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Who is Nancy Cartwright?

Nancy Cartwright FBA is a professor of philosophy at the University of California at San Diego and, as of 2012, at the University of Durham, and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Cartwright served as the president of the Philosophy of Science Association and as vice-president and president of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. She is Fellow of the British Academy and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

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Google previewMore and Different (2011)

Notes from a Thoughtful Curmudgeon by Philip W. Anderson

Nancy Cartwright is a tougher nut to crack.

Google previewConcise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2013)

by Professor Edward Craig, Edward Craig

Schibli Neumann, John von Brian Rosmaita Neurath, Otto Nancy Cartwright Jordi Cat Neutral monism Nicholas Griffin Neutrality, ...

Google previewThe Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2005)

by Edward Craig

Sprintzen Cantor, Georg Ulrich Majer Cantor's theorem Mary Tiles Carnap, Rudolf Richard Creath Carneades Jonathan Barnes Cassirer, Ernst Donald Phillip Verene Categories Robert Wardy Causation Nancy Cartwright Causation in the law Richard W. Wright Causation, Indian theories of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Psychology Set (2015)

by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld

Nancy Cartwright in How the laws of physics lie (1983) argues that laws in physics serve to identify models that are not literal descriptions of reality; the models are then used to pick out potential causal factors that are confirmed in a piecemeal way according to context and application. Laws do not describe true universal generalizations. This picture of science without laws is supported by other ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937-2012 (2013)

by Vincent Terrace

Voices: Charlie Adler, Nancy Cartwright, Stacey Nelkin, Noelle North, Susan Silo, B.J. Ward, Frank Welker. Producer: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences (2013)

by Byron Kaldis

Nancy Cartwright See also Bayesianism, Recent Uses of; Causation in the Social Sciences; Econometrics: Methodological Issues; Experiment, Philosophy of; Experimenting Society, The; Philosophy of ...

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