Publications

Refereed Publications

Forth.   Shech, Elay, with Gelfert, Axel. “The Exploratory Role of Models and Idealizations.” Forthcoming in Studia Metodologiczne. Preprint: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/13338/

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.   “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.

Forth.   “John Norton’s Material Theory of Induction and Beyond,” co-editor with Wendy Parker, Forthcoming Special Issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.

  1. “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

Book Reviews

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

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

Invited Publications

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/