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The UC Irvine Libraries support the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series by providing a bibliography of the works of each Fellow. The bibliographies are available in print at the Langson and Science Libraries and at each public event.

2002 - 2003 Series

Lawrence Sklar

UC Irvine Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow
A Selective Bibliography: The UC Irvine Libraries
February 18, 2003

Christina J. Woo, Social Sciences Librarian and
Interim Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies Librarian
The UC Irvine Libraries


Selected Books

Theory and Truth: Philosophical Critique within Foundational Science, Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, 2000, x + 153 pp.

The Philosophy of Science: A Collection of Essays, vol. 1, Explanation, Law and Cause, edited with editorís introduction, Hamden CT: Garland Publishing, Hamden, 2000, xi + 386 pp.

The Philosophy of Science: A Collection of Essays, vol. 2, The Nature of Scientific Theory, edited with editorís introduction, Hamden CT: Garland Publishing, 2000, x + 378 pp.

The Philosophy of Science: A Collection of Essays, vol. 3, Theory Reduction and Theory Change, edited with editorís introduction, Hamden CT: Garland Publishing, 2000, x + 328 pp.

The Philosophy of Science: A Collection of Essays, vol. 4, Probability and Confirmation, edited with editorís introduction, Hamden CT: Garland Publishing, 2000, x + 384 pp.

The Philosophy of Science: A Collection of Essays, vol. 5, Bayesian and Non-Inductive Methods, edited with editorís introduction, Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing 2000, x + 316 pp.

The Philosophy of Science: A Collection of Essays, vol. 6, The Philosophy of Physics, edited with editorís introduction, Hamden CT: Garland Publishing, 2000, xi + 422 pp.

Physics and Chance: Philosophical Issues in the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, l993, xiii + 437 pp. [received the 1995 Imrè Lakatos Award for distinction, and Choice magazine called it "one of the most important books in the philosophy of science in the last 50 years."]

Philosophy of Physics, Westview Press, Boulder CO (hardback and paperback editions) and Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, Dimensions of Philosophy series, l992, xi + 246 pp. [chosen as a selection by The Library of Science.]

Philosophy and Spacetime Physics, Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1985, x + 335 pp.

Space, Time, and Spacetime, Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1974, xii + 423 pp. [awarded the Franklin J. Matchette Prize by the American Philosophical Society as outstanding philosophical book of 1973 and 1974.]

Selected Articles

"Topology Versus Measure in Statistical Mechanics," The Monist, vol. 83, no. 2, April, 2000, pp. 258-273.

"Interpreting Theories: The Case of Statistical Mechanics," The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 51, Special Supplement, 2000, pp. 729-742.

"The Reduction(?) of Thermodynamics to Statistical Mechanics," Philosophical Studies, vol. 95, nos. 1-2, August, 1999, pp. 187-202.

"The Content of Science, The Methodology of Science and Hempelís Models of Explanation and Confirmation," Philosophical Studies, vol. 94, nos. 1-2, May, 1999, pp. 21-34.

"Perceived Worlds, Inferred Worlds, The World," Journal of Philosophy, vol. 81, no. 11, November, 1984, pp. 693-706.

"Saving the Noumena," Philosophical Topics, vol. 13, no. 1, spring, 1982, pp. 89-110.

"Do Unborn Hypotheses Have Rights?, "Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 1, January, 1981, pp. 17-29.

"Up and Down, Left and Right, Past and Future," Nous, vol. 15, no. 2, May, 1981, pp. 111-129.

"Semantic Analogy," Philosophical Studies, vol. 38, no. 3, October, 1980, pp. 217-234.

"Probability as a Theoretical Concept," Synthese, vol. 40, no. 3, March, 1979, pp. 409-414.

"What Might Be Right About the Causal Theory of Time," Synthese, vol. 35, no. 2, June, 1977, pp. 155-171.

"Inertia, Gravitation and Metaphysics," Philosophy of Science, vol. 43, no. 1, March, 1976, pp. 1-23.

"Methodological Conservatism," Philosophical Review, vol. 84, no. 3, July, 1975, pp. 374-400.

"Incongruous Counterparts, Intrinsic Features and the Substantiviality of Space," Journal of Philosophy, vol. 71, no. 9, May, 1974, pp. 277-290.

"Statistical Explanation and Ergodic Theory," Philosophy of Science, vol. 40, no. 2, June, 1973, pp. 194-212.

"Unfair to Frequencies," Journal of Philosophy, vol. 70, no. 2, January, 1973, pp. 41-52.

"Absolute Space and the Metaphysics of Theories," Nous, vol. 6, no. 4, November, 1972, pp. 289-309.

"Is Probability a Dispositional Property?," Journal of Philosophy, vol. 67, no. 11, June, 1970, pp. 355-366.

"The Conventionality of Geometry," American Philosophical Quarterly, 1969, Monograph Series, vol. 3, "The Philosophy of Science," pp. 42-60.

"Types of Inter-Theoretical Reduction," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 18, no. 2, August, 1967, pp. 109-124.

"The Falsifiability of Geometric Theories," Journal of Philosophy, vol. 64, no. 8, April, 1967, pp. 247-253.

