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The British Journal for the Philosophy
of Science

Editors in Chief: Wendy Parker and Robert Rupert
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    Volume 74, Number 3
    September 2023

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    On Valence: Imperative or Representation of Value?

    • Peter Carruthers
    pp. 533–553
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    What Does the World Look Like according to Superdeterminism?

    • Augustin Baas and
    • Baptiste Le Bihan
    pp. 555–572
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    Quantifying Proportionality and the Limits of Higher-Level Causation and Explanation

    • Alexander Gebharter and
    • Markus I. Eronen
    pp. 573–601
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    Grasping in Understanding

    • Miloud Belkoniene
    pp. 603–617
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    Neural Oscillations as Representations

    • Manolo Martínez and
    • Marc Artiga
    pp. 619–648
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    Truthlikeness for Quantitative Deterministic Laws

    • Alfonso García-Lapeña
    pp. 649–679
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    Black Boxes or Unflattering Mirrors? Comparative Bias in the Science of Machine Behaviour

    • Cameron Buckner
    pp. 681–712

    Science Communication and the Problematic Impact of Descriptive Norms

    • Uwe Peters
    pp. 713–738
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    Analogue Computation and Representation

    • Corey J. Maley
    pp. 739–769
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    Toward a Theory of Homology: Development and the De-Coupling of Morphological and Molecular Evolution

    • James DiFrisco
    pp. 771–810
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    Monothematic Delusions and the Limits of Rationality

    • Adam Bradley and
    • Quinn Hiroshi Gibson
    pp. 811–835
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    Volume 74, Number 3
    September 2023

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