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HUMANITIES (227 journals)                  1 2 3     

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (14 followers)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (11 followers)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (4 followers)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription  
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (2 followers)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access  
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (5 followers)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Anabases     Open Access  
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (81 followers)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (20 followers)
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (1 follower)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (5 followers)
Arion : A Journal of Humanities and the Classics     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (27 followers)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Asian Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities     Open Access  
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (102 followers)
Behemoth     Open Access   (5 followers)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access  
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (1 follower)
Canadian Journal of Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal  
Claroscuro     Open Access  
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal  
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (8 followers)
Continental Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (3 followers)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (1 follower)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (19 followers)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (2 followers)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (31 followers)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (20 followers)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (3 followers)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (8 followers)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access  
Enfoques     Open Access  
Études de lettres     Open Access  
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (14 followers)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
German Research     Hybrid Journal  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (11 followers)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (8 followers)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (12 followers)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (1 follower)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (3 followers)
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Humanitaire     Open Access   (1 follower)
Humanities     Open Access   (5 followers)
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (2 followers)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)

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Journal for General Philosophy of Science    [7 followers]  Follow    
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 1572-8587 - ISSN (Online) 0925-4560
     Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2187 journals]   [SJR: 0.141]   [H-I: 6]
  • Reduction and the Neighbourhood of Theories: A New Approach to the
           Intertheoretic Relations in Physics
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper proposes a classification of the intertheoretic relations in physics by bringing out the conditions for a relation of reduction which is eliminative, so that a theory reduced in terms of reductionism is superfluous in principle, and by distinguishing such a relation from another one based on comparison, which will be called neighbourhood of theories; the latter is a neighbouring relation between theories and is not able to support claims of eliminative reductionism. In the first part, it will be argued that this differentiation between neighbourhood and eliminative reduction permits an adequate classification of the intertheoretic relations in physics. By means of this differentiation, the second part discusses reductionism and shows that there are indeed some historical examples of reduction in the aforementioned sense, but that modern physical theories are typically only neighbouring.
      PubDate: 2014-04-01
       
  • Weyl on Fregean Implicit Definitions: Between Phenomenology and Symbolic
           Construction
    • Abstract: This paper aims to investigate certain aspects of Weyl’s account of implicit definitions. The paper takes under consideration Weyl’s approach to a certain kind of implicit definitions i.e. abstraction principles introduced by Frege. ion principles are bi-conditionals that transform certain equivalence relations into identity statements, defining thereby mathematical terms in an implicit way. The paper compares the analytic reading of implicit definitions offered by the Neo-Fregean program with Weyl’s account which has phenomenological leanings. The paper suggests that Weyl’s account should be construed as putting emphasis on intentionality of human mind towards certain invariant features of the elements of initial domains of discourse that are involved in equivalence relations. Definition of terms like direction, shape, number etc. is achieved by a kind of transformation of those invariants into ideal objects that is involved in intuition. Then the paper argues that at the period of 1926 Weyl’s writings on implicit definitions, he is inclined to endorse symbolic construction as a way to explicate the objectivity of certain processes as those that are carried out in case of implicit definitions.
      PubDate: 2014-04-01
       
  • The Norton Dome and the Nineteenth Century Foundations of Determinism
    • Abstract: Abstract The recent discovery of an indeterministic system in classical mechanics, the Norton dome, has shown that answering the question whether classical mechanics is deterministic can be a complicated matter. In this paper I show that indeterministic systems similar to the Norton dome were already known in the nineteenth century: I discuss four nineteenth century authors who wrote about such systems, namely Poisson, Duhamel, Boussinesq and Bertrand. However, I argue that their discussion of such systems was very different from the contemporary discussion about the Norton dome, because physicists in the nineteenth century conceived of determinism in essentially different ways: whereas in the contemporary literature on determinism in classical physics, determinism is usually taken to be a property of the equations of physics, in the nineteenth century determinism was primarily taken to be a presupposition of theories in physics, and as such it was not necessarily affected by the possible existence of systems such as the Norton dome.
      PubDate: 2014-04-01
       
  • Functions and Mechanisms in Structural-Modelling Explanations
    • Abstract: Abstract One way social scientists explain phenomena is by building structural models. These models are explanatory insofar as they manage to perform a recursive decomposition on an initial multivariate probability distribution, which can be interpreted as a mechanism. Explanations in social sciences share important aspects that have been highlighted in the mechanisms literature. Notably, spelling out the functioning the mechanism gives it explanatory power. Thus social scientists should choose the variables to include in the model on the basis of their function in the mechanism. This paper examines the notion of ‘function’ within structural modelling. We argue that ‘functions’ ought to be understood as the theoretical underpinnings of the causes, namely as the role that causes play in the functioning of the mechanism.
      PubDate: 2014-04-01
       
