2022 Shech, Elay. Idealization in Physics. Forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/philosophy/philosophy-general-interest/idealizations-physics
2023 Shech, Elay. Scientific Understanding and Representation Modeling in the Physical Sciences (book of collected essays) co-editor with Kareem Khalifa and Insa Lawler. Forthcoming with Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Scientific-Understanding-and-Representation-Modeling-in-the-Physical-Sciences/Lawler-Khalifa-Shech/p/book/9781032054957
Forth. Shech, Elay, with Michael Watkins. The Metaphysics of Color. Under contract with Cambridge University Press.
2023. Shech, Elay, with Michael Tamir. “Understanding from Deep Learning Models in Contexts.” Forthcoming in Lawler et al. (Eds.) Scientific Understanding and Representation: Modeling in the Physical Sciences, Routledge.
2023. Shech, Elay, with Michael Tamir. “Expecting Too Much from our Machine Learning Models.” Forthcoming in Lawler et al. (Eds.) Scientific Understanding and Representation: Modeling in the Physical Sciences, Routledge.
2022. Shech, Elay. “What Powers Logical Inference?” Metascience, doi.org/10.1007/s11016-022-00783-z
2022. Shech, Elay. “Darwinian-Selectionist Explanation, Radical Theory Change, and the Observable-Unobservable Dichotomy.” International Studies in Philosophy of Science, doi.org/10.1080/02698595.2022.2092824
2022. Shech, Elay. “Scientific Understanding in the Aharonov-Bohm Effect.” Theoria, doi.org/10.1111/theo.12409
2022. Shech, Elay, with Watkins, Michael. “Colors, Perceptual Variation, and Science.” Erkenntnis, doi.org/10.1007/s10670-022-00574-2
- Shech, Elay, with Kyle B. Heine. “Roles of Mitonuclear Ecology and Sex in Conceptualizing Evolutionary Fitness.” Biology & Philosophy, 36, Article number: 29 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10539-021-09804-3
2019. Shech, Elay, with Gelfert, Axel. “The Exploratory Role of Models and Idealizations.” Studia Metodologiczne – Dissertationes Methodologicae. ISSN 0039-324X Issue on Culture(s) of Modelling in Science(s) (39) Preprint: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/13338/
2019. Shech, Elay, with McGivern, Patrick. “Fundamentality, Scale, and the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect.” Erkenntnis. doi: 10.1007/s10670-019-00161-y
2019. Shech, Elay. “Historical Inductions Meet the Material Theory.” Philosophy of Science, Volume 86 (December 2019), Issue 5. https://doi.org/10.1086/705524
2019 Shech, Elay. “Philosophical Issues Concerning Phase Transitions and Anyons: Emergence, Reduction, and Explanatory Fictions.” Erkenntnis, June 2019, Volume 84, Issue 3, pp 585–615. doi: 10.1007/s10670-018-9973-z
2018 Shech, Elay. “Infinitesimal Idealization, Easy Road Nominalism, and Fractional Quantum Statistics.” Synthese, May 2019, Volume 196, Issue 5, pp 1963–1990. doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1680-4
2018 Shech, Elay. “Infinite Idealizations in Physics.” Philosophy Compass. doi: 10.1111/phc3.12514
2017 Shech, Elay. “Idealizations, Essential Self-Adjointness, and Minimal Model Explanation in the Aharonov-Bohm Effect.” Synthese, 1-25. doi: 10.1007/s11229-017- 1428-6
2016 Shech, Elay. “Fiction, Depiction, and the Complementarity Thesis in Art and Science” The Monist. Volume 99, Issue 3: 311-332. doi: 10.1093/monist/onw007
2015 Shech, Elay. “Two Approaches to Fractional Statistics in the Quantum Hall Effect: Idealizations and the Curious Case of the Anyon” Forthcoming in Foundations of Physics doi: 10.1007/s10701-015-9899-0
2014 Shech, Elay. “Scientific Misrepresentation and Guides to Ontology: The Need for Representational Code and Contents” Forthcoming in Synthese. doi: 10.1007/s11229-014-0506-2
2013 Shech, Elay. “What is the ‘Paradox of Phase Transitions?’” Philosophy of Science, 80 (December 2013): 1170–1181. doi: 0031-8248/2013/8005-0040
2013 Shech, Elay. “On Gases in Boxes: A Reply to Davey on the Justification of the Probability Measure in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics.” Philosophy of Science, 80 (October 2013): 1-13. doi: 0031-8248/2013/8004-0001.
