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Prof Nancy Cartwright - all publications

Authored book

  • Munro, E., Cartwright, N., Hardie, J. & Montuschi, E. (2017). Improving Child Safety: deliberation, judgement and empirical research. Durham: Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS).
  • Cartwright, Nancy D (2013). Evidence: For Policy and Wheresoever Rigor is a Must. London: LSE.
  • Cartwright, N. & Hardie, J. (2012). Evidence Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing it Better. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N., Cat, J., Fleck, L. & Uebel, T.E. (2008). Otto Neurath: Philosophy between Science and Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cartwright, N. (2007). Causal powers: what are they? why do we need them? what can be done with them and what cannot?.
  • Cartwright, N. (2007). Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics. Cambridge University Press.
  • Cartwright, N. (2000). Measuring Causes: Invariance, Modularity and the Causal Markov Condition.
  • Cartwright, N. (1999). The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cartwright, N. (1989). Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement. Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N. (1983). How the Laws of Physics Lie. Oxford University Press.

Chapter in book

  • Cartwright, N. (2017). Can Structural Equations Explain How Mechanisms Explain? In Making a Difference: Essays on the Philosophy of Causation. Beebee, H., Hitchcock, C. & Price, H. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 132-152.
  • Cartwright, N. (2017). Causal Powers: Why Humeans Can't Even Be Instrumentalists. In Causal Powers. Jacobs, J. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N. & Marcellesi, A. (2016). Deliberating Policy: Where morals and methods mix. In The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher. Pfeifer, J. & Couch, M. New York: Oxford University Press. 229-252.
  • Cartwright, N & Davis, J.B (2016). Economics as Science. In Who Runs the Economy?. Skidelsky, R & Craig, N Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Cartwright, N. (2016). Single Case Causes: What is Evidence and Why. In Philosophy of Science in Practice: Nancy Cartwright and the Nature of Scientific Reasoning. Chao, H. & Reiss, J. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 11-24.
  • Cartwright, N. (2016). The Dethronement of Laws in Science. In Rethinking Order After the Laws of Nature. Cartwright, N. & Ward, K. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 25-52.
  • Cartwright, N. (2016). The Natural and the Moral Order: What’s to Blame? In What Reason Promises (Essays on Reason, Nature and History). Doniger, W., Galison, P. & Neiman, S. De Gruyter. 13-18.
  • Cartwright, N. & Marcellesi, A. (2015). EBP: Where Rigor Matters. In Foundations and Methods from Mathematics to Neuroscience: Essays Inspired by Patrick Suppes. Crangle, Colleen, García de la Sienra, Adolfo & Longino, Helen E. Stanford: CSLI Publications.
  • Cartwright, N (2015). How Could Laws Make Things Happen? In Laws of Nature, Laws of God? Proceedings of the Science and Religion Forum Conference 2014. Spurway, N Cambridge Scholars. 115-135.
  • Cartwright, N. (2014). Causality. In Philosophy of Social Science. A New Introduction. Cartwright, N. & Montuschi, E. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N. (2014). Measurement. In Philosophy of Social Science. A New Introduction. Cartwright, N. & Montuschi, E. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N. & Pemberton, J. (2013). Aristotelian Powers: Without Them, What Would Modern Science Do? In Powers and Capacities in Philosophy: The New Aristotelianism. Greco, J. & Gross, R. New York: Routledge. 93-112.
  • Cartwright, N. (2013). Evidence, Argument and Prediction. In EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science, The European Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings 2. Karakostas, V. & Dieks, D. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Cartwright, N. & Martin, E. (2012). Queen Physics: How Much of the Globe is Painted Red? In God and the Scientist: exploring the work of John Polkinghorne. Watts, F. & Knight, C. Farnham, England: Ashgate. 67-76.
  • Cartwright, N. (2012). RCT’s, Evidence and Predicting Policy Effectiveness. In The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Kincaid, H. New York: Oxford University Press. 298-318.
  • Cartwright, N. & Stegenga, J. (2011). A Theory of Evidence for Evidence-Based Policy. In Evidence, Inference and Enquiry. Dawid, P., Twining, W. & Vasilaki, M. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 291-322.
