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    A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science.Noretta Koertge (ed.) - 1998 - New York, US: Oup Usa.
    Cultural critics say that 'science is politics by other means,' arguing that the results of scientific inquiry are profoundly shaped by the ideological agendas of powerful elites. Physicist Alan Sokal recently poked fun at these claims, touching off a still-unabated torrent of heated discussion. This hard-hitting collection picks up where Sokal left off, offering crisp, detailed critiques of case studies presented by cultural critics as evidence that scientific results tell us more about social context than they do about the natural (...)
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    Galileo and the Problem of Accidents.Noretta Koertge - 1977 - Journal of the History of Ideas 38 (3):389.
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    The methodological status of Popper's rationality principle.Noretta Koertge - 1979 - Theory and Decision 10 (1-4):83-95.
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    Popper's metaphysical research program for the human sciences.Noretta Koertge - 1975 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 18 (4):437 – 462.
    Popper has provided a model for the scientific explanation of human actions and a metaphysical theory of man which can guide scientific research. In this paper I discuss the problems of the empirical content and nomicity of the Rationality Principle and extend the method of situational analysis to the problem of explaining beliefs. The domain of applicability of the Rationality Principle is bounded on one side by cases in which behavior is determined by processes which can not be influenced by (...)
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    Inter-Theoretic Criticism and the Growth of Science.Noretta Koertge - 1970 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1970:160 - 173.
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  6. Science, values, and the value of science.Noretta Koertge - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):57.
    Protagonists in the so-called Science Wars differ most markedly in their views about the role of values in science and what makes science valuable. Scientists and philosophers of science have traditionally considered the principal aims of science to be explanation and application. Only cognitive values should influence what is taken to be explanatory. Social and political values affect the priority assigned to various scientific problems and the ways in which scientific results are applied. Ethical considerations may be brought to bear (...)
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  7. Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology.Cassandra Pinnick, Noretta Koertge & Robert Almeder (eds.) - 2003 - Rutgers University Press.
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    Rational reconstructions.Noretta Koertge - 1976 - In R. S. Cohen, P. K. Feyerabend & M. Wartofsky (eds.), Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos. Reidel. pp. 359--369.
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  9. Wrestling with the Social Constructor.Noretta Koertge - unknown
    In his Novum Organum, Francis Bacon presented a method of scientific inquiry that he hoped would root out "the idols and false notions which are now in possession of the human understanding" (Aphorism XXXVIII). Bacon argued that these sources of systematic delusion would continue to cause trouble "unless men, being forewarned of the danger, fortify themselves as far as may be against their assaults" (Ibid.). As the founders of the Royal Society began to design an institutional base for Bacon's dream (...)
     
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    Feyerabend, Feminism, and Philosophy.Noretta Koertge - 2013 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 3 (1):139-141.
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    Theory change in science.Noretta Koertge - 1973 - In Glenn Pearce & Patrick Maynard (eds.), Conceptual Change. Boston: D. Reidel. pp. 167--198.
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  12. A Study of Relations Between Scientific Theories: A Test of the General Correspondence Principle.Noretta Koertge - 1969 - Dissertation, University of London (United Kingdom)
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    Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology: An Examination of Gender in Science.Cassandra L. Pinnick, Noretta Koertge & Robert F. Almeder - 2003 - Rutgers University Press.
    This volume presents the first systematic evaluation of a feminist epistemology of sciences' power to transform both the practice of science and our society. Unlike existing critiques, this book questions the fundamental feminist suggestion that purging science of alleged male biases will advance the cause of both science and by extension, social justice. The book is divided into four sections: the strange status of feminist epistemology, testing feminist claims about scientific practice, philosophical and political critiques of feminist epistemology, and future (...)
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    Scientific Values and Civic Virtues.Noretta Koertge (ed.) - 2005 - New York, US: OUP Usa.
    This anthology explores the nexus between scientific values and civic virtues, arguing that both scientific norms and scientific institutions can provide badly needed resources for improving the rationality of public deliberation in democratic society. In response to the growing cynicism about corruption and the influence of special interest groups, political scientists have placed more emphasis on the importance to civil society of traditional civic virtues such as justice, fairness, honesty, tolerance, and intellectual pluralism. But where are the good exemplars for (...)
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    Professing Feminism: Education and Indoctrination in Women's Studies.Daphne Patai & Noretta Koertge - 2003 - Lexington Books.
    In this new and expanded edition of their controversial 1994 book, the authors update their analysis of what's gone wrong with Women's Studies programs. Their three new chapters provide a devastating and detailed examination of the routine practices found in feminst teaching and research.
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    New Dictionary of Scientific Biography.Noretta Koertge (ed.) - 2007 - Thomson Gale.
    Also available online as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library under the title Complete dictionary of scientific biography.
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    How might we put gender politics into science?Noretta Koertge - 2004 - Philosophy of Science 71 (5):868-879.
    Feminist proposals for reforming scientific method often ask that political evaluations be introduced into the context of justification. How might this work in practice? Fausto‐Sterling's alternative conceptualization of biological sex is analyzed and criticized. We then use this case study to comment on recent work on the role of social values in science by Longino and Kitcher.
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    Methodology, Ideology and Feminist Critiques of Science.Noretta Koertge - 1980 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:346 - 359.
    This paper deals with two questions. First, if all scientists were perfect Popperians, how much influence could their background values and experiences have? It is argued that background can play a role in problem choice and in the constructing and testing of hypotheses. Second, do the ideals of feminism suggest the need for a new methodology and epistemology for science? In answering this question, Harding's paper in this volume is discussed.
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    Toward an integration of content and method in the science curriculum.Noretta Koertge - 1996 - Science & Education 5 (4):391-406.
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    Historical and Philosophical Perspectives of Science.Noretta Koertge, Roger H. Stuewer, Herbert Feigl & Grover Maxwell - 1973 - Philosophical Review 82 (2):239.
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  21. How should we describe scientific change? or : a neo-Popperian reads Friedman.Noretta Koertge - 2010 - In Michael Friedman, Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (eds.), Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science. Open Court.
     