  • The Role of Justification in the Ordinary Concept of Scientific Progress
    • Abstract: Abstract Alexander Bird and Darrell Rowbottom have argued for two competing accounts of the concept of scientific progress. For Bird, progress consists in the accumulation of scientific knowledge. For Rowbottom, progress consists in the accumulation of true scientific beliefs. Both appeal to intuitions elicited by thought experiments in support of their views, and it seems fair to say that the debate has reached an impasse. In an attempt to avoid this stalemate, we conduct a systematic study of the factors that underlie judgments about scientific progress. Our results suggest that (internal) justification plays an important role in intuitive judgments about progress, questioning the intuitive support for the claim that the concept of scientific progress is best explained in terms of the accumulation of only true scientific belief.
      PubDate: 2014-04-01
       
  • Gerhard Wagner: Die Wissenschaftstheorie der Soziologie: Ein Grundriss
    • PubDate: 2014-04-01
       
  • Nikolay Milkov, Volker Peckhaus (eds): The Berlin Group and the Philosophy
           of Logical Empiricism (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science Volume
           273)
    • PubDate: 2014-04-01
       
  • Felix Mühlhölzer: Wissenschaft
    • PubDate: 2014-04-01
       
  • Books Received
    • PubDate: 2014-04-01
       
  • Computable Diagonalizations and Turing’s Cardinality Paradox
    • Abstract: Abstract A. N. Turing’s 1936 concept of computability, computing machines, and computable binary digital sequences, is subject to Turing’s Cardinality Paradox. The paradox conjoins two opposed but comparably powerful lines of argument, supporting the propositions that the cardinality of dedicated Turing machines outputting all and only the computable binary digital sequences can only be denumerable, and yet must also be nondenumerable. Turing’s objections to a similar kind of diagonalization are answered, and the implications of the paradox for the concept of a Turing machine, computability, computable sequences, and Turing’s effort to prove the unsolvability of the Entscheidungsproblem, are explained in light of the paradox. A solution to Turing’s Cardinality Paradox is proposed, positing a higher geometrical dimensionality of machine symbol-editing information processing and storage media than is available to canonical Turing machine tapes. The suggestion is to add volume to Turing’s discrete two-dimensional machine tape squares, considering them instead as similarly ideally connected massive three-dimensional machine information cells. Three-dimensional computing machine symbol-editing information processing cells, as opposed to Turing’s two-dimensional machine tape squares, can take advantage of a denumerably infinite potential for parallel digital sequence computing, by which to accommodate denumerably infinitely many computable diagonalizations. A three-dimensional model of machine information storage and processing cells is recommended on independent grounds as better representing the biological realities of digital information processing isomorphisms in the three-dimensional neural networks of living computers.
      PubDate: 2014-02-26
       
  • On the Explanation of Inertia
    • Abstract: Abstract In General Relativity (GR), it has been claimed that inertia receives a dynamical explanation. This is in contrast to the situation in other theories, such as Special Relativity, because the geodesic principle of GR can be derived from Einstein’s field equations. The claim can be challenged in different ways, all of which question whether the status of inertia in GR is physically different from its status in previous spacetime theories. In this paper I state the original argument for the claim precisely, discuss the different objections to it and then propose a formulation that avoids the problems the original claim encounters. My conclusion is that one can say meaningfully that inertia is dynamically explained in GR. There are two senses in which the derivation of geodetic motion can be said to provide a (more) dynamical explanation of inertia in GR: it holds for any material test body that is a source of the gravitational field; and it is derivable without assuming inertial structures that are fixed independently of matter.
      PubDate: 2014-02-20
       
  • Disagreement in Scientific Ontologies
    • Abstract: Abstract The aim of this article is to discuss the nature of disagreement in scientific ontologies in the light of case studies from biology and cognitive science. I argue that disagreements in scientific ontologies are usually not about purely factual issues but involve both verbal and normative aspects. Furthermore, I try to show that this partly non-factual character of disagreement in scientific ontologies does not lead to a radical deflationism but is compatible with a “normative ontological realism.” Finally, I argue that the case studies from the empirical sciences challenge contemporary metaontological accounts that insist on exactly one true way of “carving nature at its joints.”
      PubDate: 2013-12-21
       
  • Dimitri Liebsch and Nicola Mößner (eds): Visualisierung und
           Erkenntnis. Bildverstehen und Bildverwenden in Natur- und
           Geisteswissenschaften
    • PubDate: 2013-12-11
       
  • Torsten Wilholt: Die Freiheit der Forschung: Begrenzungen und
           Begründungen
    • PubDate: 2013-12-10
       
  • Introduction: On the Philosophy of Science in Practice
    • PubDate: 2013-11-22
       
