Publications

Refereed Publications

Forth.   Shech, Elay. “Historical Inductions Meet the Material Theory.” Forthcoming in Philosophy of Science.

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

2018     Shech, Elay. “Infinite Idealizations in Physics.” Forthcoming in Philosophy Compass.

2018     Shech, Elay. “Philosophical Issues Concerning Phase Transitions and Anyons: Emergence, Reduction, and Explanatory Fictions.” Erkenntnis, 1-31. doi: 10.1007/s10670-018-9973-z

2018     Shech, Elay. “Infinitesimal Idealization, Easy Road Nominalism, and Fractional Quantum Statistics.” Synthese, 1-25. doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1680-4

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

2014     Shech, Elay. “Review of Chunglin Kwa’s, Sytles 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

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.   “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.

2018     “Infinite Idealization in Science”, co-editor with Laura Ruetsche, Samuel Fletcher, and Patricia Palacios, forthcoming Special Issue of Synthese.

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

Invited Publications

Forth.   Shech, Elay, with Laura Ruetsche, Samuel Fletcher, and Patricia Palacios. “Infinite Idealizations in Science: An Introduction.” Forthcoming in Synthese. 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/