Centre Discussion Paper Series

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  • From Philanthropy to "Altruism": Incorporating Unselfish Behavior into Economics, 1961-1975
    Philippe Fontaine, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (DP 81/06)
  • Propensities in Quantum Mechanics
    Mauricio Suárez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (DP 80/06)
  • Epistemic Virtues and Theory Choice in Economics
    Ivan Moscati, Bocconi University (DP 79/06)
  • On the Confirmation of the Law of Demand
    Philippe Mongin, Centre national de la recherche scientifique & HEC School of Management, Paris (DP 78/06)


  • Human Hand-Walkers: Five Siblings Who Never Stood Up 
    Nicholas Humphrey, John R. Skoyles LSE
    Roger Keynes, University of Cambridge (DP 77/05)
  • When Evidence is not in the Mean 
    Marcel Boumans (DP 76/05)
    PDFTransparency, Accountability and Rationality 
    Jeremy Hardie, LSE (DP 74/05)


  • Bayesian Information Logic and Fallacy 
    Kevin B. Korb, Monash University (DP 73/04)  PDF
  • When the Interplay Between Evidence and Theory Becomes Tension: Dr Hahnemann's Homeopathic Medicine 
    Valeria Mosini, LSE (DP 72/04)
  • Perpetuated Negotiation in the 'Directed Mutation' Debate &/190; Towards an Anatomy of Protracted Scientific Controversy 
    Louise Jarvis, LSE (DP 71/04)


  • Is Dissent a Challenge to the Rationality of Science? Kitcher on the division of cognitive Labour
    Gabriele Contessa, LSE (DP 70/03)

  • Science in Another Way?
    Max Steuer, LSE (DP 69/03)

  • How to Educate a Scientist
    Anthony O'Hear and Michael Redhead, LSE (DP 68/03)

  • Broome's Axiomatic Utilitarianism
    Richard Bradley, LSE (DP 67/03)


  • The Pragmatics of Scientific Representation  
    Mauricio Suárez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (DP 66/02)
  • In What Sense is the Kolmogorov-Sinal Entropy a Measure for Chaotic Behaviour - Bridging the Gap Between Dynamical Systems Theory and Communication Theory
    Roman Frigg, LSE (DP 65/02)
  • Nationality and the Methodology of the Natural Sciences
    Ron Harre, GeorgeTown University, Washington DC (DP 64/02)
  • Definite Descriptions and the Gettier Example
    Christoph Schmidt-Petri, LSE (DP 63/02)
  • On the Property Structure of Realist Collapse Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics and the So-Called 'Counting Anomaly'  
    Roman Frigg, LSE (DP 62/02)
  • The Unseen World
    Michael Redhead, LSE (DP 61/02)
  • Value Judgments and Value Neutrality in Economics. A Perspective from Today
    Philippe Mongin, Université de Cergy Pontoise (DP 60/02)
  • Psychoanalysis: Theories or stories?
    Morris Perlman, LSE (DP 59/02)
  • The Policing of Political Belief in Great Britain 1914-1918
    Carl Williams (DP 58/02)


  • Selections, Dispositions and the Problem of Measurement
    Mauricio Suârez, University of Bristol (DP 57/01
  • Reconstructing Lakatos  
    Matteo Motterlini, LSE (DP 56/01)
  • The Deformed Transformed
    Nicholas Humphrey, LSE (DP 55/01)
  • Fiscal Mobility and the Performance of Local Governments: The case of the missing links
    Thanos Mergoupis, LSE and Keith Dowding, LSE (DP 54/01)


  • Is there Progress in Normative Economics?  
    Philippe Mongin, Université de Cergy Pontoise (DP 53/00)
  • Controlling Clinical Trials: Some reactions to Peter Urbach's Views on Randomisation  
    John Worrall, LSE (DP 51/00)
  • A causal model for EPR  
    Nancy Cartwright, LSE and Mauricio Suârez, University of Bristol (DP 50/00)
  • Lakatos and After
    John Worrall, LSE (DP 49/00)
  • The 'inquisition' of nature: Francis Bacon's view of scientific inquiry
    Eleonora Montuschi, LSE (DP 48/00)
  • Exploitation and Time 
    Roberto Venziani, LSE (DP 47/00)
  • Problems of Residential Mobility as a Market-Like Mechanism in Local Government
    Thanos Mergoupis, LSE; Keith Dowding, LSE; and Peter John, Birkbeck College (DP 46/00)


  • Pareto Principles from Inch to EII and a Backward Induction Proof of Arrow's Theorem
    Kotaro Suzumura, Hitotsubashi University (DP 45/99)
  • Approximations in Many-Body Physics  
    Sang Wook Yi, LSE (DP 44/99)
  • The Vanity of Rigour in Economics: Theoretical models and Galilean experiments
    Nancy Cartwright, LSE (DP 43/99)
  • John F Muth: From bounded rationality to rational expectations and back again
    Esther-Mirjam Sent, University of Notre Dame (DP 42/99)