Selected Book Chapters

"Time in Experience and in Theoretical Description of the World," in Time's Arrow Today, ed. S. Savitt, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 217-229.

"Idealization and Explanation: A Case Study From Statistical Mechanics," in Midwest Studies in Philosophy, vol. 18 (Philosophy of Science), ed. P. French, T. Uehling and H. Wettstein, South Bend IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1994, pp. 258-270.

"Real Quantities and Their Sensible Measures," in Philosophical Perspectives on Newtonian Science, ed. P. Bricker and R. Hughes, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1990, pp. 57-75.

"Foundational Physics and Empiricist Critique," in Scientific Theories, Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 14, ed. C. Wade Savage, Minneapolis MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1990, pp. 136-157.

"Invidious Contrasts Within Theories," in Meaning and Method: Essays in Honor of Hilary Putnam, ed. G. Boolos, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1990, pp. 197-212.

"Modestly Radical Empiricism," in Observation, Experiment, and Hypothesis in Modern Physical Science, ed. P. Achinstein and O. Hannaway, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1985, pp. 1-20.

"Prospects for a Causal Theory of Spacetime," in Space, Time, and Causality, ed. R. Swinburne, Dordrecht, Holland: Reidel, 1983, pp. 45-62.

"Entropy and Explanation," in Scientific Explanation and Understanding: Essays on Reasoning and Rationality in Science, ed. N. Rescher, Lanham MD: University Press of America-CPS Publications, 1983, pp. 21-36.

"Time, Reality, and Relativity," in Reduction, Time and Reality, ed. R. Healy, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1981, pp. 129-142.

"Facts, Conventions, and Assumptions in the Theory of Space-Time," in Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 8 (Foundations of Space-Time Theories), ed. J. Earman, C. Glymour and J. Stachel, Minneapolis MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1977, pp. 206-274.

Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries

"Philosophy of Statistical Mechanics," in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. E. N. Zalta, on-line publication, http://plato.stanford.edu/, last revised April, 2001, 23pp.

"Time," in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol. 9, ed. E. Craig, London UK: Routledge, 1998, pp. 413-417.

"Thermodynamics," in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol. 9, ed. E. Craig, London, UK: Routlege, 1998, pp. 366-369.

"Philosophy of Science," in Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. R. Audi, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 611-615.

Proceedings

"Naturalism and the Interpretation of Theories," Presidential Address, Central Division, American Philosophical Association, Proceeding and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, vol. 75, no. 2, November, 2001, pp. 43-58.

"What is an Isolated System?," in The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 10, Philosophy of Science, ed. T. Y. Cao, Bowling Green OH: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2001, pp. 51-57.

"The Language of Nature is Mathematics - But Which Mathematics? And What Nature?," in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, new series, vol. 118, Oxford UK: Blackwell Publishers, 1998, item 12, pp. 241-261.

"The Conventionality of Simultaneity! Again?," in Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory: Proceedings, Sunderland UK: Sunderland Polytechnic, 1991, pp. 523-537.

"How Free Are Initial Conditions?," in PSA - 1990, ed. A. Fine, M. Forbes and L. Wessels, East Lansing MI: Philosophy of Science Association, l991, pp. 551-564.

"Ultimate Explanations: Comments on Tipler," in PSA - 1988, ed. A. Fine and J. Leplin, East Lansing MI: Philosophy of Science Association, 1989, pp. 49-55.

"The Elusive Object of Desire: In Pursuit of the Kinetic Equations and the Second Law," in PSA - 1986, vol 2, ed. A. Fine and P. Machamer, East Lansing MI: Philosophy of Science Association, 1987, pp. 209-225.

"Comments on H. Field's 'Can We Dispense with Space-Time?'," in PSA - 1984, vol. 2, East Lansing MI: Philosophy of Science Association, 1986, pp. 101-105.

"Comments on D. Malament's 'Time Travel in the Godel Universe'," in PSA - 1984, East Lansing MI: Philosophy of Science Association, 1986, pp. 106-110.

"Comments on Earman and Malament," in PSA 1978, vol. 2, East Lansing MI: Philosophy of Science Association, pp. 186-193.

"Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and the Complexity of Reductions," in PSA 1974, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 32, ed. R. Cohen, C. Hooker, A. Michalos and J. van Evra, Dordrecht, Holland: Reidel, 1976, pp. 15-32.

"The Evolution of the Problem of the Unity of Science," Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 11, ed. R. Cohen and R. Seeger, "AAAS Symposia on Philosophy of Science - 1969," Dordrecht, Holland: Reidel, 1974, pp. 153-163.

Co-authored Articles

(with M. Kaplan) "Rationality and Truth," Philosophical Studies, vol. 30, no. 3, September, 1976, pp. 197-202.

(with S. Stich and J. Tinnon) "Entailment and the Verificationist Program," Ratio, vol. 15, no. 1, June, 1973. pp. 84-97.

Selected Forthcoming Books

The Life of a Theory (title tentative), (in writing).

Philosophy of Science, Westview Press, (in writing).

 

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