Special Issues Edited
Forth. “Recent Issues in Philosophy of Statistics: Evidence, Testing, and Applications,” co-editor with Molly Kao and Deborah Mayo. Forthcoming Topical Collection of Synthese. https://link.springer.com/journal/11229/topicalCollection/AC_7a0c66cb3907a036148e06bf855da963/page/1
2022. “Idealization, Representation, and Explanation Across the Sciences,” co-editor with Melissa Jacquart, and Martin Zach. Forthcoming Special Issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-science/special-issue/10X9K0G3H30
2021. “John Norton’s Material Theory of Induction and Beyond,” co-editor with Wendy Parker, Special Issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-science-part-a/special-issue/10205S9XGWG
2019. “Infinite Idealization in Science,” co-editor with Laura Ruetsche, Samuel Fletcher, and Patricia Palacios. Special Issue of Synthese. https://link.springer.com/journal/11229/196/5/page/1
Forth. Shech, Elay. “Review of Robert W. Batterman’s A Middle Way: A Non-Fundamental Approach to Many-Body Physics.” Solicited by Philosophy of Science.
2022. Shech, Elay. “Middle Path Realism and Anti-realism: Review of Timothy D. Lyons’ and Peter Vicker’s (Eds.) Contemporary Scientific Realism: The Challenge from the History of Science.” Metascience. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11016-022-00736-6
2019. Shech, Elay. “Review of John Wright’s An Epistemic Foundation for Scientific Realism (Springer, 2018), British Journal for Philosophy of Science Review of Books http://www.thebsps.org/2019/06/shech-on-wright/
2019. Shech, Elay. “Review of K. Brad Wray’s Resisting Scientific Realism (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Philosophia https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-019-00104-5
2014 Shech, Elay. “Review of Chunglin Kwa’s, Styles of Knowing: A New History of Science from Ancient Times to the Present (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011),” History of Philosophy of Science, Spring 2014 issue (vol. 4, number 1). doi: 10.1086/675384
Forth. Shech, Elay, with Molly Kao and Deborah Mayo. “Introduction” in Synthese. Special Issue on Philosophy of Statistics.
2023. Shech, Elay, with Kareem Khalifa and Insa Lawler. “Introduction” in Scientific Understanding and Representation. Routledge.
2022. Shech, Elay, with Melissa Jacquart, and Martin Zach. “Introduction” in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Special Issue on Idealization, Representation, and Explanation Across the Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2022.09.003
2020. Shech, Elay, with Wendy S. Parker “Introduction.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Volume 85, February 2021, Pages 30-33. Special Issue on John D. Norton Material Theory of Induction and Beyond. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2020.12.003
2019 Shech, Elay, with Laura Ruetsche, Samuel Fletcher, and Patricia Palacios. “Infinite Idealizations in Science: An Introduction.” Synthese May 2019, Volume 196, Issue 5, pp 1657–1669. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-02069-6
2018 Shech, Elay. “Teaching & Learning Guide for: Infinite Idealizations in Physics.” Philosophy Compass. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/phc3.12519
2014 Shech, Elay. “Groups Can Engage at Different Levels.” Teaching Times. http://www.teachingkb.cidde.pitt.edu/teaching-times/groups-can-engage-students-at-different-levels/