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    The Structure of Time.Jeremy Butterfield & W. H. Newton-Smith - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (3):468.
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    The Structure of Time.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1980 - Mind 92 (366):293-296.
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    The Truth in Realism.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1989 - Dialectica 43 (1‐2):31-45.
    SummaryEllis, Jardine and Putnam have argued that the would‐be scientific realist can only avoid being a metaphysical realist by becoming an “internal realist” . While metaphysical realism is unattractive, the approaches to truth offered by Ellis, Jardine and Putnam are quite unacceptable. However, the is no reason to think that one who wishes to be a scientific realist is limited to these two options.
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  4. Berkeley's philosophy of science.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1985 - In John Foster & Howard Robinson (eds.), Essays on Berkeley: a tercentennial celebration. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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    Logic: An Introductory Course.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (4):573-575.
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  6. Space, time and space-time: a philosopher's view.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1986 - In Raymond Flood & Michael Lockwood (eds.), The Nature of time. New York, NY, USA: Blackwell. pp. 22--35.
     
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    Popper, Science and Rationality: W. H. Newton-Smith.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1995 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 39:13-30.
    We all think that science is special. Its products—its technological spin-off—dominate our lives which are thereby sometimes enriched and sometimes impoverished but always affected. Even the most outlandish critics of science such as Feyerabend implicitly recognize its success. Feyerabend told us that science was a congame. Scientists had so successfully hood-winked us into adopting its ideology that other equally legitimate forms of activity—alchemy, witchcraft and magic—lost out. He conjured up a vision of much enriched lives if only we could free (...)
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    A Theory of Possibility.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 27 (106):78-81.
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    Explanation.W. H. Newton-Smith - 2000 - In W. Newton-Smith (ed.), A companion to the philosophy of science. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. pp. 127–133.
    The point of departure for all discussions of nonstatistical explanation in the philosophy of science has been the deductive‐nomological or covering law model of explanation that was given its most influential exposition by Carl Hempel, who was also the pioneering figure in the discussion of statistical explanation (see statistical explanation). On this account, to explain a particular event, we cite other particular events together with a general law or laws which "cover" what we want to explain. For example, we might (...)
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    Hume.W. H. Newton-Smith - 2000 - In W. Newton-Smith (ed.), A companion to the philosophy of science. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. pp. 165–168.
    David Hume is the greatest figure in the empiricist tradition in philosophy and was a particular source of inspiration for the logical positivists (see logical positivism). Hume was born in 1711 and entered Edinburgh University at the age of 12. After graduating, he had a varied career in commerce, diplomacy, as a librarian, and as a writer of history. Twice he was secretary to General St Clair and on one occasion set off with him on an expedition to drive the (...)
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    Underdetermination of Theory by Data.W. H. Newton-Smith - 2000 - In W. Newton-Smith (ed.), A companion to the philosophy of science. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. pp. 532–536.
    It is a familiar fact in the practice of science that the available observational evidence may not decide between rival hypotheses or theories. For instance, at the time of Copernicus it was widely held that his theory and the Ptolemaic theory did not differ in their predictions in regard to the available astronomical data. This situation can be illustrated by an analogy. Imagine a finite number of dots on a page of paper representing the available evidence. It will always be (...)
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  12. A Companion to Philosophy of Science.W. H. Newton-Smith (ed.) - 1999 - Blackwell.
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    Introduction.W. H. Newton-Smith - 2000 - In W. Newton-Smith (ed.), A companion to the philosophy of science. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. pp. 1–8.
    We think that science is special: its products ‐ technological spin‐offs ‐ dominate our lives. Sometimes it enriches our lives; sometimes it impoverishes them or even takes them away. For better or for worse, no institution has had more impact on the character of our existence this millennium than science. Penicillin, computers, atomic bombs make modern life modern life.
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    Karl Popper (1902–1994).W. H. Newton-Smith - 2001 - In Aloysius Martinich & David Sosa (eds.), A companion to analytic philosophy. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. pp. 110–116.
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    Reply to dr Mellor.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1982 - Philosophical Books 23 (2):69-71.
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    “Scientific discovery as problem solving” by H. A. Simon.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1992 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 6 (1):49 – 52.
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    The Rationality of Science: Why Bother?W. H. Newton-Smith - 2001 - Facta Philosophica 3 (2):211-228.
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    Twenty-Five Years of Logical Methodology in Poland.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1979 - Philosophical Quarterly 29 (115):172.
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    Armchair Cosmology.W. H. Newton-Smith - 1972 - Philosophy 47 (179):64 - 66.
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    A Theory of Possibility, by Nicholas Rescher. [REVIEW]W. H. Newton-Smith - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 27 (106):78.
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