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    Theoretical Concepts and Hypothetico-Inductive Inference.Ilkka Niiniluoto - 1973 - Boston: D. Reidel Pub. Co..
    Conceptual change and its connection to the development of new seien tific theories has reeently beeome an intensively discussed topic in philo sophieal literature. Even if the inductive aspects related to conceptual change have already been discussed to some extent, there has so far existed no systematic treatment of inductive change due to conceptual enrichment. This is what we attempt to accomplish in this work, al though most of our technical results are restricted to the framework of monadic languages. We (...)
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    Theoretical Concepts in Flux: Conceptual Knowledge and Theory Change.Hans Rott - 2003 - In Regine Eckardt, Klaus von Heusinger & Christoph Schwarze (eds.), Words in Time: Diachronic Semantics From Different Points of View. Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 143-175.
    A theoretical term gets its meaning from a set of meaning-constitutive or 'analytic' sentences of the relevant theory. The meanings of theoretical terms may change when the theories change. After a discussion of Kant and Frege, I propose a broadly Quinean view of analyticity, without adopting Quine's meaning skepticism. A sentence of a given theory in a certain language is called analytic if revising the theory so that this sentence is lost entails the abandonment of the given linguistic (...)
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  3. Theoretical Conceptions of Semantic Conditioning and Generalization.Irving Maltzman - 1968 - In T. Dixon & Deryck Horton (eds.), Verbal Behavior and General Behavior Theory. Prentice-Hall.
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    Theoretical Concepts From Self Psychology Applied to Animal Hoarding.Sue-Ellen Brown - 2011 - Society and Animals 19 (2):175-193.
    Self psychology provides a theoretical framework for understanding the psychology of the animal hoarder. The following ideas from self psychology can be applied to animal hoarders and their animals to gain insight into the nature of the bond between them: 1) animals can serve a crucial selfobject function, such as cohesion, for hoarders, regardless of the actual, objective reality of the state of the animals; 2) the concept of archaic vs. mature selfobject functioning elucidates how hoarders are stuck in (...)
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    Theoretical Concepts in Neobehavioristic Theories.Raimo Tuomela - 1973 - In Mario Augusto Bunge (ed.), The Methodological Unity of Science. Boston: Reidel. pp. 123--152.
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  6. Theoretical Concepts.R. Tuomela - 1976 - Studia Logica 35 (1):102-106.
     
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  7. Finding Theoretical Concepts in the Real World : The Case of the Precariat.Mika LaVaque-Manty - 2009 - In Boudewijn Paul de Bruin & Christopher F. Zurn (eds.), New Waves in Political Philosophy. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 105--24.
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    Which Theoretical Concepts Do Children Use?Andrew Woodfield - 1996 - Philosophical Papers 25 (1):1-20.
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    Theoretical Concepts.Jane English - 1976 - Philosophical Review 85 (2):231.
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    Theoretical Concepts. Raimo Tuomela. [REVIEW]Richard M. Burian - 1976 - Philosophy of Science 43 (3):452-456.
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    Control Theoretic Concepts and Motor Control.Gerald L. Gottlieb & Gyan C. Agarwal - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (4):546-547.
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    Number Theoretic Concepts and Recursive Well-Orderings.G. Kreisel, J. Shoenfield & Hao Wang - 1966 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 31 (3):511-512.
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    Number Theoretic Concepts and Recursive Well-Orderings.G. Kreisel, J. Shoenfield & Hao Wang - 1960 - Archive for Mathematical Logic 5 (1-2):42-64.
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    Theoretical Concepts.Theoretical Concepts and Hypothetico-Inductive Inference. [REVIEW]Henry E. Kyburg, Raimo Tuomela & Ilkka Niiniluoto - 1975 - Journal of Philosophy 72 (15):491-498.
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    Theoretical Concepts.Theoretical Concepts and Hypothetico-Inductive Inference. [REVIEW]Henry E. Kyburg - 1975 - Journal of Philosophy 72 (15):491-498.
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    Quantum Theoretical Concepts of Measurement: Part II.James L. Park - 1968 - Philosophy of Science 35 (4):389-411.
    This portion of the essay concludes a two-part paper, Part I of which appeared in an earlier issue of this Journal. Part II begins with a careful study of the quantum description of real experiments in order to motivate a proposal that two distinct quantum theoretical measurement constructs should be recognized, both of which must be distinguished from the concept of preparation. The different epistemological roles of these concepts are compared and explained. It is then concluded that the (...)
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  17. Quantum Theoretical Concepts of Measurement: Part I.James L. Park - 1968 - Philosophy of Science 35 (3):205-231.
    The overall purpose of this paper is to clarify the physical meaning and epistemological status of the term 'measurement' as used in quantum theory. After a review of the essential logical structure of quantum physics, Part I presents interpretive discussions contrasting the quantal concepts observable and ensemble with their classical ancestors along the lines of Margenau's latency theory. Against this background various popular ideas concerning the nature of quantum measurement are critically surveyed. The analysis reveals that, in addition to (...)
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    Theoretical Concepts.Raimo Tuomela - 1973 - New York: Springer Verlag.
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    Theoretical Concepts and Experience.M. Przełęcki - 1961 - Studia Logica 11 (1):135-138.
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    Theoretical Concepts.Richard M. Burian - 1976 - Philosophy of Science 43 (3):452-456.
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    An Inferential Account on Theoretical Concepts in Physics.Javier Anta - 2021 - Critica 52 (156).
    In this paper we develop an inferential account on the meaning and reference of theoretical concepts in physics, mainly based on the pragmatic notion of ‘inferential validity’. Firstly, we distinguish between empirical meaningfulness and theoretical significance as two different modes of meaning, wherein the former depends on consistently encoding experimental values, as proposed by Chang, and the latter on being semantically coherent with other concepts. Secondly, we argue that each of these contributions to the validity of (...)
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    Remarks on Decision-Theoretic Concept of Rationality.Klemens Szaniawski - 1983 - der 16. Weltkongress Für Philosophie 2:1226-1232.
    Decision theory elucidates, in more ways than one, the, concept of rational behavior under imperfect knowledge of the consequences. On the other hand, the generally accepted concept of rationality refers to the end-means relation. This relation is not translatable into the language of decision theory. Consequently, the latter's claim to have defined in a general way rationality of behavior appears not to be valid.
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  23. On Contingently Error-Theoretic Concepts.Kristie Miller - 2010 - American Philosophical Quarterly 47 (2):181-190.
    An error theorist about a particular discourse combines the cognitivist thesis that the discourse is truth-apt with the thesis that core statements asserted by the discourse are false. For instance, one is an error theorist about witch discourse if one thinks that witch discourse is truth-apt and that some of the entities and properties quantified over by core statements in the discourse, namely witches and magical powers, do not exist and hence that certain core statements of the discourse are false.
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  24. Complex Instructional Analogies and Theoretical Concept Acquisition in College Genetics.William P. Baker & Anton E. Lawson - 2001 - Science Education 85 (6):665-683.
     