  • Cartwright, N. & Bradburn, N. (2011). A Theory of Measurement. In The importance of common metrics for advancing social science theory and research: a workshop summary. Li, Rose Maria Washington: National Academies Press. 53-56.
  • Cartwright, N. (2011). Evidence, External Validity and Explanatory Relevance. In Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein. Morgan, Gregory J. New York: Oxford University Press. 15-28.
  • Cartwright, N. (2011). Predicting 'It Will Work for Us': (Way) Beyond Statistics. In Causality in the Sciences. Illari, P.M., Russo, F. & Williamson, J. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N. (2010). Foreword. In Fictions and Models: New Essays. Woods, J. Munich: Philosophia Verlag.
  • Cartwright, Nancy D (2010). Models: Parables v Fables. In Beyond Mimesis and Convention Representation In Art and Science. Frigg, R & Hunter, M Springer. 262 19-31.
  • Cartwright, N. (2010). Natural Laws and the Closure of Physics. In Visions of Discovery. New Light on Physics, Cosmology and Consciousness. Chiao, R.Y., Leggett, A.J., Cohen, M.L., Cohen, M.L. & Harper, C.L. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 612-622.
  • Cartwright, N. (2010). Relativism in the Philosophy of Science. In Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology. Krausz, M. New York: Columbia University Press. 86-99.
  • Cartwright, N (2009). Causal Laws, Policy Predictions, and the Need for Genuine Powers. In Dispositions and Causes. Handfield, T Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N (2009). Causality, Invariance and Policy. In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. Kincaid, H & Ross, D New York: Oxford University Press. 410-423.
  • Cartwright, Nancy D (2009). What is this thing called 'efficacy'? In Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice. Mantzavinos, C Cambridge Cambridge University Press. 185-206.
  • Cartwright, N (2008). In Praise of the Representation Theorem. In Representation, Evidence, and Justification: Themes from Suppes. Frauchiger, M & Essler, W.K Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag. 1: 83-90.
  • Cartwright, N & Chang, H (2008). Measurement. In The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science. Psillos, S & Curd, M New York: Routledge.
  • Cartwright, N (2008). Replies. In Nancy Cartwright's Philosophy of Science. Hartmann, S Hoefer, C & Bovens, L New York: Routledge.
  • Cartwright, N. (2008). Why be Hanged for Even a Lamb? In Images of Empiricism. Monton, B. New York: Oxford University Press. 32-45.
  • Cartwright, N. (2007). Causal Laws, Policy Predictions and the Need for Genuine Powers. In Causal Powers: what are they? why do we need them? what can be done with them and what cannot?. Cartwright, N. London: CPNSS, LSE.
  • Cartwright, N (2007). Counterfactuals in Economics: A Commentary. In Causation and Explanation. Keim Campbell, J O'Rourke, M.O & Silverman, H.S Cambridge: MIT Press. 191-216.
  • Cartwright, N (2007). What Makes a Capacity a Disposition?. In Dispositions and Causal Powers. Kistler, M. & Gnassounou, B. Burlington: Ashgate. 195-206.
  • Cartwright, N (2006). Against the 'System' Is There Value in Inconsistency? In Series on Common Goods: Law, Politics and Economics. Daston, L & Engel, C Baden-Baden: Nomos. 15.
  • Cartwright, N (2006). From Causation to Explanation and Back. In The Future of Philosophy. Leiter, B Oxford: Oxford Clarendon Press.
  • Cartwright, N (2005). Another Philosopher Looks at Quantum Mechanics. In Hilary Putnam. Ben-Menahem, Y New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cartwright, N (2005). How Can We Know What Made the Ratman Sick? Singular Causes and Population Probabilities. In Philosophy of Religion, Physics, and Psychology: Essays in Honor of Adolf Grünbaum. Jokić, A New York: Prometheus Books.
  • Cartwright, N, Alexandrova, A, Efstathiou, S, Hamilton, A & Muntean, I (2005). Laws. In Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Smith, M & Jackson F New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N (2005). My Understand to Philosophy [sic]. In Dang dai Ying Mei zhu ming zhe xue jia xue shu zi shu [The Academic Self-Statements of Contemporary British and American Distinguished Philosophers]. Ouyang, K Beijing: Ren min chu ban she. Publication in Chinese.
  • Cartwright, N (2005). No God; No Laws. In Dio, la Natura e la Legge. God and the Laws of Nature. Sindoni, E & Moriggi, S Milan: Angelicum-Mondo X.
  • Cartwright, N (2005). The Vanity of Rigour in Economics. Theoretical Models and Galilean Experiments. In The 'Experiment' in the History of Economics. Fontaine, P & Leonard, R
  • Cartwright, N & Reiss, J (2004). Uncertainty in Econometrics: Evaluating Policy Counterfactuals. In Economic Policy Under Uncertainty: The Role of Truth and Accountability in Policy Advice. Mooslechner, P, Schuberth, H & Schurz, M Northhampton: Edward Elgar Publishing LTD.
