we assess understanding on the basis of the inferences one can draw from the knowledge of the phenomenon which is understood, then the value of an explanation, i.e. its capacity to provide or increase understanding of the explained phenomenon, should be assessed on the basis of the extra-inferences which this explanation allows for. The (...)
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    VII. Sparse and Dense Categories: What They Tell Us About Natural Kinds.Lilia Gurova - 2011 - In Petrov V. (ed.), Ontological Landscapes: Recent Thought on Conceptual Interfaces Between Science and Philosophy. Ontos. pp. 157.
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    The Principle Based Explanations Are Not Extinct in Cognitive Science: The Case of the Basic Level Effects.Lilia Gurova - 2014 - Philosophia Scientiae 18:203-214.
    On observe une nouvelle tendance dans la philosophie des sciences cognitives, manifeste dans les écrits de Betchel et al. qui met en avant l’importance des explications mécanistes au détriment du rôle explicatif des principes. Cet article est un plaidoyer pour rétablir l’équilibre. Il met l’accent sur l’effort d’explication des effets du niveau de base, l’une des plus importantes découvertes empiriques dans l’histoire de la recherche en catégorisation. L’analyse de trois différentes périodes de cette histoire révèle que le recours aux principes (...)
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    The Principle Based Explanations Are Not Extinct in Cognitive Science: The Case of the Basic Level Effects.Lilia Gurova - 2014 - Philosophia Scientae 18:203-214.