Publications: Philosophy of Science

Books, Edited Volumes, Journal Special Issues

Evidential Reasoning in Archaeology: co-authored with Robert Chapman, Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, London, 2016.

Material Evidence: Learning from Archaeological Practice, co-edited with Robert Chapman, Routledge, London, 2015. Material Evidence Website

Symposium: Miranda Fricker’s Epistemic Injustice, in Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology, 7.2 (2010). Episteme

Epistemic Diversity and Dissent, Special Issue of Episteme: Journal of Social Epistemology, guest editor, 3.1 (2006). Muse

A More Social Epistemology: Decision Vectors, Epistemic Fairness, and Consensus in Solomon’s Social Empiricism, special issue of Perspectives on Science 16.3 (2008). MIT

Value-Free Science? Ideals and Illusions co-edited with Harold Kincaid and John Dupre, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007. OUP

When Difference Makes a Difference: Epistemic Diversity and Dissent: special issue of Episteme: Journal of Social Epistemology 3.1-2 (2006). Episteme

Thinking from Things: Essays in the Philosophy of Archaeology, University of California Press, Berkeley CA, 2002. UCPress

Annual Special Issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences: “Selected Papers from the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable,” co-edited with James Bohman and Paul A. Roth. Roundtable special issues appear as the first issue each year, beginning with March 2008 (38.1). For tables of contents: Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“Radiocarbon Dating in Archaeology: Triangulation and Traceability,” in Data Journeys in the Sciences, S. Leonelli and N. Tempini, Springer, 2020, pp. 285-301. Springer.

Rock, Bone and Ruin, Adrian Currie: A Trace-centric Appreciation”: Theory and Practice in Biology 11 (2019): PTPBio online.

“Representational and Experimental Modeling in Archaeology”: Springer Handbook of Model-based Science, Part I: Architecture, Economics and the Human Sciences, edited by Lorenzo Magnani and Tommaso Bertolotti, 2017, pp. 989-1002. Springer

“How Archaeological Evidence Bites Back: Strategies for Putting Old Data to Work in New Ways”: special issue of Science, Technology, and Human Values on “Data Shadows: Knowledge, Openness and Absence,” edited by Sabina Leonelli, Gail Davies and Brian Rappert, 42.2 (2017): 203-225. STHV

“A Plurality of Pluralisms: Collaborative Practice in Archaeology”: in Objectivity in Science: New Perspectives from Science and Technology Studies, edited by Flavia Padovani, Alan Richardson, and Jonathan Y. Tsou, Springer, 2015, pp. 189-210. Springer

“Community-Based Collaborative Archaeology”: in Philosophy of Social Science: A New Introduction, edited by Nancy Cartwright and Eleonora Montuschi, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 68-82. OUP, Preprint 

“Critical Distance: Stabilizing Evidential Claims in Archaeology”: in Evidence, Inference and Enquiry, edited by Philip Dawid, William Twining, and Mimi Vasilaki, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 371-394. OUP

“Archaeological Facts in Transit:The ‘Eminent Mounds’ of Central North America”, in How Well do ‘Facts’ Travel?: The Dissemination of Reliable Knowledge, edited by Peter Howlett and Mary S. Morgan, Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp.301-322. CUP

“Feminist Perspectives on Science,” co-authored with Elizabeth Potter and Wenda Bauchspies, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2010-2015.  SEP

“Agnatology in/of Archaeology,” Agnatology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance, edited by Robert N. Proctor and Londa Schiebinger; Stanford University Press, 2008, pp. 183-205. SUP

“Philosophy of Archaeology; Philosophy in Archaeology,” in Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology, edited by Stephen Turner and Mark Risjord; volume 15, Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Elsevier Science, 2007, pp. 517-549. Elsevier

“Socially Naturalized Norms of Epistemic Rationality: Aggregation and Deliberation,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 44 Supplement (2006): 43-48. WileyOnline

“A Philosopher at Large,” in Cartesian Views: Papers Presented to Richard A. Watson, edited by Thomas M. Lennon, Brill, Boston, 2003, pp. 165-178.

“Rethinking Unity as a Working Hypothesis for Philosophy of Science: How Archaeologists Exploit the Disunity of Science,” Perspectives on Science 7.3 (1999): 293-317. MIT

“Rethinking Objectivity: Nozick’s Neglected Third Option,” editorial, International Studies in Philosophy of Science 14.1(2000): 5-10.

“The Constitution of Archaeological Evidence: Gender Politics and Science,” in The Disunity of Science: Boundaries, Contexts, and Power, edited by Peter Galison and David J. Stump, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1996, pp. 311-343. SUP

“Discourse, Practice, Context: From HPS to Interdisciplinary Science Studies,” PSA 1994, Volume 2, edited by Micky Forbes, Philosophy of Science Association, East Lansing, Michigan, 1996, pp. 393-395.

“Archaeological Cables and Tacking: The Implications of Practice for Bernstein’s ‘Options Beyond Objectivism and Relativism’,” Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19(1989): 1-18. PoSS

“Bootstrapping in Un-Natural Sciences: An Archaeological Case,” PSA 1986, Volume I, edited by A. Fine and P. Machamer, Philosophy of Science Association, East Lansing Michigan , 1986, pp. 314-322.

“Arguments for Scientific Realism: The Ascending Spiral,” American Philosophical Quarterly 23 (1986): 287-297.

“Facts of the Record and Facts of the Past: Mandelbaum on the Anatomy of History ‘Proper’,” International Studies in Philosophy 17 (1985): 71-85.

“The Step-Motherly Nature of Rosenberg’s ‘One World’,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 13 (1983): 245-254. 

Encyclopedia Entries, Reviews, Commentaries

“Archaeology and Philosophy of Science,” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by N. J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes, Pergamon, Oxford, 2001, pp. 614-617.

“Status Report: Philosophy of Science in the People’s Republic of China,” Philosophy of Science Newsletter 18.1 (1989): 10-12; expanded in a co-authored version with James Robert Brown for the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science Communique 21 (1989): 4-11. (Reprinted in the Newsletter of the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science 35 (1989): 11-13.)

“Review of M. Bunge, Finding Philosophy in Social Science,” University of Toronto Quarterly 67.1(1997-98): 121-124.

“Review of One World and Our Knowledge of It by J.F. Rosenberg,” International Studies in Philosophy 18 (1986): 83-85.

“Review of Naturalism and Social Science by David Thomas,” International Studies in Philosophy 14 (1982): 104-106.