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Publications


1. Articles in journals and chapters in books

 

  • Jeroen Van Bouwel and Erik Weber (2002). 'Remote causes, bad explanations?' Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 32(4): 437-449. 
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel and Erik Weber (2002). 'The living apart together relationship of causation and explanation.' Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32(4): 560-569.
  • Erik Weber and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2002). 'Can we dispense with structural explanations of social facts?' Economics and philosophy 18: 259-275. 
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2002). 'Subject ingebed? Over het methodologisch individualisme in de sociale wetenschappen' (‘The subject embedded? On methodological individualism in the social sciences.’) In: Rob Devos, Antoon Braeckman en Barbara Verdonck, Terugkeer van het subject? Recente ontwikkelingen binnen de filosofie. Leuven: Universitaire Pers Leuven, pp.169-179. 
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2003).'When unveiling the epistemic fallacy ends with committing the ontological fallacy. On the contribution of Critical Realism to the social scientific explanatory practice.' Philosophica 71: 81-98. 
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2003).'Ontology and methodology in contemporary philosophy of social science: Status Questionis.' Philosophica 71: 5-12. 
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2003). ‘Verklaringspluralisme in de sociale wetenschappen.’ (‘Explanatory pluralism in the social sciences.’) Belgisch tijdschrift voor nieuwste geschiedenis – Revue belge d’histoire contemporaine XXXIII (1-2): 303-311.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2004). ‘Explanatory pluralism in economics: Against the mainstream?‘ Philosophical Explorations 7(3): 299-315.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2004). ‘Individualism and Holism, Reduction and Pluralism.’ Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34(4): 527-535.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2004). ‘Imperialistische tendensen in de economiebeoefening en politieke wetenschappen. Over heterodoxie en pluralisme in de sociale wetenschappen.’ (‘Imperialistic tendencies in economics and political science. On heterodoxy and pluralism in the social sciences.’) Ethiek & Maatschappij 7(1): 32-45.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2004). ‘The consequences of scientific pluralism for science policy.’ Proceedings of V Jornadas Latinoamericanas de estudios sociales de la ciencia y de la tecnología (CD-rom).
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2004). 'Questioning structurism as a new standard for social scientific explanations.' Graduate Journal of Social Science 1(2): 204-226.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2005). ‘A framework for pluralism in economics.’ Real-World Economics Review 30, article 3. 
  • Erik Weber and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2005). 'Coping with inconsistencies: Examples from the social sciences.' Logic & Logical Philosophy 14: 89-101.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2005). ‘Heeft er iemand een wetenschapsbeleid gezien? Over wetenschap, democratie en de onderzoeksagenda.’ (‘Has anyone discovered a science policy? On science, democracy and the research agenda.’) Samenleving & Politiek 12(8): 12-18. 
  • Erik Weber, Jeroen Van Bouwel and Rob Vanderbeeken (2005). 'Forms of causal explanation.' Foundations of Science 10(4): 437-454.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2005). The division of labour in the social sciences versus the politics of metaphysics. Questioning Critical Realism’s interdisciplinarity.’ Graduate Journal of Social Science 2(2): 32-39.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2006). ‘The idea of social mechanisms in social scientific explanations.’ In: John Z. Arlsdale (ed.). Advances in Social Psychology Research. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 83-95.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2006). ‘De idee van emergentie in de sociologie: perspectieven en problemen.’ (‘The idea of emergence in sociology: perspectives and problems.’) Tijdschrift voor Sociologie (Themanummer over causaliteit) 27(4): 337-350.
  • Erik Weber and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2007). ‘Assessing the explanatory power of causal explanations.‘ In: Johannes Persson and Petri Ylikoski (eds.). Rethinking Explanation. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, volume 252, pp. 109-118. 