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    Progress and Philosophy.Noretta Koertge - 2017-04-27 - In Russell Blackford & Damien Broderick (eds.), Philosophy's Future. Wiley. pp. 41–49.
    This chapter argues that new ideas in philosophy can have an impact on other disciplines and help solve social problems. The new field of Research Ethics serves as the primary example.
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  23. The Feminist Critique [Repudiation] of Logic.Noretta Koertge - manuscript
    Logic is the systematic study of patterns of correct inference. The first treatise on logic is Aristotle's Prior Analytics , written around 350 B.C. and there are remarkable similarities between the way he presented his theory of valid arguments and the way it is still taught today. He analyzes the form of various inferences and then illustrates them with concrete examples. He begins with very simple cases.
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    An exploration of salmon's s-r model of explanation.Noretta Koertge - 1975 - Philosophy of Science 42 (3):270-274.
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    Bartley's theory of rationality.Noretta Koertge - 1974 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 4 (1):75-81.
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    From Knowledge to Wisdom: A Revolution in the Aims and Methods of Science. Nicholas Maxwell.Noretta Koertge - 1989 - Isis 80 (1):146-147.
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    Ideology, heuristics and rationality in the context of discovery.Noretta Koertge - 1993 - In S. French & H. Kamminga (eds.), Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 125--136.
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    In Praise of Truth and Substantive Rationality: Comments on Laudan's Progress and Its Problems.Noretta Koertge - 1978 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:505 - 521.
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    Metaphilosophy and the History of the Philosophy of Science-Philosophy and the Social Aspects of Scientific Inquiry: Moving On from the Science Wars-Reviving the Sociology of Science.Noretta Koertge & Philip Kitcher - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):S33-S44.
    I compare recent work in the sociology of scientific knowledge with other types of sociological research. On this basis I urge a revival of the sociology of science, offer a tentative agenda, and attempt to show how the questions I raise might be addressed.
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  30. Theoretical Pluralism and Incommensurability.Noretta Koertge - 1983 - Philosophica 31.
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    A Bouquet of Scientific Values.Noretta Koertge - 2005 - In Scientific Values and Civic Virtues. Oup Usa. pp. 9--24.
    This chapter reviews the attempts of sociologists of science such as Parsons and Merton, and philosophers of science such as Kuhn, Lakatos, and Popper, to characterize the norms that guide the scientific community. In addition to positivist values such as logical coherence and empirical adequacy, scientists place a great deal of emphasis on heuristic power, conceptual simplicity, mathematical tractability, and explanatory depth. Popper’s view of science as a problem-solving activity marked by both cooperation and critical debate serves as a good (...)
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  32. A methodological critique of the semantic conception of theories.Noretta Koertge - manuscript
    A new PhD slated to teach a beginning undergraduate course on scientific reasoning recently asked me to recommend topics. I launched into a description of my “baby-Popper-plus-statistics” class – give them enough deductive logic to understand the Duhemian problem, do the Galileo case study, use the notion of severe test to introduce a bit of probability theory, then segue to the problem of testing statistical hypotheses…. My interlocutor was looking impatient. “But I’m a strong adherent of the Semantic Conception of (...)
     
