Publications

Philosophy
  • « Free, basic science vs. finalized, applied science: the unexpected might not be where you would expect » (with B. Bedessem), under review
  • « Natural kinds: a new synthesis » (with A. Barberousse, F. Longy, F. Merlin), under review
  • “SMT and TOFT integrable after all: A Reply to Bizzari and Cuina” (with B. Bedessem), Acta Biotheorica, 65, pp. 81-85, 2017
  •  “La science doit-elle être autonome pour être utile?”, in Science, Philosophie, Société, A. Guay et S. Ruphy (Eds.), PUFC, pp. 61-79, 2017.
  • “Science et société: quels apports spécifiques de la philosophie des sciences?” (avec A. Guay), in Science, Philosophie, Société, A. Guay et S. Ruphy (Eds.), PUFC, PP; 15-20, 2017.
  • “Computer simulations: a new mode of scientific inquiry?”, in The Role of Technology in Science – Philosophical Perspectives, S.O. Hansson (Ed.), Springer, .pp 131-149, 2015.  (invited review paper)
  • “SMT or TOFT? How the two main theories of carcinogenesis are made (artificially) incompatible” (with B. Bedessem), Acta Biotheorica, 63, pp. 257-267, 2015.
  • “Rôle des valeurs en science: contributions de la philosophie féministe des sciences”, Ecologie & Politique, 51, pp 41-55, 2015.
  • “Simulations numériques de phénomènes complexes: un nouveau style de raisonnement scientifique?”, in Modéliser et simuler Tome 2, S. Dutreuil, P. Huneman, M. Silberstein, F. Varenne (eds),  Editions matériologiques, pp. 49-66, 2014.
  • “La classification des étoiles : un nouvel allié pour le pluralisme taxinomique”, in La philosophie de la physique, S. Le Bihan (Ed.), Vuibert, pp. 274-294, 2013.
  • “From Hacking’s plurality of styles of scientific reasoning to “foliated” pluralism, a philosophically robust form of ontologico-methodological pluralism “, Philosophy of Science, 78, pp. 1212-1223, 2011.
  • “Limits to Modeling : Balancing Ambition and Outcome in Astrophysics and Cosmology”, Simulation & Gaming : An Interdisciplinary Journal, 42, pp. 177-194, 2011.
  • “Philosophical and epistemological issues in simulation and gaming. Guest editorial”, avec J. Simpson, T. Grüne-Yanoff, et P. Weirich, Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 42, 151-154, 2011.
  •  “Are Stellar Kinds Natural Kinds? A Challenging Newcomer in the Monism/Pluralism and Realism/Antirealism Debate”, Philosophy of Science, 77, pp. 1109-1120, 2010.
  • “Unité ou pluralité des sciences: nouvelles questions, nouveaux enjeux”, in L’unité des sciences aujourd’hui, T. Martin (Ed.), Vuibert, pp. 109-120, 2009.
  •  “Réalisme du tout ou des parties ? Le cas des modèles de la Galaxie”, in Tout et Partie, J. Gayon et T. Martin (Eds.), Vuibert, pp. 175-181, 2007.
  • “Ontology relativized: Reply to Moulines”, Synthese, 151, pp. 325-330, 2006.
  • “Empiricism all the way down: a defense of the value-neutrality of science in response to Longino’s contextual empiricism”, Perspectives on Science, 14, pp. 189-214, 2006.
  •  “Critical reflections on recent philosophical views about public participation in science”, Proceedings of the conference Participatory Approaches in Science & Technology, A Macaulay Institute Publication, Edinburgh, pp. 73-75, 2006.
  •  “Why metaphysical abstinence should prevail in the debate on reductionism”, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 19, pp. 105-121, 2005.
  •  “Is the world really ‘dappled’? A response to Cartwright’s charge against “cross-wise” reduction”, Philosophy of Science, 70, pp. 57-67, 2003.

 

Astrophysics (first author papers only)

• “Investigation of galactic structure with DENIS star counts”, S. Ruphy et al., In New Horizons from Multi-Wavelength Sky Survey, Kluwer Ac. Publishers, 231, 1998.

• “Stellar populations and inhomogeneities of the galactic plane from DENIS star counts”, S. Ruphy et al., Astronomy and Astrophysics, 326, 597, 1997.

• “Large scale near-infrared counts and the galactic structure”, S. Ruphy et al.,in Proceedings of the 3rd DENIS Euroconference, Eds. F. Garzon et al., Kluwer Ac. Publishers, 63, 1997.

• “New determination of the disc scale lenght and radial cutoff in the anticenter with DENIS data”, S. Ruphy et al., Astronomy and Astrophysics, 313, L21, 1996.

• “The Milkyway in the near-infared, first results of DENIS”, 1996, S. Ruphy, in Proceedings of the conference : spiral galaxies in the near-infrared, Eds. D. Minnitti, H. W. Rix, Springer-Verlag.

• “Exploring the infrared stellar populations of the Galaxy with DENIS”, S. Ruphy, N. Epchtein, in Unveiling the cosmic infrared background, Ed. E. Dwek, 348, 1996.

• “First results of star counts with DENIS”, S. Ruphy et al., in Proceedings of the Euroconference on near-infrared surveys, Mem. Soc. Astron. It., 66, 585, 1995.

• “Asteroids detection with DENIS”, S. Ruphy, A. Bec-Borsenberger, in Proceedings of the Les Houches School : science with astronomical near-infared surveys. Eds. N. Epchtein, A. Omont, B. Burton, P. Persi, Kluwer Ac. Publisher, 87, 1994.

 

Book reviews

  • H. Andersen et al. New challenges to Philosophy of Science, Notre Dame Philosophical Review, in preparation.
  • T. Porter, Trust in Numbers, The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life, La Recherche, Hors Série N°13, 2003.
  • P. Bourdieu, Science de la science et réflexivité, La Recherche, 351, 2002.
  •  N. Cartwright, The Dappled World, A Study of The Boundaries of Science, La Recherche, Hors Série N° 10, 2002.
  • A. Fausto-Sterling, Sexing the Body, Gender Politics and The Construction of Sexuality, La Recherche, Hors Série N° 6, 2001.
  • H. Price, Time’s Arrow and Archimedes’ Point. New Directions for the Physics of Time, La Recherche, Hors-série N° 5, 2001.
  • F. Bertola, Imago Mundi, La Recherche, Hors-série N°1, 1998.

 

Prefaces

  • Preface (with U. Mäki, G. Schurz et I. Votsis, co-éditeurs) of Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science: EPSA13 Helsinki, Springer, 2015, forthcoming.
  • Preface à l’ouvrage de V.I. Jost, L’observation scientifique, aspects philosophiques et pratiques, Garnier Classique, 2015, forthcoming.

 

Edition of special issues

  • Epistemological issues in simulation and gaming, special issue of Simulation and Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal, avec T. Groene-Yanoff, P. Weirich and J. Simpson, 42, 2011.

 

Others (science policy)

  • “In Varietate Concordia, A Manifesto for the Humanities In Europe” (avec 20 autres auteurs), report from the European Science Foundation Standing Committee for the Humanities, novembre 2007.