British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

(The median citation count of British Journal for the Philosophy of Science is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Understanding from Machine Learning Models62
Is Peer Review a Good Idea?49
Causal Concepts in Biology: How Pathways Differ from Mechanisms and Why It Matters46
What Is an Object File?34
Understanding the Replication Crisis as a Base Rate Fallacy33
Democratic Values: A Better Foundation for Public Trust in Science32
How to Beat Science and Influence People: Policymakers and Propaganda in Epistemic Networks30
Being Realist about Bayes, and the Predictive Processing Theory of Mind27
Defending a Risk Account of Scientific Objectivity25
Robustness and Idealizations in Agent-Based Models of Scientific Interaction23
Beyond Explanation: Understanding as Dependency Modelling22
The Non-mechanistic Option: Defending Dynamical Explanations21
Understanding Cultural Fidelity20
Attention Is Amplification, Not Selection20
Typical: A Theory of Typicality and Typicality Explanation19
It’s Not a Game: Accurate Representation with Toy Models19
Philosophy in Science: Can Philosophers of Science Permeate through Science and Produce Scientific Knowledge?19
The New Fiction View of Models19
‘Of Water Drops and Atomic Nuclei: Analogies and Pursuit Worthiness in Science’18
Why Surplus Structure Is Not Superfluous17
Chances and Propensities in Evo-Devo16
The Costs of HARKing15
Quantum Mechanics in a Time-Asymmetric Universe: On the Nature of the Initial Quantum State15
Mathematical Explanation beyond Explanatory Proof15
Persistent Disagreement and Polarization in a Bayesian Setting15
Asymmetry, Abstraction, and Autonomy: Justifying Coarse-Graining in Statistical Mechanics15
Interpreting Quantum Entanglement: Steps towards Coherentist Quantum Mechanics14
Getting over Atomism: Functional Decomposition in Complex Neural Systems14
Three Kinds of Niche Construction14
Structuralism in the Idiom of Determination14
Black Boxes or Unflattering Mirrors? Comparative Bias in the Science of Machine Behaviour14
Boolean Difference-Making: A Modern Regularity Theory of Causation14
The Real Problem with Perturbative Quantum Field Theory13
Why trust a simulation? Models, parameters, and robustness in simulation-infected experiments13
A generalized patchwork approach to scientific concepts13
The Narrow Ontic Counterfactual Account of Distinctively Mathematical Explanation13
Counterfactuals and Explanatory Pluralism12
Analogue Computation and Representation12
Epistemic Irrationality in the Bayesian Brain12
Mechanistic Causation and Constraints: Perspectival Parts and Powers, Non-perspectival Modal Patterns12
The Non-equivalence of Einstein and Lorentz11
The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is the Measurement Problem11
Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality by Endogenization of Scaffolded Properties11
Mechanisms, Wide Functions, and Content: Towards a Computational Pluralism11
Introspection Is Signal Detection11
The Descent of Preferences11
Conserving Functions across Generations: Heredity in Light of Biological Organization11
Does IBE Require a ‘Model’ of Explanation?10
Where Do You Get Your Protein? Or: Biochemical Realization10
Explanatory Abstraction and the Goldilocks Problem: Interventionism Gets Things Just Right10
Representing the World with Inconsistent Mathematics10
Signalling under Uncertainty: Interpretative Alignment without a Common Prior10
Illegitimate Values, Confirmation Bias, and Mandevillian Cognition in Science10
Capricious Kinds10
Gauge and Ghosts10
Mechanistic Computational Individuation without Biting the Bullet9
Whence the Effectiveness of Effective Field Theories?9
On the Universality of Hawking Radiation9
Disarming the Ultimate Historical Challenge to Scientific Realism9
Counterfactuals in the Initial Value Formulation of General Relativity8
Machian Comparativism about Mass8
How to Be a Relativistic Spacetime State Realist8
The Kalām Cosmological Argument Meets the Mentaculus8
The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Psychological Arrow of Time8
A Ramsey Test Analysis of Causation for Causal Models8
Using Logic to Evolve More Logic: Composing Logical Operators via Self-Assembly8
The Principal Principle Does Not Imply the Principle of Indifference8
Depression as a Disorder of Consciousness8
Cancer and the Levels of Selection7
On Superdeterministic Rejections of Settings Independence7
The Mass of the Gravitational Field7
What’s the Matter with Super-Humeanism?7
Digital Literature Analysis for Empirical Philosophy of Science7
Cascade versus Mechanism: The Diversity of Causal Structure in Science7
Jury Theorems for Peer Review7
Research Problems7
The Literalist Fallacy and the Free Energy Principle: Model-Building, Scientific Realism, and Instrumentalism 7
Can the Epistemic Value of Natural Kinds Be Explained Independently of Their Metaphysics?7
Can Somebody Please Say What Gibbsian Statistical Mechanics Says?7
When a Crisis Becomes an Opportunity: The Role of Replications in Making Better Theories6
Varieties of Error and Varieties of Evidence in Scientific Inference6
The Value of Biased Information6
The Principal Principle Does Not Imply the Principle of Indifference, Because Conditioning on Biconditionals Is Counterintuitive6
Theoretical Virtues in Scientific Practice: An Empirical Study6
Explaining the Success of Induction6
Getting Serious about Shared Features6
