Publications

Books

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"Meaning and Method in the Social Sciences: A Case for Methodological Pluralism," Cornell University Press (October 1987)

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"The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences," Wiley-Blackwell (January 2003)

Quine

Roth, Paul A. Epistemology of "Epistemology Naturalized" (PDF) . Dialectica. Vol 53, No 2. pp. 87-109.  John Wiley & Sons. 1999

Roth, Paul A. "Epistemology of Science After Quine" (PDF) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science. pp. 3-14. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 2008

Roth, Paul A. "Critical Discussion: On Missing Neurath's Boat: Some Reflections on Recent Quine Literature" (PDF)  SynetheseVol 61, Issue 2. pp 205-231. D. Reidel Publishing Company. November 1984.

Roth, Paul A. "Paradox and Indeterminacy" (PDF)  The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 75, No. 7. pp. 347-367. Journal of Philosophy, Inc. Jul.1978.

Roth, Paul A. "Why There is Nothing Rather Than Something-Quine on Behaviorism, Meaning, and Indeterminacy" (PDF) Chapter in Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychologism. Vol 91 of the series Philosophical Studies Series pp 263-287. 2003.

Roth, Paul A. "Reconstructing Quine: The Troubles With the Tradition" (PDF)  Metaphilosophy. Vol. 14, Nos. 3 & 4. pp. 234-266. University of Missouri - St. Louis. July/October 1983.

Roth, Paul A. "Theories of Nature and the Nature of Theories" (PDF)  Mind. New Series, Vol. 89, No. 355. pp. 431-438. Oxford University Press. 1980.

Philosophy of Social Science and Sociology of Science

 Roth, Paul A. Review of Mattia Gallotti and John Michael (eds.). Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition (URL),  Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. February 15, 2015 

Roth, Paul A. "Searleworld" (PDF) History and Theory. Vol 51. pp. 123-142. Wesleyan University. 2012.

Ian C. Jarvie & Jesús Zamora-Bonilla. Paul Roth Chapter "Philosophy of Social Science in the 20th Century-Analytic Traditions" (PDF)  SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences. SAGE Publications Ltd. 2011.

Turner, Stephen P. and Paul A. Roth (eds.) Introduction: Ghosts and the Machine: Issues of Agency, Rationality, and Scientific Methodology in Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science" (PDF) The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.  Blackwell Publishing, Ltd. 2008.

Turner, Stephen P. and Paul A. Roth (eds.) Chapter 13: "Beyond Understanding: The Career of the Concept of Understanding in the Human Sciences" (PDF) The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.  Blackwell Publishing, Ltd. 2008.

Bevir, Mark (ed.). Paul Roth Entry "Empiricism" (PDF)  Sage Encyclopedia of Political Theory. SAGE Publications Ltd. 2010.

Bevir, Mark (ed.). Paul Roth Entry "Explanation" (PDF) Sage Encyclopedia of Political Theory. SAGE Publications Ltd. 2010.

Bevir, Mark (ed.). Paul Roth Entry "Narrative in Historical Explanation" PDF) Sage Encyclopedia of Political Theory. SAGE Publications Ltd. 2010.

Bevir, Mark (ed.). Paul Roth Entry "Naturalized Epistemology" (PDF) Sage Encyclopedia of Political Theory. SAGE Publications Ltd. 2010.

Roth, Paul A. and Robert Barrett. "Deconstructing Quarks" (PDF) Social Studies of Science. SAGE Publications. 1990.

Roth, Paul A. et al. Ethnography Without Tears (PDF) Current Anthropology. Vol 30, No 5. pp. 555-569. Dec 1989.

Roth, Paul A. "Fuller's '18th Brumaire of Thomas K' " (PDF) Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy. Routledge. Jan 2007.

Roth, Paul A. "Will the Real Scientists Please Stand Up? (PDF)  Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Vol 27, No 1. pp. 43-68. Elsevier Science, Ltd. 1996.

Philosophy of History

Roth, Paul A. "The Silence of the Norms: The Missing Historiography of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" (PDF)  Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Vol 44, No 4. pp. 545-552. Elsevier, Ltd. 2013

Whistling History: Ankersmit's neo-Tractarian Theory of Historical Representation (PDF)  Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice. Vol 17, No 4. pp. 548-569. Routledge Informa, Ltd. 2013

Roth, Paul A. History and the Manifest Image: Hayden White as a Philosopher of History (PDF)  History and Theory. Vol 52. pp. 130-143. Wesleyan University. Feb 2013.

Roth, Paul A. "The Pasts" (PDF) History and Theory. Vol 51. pp. 313-339. Wesleyan University. Oct 2012.

Roth, Paul A. "What Does History Matter To...?" (PDF)  Journal of the Philosophy of History. Vol 5. pp. 301-307. Brill. 2011.

Kogler, H. and K. Sturber (eds.). Paul Roth Chapter 10: "The Object of Understanding" (PDF) Empathy and Understanding. Westview Press. 2000.

