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Cartwright, Nancy

Works: 28 works in 216 publications in 8 languages and 6,295 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: Q335, 530.01
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Publications about Nancy Cartwright
Publications by Nancy Cartwright
Most widely held works about Nancy Cartwright
Most widely held works by Nancy Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
40 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
In this sequence of philosophical essays about natural science, the author argues that fundamental explanatory laws, the deepest and most admired successes of modern physics, do not in fact describe regularities that exist in nature. Cartwright draws from many real-life examples to propound a novel distinction: that theoretical entities, and the complex and localized laws that describe them, can be interpreted realistically, but the simple unifying laws of basic theory cannot
Nature's capacities and their measurement by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
35 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
This book on the philosophy of science argues for an empiricism, opposed to the tradition of David Hume, in which singular rather than general causal claims are primary
The dappled world : a study of the boundaries of science by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
It is often supposed that the spectacular successes of our modern mathematical sciences support a lofty vision of a world completely ordered by one single elegant theory. In this volume, Nancy Cartwright argues to the contrary. When we draw our image of the world from the way modern science works - as empiricism teaches us we should - we end up with a world where some features are precisely ordered, others are given to rough regularity and still others behave in their own diverse ways. This patchwork makes sense when we realise that laws are very special productions of nature, requiring very special arrangements for their generation. Combining classic and newly written essays, "The Dappled World" carries important philosophical consequences and offers lessons for both the natural and the social sciences
Otto Neurath : philosophy between science and politics by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Hunting causes and using them : approaches in philosophy and economics by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
The author provides a survey of philosophical and economic literature on causality, with a special focus on the fashionable Bayes-nets and invariance methods and exposes a huge gap in that literature
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 288 libraries worldwide
This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics
Evidence-based policy : a practical guide to doing it better by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Over the last twenty or so years, it has become standard to require policy makers to base their recommendations on evidence. That is now uncontroversial to the point of triviality--of course, policy should be based on the facts. But are the methods that policy makers rely on to gather and analyze evidence the right ones? In Evidence-Based Policy, Nancy Cartwright, an eminent scholar, and Jeremy Hardie, who has had a long and successful career in both business and the economy, explain that the dominant methods which are in use now--broadly speaking, methods that imitate standard practices in medicine like randomized control trials--do not work. They fail, Cartwright and Hardie contend, because they do not enhance our ability to predict if policies will be effective. The prevailing methods fall short not just because social science, which operates within the domain of real-world politics and deals with people, differs so much from the natural science milieu of the lab. Rather, there are principled reasons why the advice for crafting and implementing policy now on offer will lead to bad results. Current guides in use tend to rank scientific methods according to the degree of trustworthiness of the evidence they produce. That is valuable in certain respects, but such approaches offer little advice about how to think about putting such evidence to use. Evidence-Based Policy focuses on showing policymakers how to effectively use evidence. It also explains what types of information are most necessary for making reliable policy, and offers lessons on how to organize that information
Nancy Cartwright's philosophy of science by Stephan Hartmann( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
The only book that addresses Cartwright's undoubted influence on the study of the philosophy of science. This critical assessment contains contributions from Cartwright's champions and critics, including leading scholars in the field such as Ronald N. Giere and Paul Teller
Philosophy of social science : a new introduction by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
This is a much-needed new introduction to a field that has been transformed in recent years by exciting new subjects, ideas, and methods. It is designed both for students with central interests in philosophy and those planning to concentrate on the social sciences, and it presupposes no particular background in either domain. From the wide range of topics at the forefront of debate in philosophy of social science, the editors have chosen those which are representative of the most important and interesting contemporary work. A team of distinguished experts explore key aspects of the field such as social ontology (what are the things that social science studies?), objectivity, formal methods, measurement, and causal inference. Also included are chapters focused on notable subjects of social science research, such as well-being and climate change. Philosophy of Social Science provides a clear, accessible, and up-to-date guide to this fascinating field
Idealization XII : correcting the model : idealization and abstraction in the sciences by Martin R Jones( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Fictions and models : new essays ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The dappled world : essays on the perimeter of science by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Evidence-based policy : where is our theory of evidence? by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Hunting causes and using them : is there no bridge from here to there? by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A theory of evidence for evidence-based policy by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Does Roush show that evidence should be probable? by Damien Fennell( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Büyük küçük ve insan zihni = The large, the small and human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Turkish and held by 1 library worldwide
In favour of laws that are not ceteris paribus after all by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A causal model for EPR by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
From metaphysics to method : comments on manipulability and the causal Markov condition by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Cartwright, Nancy Delaney.
Nancy Cartwright American philosopher
Nancy Cartwright US-amerikanische Philosophin
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