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  25. The Methodological Character of Theoretical Concepts.Rudolf Carnap - 1958 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 12 (4):625-636.
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  26. The Methodological Character of Theoretical Concepts.Rudolf Carnap - 1956 - In H. Feigl & M. Scriven (eds.), The Foundations of Science and the Concepts of Psychology and Psychoanalysis. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 38--76.
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  27. TUOMELA, R. Theoretical concepts[REVIEW]P. M. Williams - 1976 - Studia Logica 35:102.
     
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    Probability as a Theoretical Concept in Physics.Lorenz Kruger - 1986 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:273 - 287.
    This paper intends to explore the prospects of a realistic view of scientific explanation, according to which the objects and structures occurring in the explanation must have real referents. Theories involving probability either lose their explanatory function or become counter-examples to this view, if real referents of probabilistic notions do not exist. It is argued that such referents can be found for statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics: the overall structure of mass phenomena that renders them capable of irreversible developments and (...)
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    Interdependence of Theoretical Concepts and Neuroimaging Data.Christian Huber - 2009 - Poiesis and Praxis 6 (3-4):203-217.
    Traditionally, discussion about neuroimaging focuses on methodological improvement and neurobiological findings. In current psychiatric neuroimaging, the research focus broadens and includes concepts such as the self, personality, well-being, and psychiatric disease. This calls for the inclusion of disciplines like psychology and philosophy in a dialogue with neuroscience. Furthermore, it raises the question of how theories from these areas relate to neuroimaging findings: are results generated by objective data independent of theories? Is there an epistemological priority for the theories used (...)
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    Probability as a Quasi-Theoretical Concept — J.V. Kries' Sophisticated Account After a Century.Andreas Kamlah - 1983 - Erkenntnis 19 (1-3):239 - 251.
    These arguments are fairly well known today. It is interesting to note that v. Kries already knew them, and that they have been ignored by Reichenbach and v. Mises in their original account of probability.2This observation leads to the interesting question why the frequency theory of probability has been adopted by many people in our century in spite of severe counterarguments. One may think of a change in scientific attitude, of a scientific revolution put forward by Feyerabendarian propaganda- and who (...)
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  31. The Model Theoretic Conception of Scientific Theories.Jeffrey Ketland - unknown
    Ordinarily, in mathematical and scientific practice, the notion of a “theory” is understood as follows: (SCT) Standard Conception of Theories : A theory T is a collection of statements, propositions, conjectures, etc. A theory claims that things are thus and so. The theory may be true, and may be false. A theory T is true if things are as T says they are, and T is false if things are not as T says they are. One can make this Aristotelian (...)
     