Distributive Epistemic Justice in Science6
The Demise of Brain Death6
On the mathematics and metaphysics of the hole argument6
Arbitrary Signals and Cognitive Complexity6
Concrete Scale Models, Essential Idealization, and Causal Explanation6
When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom6
‘Models of’ and ‘Models for’: On the Relation between Mechanistic Models and Experimental Strategies in Molecular Biology6
What’s So Spatial about Time Anyway?5
Consensus versus Unanimity: Which Carries More Weight?5
In Search of the Holy Grail: How to Reduce the Second Law of Thermodynamics5
Epistemic Holes and Determinism in Classical General Relativity5
Mere Recurrence and Cumulative Culture at the Margins5
The Problem of State-Dependent Utility: A Reappraisal5
The accuracy-coherence tradeoff in cognition5
Epistemic and Objective Possibility in Science5
Accuracy and Verisimilitude: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly5
Registration Pluralism and the Cartographic Approach to Data Aggregation across Brains5
Evidential Probabilities and Credences5
Epistemic Engagement, Aesthetic Value, and Scientific Practice5
Toward a Theory of Homology: Development and the De-Coupling of Morphological and Molecular Evolution5
Against Computational Perspectivalism4
Saving the Data4
A Causal Bayes Net Analysis of Glennan’s Mechanistic Account of Higher-Level Causation (and Some Consequences)4
Peer Review May Not Be Such a Bad Idea: Response to Heesen and Bright4
Mixtures and Psychological Inference with Resting State fMRI4
Delusional Predictions and Explanations4
Self-Assembling Games and the Evolution of Salience4
Quantum Mechanics: Keeping It Real?4
Well-Being Coherentism4
Clocks and Chronogeometry: Rotating Spacetimes and the Relativistic Null Hypothesis4
Which Models of Scientific Explanation Are (In)Compatible with Inference to the Best Explanation?4
Science Communication and the Problematic Impact of Descriptive Norms4
Bottled Understanding: The Role of Lab Work in Ecology4
The Complementarity of Psychometrics and the Representational Theory of Measurement4
Scientific Objectivity and its Limits4
Should Explanations Omit the Details?4
Agent-Based Models of Dual-Use Research Restrictions3
Generalism and the Metaphysics of Ontic Structural Realism3
Correspondence Theory of Semantic Information3
Malament–Hogarth Machines3
Coherence, Explanation, and Hypothesis Selection3
What's the Point of Authors?3
A New Problem for Quantum Mechanics3
Putting theory in its place: The relationship between universality arguments and empirical constraints3
What Does the World Look Like according to Superdeterminism?3
Seeing Goal-Directedness: A Case for Social Perception3
The Typical Principle3
Blind Cooperation: The Evolution of Redundancy via Ignorance3
Quantifying Proportionality and the Limits of Higher-Level Causation and Explanation3
Un-debunking Ordinary Objects with the Help of Predictive Processing3
Closing the hole argument3
Truthlikeness for Quantitative Deterministic Laws3
Protective Measurements and the Reality of the Wave Function3
Normative Formal Epistemology as Modelling3
Essentially Ergodic Behaviour3
A Bayesian Account of Establishing2
Knowledge of the Quantum Domain: An Overlap Strategy2
Against Prohibition (Or, When Using Ordinal Scales to Compare Groups Is OK)2
Shakin' All Over: Proving Landauer's principle without neglect of fluctuations2
Abandoning Galileo’s Ship: The Quest for Non-relational Empirical Significance2
Are We in a Sixth Mass Extinction? The Challenges of Answering and Value of Asking 2
Explanatory Depth in Primordial Cosmology: A Comparative Study of Inflationary and Bouncing Paradigms2
A New Perspective on Time and Physical Laws2
Neural Oscillations as Representations2
Time reversal invariance and ontology2
Law-Abiding Causal Decision Theory2
On Absolute Units2
The idea of mismatch in evolutionary medicine2
Two Senses of Experimental Robustness: Result Robustness and Procedure Robustness2
A Puzzle Concerning Local Symmetries and Their Empirical Significance2
Mathematical Structure and Empirical Content2
Accurate Updating for the Risk-Sensitive2
Putting History Back into Mechanisms2
A Falsificationist Account of Artificial Neural Networks2
Memory Systems and the Mnemic Character of Procedural Memory2
Anti-reductionist Interventionism2
Why Do We Need a Theory of Implementation?2
Bivalent Selection and Graded Darwinian Individuality2
Reductive Explanation and the Construction of Quantum Theories2
On the Proper Epistemology of the Mental for Psychiatry: What’s the Point of Understanding and Explaining?2
Why Experimental Balance Is Still a Reason to Randomize2
On the Ostrogradski Instability; or, Why Physics Really Uses Second Derivatives2
Objectivity and the Method of Arbitrary Functions2
Reassessing Quasi-experiments: Policy Evaluation, Induction, and SUTVA2
A Note on Verisimilitude and Accuracy2
Evidence in Default: Rejecting Default Models of Animal Minds2
Semanticization Challenges the Episodic–Semantic Distinction2
Experimental Artefacts2
Proofs, Reliable Processes, and Justification in Mathematics2
Are Synthetic Genomes Parts of a Genetic Lineage?2
Combining Causal Bayes Nets and Cellular Automata: A Hybrid Modelling Approach to Mechanisms2
Two Sources of Normativity in Enthusiastic Accounts of Kinds2
The Sense of Time2
How to distinguish between indistinguishable particles2
Betting on Future Physics2
Explanatory Distance2