Roth, Paul A. and Thomas A. Ryckman. "Chaos, Clio, and Scientific Illusions of Understanding" (PDF)  History and Theory. Vol 34, No 1. pp. 30-44. Blackwell Publishing. Feb 1995.

Roth, Paul. A. "Ways of Pastmaking" (PDF)  History of the Human Sciences. Vol 15, No 4. pp. 125-143. SAGE Publications. 2002.

Roth, Paul A. "Three Dogmas (More or Less) of Explanation" (PDF)  History and Theory. Vol 47. pp. 57-68. Wesleyan University. Feb 2008.

Roth, Paul A. "The Full Hempel" (PDF)  History and Theory. Vol 38, No 2. pp. 249-263. Wesleyan University. Feb 2008.

Roth, Paul A. "Varieties and Vagaries of Historical Explanation" (PDF)  Journal of the Philosophy of History 2. pp. 214-226. Brill. 2008.

Roth, Paul A. "Hayden White and the Aesthetics of Historiography" (PDF) History of the Human Sciences. Vol 5, No 1. pp. 17-35. SAGE. 1992.

Roth, Paul A. "How Narratives Explain" (PDF)  Social Research. Vol 56, No 2. pp. 449-478. Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company. 1989

Roth, Paul A. "Narrative Explanations-The Case of History" (PDF)  History and Theory. Vol 27, No 1. pp. 1-13. Blackwell Publishing. Feb 1988.

Holocaust Historiography and Genocide

Bloxham, Donald and A. Dirk Moses (eds.) Paul Roth Chapter 10: "Social Psychology and Genocide" (PDF)  The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies. Oxford University Press. 2010.

Roth, Paul A. Hearts of Darkness: 'Perpetrator History' and Why There Is No Why" (PDF)  History of the Human Sciences. Vol 17, Nos 2/3. pp. 211-251. SAGE Publications. 2004.

Peacock, Mark S. and Paul A. Roth. "Holocaust Studies: What is to be Learned?" (PDF)  History of the Human Sciences. Vol 17, Nos 2/3. pp. 1-13. SAGE Publications. 2004.

Epistemology

Roth, Paul A. "Mistakes" (PDF)  Synthese. Vol 136. pp. 389-408. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2003.

Marcus, Paul and Alan Rosenberg (eds.) Paul Roth Chapter 12: "The Cure of Stories" (PDF)  Psychoanalytic Versions of the Human Condition: Philosophies of Life and Their Impact on Practice. New York University Press. 1998.

Hiley, David R. et al. Paul Roth Chapter 9: "Interpretation as Explanation (PDF)  The Interpretive Turn: Philosophy, Science, Culture. Cornell University Press. 1991. 

Truth in Interpretation-The Case of Psychoanalysis" (PDF)  Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Vol 21, No 2. pp. 175-195. University of Missouri-St. Louis. June 1991.

Nelson, Lynn Hankinson and Jack Nelson (eds.) Paul Roth Chapter 7: "Feminism & Naturalism- If Asked for Theories, Just Say No" (PDF)  Feminist Interpretations of W. V. Quine. Penn State University Press. 2003.

Turner, Stephen and Mark Risjord (eds.) "Naturalism Without Fears" (PDF)  Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology. Vol 15. Elsevier. 2006.

Roth, Paul A. "Dubious Liaisons: A Review of Alvin Goldman's Liaisons: Philosophy Meets the Cognitive and Social Sciences" (PDF)  Philosophical Psychology. Vol 9, No 2. pp. 261-279. Taylor Francis Publishing Company. 2008.

Roth, Paul A. "Politics and Epistemology: Rorty, MacIntyre, and the Ends of Philosophy" (PDF) History of the Human Sciences.  Vol 2, No 2. op-171-191. SAGE Publications. 1989.

Roth, Paul A. "Siegel on Naturalized Epistemology and Natural Science" (PDF)  Philosophy of Science. Vol 50, No 3. pp. 482-493. Sept 1983.

Ross, Stephanie A. and Paul A. Roth. Preface: "Matters of the Mind (Special Issue of Synthese)" (PDF)  Synthese. Vol 53, No 2. pp. Springer. 1982.

Films

Roth, Paul A. "Virtue and Violence in Peckinpah's 'The Wild Bunch' " (PDF)  Post Script. Vol 7, No 2. pp 29-42. Post Script, Inc. 1988.

Roth, Paul A. "The Virture of Violence: Dimensions of Development in Walter Hill's 'The Warriors' " (PDF)  Journal of Popular Culture. Vol 24, No 3. pp. 131-145 . Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company. 2000.

Ethics

Roth, Paul A. "Personhood, Property Rights, and the Permissibility of Abortion" (PDF)  Law and Philosophy. Vol 2. pp. 163-191. D. Reidel Publishing, Co. 1983