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    Belief Buddies versus Critical Communities The Social Organization ofPseudoscience.Noretta Koertge - 2013 - In Massimo Pigliucci & Maarten Boudry (eds.), Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem. University of Chicago Press. pp. 165.
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    Beyond cultural relativism.Noretta Koertge - 1985 - In Gregory Currie & Alan Musgrave (eds.), Popper and the human sciences. Hingham, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 121--131.
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  35. Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography.Noretta Koertge (ed.) - 2008 - Charles Scribner’s Sons.
     
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    Expanding philosophy of science into the moral domain: Response to brown and Kourany.Noretta Koertge - 2008 - Philosophy of Science 75 (5):779-785.
    Janet Kourany argues that philosophers of science should place more emphasis on the moral and political aspects of scientific research. As a possible site for philosophical intervention she discusses professional codes of ethics. James Brown describes various systemic problems in pharmaceutical research and proposes that socializing medical research is the best way to remedy the situation. I criticize each of their examples, but concur with many overall aspects of their expanded agenda for philosophy of science. †To contact the author, please (...)
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    Explaining Scientific Discovery.Noretta Koertge - 1982 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:14 - 28.
    Since philosophers of science have shown that discoveries cannot be predicted, how can historians of science explain them? The concept of discovery is explicated and what is required in order to provide a covering law explanation of past scientific discoveries is analyzed. The account relies on Hempel's model of genetic explanation, Popper's situational logic and Salmon's theory of statistical relevance. The Verstehen approach also plays an important role.
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    From the editor.Noretta Koertge - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (1):iii-iii.
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    Haacking Away at the Cynics.Noretta Koertge - 2005 - Metascience 14 (3):435-439.
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    In Praise of Truth and Substantive Rationality: Comments on Laudan’s Progress and Its Problems.Noretta Koertge - 1978 - PSA Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978 (2):505-521.
    Like most philosophers, Laudan [7] believes that by and large science makes cognitive progress and that the development of science is more or less rational. His book deals with two major problems:(a)In what sense does science progress? What is scientific progress?(b)Wherein lies the rationality of the growth of science? What is scientific rationality?In the main body of this paper, I first summarize and evaluate some of Laudan’s criticisms of his predecessors. Then I outline and criticize Laudan’s own theory of scientific (...)
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    Methodological and Historical Essays in the Natural and Social SciencesRobert S. Cohen Marx W. Wartofsky.Noretta Koertge - 1978 - Isis 69 (2):269-270.
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  42. Methodological Bootstrapping.Noretta Koertge - 1987 - In Gerard Radnitzky (ed.), Centripetal Forces in the Sciences. Paragon House Publishers. pp. 1--129.
     
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  43. 'New Age' Philosophies of Science: Constructivism, Feminism, and Postmodernism.Noretta Koertge - 2003 - In Peter Clark & Katherine Hawley (eds.), Philosophy of Science Today. Oxford University Press UK.
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    On explaining beliefs.Noretta Koertge - 1985 - Erkenntnis 22 (1-3):175 - 186.
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    On explaining beliefs.Noretta Koertge - 1987 - In Joseph Agassi & I. C. Jarvie (eds.), Erkenntnis. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 309--315.
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    Popper's contributions to our understanding of social science.Noretta Koertge - 1997 - Foundations of Science 2 (2):365-370.
  47. Postmodernist transformations of the problem of scientific literacy.Noretta Koertge - manuscript
    Postmodernist proposals for transforming science education would not only emphasize connections between science and society but also radically alter our conceptions of the value of experimentation and disinterested inquiry. I propose alternative loci for the study of science and society issues and argue for a less utilitarian vision of science literacy.
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    Reviws.Noretta Koertge - 1974 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 25 (3):297-299.
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    Review. Belief and resistance: Dynamics of contemporary intellectual controversy. Barbara Herrnstein Smith.Noretta Koertge - 1999 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (3):508-513.
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    Reflections on Empirical, External and Ideological Studies of Science.Noretta Koertge - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:152 - 159.
    This paper points out the vagueness and methodological naivete of current anti-normative studies of science. The Tversky-Kahneman paradigm catalogues common 'mistakes' in statistical reasoning, but fails to describe and explain people's embarrassment when these 'mistakes' are pointed out to them. A comprehensive naturalistic account of science should not limit itself to the quick-and-dirty aspects of scientific practice. The semantic view of theories is faulted for failing to account for the processes of prediction and explanation. I also argue against Baltas' examples (...)
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