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A Gentle Introduction to Scientific Realism
Here are some notes for a discussion that I led yesterday at Ohio State's Philosophy Club. There is nothing really new here, but these notes might be helpful for students who want a short, basic introduction to some aspects of the scientific realism debate....

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Special Journal Issue: Indispensability and Explanation
There is a great new special issue of Synthese that brings together a number of new papers on explanatory indispensability arguments. The editors have also included comments on some of the articles. Here is the lineup: Indispensability and explanation: an o...

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Scientia Salon Discussion of Abstract Explanation Preprint
There is lively discussion of my preprint "Abstract Explanations in Science" ( BJPS ) over at Scientia Salon. Readers of this blog might be interested in checking it out, and supporting the site more generally.

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Paperback of <em>Mathematics and Scientific Representation</em> is out!
Thanks to some good work at Oxford, the paperback edition of my 2012 book is now available. (It is listed on Amazon at least, and should be on the OUP USA website soon.) As much as I wanted to, I resisted the urge to make corrections and improvements.

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My PSA 2014 talk (title, abstract and change in time)
This week is the 2014 edition of the Philosophy of Science Association conference. A great program has been assembled here . Due to an oversight on my part, a conflict developed, and I had to request that the program chair move the time for my talk. The tal...

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Two new papers on abstract (mathematical) explanation
There has not been much activity here lately, but I wanted to link to two new papers of mine that tackle the vexing issue of mathematical explanation in math and in science. I try to isolate a kind of "abstract" explanation using two cases, and explore thei...

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