  • Cartwright, N (2001). Ceteris Paribus Laws and Socio-Economic Machines. In The Economic World View: Studies in the Ontology of Economics. Maki, U Cambridge University Press.
  • Hendry, R.F. (2001). Mathematics, Representation and Molecular Structure. In Tools and Modes of Representation in the Laboratory Sciences. Klein, U Springer.
  • Cartwright, N (2001). Modularity: It Can – and Generally Does – Fail. In Stochastic Dependence and Causality. Costantini, D, Galavotti, M.C & Suppes, P California: CSLI.
  • Cartwright, N, Psillos, S & Chang, H (2001). Theories of Scientific Method: Models for the Physico-Mathematical Sciences. In The Cambridge History of Science Volume 5: Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Nye, M.J New York: Cambridge University Press. 5.
  • Cartwright, N (2000). Against the Completability of Science. In The Proper Ambition of Science. Wolff, J & Stone, M.W.F New York: Routledge.
  • Cartwright, N (2000). An Empiricist Defence of Singular Causes. In Logic, Cause and Action: Essays in Honour of Elizabeth Anscombe. Teichmann, R New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cartwright, N (2000). Quantum Mechanics without the Observables. In The Reality of the Unobservable: Observability, Unobservability, and their Impact on the Issue of Scientific Realism. Agazzi, E & Pauri, M Dortrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Cartwright, N (1999). Capacities. In The Handbook of Economic Methodology. Davis, J.B, Hands, D.W & Mäki, U Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Cartwright, N (1999). Comments and Replies. In Proceedings of the Münster Colloquium. Paul, M Münster: LIT Verlag.
  • Cartwright, N (1999). Models and the Limits of Theory: Quantum Hamiltonians and the BCS Model of Superconductivity. In Models as Mediators. Morgan, M & Morrison, M New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cartwright, N (1998). Causality, Independence and Determinism. In Causal Models and Intelligent Data Analysis. Gammerman, A London: Springer Verlag.
  • Cartwright, N & Cat, J (1998). Causation. In The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Kegan, P & Craig, E New York: Routledge.
  • Cartwright, N (1998). Otto Neurath (1882-1945). In The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Kegan, P & Craig, E New York: Routledge.
  • Cartwright, N (1997). Comment on 'Harold Hotelling and the Neoclassical Dream', P. Mirowski and W. Hands. In Economics and Methodology. Backhouse, R, Mäki, U, Salanti, A & Hausman, D New York: Macmillan and St Martin's Press.
  • Cartwright, N & Uebel, T.E (1997). Philosophy in the Earthly Plane. In Encyclopaedia and Utopia: The Life and Work of Otto Neurath. Nemeth, E & Stadler, F Münster: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Cartwright, N (1997). What is a Causal Structure? In Causality in Crisis? Statistical Methods and the Search for Causal Knowledge in the Social Sciences. McKim, V.R & Turner, S.P Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
  • Cartwright, N (1997). Where Do Laws of Nature Come From? In Dialectica. Chauvire, C & Ogien, A Paris: EHESS. 51: 65-78.
  • Cartwright, N (1997). Why Physics? In The Large, the Small and the Human Mind. Penrose, R & Longair, M New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cartwright, N & Cat, J (1996). Neurath Against Method. In Origins of Logical Empiricism, Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, XVI. Giere, R.N & Richardson, A Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Cartwright, N. (1995). Causal Structures in Econometrics Models. In On the Reliability of Economic Models. Little, D. Münster: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 42: 63-89.
  • Cartwright, N (1995). Entries on “Neurath”, “Duhem”, “Feyerabend” and “Lakatos”. In The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Honderich, E Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N (1995). How Laws Relate What Happens: Against a Regularity Account. In Pragmatik: Handbuch Pragmatischen Denkens Band V. Stachowiak, H Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag.
  • Cartwright, N, Cat, J, & Chang, H (1995). Otto Neurath: Politics and the Unity of Science. In The Disunity of Science. Galison, P & Stump, D Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N, Shomar, T & Suarez, M (1995). The Tool Box of Science: Tools for the Building of Models with a Superconductivity Example. In Theories and Models in Scientific Processes. Herfel, W.E, Krajewski, W, Niiniluoto, I & Wojcicki, R Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Cartwright, N (1995). Where in the World is the Quantum Measurement Problem? In Physik, Philosophie und die Einheit der Wissenschaften: Grundlagen der exakten Naturawissenschaften. Kruger, L & Falkenburg, B Heidelberg: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.