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  32. The Nature of Theoretical Concepts and the Role of Models in an Advanced Science.R. B. Braithwaite - 1954 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 8 (27/28):34-40.
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    The Nature of Theoretical Concepts and the Role of Models in an Advanced Science.Rb Braitiiwaite - 1996 - In Sahotra Sarkar (ed.), Logic, Probability, and Epistemology: The Power of Semantics. Garland Pub. Co.. pp. 3--354.
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    The Nature of Theoretical Concepts and the Role of Models in an Advanced Science.R. B. Braithwaite - 1954 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 2 (1-2):155-157.
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    Disease as a Theoretical Concept: The Case of HPV-It Is.Alex Broadbent - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48:250-257.
    If there is any value in the idea that disease is something other than the mere absence of health then that value must lie in the way that diseases are classified. This paper offers further development of a view advanced previously, the 'contrastive model' of disease: it develops the account to handle asymptomatic disease ; and in doing so it relates the model to a broadly biostatistical view of health. The developments are prompted by considering cancers featuring viruses as prominent (...)
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  36. The Crisis of Bourgeois Theoretical Conceptions of Social Progress.I. Sykora - 1981 - Filosoficky Casopis 29 (4):561-570.
     
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  37. The Self as a Theoretical Concept.Rom Harré - 1989 - In M. Krausz (ed.), Relativism: Interpretation and Confrontation. Notre Dame University Press. pp. 387--417.
     
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  38. A Note on Some Theoretical Concepts of Logic and Grammar.Jan Pinborg - 1975 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 29 (3=113):286.
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  39. Logical Consequence, Deductive-Theoretic Conceptions.Matthew McKeon - 2004 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  40. Logical Consequence — C. Model-Theoretic Conceptions.Author unknown - manuscript
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    A Discourse-Theoretical Conception of Practical Reason.Robert Alexy - 1992 - Ratio Juris 5 (3):231-251.
    Contemporary discussions about practical reason or practical rationality invoke four competing views which can be named as follows by reference to their historical models: Aristotelian, Hobbesian, Kantian and Nietzschean. The subject-matter of this article is a defence of the Kantian conception of practical rationality in the interpretation of discourse theory. At the heart, lies the justification and the application of the rules of discourse. An argument consisting of three parts is pre sented to justify the rules of discourse. The three (...)
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  42. Health as a Theoretical Concept.Christopher Boorse - 1977 - Philosophy of Science 44 (4):542-573.
    This paper argues that the medical conception of health as absence of disease is a value-free theoretical notion. Its main elements are biological function and statistical normality, in contrast to various other ideas prominent in the literature on health. Apart from universal environmental injuries, diseases are internal states that depress a functional ability below species-typical levels. Health as freedom from disease is then statistical normality of function, i.e., the ability to perform all typical physiological functions with at least typical (...)
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  43. Causality as a Theoretical Concept: Explanatory Warrant and Empirical Content of the Theory of Causal Nets.Gerhard Schurz & Alexander Gebharter - 2016 - Synthese 193 (4):1073-1103.
    We start this paper by arguing that causality should, in analogy with force in Newtonian physics, be understood as a theoretical concept that is not explicated by a single definition, but by the axioms of a theory. Such an understanding of causality implicitly underlies the well-known theory of causal nets and has been explicitly promoted by Glymour. In this paper we investigate the explanatory warrant and empirical content of TCN. We sketch how the assumption of directed cause–effect relations can (...)
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  44. Rudolf Carnap's ‘Theoretical Concepts In Science'.Stathis Psillos - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 31 (4):151-172.
    Rudolf Carnap delivered the hitherto unpublished lecture ‘Theoretical Concepts in Science’ at the meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, at Santa Barbara, California, on 29 December 1959. It was part of a symposium on ‘Carnap’s views on Theoretical Concepts in Science’. In the bibliography that appears in the end of the volume, ‘The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap’, edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp, a revised version of this address appears to be among Carnap’s forthcoming papers. (...)
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    Duality as a Category-Theoretic Concept.David Corfield - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 59:55-61.
    In a paper published in 1939, Ernest Nagel described the role that projective duality had played in the reformulation of mathematical understanding through the turn of the nineteenth century, claiming that the discovery of the principle of duality had freed mathematicians from the belief that their task was to describe intuitive elements. While instances of duality in mathematics have increased enormously through the twentieth century, philosophers since Nagel have paid little attention to the phenomenon. In this paper I will argue (...)
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    Disease as a Theoretical Concept: The Case of “HPV-Itis”.Alex Broadbent - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48:250-257.
  47. The Methodological Character of Theoretical Concepts.R. Carnap - 1956 - Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 1 (1):38--76.
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    The Methodological Character of Theoretical Concepts.Rudolf Carnap - 1960 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 25 (1):71-74.
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    Ontologization and Pre-Theoretical Concept of Practice. Further Reflections on the Problem of Heidegger’s Practical Philosophy.Hongjian Wang - 2018 - Filozofija I Društvo 29 (4):519-532.
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    The Quantum Theoretical Concept of Measurement.John L. McKnight - 1957 - Philosophy of Science 24 (4):321-330.
    As a preliminary to the modern theory of measurement with which this paper is chiefly concerned, it is desirable to review a few of the characteristics and implications of classical physics to illustrate the far reaching changes that have taken place in our conception of nature as the result of the development of quantum mechanics.
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