  • Rogier De Langhe, Erik Weber and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2007). A pragmatist approach to the plurality of explanations in International Relations Theory.’ In: Conference Paper Archive of SGIR 6th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. Turin. (online)  
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel and Erik Weber (2008). ‘A pragmatic defence of non-relativistic explanatory pluralism in history and social science.‘ History and Theory 47(2): 168-182.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2008). ‘Explanatory pluralism.‘ In: Edward Fullbrook (ed.). Pluralist Economics. London: Zed Books, pp.151-170.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel and Erik Weber (2008). De-ontologizing the debate on social explanations: a pragmatic approach based on epistemic interests.’ Human Studies 31(4): 423-44.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2009). ‘Understanding in political science: The plurality of epistemic interests.’ In: Henk de Regt, Sabina Leonelli and Kai Eigner (eds.). Scientific Understanding: Philosophical Perspectives. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, pp. 298-313.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2009). ‘The problem with(out) consensus: The scientific consensus, deliberative democracy and agonistic pluralism.’ In: J. Van Bouwel (ed.). The Social Sciences and Democracy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 121-142.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2009). ‘Where the epistemic and the political meet.’ In: J. Van Bouwel (ed.). The Social Sciences and Democracy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1-13.
  • Erik Weber and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2009). ‘Causation, unification and the adequacy of singular explanations. Theoria 24(3): 301-320. 
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2010). ‘Why social emergence? Discussing the use of analytical metaphysics in social theory.‘ In: R. Vanderbeeken and B. D’Hooghe (eds.). Worldviews, Science and Us: Studies of Analytical Metaphysics. Singapore: World Scientific, pp. 153-167.
  • Leen De Vreese, Erik Weber and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2010). ‘Explanatory pluralism in the medical sciences: Theory and practice.’ Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31(5): 371-390. 
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel and Erik Weber (2011). 'Explanation in the social sciences.' In: Ian Jarvie & Jesús Zamora Bonilla (eds.). The Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 633-646. 
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel, Leen De Vreese & Erik Weber (2011). ‘Indispensability arguments in favour of reductive explanations.’ Journal for General Philosophy of Science 42(1): 33-46.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2011). ‘An atlas for the social world: what should it (not) look like? Interdisciplinarity and pluralism in the social sciences.’ In: D. Aerts, B. D’Hooghe, R. Pinxten and Immanuel Wallerstein (eds.). Worldviews, Science and Us: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Worlds, Cultures and Society. Singapore: World Scientific, pp. 43-72.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2012). ‘What is there beyond Mertonian and dollar green science? Exploring the contours of epistemic democracy.' In: R. Vanderbeeken, F. Le Roy and C. Stalpaert (eds.) Drunk on Capitalism. An Interdisciplinary Reflection on the Market Economy, Art and Science. Berlin: Springer, pp. 35-48. 
  • Erik Weber, Jeroen Van Bouwel and Merel Lefevere (2012). ‘The role of unification in explanations of facts.‘ In. H. De Regt, S. Okasha and S. Hartmann (eds.). EPSA Philosophy of Science: Amsterdam 2009. Berlin: Springer, pp. 403-413.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel. (2014). 'Pluralists about Pluralism? Versions of Explanatory Pluralism in Psychiatry.' In: Maria Carla Galavotti et al. (eds.). New Directions in Philosophy of Science (The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective Series). Springer, pp. 105-119.
  • Jeroen Van Bouwel (2014). 'Explanatory Strategies beyond the Individualism/Holism Debate.' In: Julie Zahle and Finn Collin (eds.). Rethinking the Individualism-Holism Debate. Springer, pp. 153-175.
Laszlo Kosolosky and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2014). 'Explicating ways of consensus-making: Distinguishing the academic, the interface and the meta-consensus.' In: Carlo Martini and Marcel Boumans (eds.). Experts and Consensus in Social Science. Springer, pp. 71-92.

