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    Essentially Narrative Explanations.Paul A. Roth - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 62:42-50.
  2. The Pasts.Paul A. Roth - 2012 - History and Theory 51 (3):313-339.
    ABSTRACTThis essay offers a reconfiguration of the possibility‐space of positions regarding the metaphysics and epistemology associated with historical knowledge. A tradition within analytic philosophy from Danto to Dummett attempts to answer questions about the reality of the past on the basis of two shared assumptions. The first takes individual statements as the relevant unit of semantic and philosophical analysis. The second presumes that variants of realism and antirealism about the past exhaust the metaphysical options . This essay argues that both (...)
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    Beyond Understanding: The Career of the Concept of Understanding in the Human Sciences.Paul A. Roth - forthcoming - Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  4. Mistakes.Paul A. Roth - 2003 - Synthese 136 (3):389-408.
    A suggestion famously made by Peter Winch and carried through to present discussions holds that what constitutes the social as a kind consists of something shared – rules or practices commonly learned, internalized, or otherwise acquired by all members belonging to a society. This essays argues against the explanatory efficacy of appeals to this shared something as constitutive of a social kind by examining a violation of social norms or rules, viz., mistakes. I argue that an asymmetric relation exists between (...)
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    Narrative Explanations: The Case of History.Paul A. Roth - 1988 - History and Theory 27 (1):1-13.
    The very idea of narrative explanation invites two objections: a methodological objection, stating that narrative structure is too far from the form of a scientific explanation to count as an explanation, and a metaphysical objection, stating that narrative structure situates historical practice too close to the writing of fiction. Both of these objections, however, are illfounded. The methodological objection and the dispute regarding the status of historical explanation can be disposed of by revealing their motivating presupposition: the plausibility of an (...)
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    The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Stephen P. Turner & Paul A. Roth (eds.) - 2003 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences _collects newly commissioned essays that examine fundamental issues in the social sciences.
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  7. Hearts of Darkness: 'Perpetrator History' and Why There is No Why.Paul A. Roth - 2004 - History of the Human Sciences 17 (2-3):211-251.
    Three theories contend as explanations of perpetrator behavior in the Holocaust as well as other cases of genocide: structural, intentional, and situational. Structural explanations emphasize the sense in which no single individual or choice accounts for the course of events. In opposition, intentional/cutltural accounts insist upon the genocides as intended outcomes, for how can one explain situations in which people ‘step up’ and repeatedly kill defenseless others in large numbers over sustained periods of time as anything other than a choice? (...)
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  8. Ways of Pastmaking.Paul A. Roth - 2002 - History of the Human Sciences 15 (4):125-143.
    Riddles of induction – old or new, Hume’s or Goodman’s – pose unanswered challenges to assumptions that experiences logically legitimate expectations or classifications. The challenges apply both to folk beliefs and to scientific ones. In particular, Goodman’s ‘new riddle’ famously confounds efforts to specify how additional experiences confirm the rightness of currently preferred ways of organizing objects, i.e. our favored theories of what kinds there are.1 His riddle serves to emphasize that neither logic nor experience certifies accepted groupings of objects (...)
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    Back to the Future: Postnarrativist Historiography and Analytic Philosophy of History.Paul A. Roth - 2016 - History and Theory 55 (2):270-281.
  10. Varieties and Vagaries of Historical Explanation.Paul A. Roth - 2008 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 2 (2):214-226.
    For the better part of the 20th century, expositions of issues regarding historical explanation followed a predictable format, one that took as given the nonequivalence of explanations in history and philosophical models of scientific explanation. Ironically, at the present time, the philosophical point of note concerns how the notion of science has itself changed. Debates about explanation in turn need to adapt to this. This prompts the question of whether anything now still makes plausible the thought that history must make (...)
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    Will the Real Scientists Please Stand Up? Dead Ends and Live Issues in the Explanation of Scientific Knowledge.Paul A. Roth - 1996 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 27 (1):43-68.
