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    Is Economics Scientific? Is Science Scientific?S. Phineas Upham - 2005 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 17 (1-2):117-132.
    Abstract The usefulness of models that describe the world lies in their simplicity relative to what they model. But simplification entails inaccuracy, so models should be treated as provisional. Nancy Cartwright's account of science as a modeling exercise, in which fundamental laws hold true only in theory?not in reality, given the complexities of the real world?suggests that Rational Choice Theory (RCT) should not be rejected on the traditional basis of its lack of realism: that, after all, is to be expected (...)
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  2. Editor's Note.S. Phineas Upham - 1999 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 7 (1):2-2.
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    Tom Wolfe.S. Phineas Upham - 2000 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 8 (1):101-108.
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    Freedom for the Future: The Independent Value of Freedom in Light of Uncertainty.S. Phineas Upham - 2009 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 21 (4):437-446.
    ABSTRACT Both classical and modern liberals tend to treat freedom of choice as if it is intrinsically valuable?regardless of what is chosen. They fear that treating freedom as, instead, instrumental only to good choices might open the door to paternalism if a polity were to decide that people were making bad choices. A middle course would be to treat freedom as independently valuable. On the one hand, the independent value of freedom does not treat all choices as good as long (...)
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    Philosophers in Conversation: Interviews From the Harvard Review of Philosophy.S. Phineas Upham & Joshua Harlan (eds.) - 2002 - Routledge.
    This volume brings together for the first time thirteen recent interviews with the brightest names in contemporary philosophy, including W.V.O. Quine, Richard Rorty, Stanley Cavell, Hilary Putnam and John Rawls. The pieces are culled from the Harvard Review of Philosophy, which has operated at the core of Harvard's Philosophy Department since 1991. Covering wide range of topics from the philosophy of law to logic to metaphysics to literature, the interviews provide a fascinating introduction to some of the most influential thinkers (...)
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