Erik Weber, Raoul Gervais and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2015). 'The 'Green Cheese' and 'Red Herring' Problems Reconsiderd. Epistemological vs. Methodological Tasks for Philosophers of Science.' Logique & Analyse 231:  433-455.

Jeroen Van Bouwel (2015). 'Towards Democratic Models of Science. The Case of Scientific Pluralism.' Perspectives on Science 23(2): 149-172.

Erik Weber, Leen De Vreese and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2016).'Hoe moeten we wetenschappelijke verklaring bestuderen?' ('How to Study Scientific Explanation?') Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 78(3): 489-524.

Anton Froeyman, Laszlo Kosolosky and Jeroen Van Bouwel (2016). 'Social Epistemology Meets The Philosophy of The Humanities.'  Foundations of Science. 21(1): 1-13.


Jeroen Van Bouwel and Erik Weber (in press). 'Explanation (Key Concepts Entry).' In: Paul Atkinson et al. (eds.). The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Research Methods.

Jeroen Van Bouwel and Michiel Van Oudheusden (2017). 'Beyond consensus? A Reply to Alan Irwin.' Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 6(10): 48-53.


Jeroen Van Bouwel. ‘What public standards for social objectivity? Explicating Helen Longino’s third norm of Critical Contextual Empiricism.’ (submitted)

2. Books and Journal Volumes.

2.1. Verklaringspluralisme in de Sociale Wetenschappen. (Explanatory Pluralism in the Social Sciences.) 

J. Van Bouwel, PhD Thesis, Ghent University (2003).

2.2. Critical Realism and Explanatory Pluralism in the Social Sciences. J. Van Bouwel (editor),                     Philosophica Issue (2003), volume 71.

2.3. The Social Sciences and Democracy. J. Van Bouwel (editor). Palgrave Macmillan (2009).

  • Reviewed by: 
Jiwei Ci (2011). ‘Social Science and the Diversity of Its Roles for Democracy.’ International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25(2): 179-190.
Jeffrey D. Hilmer (2011). ‘Social Science, Political Science and Democracy Today.’ New Political Science 33(2): 239-248.
Ioana Negru (2013). 'Review of The Social Sciences and Democracy, edited by Jeroen Van Bouwel, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 268 pp., £58 hb, ISBN 9780230224391.' Journal of Philosophical Economics VI (2).
Johanna Thoma (2012). 'JEROEN VAN BOUWEL, ed. 2009. The Social Sciences and Democracy. London: Palgrave Macmillan.' Theoria 27(2): 247-251.

2.4. Scientific Explanation. E.Weber, J.Van Bouwel and L. De Vreese. Dordrecht: Springer (2013).

           Reviewed by:  Lukas Bielik (2013) in Prolegomena 12(2): 501-503.

2.5. Science versus Society? Social Epistemology Meets the Philosophy of the Humanities. A. Froeyman, L. Kosolosky and J. Van Bouwel (editors), Foundations of Science Special Issue (2016), volume 21(1).

2.6. A Pragmatic Theory of Scientific Explanation. E. Weber, J. Van Bouwel, e.a. (in preparation).

3. Book reviews.

3.1 Review of: Jean-Michel Berthelot (dir.) (2001) Epistémologie des sciences sociales. In: Ethiek & Maatschappij. 2001, 4 (4):64-66. 

3.2 Review of: Sandra Mitchell (2009). Unsimple Truths. Science, Complexity, and Policy. In: Science & Education, 2012, 22(2): 411-118 - reprinted in the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group Newsletter, May 2012, pp. 26-33.

3.3 Review of: S. Kellert, H. Longino and K. Waters (eds.)(2006). Scientific Pluralism. (in preparation)


4. Discussion papers.

4.1 ‘How bureaucracy supervenes. On the use of supervenience in the social sciences.’ (February 2002). 

4.2 ‘The division of labour in the social sciences versus the politics of metaphysics.’ (presented at the Sciences and Humanities in a Changing World Summer School in Helsingborg, June 2005).

4.3 ‘Elucidating scientific pluralism in the light of economics and economists.’ (presented at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Rotterdam, December 2006). 

4.4 ‘The ambiguity of unification in the social sciences.’ (presented in Geneva, March 2007) 

4.5 'Ways of dealing with scientific plurality: Inquiring Helen Longino’s epistemic democracy.’ (presented in Madrid, September 2008)

4.6 ‘Consensus in social science and society: the relevance of Chantal Mouffe’s agonistic pluralism for sociological theory.’ (presented in Gothenburg, July 2010)

4.7 ‘On microfoundations and macrofoundations.’ (presented at UnderstandingSociety, November 2013).