  • Cartwright, N & Hoefer, C (1994). Substantivalism and the Hole Argument. In Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds: Essays Concerning the Philosophy of Adolf Grünbaum. Earman, J, Janis, A, Massey, G & Rescher, N Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Cartwright, N (1993). How We Relate Theory to Observation. In World Changes: Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science. Cambridge. Horwich, P MA: MIT Press.
  • Cartwright, N (1993). Marks and Probabilities: Two Ways to Find Causal Structure. In Scientific Philosophy: Origins and Developments, Yearbook 1/93, Institute Vienna Circle. Stadler, F Münster: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Cartwright, N (1993). Mill and Menger: Ideal Elements and Stable Tendencies. In Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities. Maki, U Amsterdam: Rodopi. 38.
  • Cartwright, N (1992). Aristotelian Natures and the Modern Experimental Method. In Inference, Explanation and Other Philosophical Frustrations. Earman, J Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
  • Cartwright, N. & Jones, M. (1991). How to Hunt Quantum Causes. In Erkenntnis Orientated: A Centennial Volume for Rudolf Carnap and Hans Reichenbach. Spohn, W. Springer. 205-231.
  • Cat, J, Chang, H & Cartwright, N (1991). Otto Neurath: Unification as the Way to Socialism. In Einheit der Wissenschaften. Mittelstraβ, J New York: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Cartwright, N (1990). Quantum Causes: The Lessons of the Bell Inequalities. In Philosophy of the Natural Sciences: Proceedings of the 13th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Weingärtner, P & Schurz, G Vienna: Hölderlin-Pichler-Tempsky.
  • Cartwright, N. (1989). Capacities and abstractions. In Scientific Explanation. Kitcher, P. & Salmon, W.C. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 349-356.
  • Cartwright, N (1988). How to Tell a Common Cause: Generalisations of the Conjunctive Fork Criterion. In Probability and Causality. Fetzer, J.H Dortrecht: D. Reidel.
  • Cartwright, N (1988). Regular Associations and Singular Causes. In Causation, Chance and Credence. Skyrms, B & Harper, W.L Münster: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1.
  • Cartwright, N (1988). Ursachen und Mathematische Physik. In Philosophie, Physik, Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Muschik, W & Scheibe, E Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin.
  • Cartwright, N (1987). Max Born and the Reality of Quantum Probabilities. In The Probabilistic Revolution. Krüger, L, Gigerenzer, G & Morgan, M Cambridge, MA: Bradford Books. 2.
  • Cartwright, N (1987). Philosophical Problems of Quantum Theory: The Response of American Physicists. In The Probabilistic Revolution. Krüger, L, Gigerenzer, G & Morgan, M Cambridge, MA: Bradford Books. 2.
  • Cartwright, N (1986). Fitting Facts to Equations. In Philosophical Grounds of Rationality: Intentions, Categories and Ends. Grandy, R & Warner, R Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cartwright, N (1986). Two Kinds of Teleological Explanation. In Human Nature and Natural Knowledge. Donagan, A, Perovich, A & Wedin, M Dortrecht: D. Reidel.
  • Cartwright, N & Mendell, H (1984). What Makes Physics' Objects Abstract? In Science and Reality. Cushing, J.T, Delaney, C.F & Gutting, G.M Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
  • Cartwright, N (1983). How the Measurement Problem is an Artefact of Mathematics. In Space, Time and Causality. Swinburne, R Dortrecht: D. Reidel.
  • Cartwright, N (1980). Do the Laws of Physics State the Facts? In Pacific Philosophy Quarterly. 61: 64-75.
  • Cartwright, N (1980). Measuring Position Probabilities. In Studies in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Suppes, P Michigan: Philosophy of Science Association.
  • Cartwright, N (1979). Philosophy of Physics. In Current Research in Philosophy of Science: Proceedings of the PSA Critical Research Problems Conference. Asquith, P.D & Kyburg, H.E Michigan: Philosophy of Science Association.
  • Cartwright, N. (1974). How Do We Apply Science? In Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. Cohen, R.S., Hooker, C., Michalos, A.C. & Van Evra, J. New York: Springer. 32: 713-719.
  • Cartwright, N. (1971). A Dilemma for the Traditional Interpretation of Quantum Mixtures. In Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. Schaffner, K. & Cohen, R.S. Springer. 251-258.

