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Cartwright, Nancy

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Works: 41 works in 201 publications in 7 languages and 5,696 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Collaborator, Editor
Classifications: Q335, 530.01
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Publications about Nancy Cartwright
Publications by Nancy Cartwright
Most widely held works by Nancy Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
39 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 974 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
Idealization XII correcting the model : idealization and abstraction in the sciences by Martin R Jones( file )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
Nature's capacities and their measurement by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 741 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 )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 506 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 407 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
Otto Neurath : philosophy between science and politics by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 228 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 )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 208 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."--Provided by publisher
Nancy Cartwright's philosophy of science by Stephan Hartmann( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 143 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
Les deux infinis et l'esprit humain by Roger Penrose( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in French and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The dappled world : essays on the perimeter of science by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Fictions and models : new essays ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 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 4 libraries worldwide
Does Roush show that evidence should be probable? by Damien Fennell( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 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 4 libraries worldwide
A theory of evidence for evidence-based policy by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Industrial chemicals : burden of the past, challenge for the future ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
An assessment of the environmental quality standards for inorganic nutrients necessary to prevent eutrophication (nuisance growth of algae) by Nancy Cartwright( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This report attempts to propose Environmental Quality standards (EQSs) for key nutrients (phosphorous and nitrogen) in surface waters as a means of controlling eutrophication and limiting nuisance algal growths
Technical investigation of the Hungerford fish mortality by Ian R Johnson( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Makroświat, mikroświat i ludzki umysł by Roger Penrose( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Polish and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Cartwright, Nancy Delaney.
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