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    Siegel on Naturalized Epistemology and Natural Science.Paul A. Roth - 1983 - Philosophy of Science 50 (3):482-493.
    What is the relation of epistemology, understood as the study of the evaluation of knowledge claims, and empirical psychology, understood as the study of the causal generation of a person's beliefs? Quine maintains that the relation is one of “mutual containment”.Epistemology in its new setting, conversely, is contained in natural science, as a chapter of psychology. … We are studying how the human subject of our study posits bodies and projects his physics from his data, and we appreciate that our (...)
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    Paul A. Roth on The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory 1957–2007. By Hayden White. Edited with an Introduction by Robert Doran. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. Pp. 382. [REVIEW]Paul A. Roth - 2013 - History and Theory 52 (1):130-143.
    To claim that Hayden White has yet to be read seriously as a philosopher of history might seem false on the face of it. But do tropes and the rest provide any epistemic rationale for differing representations of historical events found in histories? As an explanation of White’s influence on philosophy of history, such a proffered emphasis only generates a puzzle with regard to taking White seriously, and not an answer to the question of why his efforts should be worthy (...)
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    Theories of Nature and the Nature of Theories.Paul A. Roth - 1980 - Mind 89 (355):431-438.
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    Truth in Interpretation: The Case of Psychoanalysis.Paul A. Roth - 1991 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (2):175-195.
    This article explores and attempts to resolve some issues that arise when psychoanalytic explanations are construed as a type of historical or narrative explanation. The chief problem is this: If one rejects the claim of narratives to verisimilitude, this appears to divorce the notion of explanation from that of truth. The author examines, in particular, Donald Spence's attempt to deal with the relation of narrative explanations and truth. In his critique of Spence's distinction between narrative truth and historical truth, the (...)
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  16. The Silence of the Norms: The Missing Historiography of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.Paul A. Roth - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (4):545-552.
    History has been disparaged since the late 19th century for not conforming to norms of scientific explanation. Nonetheless, as a matter of fact a work of history upends the regnant philosophical conception of science in the second part of the 20th century. Yet despite its impact, Kuhn’s Structure has failed to motivate philosophers to ponder why works of history should be capable of exerting rational influence on an understanding of philosophy of science. But all this constitutes a great irony and (...)
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  17. The Object of Understanding.Paul A. Roth - 2000 - In K. R. Stueber & H. H. Kogaler (eds.), Empathy and Agency: The Problem of Understanding in the Human Sciences. Boulder: Westview Press. pp. 243--269.
     
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    Introduction. Ghosts and the Machine: Issues of Agency, Rationality, and Scientific Methodology in Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science.Stephen Turner & Paul A. Roth - 2003 - In Stephen P. Turner & Paul Andrew Roth (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Blackwell. pp. 1--17.
    This anthology surveys an intellectual landscape vastly and importantly reshaped over the last twenty-five years. Historically, the philosophy of the social sciences has been an inquiry loosely organized around the problem of the scientific status of social knowledge. This problematic emerges with social sciences themselves in the latter part of the nineteenth century and continued, in one form or another, to dominate discussion through the better part of the next. A trio of core issues-- the scientific status of intentional explanations (...)
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    Symposium: Does Cross-Cultural Philosophy Stand in Need of a Hermeneutic Expansion?Douglas L. Berger, Hans-Georg Moeller, A. Raghuramaraju & Paul A. Roth - 2017 - Journal of World Philosophies 2 (1):121-143.
    Does cross-cultural philosophy stand in need of a hermeneutical expansion? In engaging with this question, the symposium focuses upon methodological issues salient to cross-cultural inquiry. Douglas L. Berger lays out the ground for the debate by arguing for a methodological approach, which is able to rectify the discipline’s colonial legacies and bridge the hermeneutical distance with its objects of study. From their own perspectives, Hans-Georg Moeller, Paul Roth and A. Raghuramaraju analyze whether such a processual and hermeneutically-sensitive approach can indeed (...)