 


Talks

  • (11/04/2000) 'Structural explanations' at the 26th Annual Philosophy of Science Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia (10-15 April 2000).

  • (06/10/2000) 'Can we dispense with the structural explanation of social facts?' at Social Science Methodology in the New Millennium. Fifth International Conference on Logic and Methodology in Cologne, Germany (03-06 October 2000).

  • (19/05/2001) 'Het gebruik van afgelegen oorzaken in verklaringen in de sociale wetenschappen.' at Tweede Vlaams-Nederlands Congres voor Algemene en Speciale Wetenschapsfilosofie in Leusden, The Netherlands (18-20 May 2001).

  • (27/10/2001) 'Subject ingebed? Over het methodologisch individualisme in de sociale wetenschappen.' at 23ste Vlaams-Nederlandse Filosofiedag in KULAK Kortrijk, Belgium.

  • (02/03/2002) 'Remote Causes, Bad Explanations?' at European Social Science History Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands (27 February-02 March 2002)

  • (17/05/2002) 'Explanatory pluralism in international relations theory.' Causation and Explanation in the Natural and Social Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium (15-18 May 2002).  

  • (16/06/2002) 'Questioning the fine-grain preference in social science explanations.' Fourth European Congress for Analytic Philosophy at Lund University, Sweden (14-18 June 2002)  

  • (11/07/2002) 'How contrastive explanations commit us to explanatory pluralism' XVth International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology in Brisbane, Australia  (7-13 July 2002).

  • (11/03/2004) ‘The consequences of scientific pluralism for science policy.’ V Jornadas Latinoamericanas de estudios sociales de la ciencia y de la tecnología in Toluca, Mexico (10-12 March 2004)

  • (10/12/2004) ‘Explanation in the social sciences: How to deal with plurality?’ 3rd workshop of The Dutch-Flemish Network for Philosophy of Science and Technology in Ravenstein, The Netherlands (9-10 December 2004), with comments by Sabina Leonelli (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL).

  • (13/04/2005) ‘Dealing with the economics “takeover”.’ 31th Annual Philosophy of Science Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia (11-16 April 2005).

  • (06/06/2005) ‘The division of labour in the social sciences versus the politics of metaphysics.’ Sciences and Humanities in a Changing World Summer School in Helsingborg (04-17 June 2005).

  • (07/07/2005) ‘The idea of emergence in sociology: perspectives and problems.’ IIS 2005 Congress: The Frontiers of Sociology in Stockholm, Sweden (05-09 July 2005). 

  • (27/08/2005) ‘Interests and understanding in the social sciences.’ Philosophical Perspectives on Scientific Understanding in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (25-27 August 2005)

  • (29/09/2006) ‘Exploring the condissensus on scientific pluralism in the social sciences.‘ The Social Sciences and Democracy: a philosophy of science perspective in Ghent, Belgium (28-30 September 2006).

  • (04/12/2006) ‘Elucidating scientific pluralism in the light of economics and economists. Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), with comments by Caterina Marchionni (EIPE, NL).

  • (29/03/2007) ‘The ambiguity of unification in the social sciences.’ 2e Congrès de la Société de Philosophie des Sciences « La question de l'unité des sciences aujourd'hui » in Geneva, Switzerland (29-31 March 2007).

  • (13/09/2007) ‘A pragmatist approach to the pluralisty of explanations in International Relations Theory.’ (paper written together with Rogier De Langhe and Erik Weber) ECPR-SGIR "Making sense of a pluralist world" in Turin, Italy (12-15 September 2007). 

  • (31/03/2008) ‘What is scientifically interesting? Questioning Christian Sachse’s metaphysics of science.’ at the symposium on Causation in the Biomedical Sciences II in Les Avants, Switzerland (31 March-2 April 2008). 

  • (13/09/2008) ‘Ways of dealing with scientific plurality: Inquiring Helen Longino’s epistemic democracy.’ 6th International Network for Economic Method Conference in Madrid, Spain (12-13 September 2008). 

  • (29/05/2009) ‘The responsibility of experts in face of scientific pluralism and the politicisation of science.‘ ESF-ZiF Conference on Science and Values: The Politicisation of Science. Bielefeld, Germany (25-30 May 2009).