  • Prevention and Omission
    Phil Dowe (DP 41/98)
  • Chances and Frequencies in Causal Loops
    Joseph Berkovitz, LSE (DP 40/98)
  • Structures and Capacities
    Ben Rogers (DP 39/98)
  • Miracles and Alien Abduction
    Max Steuer, LSE (DP 38/98)
  • The Role of the Electromagnetic Theory of Light in Giacomo Balla's 'Iridescent Interpenetrations   
    Valeria Mosini (DP 37/98)
  • Asymmetric Rationality and Natural Liberty in Smith's Theory
    Amos Witztum (DP 36/98)
  • Some Egalitarian Principles Compared
    Roberto Veneziani, LSE (DP 35/98)
  • Built-In Justification 
    Marcel Boumans, University of Amsterdam (DP 34/98)


  • Reducing Thermodynamics to Statistical Mechanics: The case of entropy
    Craig Callender, LSE (DP 33/97)
  • Carl Menger on the Role of Induction in Economics: A critical reassessment 
    Pierluigi Barrotta, University of Pisa (DP 32/97)
  • Revealed Preference and Belief, Dan Hausman
    University of Wisconsin-Madison and LSE (DP 31/97)
  • Unity of Science in the Framework of Naturalism
    Jordi Cat, LSE (DP 30/97)
  • Carnap's Realistic Empiricism?
    Stathis Psillos, LSE (DP 29/97)
  • The Myth of Universalism: Theories of Science and Theories of Justice
    Nancy Cartwright and Marco Del Seta, LSE (DP 28/97)


  • The Paradox of the Bayesian Experts and State-Dependent Utility Theory
    Philippe Mongin, Université de Cergy Pontoise (DP 27/96)
  • Rough Set Approximations and Freedom of Choice
    Sebastiano Bavetta and Marco Del Seta, LSE (DP 26/96)
  • Is the Idea of Scientific Explanation Unduly Anthropocentric? The lessons of the anthropic principle
    John Worrall, LSE (DP 25/96)
  • Fairness and Justice in Smith's Economic System
    Amos Witztum (DP 24/96)
  • A Problem for No-Collapse Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics
    Gianpiero Cattaneo, University of Milan and Marco Del Seta, LSE (DP 23/96)
  • Economists' Responses to Anomalies: Full cost pricing versus preference reversals
    Daniel M Hausman and Philippe Mongin, Université de Cergy Pontoise (DP 22/96)
  • The Gene is Alive and Doing Well
    Lewis Wolpert, University College London (DP 21/96)
  • Incomplete Contracts and Complexity Costs
    Luca Anderlini and Leonardo Felli, LSE (DP 20/96)
  • Buildings for Higher Education and Education for Visual Awareness
    Lord Palumbo of Walbrook (DP 19/96)
  • Anomalies and the Revision of Theory-Elements
    Ulrich Gähde, University of Beyreuth (DP 18/96)
  • Early Urbanisation and After
    Gilles Duranton, LSE (DP 17/96)


  • Is There an Organism in This Text?
    Evelyn Fox Keller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (DP 16/95)
  • Backward Induction and Rationality
    Ken Binmore, University College London (DP 15/95)
  • Equity in a Global Society
    IG Patel (DP 14/95)
  • The Change from Endogenous to Exogenous in Business-Cycle Model Building
    Marcel Boumans, University of Amsterdam (DP 13/95)
  • The Transfer of Technology: Change of paradigm or change of packaging? The case of Fleeming Jenkins
    Morris Perlman, LSE (DP 12/95)
  • The Open Society and its Enemies: Remembering its publication fifty years ago
    Ernst Gombrich (DP 11/95)
  • Classical Concepts in Bohr's Atomic Theory (1913-1925)
    Olivier Darrigol, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) (DP 10/95)
  • Searching for Casual Relations in Economic Statistics: Reflections from history
    Mary S Morgan, LSE (DP 9/95)
  • Statistical Modelling in the Social Sciences
    J Durbin, LSE (DP 8/95)
  • Objective Interpersonal Comparisons
    Kevin Roberts, LSE (DP 7/95)
  • The Vienna Circle Revisited
    Thomas E Uebel, LSE with comments by Christopher Hookway, University of Birmingham (DP 6/95)
  • The Econometrics of the Holy Grail. A critique
    Hugo A Keuzenkamp, Tilburg Univercity (DP 5/95)


  • Micro Worlds, Macro Worlds, and Many Worlds
    JV Howard, LSE (DP 4/94)
  • Probabilities and Experiments
    Nancy Cartwright, LSE (DP 3/94)
  • The Power and Price of a Voter: A note on the Shapley-Shubic and Banzhaf indices
    Dan S Felsenthal and Moshe Machover, King's College London (DP 2/94)
  • The Impossibility of Interpersonal Utility Comparisons
    Daniel M Hausman, University of Wisconsin (DP 1/94)