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    Politics and Epistemology: Rorty, MacIntyre, and the Ends of Philosophy.Paul A. Roth - 1989 - History of the Human Sciences 2 (2):171-191.
    In this paper, I examine how a manifest disagreement between Richard Rorty and Alasdair MacIntyre concerning the history of philosophy is but one of a series of deep and interrelated disagreements concerning, in addition, the history of science, the good life for human beings, and, ultimately, the character of and prospects for humankind as well. I shall argue that at the heart of this series of disagreements rests a dispute with regard to the nature of rationality. And this disagreement concerning (...)
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  21. The Epistemology of Science After Quine.Paul A. Roth - 2008 - In Stathis Psillos & Martin Curd (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science. Routledge. pp. 3.
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    History and the Manifest Image: Hayden White as a Philosopher of History1.Paul A. Roth - 2013 - History and Theory 52 (1):130-143.
  23. The Full Hempel. [REVIEW]Paul A. Roth - 1999 - History and Theory 38 (2):249-263.
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    Kitcher's Two Cultures.Paul A. Roth - 2003 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (3):386-405.
  25. Hayden White and the Aesthetics of Historiography.Paul A. Roth - 1992 - History of the Human Sciences 5 (1):17-35.
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    Chaos, Clio, and Scientistic Illusions of Understanding.Paul A. Roth & Thomas A. Ryckman - 1995 - History and Theory 34 (1):30-44.
    A number of authors have recently argued that the mathematical insights of "chaos theory" offer a promising formal model or significant analogy for understanding at least some historical events. We examine a representative claim of each kind regarding the application of chaos theory to problems of historical explanation. We identify two lines of argument. One we term the Causal Thesis, which states that chaos theory may be used to plausibly model, and so explain, historical events. The other we term the (...)
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    On Missing Neurath's Boat: Some Reflections on Recent Quine Literature.Paul A. Roth - 1984 - Synthese 61 (2):205-231.
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    Paradox and Indeterminacy.Paul A. Roth - 1978 - Journal of Philosophy 75 (7):347-367.
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    Redrawing the Lines: Analytic Philosophy, Deconstruction, and Literary Theory.Paul A. Roth - 1991 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 49 (2):180-182.
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  30. Holocaust Studies: What is to Be Learned?Mark S. Peacock & Paul A. Roth - 2004 - History of the Human Sciences 17 (2-3):1-13.
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    The Past Within Us. An Empirical Approach to Philosophy of History.Paul A. Roth & Raymond Martin - 1992 - History and Theory 31 (2):200.
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    Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Time.Paul A. Roth - 2002 - Common Knowledge 8 (2):418-419.
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    Quo Vadis? Quine’s Web, Kuhn’s Revolutions, and Baert’s “Way Forward”: Patrick Baert, Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005.Paul A. Roth - 2009 - Human Studies 32 (3):357-363.
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    The End of Histories? Review Essay of Alexander Rosenberg’s How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories.Mariana Imaz-Sheinbaum & Paul A. Roth - forthcoming - Journal of the Philosophy of History:1-9.
    Alex Rosenberg’s latest book purports to establish that narrative history cannot have any epistemic value. Rosenberg argues not for the replacement of narrative history by something more science-like, but rather the end of histories understood as an account of human doings under a certain description. This review critiques three of his main arguments: 1) narrative history must root its explanations in folk psychology, 2) there are no beliefs nor desires guiding human action, and 3) historical narratives are morally and ethically (...)
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    A Rationalist Methodology for the Social Sciences.Paul A. Roth - 1989 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (1):104-108.
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    Dubious Liaisons: A Review of Alvin Goldman's Liaisons: Philosophy Meets the Cognitive and Social Sciences. [REVIEW]Paul A. Roth - 1996 - Philosophical Psychology 9 (2):261 – 279.