  • (03/09/2009) ‘The direct and indirect role of values in scientific expertise: Inquiring Heather Douglas’ account.’ Congrès Triennal de la Société de Philosophie Analytique in Geneva, Switzerland (02-05 September 2009).

  • (22/10/2009) ‘Causation, unification and the adequacy of singular explanations.‘ (with Erik Weber) The Second Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (21-24 October 2009). 

  • (16/04/2010) ‘Encompassing the Role of Values in Science and Expertise Using Models of Democracy: Plurality, Objectivity, and Responsibility.’ The Future of Philosophy of Science in Tilburg, The Netherlands (14- 16 April 2010).

  • (16/04/2010) ‘The Primacy of Philosophy of Scientific Practice and its Consequences for General Philosophy of Science.’ (with Leen De Vreese and Erik Weber) The Future of Philosophy of Science in Tilburg, The Netherlands (14- 16 April 2010).

  • (16/07/2010) ‘Framing the democratic interaction between scientists and civic groups.’ VII ISA World Congress of Sociology in Gothenburg, Sweden (11-17 July 2010).

  • (16/07/2010) 'Consensus in social science and society: the relevance of Chantal Mouffe’s agonistic pluralism for sociological theory.’ VII ISA World Congress of Sociology in Gothenburg, Sweden (11-17 July 2010).

  • (19/08/2010) ‘The use of models of democracy to frame plurality and consensus in science.‘ (with Laszlo Kosolosky) 2nd Copenhagen Conference in Epistemology: The Epistemology of Liberal Democracy in Copenhagen, Denmark (19-20 August 2010). 

  • (20/03/2011)Different understandings of scientific pluralism in social science: Inquiring a controversy within International Political Economy.’ 13th Annual PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE ROUNDTABLE in Paris, France (18-20 March 2011). 
  • (02/04/2011) ‘What can democratic theory teach us about scientific pluralism, objectivity and consensus?‘ Three Rivers Philosophy Conference on “Science, Knowledge, and Democracy” at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA (1-3 April 2011). 

  • (23/06/2011) 'A pragmatic turn for general philosophy of science.' (with Leen De Vreese and Erik Weber) Third biennial conference of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice in Exeter, UK (22-24 June 2011).

  • (08/05/2012) 'Micro-, Meso- and Macro-level Explanations in International Relations Theory.' (with Erik Weber and Rogier De Langhe) Workshop on Social Mechanisms and Social Explanation at EIPE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (8 May 2012).
  • (20/10/2012) 'Plans of Pluralism. Comments on Explanatory Pluralism in Psychiatry.' Future Directions Conference of the Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective (ESF-PSE). Bertinoro, Italy (17-20 October 2012).
  • (02/11/2012) 'Explanatory Strategies beyond the Individualism/Holism Debate.' Workshop on Individualism, Holism, Explanation and Emergence at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2 November 2012).
  • (23/03/2013) 'From plurality to pluralism in social science: What can we learn from International Political Economy?' 15th Annual Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA (22-24 March 2013).
  • (28/06/2013) 'Seeking consensus, and how to account for dissent in the meantime.' (with Laszlo Kosolosky) Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice Conference. Toronto, Canada (June 2013).
  • (10/07/2013) 'On History and Sociology' Inaugural Conference of the International Network for Theory of History. The Future of the Theory and Philosophy of History. Ghent, Belgium (10-13 July 2013).
  • (29/08/2013)  'Seeking consensus, and how to account for dissent.' (with Laszlo Kosolosky) Fourth Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association. Helsinki, Finland (August 2013). 
  • (21/11/2013) ‘Democratic Models of Science: The Case of Scientific Pluralism.’ At the Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden.    
  • (05/08/2015) 'Dealing with plurality in scientific practice: The case of International Political Economy.' 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Helsinki, Finland (3-8 August 2015).
  • (26/09/2015) 'Do mechanism-based social explanations make a case for methodological individualism?' Fifth Biennial Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Duesseldorf, Germany (23-26 September 2015).