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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   (76 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   (1 follower)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (96 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   (6 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   (3 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]
  • Calibration: A Conceptual Framework Applied to Scientific Practices Which
           Investigate Natural Phenomena by Means of Standardized Instruments
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper deals with calibration in scientific practices which investigate relatively well-understood natural phenomena by means of already standardized instrumental devices. Calibration is a crucial topic, since it conditions the reliability of instrumental procedures in science. Yet although important, calibration is a relatively neglected topic. We think more attention should be devoted to calibration. The paper attempts to take a step in this direction. The aims are two-fold: (1) to characterize calibration in a relatively simple kind of scientific practices; (2) to provide conceptual and taxonomic tools of broader scope that help to get a better understanding of calibration in more complex cases and other kinds of scientific practices. For this purpose, we first provide indications for why a conceptual framework is needed. Second, a bibliographic survey of works dealing with calibration is attempted. Third, we introduce different tools to enable a better understanding of calibration. Fourth, we turn to the elaboration of what we call a “simple exemplar” of calibration, illustrated through the case of the calibration of an equal-arm balance. Fifth, the tools previously introduced, and the framework of the simple exemplar, are applied to a more complex case of calibration: calibration procedures in X-ray experiments. This serves to show the work accomplished by the simple exemplar and to emphasize features of more complex cases of calibration. Eventually, we revisit and specify the nature, status, scope and value of the proposed framework.
      PubDate: 2013-12-24
       
  • 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
       
  • Anna Leuschner: Die Glaubwürdigkeit der Wissenschaft. Eine
           wissenschafts- und erkenntnistheoretische Analyse am Beispiel der
           Klimaforschung
    • PubDate: 2013-12-14
       
  • 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
       
  • Peter Achinstein: Evidence and Method: Scientific Strategies of Isaac
           Newton and James Clerk Maxwell
    • PubDate: 2013-12-10
       
  • Science and Fiction:
           Analysing the Concept of Fiction in Science and its Limits
    • Abstract: Abstract A recent and growing discussion in philosophy addresses the construction of models and their use in scientific reasoning by comparison with fiction. This comparison helps to explore the problem of mediated observation and, hence, the lack of an unambiguous reference of representations. Examining the usefulness of the concept of fiction for a comparison with non-denoting elements in science, the aim of this paper is to present reasonable grounds for drawing a distinction between these two kinds of representation. In particular, my account will suggest a demarcation between fictional and non-fictional discourse as involving two different ways of interpreting representations. This demarcation, leading me to distinguish between fictional and non-fictional forms of enquiry, will provide a useful tool to explore to what extent the descriptions given by a model can be justified as making claims about the world and to what degree they are a consequence of the model’s particular construction.
      PubDate: 2013-12-07
       
  • Introduction: On the Philosophy of Science in Practice
    • PubDate: 2013-11-22
       
  • Technology and Epistemic Possibility
    • Abstract: Abstract My aim in this paper is to give a philosophical analysis of the relationship between contingently available technology and the knowledge that it makes possible. My concern is with what specific subjects can know in practice, given their particular conditions, especially available technology, rather than what can be known “in principle” by a hypothetical entity like Laplace’s Demon. The argument has two parts. In the first, I’ll construct a novel account of epistemic possibility that incorporates two pragmatic conditions: responsibility and practicability. For example, whether subjects can gain knowledge depends in some circumstances on whether they have the capability of gathering relevant evidence. In turn, the possibility of undertaking such investigative activities depends in part on factors like ethical constraints, economical realities, and available technology. In the second part of the paper, I’ll introduce “technological possibility” to analyze the set of actions made possible by available technology. To help motivate the problem and later test my proposal, I’ll focus on a specific historical case, one of the earliest uses of digital electronic computers in a scientific investigation. I conclude that the epistemic possibility of gaining access to scientific knowledge about certain subjects depends (in some cases) on the technological possibility for making responsible investigations.
      PubDate: 2013-11-19
       
  • What is Scientific Progress? Lessons from Scientific Practice
    • Abstract: Abstract Alexander Bird argues for an epistemic account of scientific progress, whereas Darrell Rowbottom argues for a semantic account. Both appeal to intuitions about hypothetical cases in support of their accounts. Since the methodological significance of such appeals to intuition is unclear, I think that a new approach might be fruitful at this stage in the debate. So I propose to abandon appeals to intuition and look at scientific practice instead. I discuss two cases that illustrate the way in which scientists make judgments about progress. As far as scientists are concerned, progress is made when scientific discoveries contribute to the increase of scientific knowledge of the following sorts: empirical, theoretical, practical, and methodological. I then propose to articulate an account of progress that does justice to this broad conception of progress employed by scientists. I discuss one way of doing so, namely, by expanding our notion of scientific knowledge to include both know-that and know-how.
      PubDate: 2013-11-17
       
  • The Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity: Sustainability Science and
           Problem-Feeding
    • Abstract: Abstract Traditionally, interdisciplinarity has been taken to require conceptual or theoretical integration. However, in the emerging field of sustainability science this kind of integration is often lacking. Indeed sometimes it is regarded as an obstacle to interdisciplinarity. Drawing on examples from sustainability science, we show that problem-feeding, i.e. the transfer of problems, is a common and fruitful-looking way of connecting disparate disciplines and establishing interdisciplinarity. We identify two species of problem-feeding: unilateral and bilateral. Which of these is at issue depends on whether solutions to the problem are fed back to the discipline in which the problem originated. We suggest that there is an interesting difference between the problem-feeding approach to interdisciplinarity and the traditional integrative perspective suggested by among others Erich Jantsch and his colleagues. The interdisciplinarity resulting from problem-feeding between researchers can be local and temporary and does not require collaboration between proximate disciplines. By contrast, to make good sense of traditional integrative interdisciplinarity we must arguably associate it with a longer-term, global form of close, interdisciplinary collaboration.
      PubDate: 2013-11-17
       
  • 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
       
  • Editorial
    • PubDate: 2013-08-20
       
  • 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
       
  • On Ratio Measures of Confirmation
    • Abstract: Abstract There are different Bayesian measures to calculate the degree of confirmation of a hypothesis H in respect of a particular piece of evidence E. Zalabardo (Analysis 69:630–635, 2009) is a recent attempt to defend the likelihood-ratio measure (LR) against the probability-ratio measure (PR). The main disagreement between LR and PR concerns their sensitivity to prior probabilities. Zalabardo invokes intuitive plausibility as the appropriate criterion for choosing between them. Furthermore, he claims that it favours the ordering of pairs evidence/hypothesis generated by LR. We will argue, however, that the intuitive non-numerical example provided by Zalabardo does not show that prior probabilities do not affect the degree of confirmation. On account of this, we conclude that there is no compelling reason to endorse LR qua measure of degree of confirmation. On the other side, we should not forget some technicalities which still benefit PR.
      PubDate: 2013-07-01
       
  • Solving the Flagpole Problem
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper I demonstrate that the causal structure of flagpole-like systems can be determined by application of causal graph theory. Additional information about the ordering of events in time or about how parameters of the systems of interest can be manipulated is not needed.
      PubDate: 2013-03-17
       
  • ENPOSS 2012: The First Conference of the European Network for the
           Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Copenhagen, September 21–23,
           2012)
    • PubDate: 2013-03-10
       
 
 
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