    Alvin Goldman's recent collection (Goldman, 1992) includes many of the important and seminal contributions made by him over the last three decades to epistemology, philosophy of mind, and analytic metaphysics. Goldman is an acknowledged leader in efforts to put material from cognitive and social science to good philosophical use. This is the “liaison” which Goldman takes his own work to exemplify and advance. Yet the essays contained in Liaisons chart an important evolution in Goldman's own views about the relation between (...)
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    4. Three Dogmas (More or Less) of Explanation.Paul A. Roth - 2008 - History and Theory 47 (1):57–68.
    What ought to count as an explanation? Such normative questions—what “ought to be” the case?—typically mark the domain that those with a type of philosophical aspiration call their own. Debates in the philosophy of history have for too long been marred by bad advice from just such aspirants. The recurrent suggestion has been that historians have a particular need for a theory of explanation since they seem to have none of their own. But neither the study of the natural sciences (...)
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  38. "A Rationalist Methodology for the Social Sciences" by D. Sylvan and B. Glassner.Paul A. Roth - 1989 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (1):104.
  39. "Objectivity, Empiricism and Truth" by R. H. Newell.Paul A. Roth - 1989 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (2):244.
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  40. St. Louis Roundtable on Philosophy of the Social Science.Paul A. Roth, Alyson Wylie & James Bohman - 2002 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (1):3-91.
  41. What Does the Sociology of Scientific Knowlegde Explain.Paul A. Roth - 1998 - In Irving Velody & Robin Williams (eds.), The Politics of Constructionism. Sage Publications. pp. 69--82.
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    Undisciplined and Punished.Paul A. Roth - 2018 - History and Theory 57 (1):121-136.
  43. What Does the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge Explain?: Or, When Epistemological Chickens Come Home to Roost.Paul A. Roth - 1994 - History of the Human Sciences 7 (1):95-108.
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    Three Dogmas of Explanation.Paul A. Roth - 2008 - History and Theory 47 (1):57-68.
    What ought to count as an explanation? Such normative questions—what “ought to be” the case?—typically mark the domain that those with a type of philosophical aspiration call their own. Debates in the philosophy of history have for too long been marred by bad advice from just such aspirants. The recurrent suggestion has been that historians have a particular need for a theory of explanation since they seem to have none of their own. But neither the study of the natural sciences (...)
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    Microfoundations Without Foundations: Comments on Little.Paul A. Roth - 1996 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (S1):57-64.
  46. Personhood, Property Rights, and the Permissibility of Abortion.Paul A. Roth - 1983 - Law and Philosophy 2 (2):163 - 191.
    The purpose of this paper is to argue that the tactic of granting a fetus the legal status of a person will not, contrary to the expectations of opponents of abortion, provide grounds for a general prohibition on abortions. I begin by examining two arguments, one moral (J. J. Thomson's A Defense of Abortion) and the other legal (D. Regan's Rewriting Roe v. Wade), which grant the assumption that a fetus is a person and yet argue to the conclusion that (...)
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    Editor’s Introduction:“What Does History Matter To...?”.Paul A. Roth - 2011 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 5 (3):301-307.
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    Hayden White in Philosophical Perspective: Review Essay of Herman Paul’s Hayden White: The Historical Imagination.Paul A. Roth - 2014 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (1):102-111.
    For almost half a century, the person most responsible for fomenting brouhahas regarding degrees of plasticity in the writing of histories has been Hayden White. Yet, despite the voluminous responses provoked by White’s work, almost no effort has been made to treat White’s writings in a systematic yet sympathetic way as a philosophy of history. Herman Paul’s book begins to remedy that lack and does so in a carefully considered and extremely scholarly fashion. In his relatively brief six chapters, Paul (...)
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    Review of C. Mantzavinos, Naturalistic Hermeneutics[REVIEW]Paul A. Roth - 2006 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (2).
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    Microfoundations Without Foundations: Comments on Little.Paul A. Roth - 1996 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (S1):57-64.
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