  • Scientific Revolutions without Paradigm-Replacement and the Coexistence of
           Competing Paradigms: The Case of Generative Grammar and Construction
           Grammar
    • Abstract: Abstract In the Kuhnian and Post-Kuhnian Philosophy of Science, it is widely accepted that scientific revolutions always involve the replacement of an old paradigm by a new paradigm. This article attempts to refute this assumption by showing that there are paradigm-constellations that conform to the relation of a scientific revolution in a Kuhnian sense without a paradigm-replacement occurring. The paradigms investigated here are the linguistic paradigms of Generative Grammar and Construction Grammar that, contrary to Kuhn’s conception of a sequence of paradigm-replacements, are reconstructed as coexisting competing paradigms. By choosing linguistic paradigms, Kuhn’s assumption that paradigm-led research takes place only in the natural sciences is implicitly challenged, and an insight into linguistic theory-construction largely underrepresented in the philosophy of science is given.
      PubDate: 2013-10-16
       
  • Moore and Schaffer on the Ontology of Omissions
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, I discuss Michael Moore’s and Jonathan Schaffer’s views on the ontology of omissions in context of their stances on the problem of omissive causation. First, I consider, from a general point of view, the question of the ontology of omissions, and how it relates to the problem of omissive causation. Then I describe Moore’s and Schaffer’s particular views on omissions and how they combine with their stances on the problem of omissive causation. I charge Moore and Schaffer with inconsistencies and insufficiencies within their overall theories, and consider their replies. Finally, I propose my own view on the ontology of omissions and solution to the problem of omissive causation.
      PubDate: 2013-09-01
       
  • Distributed Cognition in Scientific Contexts
    • Abstract: Abstract Even though it has been argued that scientific cognition is distributed, there is no consensus on the exact nature of distributed cognition. This paper aims to characterize distributed cognition as appropriate for philosophical studies of science. I first classify competing characterizations into three types: the property approach, the task approach, and the system approach. It turns out that the property approach and the task approach are subject to criticism. I then argue that the most preferable way to understand distributed cognition in science is provided by the system approach that takes a distributed-cognitive system as the unit of analysis. I clarify this position by considering possible objections and replies.
      PubDate: 2013-09-01
       
  • What Does It Mean That “Space Can Be Transcendental Without the
           Axioms Being So”?
    • Abstract: Abstract In 1870, Hermann von Helmholtz criticized the Kantian conception of geometrical axioms as a priori synthetic judgments grounded in spatial intuition. However, during his dispute with Albrecht Krause (Kant und Helmholtz über den Ursprung und die Bedeutung der Raumanschauung und der geometrischen Axiome. Lahr, Schauenburg, 1878), Helmholtz maintained that space can be transcendental without the axioms being so. In this paper, I will analyze Helmholtz’s claim in connection with his theory of measurement. Helmholtz uses a Kantian argument that can be summarized as follows: mathematical structures that can be defined independently of the objects we experience are necessary for judgments about magnitudes to be generally valid. I suggest that space is conceived by Helmholtz as one such structure. I will analyze his argument in its most detailed version, which is found in Helmholtz (Zählen und Messen, erkenntnistheoretisch betrachtet 1887. In: Schriften zur Erkenntnistheorie. Springer, Berlin, 1921, 70–97). In support of my view, I will consider alternative formulations of the same argument by Ernst Cassirer and Otto Hölder.
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
       
  • Unification and Revolution: A Paradigm for Paradigms
    • Abstract: Abstract Incommensurability was Kuhn’s worst mistake. If it is to be found anywhere in science, it would be in physics. But revolutions in theoretical physics all embody theoretical unification. Far from obliterating the idea that there is a persisting theoretical idea in physics, revolutions do just the opposite: they all actually exemplify the persisting idea of underlying unity. Furthermore, persistent acceptance of unifying theories in physics when empirically more successful disunified rivals can always be concocted means that physics makes a persistent implicit assumption concerning unity. To put it in Kuhnian terms, underlying unity is a paradigm for paradigms. We need a conception of science which represents problematic assumptions concerning the physical comprehensibility and knowability of the universe in the form of a hierarchy, these assumptions becoming less and less substantial and more and more such that their truth is required for science, or the pursuit of knowledge, to be possible at all, as one goes up the hierarchy. This hierarchical conception of science has important Kuhnian features, but also differs dramatically from the view Kuhn expounds in his The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. In this paper, I compare and contrast these two views in a much more detailed way than has been done hitherto. I show how the hierarchical view can be construed to emerge from Kuhn’s view as it is modified to overcome objections. I argue that the hierarchical conception of science is to be preferred to Kuhn’s view.
      PubDate: 2013-08-14
       
 
 
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