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Edited Volumes:

'Novel Predictions', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, forthcoming, [co-edited with Ludwig Fahrbach and Gerhard Schurz].

'Theory-Ladenness', General Journal for the Philosophy of Science, forthcoming, [co-edited with Michela Tacca and Gerhard Schurz].

'Scientific Realism Quo Vadis?’, Synthese, 2011, vol. 180(2)', [co-edited with Gerhard Schurz].

Structural Realism papers:

'A Frame-Theoretic Analysis of Two Rival Conceptions of Heat', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 2012, vol. 43(1): 105-114. [co-authored with Gerhard Schurz].

'Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Structural Realism but Were Afraid to Ask', European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 2011, vol. 1(2): 227–276. [co-authored with Roman Frigg].

'How not to be a Realist', in D. Rickles (ed.), Structure, Objects and Causality, (Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science), Springer, 2011, ch. 3.

'Reconstructing Scientific Theory Change by Means of Frames', forthcoming in T. Gamerschlag et al. (eds.), Concept Types and Frames: Applications in Language, Cognition, and Philosophy, Springer. [co-authored with Gerhard Schurz]

'Structural Realism: Continuity and its Limits', in A. Bokulich and P. Bokulich (eds.), Scientific Structuralism, (Boston Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science), Springer, 2011, pp. 105-117.

'Δομικός Ρεαλισμός: Ιστορική Συνοχή και τα Όρια της', Proceedings of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference in the History, Philosophy and Teaching of Natural Sciences, 2009.

'Uninterpreted Equations and the Structure-Nature Distinction', Philosophical Inquiry, 2007, vol. 29(1-2):57-71.

'The Upward Path to Structural Realism', Philosophy of Science, 2005, vol. 72(5): 1361-1372.*

'Is Structure Not Enough?', Philosophy of Science, 2003, vol.70(5): 879-890.*

Scientific Realism papers:

'Putting Realism in Perspectivism', Philosophica, 2012, vol. 84: 85–122.

'The Prospective Stance in Realism', Philosophy of Science, 2011, vol. 78(5): 1223-1234.

'Saving the Intuitions: Polylithic Reference', Synthese, 2011, vol 180(2): 121-137.

'The Scientific Realism Debate', draft.
(This is the first chapter of my dissertation; no bibliography is provided at the end)

'Evidential Equivalence', draft.
(This is still in draft form. The final version will be expanded and coauthored with Gerhard Schurz).

Data and Phenomena papers:

'Making Contact with Observations' in M. Suárez, M. Dorato and M. Rédei (eds.), EPSA Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Launch of the European Philosophy of Science Association, vol. 2, Springer, 2010, pp. 267-277.

'Data Meet Theories: Up Close and Inferentially Personal', Synthese, 2011, vol 182(1): 89-100.

Confirmation papers:

'Objectivity in Confirmation: Post Hoc Monsters and Novel Predictions', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.

Reviews / Reports:

Review of Anjan Chakravartty's A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism, Analysis, 2009, vol. 69(2):378-380. [penultimate version]

'Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Underdetermination', Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 2009, vol. 40 (1):137-140. [penultimate version]

(Review of Yemima Ben-Menahem's Conventionalism: From Poincaré to Quine, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 2008, vol. 39(1): 234–237.

Report on Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Underdetermination , The Reasoner, 2008, vol. 2(6): 5-6.

Review of Kyle Stanford's Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 2007, vol.21(1): 103-106. [penultimate version]

Review of Ilkka Niiniluoto's Critical Scientific Realism, Philosophy of Science, 2003, vol.70(2): 444-7.*

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