John Worrall

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of science. Theory change in science. Nineteenth century optics. Philosophy and methodology of medicine (especially the scope and limits of scientific method). Evidence-based medicine.

John Worrall

Published

[1989] Fresnel, Poisson, and the White Spot

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[1989] “Fix it and Be Damned” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

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[1986] “The Value of a Fixed Methodology” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 

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[1986]: “Mathematics vs Models”, Memorie di Scienze Fisiche e Naturali

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[1982a]: ‘Scientific Discovery and Theory-Confirmation’, in J.Pitt (ed): Change and Progess in Modern Science, Reidel, pp. 301- 331.

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[1982]: ‘The Pressure of Light: The Strange Case of the Vacillating ‘Crucial Experiment”, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 13, 133-71.

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[1976a]: ‘Imre Lakatos (1922-1974): Philosopher of Mathematics and Philosopher of Science’ in R. Cohen, P. Feyerabend and M. Wartofsky (eds): Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos, Reidel, pp.1-10.

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Unpublished

[2018]: ‘Structural realism: the only defensible realist game in town?’

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Reviews

Particles and Waves: Historical Essays in the Philosophy of Science by Peter Achinstein.

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Teaching

PH101: Introduction to Mathematical Logic

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Media

‘The Scientific Method’ on Analysis, BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

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“The ‘Universe’ Starring Man?”

Public lecture.