Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1C 5S7 Canada
Philosophy of Science
Playing Sherlock Holmes
The Art of Detection aka Scientific Method
'Nicholas of Cusa and the Finite Universe.' Journal of the History of Philosophy, 1973, pp161-167.
'Did Newton Renounce Infinitesimals?'Historia Mathematica, 1975, pp127-136.
'The Philosophical Relevance of "Technically Good" Experiments.'British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 35, 1984, pp156-159.
'Empirical Tests are Only Auxiliary Devices.'British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 39, 1988, pp211-223.
'How We Make Discoveries.'Synthese, vol. 79, 1989, pp361-392.
'Discovery as a Problem for the Inventor.'British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 42, 1991, pp327-337.
'Is Sherlock Holmes a Logician or Theseologist?' December, 2003
'Four Caricatures of the Knowing Process' February, 2004
'A New Look at Scientific Method' May, 2004
'Following Clues: Do's and Don'ts' June, 2004
'A Radically New Look at Scientific Method.' August, 2005
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