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  1. Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life.Richard C. Jennings - 1988 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (3):403-410.
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    Zande Logic and Western Logic.Richard C. Jennings - 1989 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 40 (2):275-285.
    In this paper I discuss logic from a naturalist point of view, characterizing it as those shared patterns of thought which are socially selected from among the various patterns of thought to which we are naturally inclined. Drawing on Evans-Pritchard's anthropology. I discuss a particular example of Zande thought. I argue that Evans-Pritchard's and Timm Triplett's analyses of this example make the mistake of applying Western logic to Zande beliefs and thus find a contradiction. I argue that from the naturalistic (...)
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  3. Truth, Rationality and the Sociology of Science.Richard C. Jennings - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (3):201-211.
    Philosophers of science are becoming more sensitive to the claims about truth and rationality being made by sociologists of science. There is a tendency among some of these philosophers to dismiss such claims as irrelevant to philosophy of science and as self-refuting. Larry Laudan, in his 'arationality assumption', has captured the essence of positions which argue that sociology of science can only be concerned with scientific claims which are not rational (or, in some versions, 'not true'). I show that the (...)
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    Translation, Interpretation and Understanding.Richard C. Jennings - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (3):343-353.
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    Ethical Assessment of New Technologies: A Meta‐Methodology.Ian Harris, Richard C. Jennings, David Pullinger, Simon Rogerson & Penny Duquenoy - 2011 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 9 (1):49-64.
    PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to set out a structured meta‐methodology, named DIODE, for the ethical assessment of new and emerging technologies. DIODE has been designed by a mixture of academics, governmental people and commercial practitioners. It is designed to help diverse organisations and individuals conduct ethical assessments of new and emerging technologies.Design/methodology/approachA framework discussion paper was developed for consultation to ensure that DIODE addresses fundamental ethical concerns, has appropriate and manageable scope and is comprehensive in its ethical compass. (...)
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  6. Popper, Tarski and Relativism.Richard C. Jennings - 1983 - Analysis 43 (3):118 - 123.
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    Data Selection and Responsible Conduct: Was Millikan a Fraud? [REVIEW]Richard C. Jennings - 2004 - Science and Engineering Ethics 10 (4):639-653.
    This paper addresses a problem in reporting scientific research. The problem is how to distinguish between justifiable and unjustifiable data selection. Robert Millikan is notorious for an infamous remark that he used all his data when in fact he had used a selection. On this basis he has been accused of fraud. There is a tension here — historians and his defenders see his selection as understandable and legitimate, while current statements about the Responsible Conduct of Research imply his selection (...)
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    RICHARDS, STEWART: "Philosophy and Sociology of Science. An Introduction". [REVIEW]Richard C. Jennings - 1986 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37:246.
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    Science, Truth and Ethics.Richard C. Jennings - 2006 - Think 4 (12):85-87.
    Richard Jennings unpacks some of the complex ethical issues surrounding scientific research.
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    Alternative Mathematics and the Strong Programme: Reply to Triplett.Richard C. Jennings - 1988 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 31 (1):93 – 101.
    Timm Triplett argues (Inquiry 29 [1986], no. 4) that David Bloor does not succeed in justifying a relativistic interpretation of mathematics. It is objected that Triplett has focused his attention on the wrong chapter of Bloor's Knowledge and Social Imagery, and that the examples which Triplett demands Bloor provide to make the case do appear in the subsequent chapter. Moreover, Bloor has anticipated and refuted Triplett's brief criticism of the examples that make Bloor's case for the relativism of mathematics. Finally, (...)
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    Book Review: Of Dictionaries and Men: Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and TechnologyAsimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. AsimovIsaac . Pp. Xxvi + 805. £2.50. [REVIEW]Richard C. Jennings - 1981 - History of Science 19 (3):222-222.
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  12. Elzinga, Aant, Nolin, Jan, Pranger, Rob and Sunesson, Sune [1990]: "In Science We Trust? Moral and Political Issues of Science and Society". [REVIEW]Richard C. Jennings - 1992 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):561.
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    Tarski: An Ambiguity.Richard C. Jennings - 1986 - Analysis 46 (4):201 - 205.
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    Anthropology, Concepts, and Quine.Richard C. Jennings - 1991 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (4):561-571.
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    Review. [REVIEW]Richard C. Jennings - 1992 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):561-571.
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    Tarski - a Dilemma.Richard C. Jennings - 1987 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 30 (1 & 2):155 – 172.
    Tarski's correspondence theory of truth (which he spells out in his semantic conception of truth) is open to two interpretations. This ambiguity in the theory has led philosophers to find support in it for metaphysical realism. In fact, Tarski's theory turns out to support a form of ontological relativism. In different passages Tarski himself gives support to each of these interpretations. The first interpretation leads to ontological relativism, while the second sacrifices the connection between language and the world. I clarify (...)
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    Tarski - an ambiguity.Richard C. Jennings - 1986 - Analysis 46 (4):201.
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    Is It True What Haack Says About Tarski?Richard C. Jennings - 1987 - Philosophy 62 (240):237 - 243.
    In her paper ‘Is it True What They Say About Tarski?’, Susan Haack argues that Popper is wrong to regard Tarski's theory of truth as a correspondence theory of truth. For, she says: … Tarksi does not present his theory as a correspondence theory. In fact Tarski explicitly comments that the correspondence theory cannot be considered a satisfactory definition of truth. And later he observes that he was ‘by no means surprised’ to learn that, in a survey carried out by (...)
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