Edited book

  • Cartwright, N. & Ward, K. (2016). Rethinking Order: After the Laws of Nature. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Cartwright, N. & Montuschi, E. (2014). Philosophy of Social Science: A New Introduction. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
  • Jones, M. R. & Cartwright, N. (2005). Idealization XII: Correcting the Model. Idealization and Abstraction in the Sciences. Poznan studies in the philosophy of the sciences and the humanities, v. 86. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Conference Paper

  • Cartwright, N. (2015), Philosophy of Social Technology: Get on Board, John Dewey Lectures 89: The American Philosophical Association: 2015 Pacific Division 89th Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada, The American Philosophical Association, 98-116.
  • Cartwright, N. (1988), A Case Study in Realism: Why Econometrics is Committed to Capacities, in Fine, Arthur & Leplin, Jarrett eds, Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 2: Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. University of Chicago Press, East Lansing, Michigan, 190-197.
  • Cartwright, N. (1984), Causation and Physics: Causal Processes and Mathematical Derivations, in Asquith, Peter D. & Kitcher, Philip eds, Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 2: Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. Philosophy of Science Association, East Lansing, Michigan, 391-404.
  • Cartwright, N. (1978), The Only Real Probabilities in Quantum Mechanics, in Asquith, P.D. & Hacking, I. eds, Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1: Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. Philosophy of Science Association, East Lansing, Michigan, 54-59.

Conference Proceeding

  • Cartwright, N (1994). The Metaphysics of the Disunified World. Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Philosophy of Science Association.

Journal Article

  • Cartwright, N. (2017). Big Systems Versus Stocky Tangles: It Can Matter to the Details. Erkenntnis
  • Bateson, Patrick, Cartwright, Nancy, Dupré, John, Laland, Kevin & Noble, Denis (2017). New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives. Interface Focus 7(5): 20170051.
  • Cartwright, N., Hardie, J. & Stringer, R. (2017). Predicting What Will Happen When You Intervene. Clinical Social Work Journal 45(3): 270-279.
  • Bhakthavatsalam, S. & Cartwright, N. (2017). What’s so special about empirical adequacy? European Journal for Philosophy of Science 7(3): 445-465.
  • Cartwright, N. (2016). Contingency and the order of nature. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 58: 56-63.
  • Cartwright, N. (2016). Loose Talk Kills: What’s Worrying about Unity of Method. Philosophy of Science 83(5): 768-778.
  • Cartwright, N. (2016). Where is the Rigor When You Need It? Foundations and Trends® in Accounting 10(2-4): 106-124.
  • Cartwright, N. (2015). Scientific Models versus Social Reality. Building Research & Information: International Research, Development, Demonstration and Innovation 44(3-4): 334-337.
  • Cartwright, N. (2014). A Question of Nonsense. Iyyun: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 63: 102-116.
  • Pemberton, J. & Cartwright, N. (2014). Ceteris paribus laws need machines to generate them. Erkenntnis 79(10): 1745-1758.
  • Cartwright, N. (2013). God's Order, Man's Order and the Order of Nature. Euresis journal 5: 99-108.
  • Cartwright, N. (2013). Knowing What We are Talking About: Why Evidence Doesn’t Always Travel. Evidence and Policy 9(1): 97-112.
  • Cartwright, N. (2012). Presidential Address: Will This Policy Work for You? Predicting Effectiveness Better: How Philosophy Helps. Philosophy of Science 79(5): 973-989.
  • Rol, M. & Cartwright, N. (2012). Warranting the use of causal claims: a non-trivial case for interdisciplinarity. Theoria 27(2): 189-202.
  • Cartwright, N. (2011). A philosopher's view of the long road from RCTs to effectiveness. The Lancet 377(9775): 1400-1401.
  • Cartwright, N. & Efstathiou, S. (2011). Hunting Causes and Using Them: Is There No Bridge from Here to There? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25(3): 223-241.
  • Cartwright, N. (2011). Predicting what will happen when we act. What counts for warrant? Preventive Medicine 53(4-5): 221-224.
  • Cartwright, N. (2010). Comments on Longworth and Weber. Analysis 70(2): 325-330.
  • Fennell, D. & Cartwright, N. (2010). Does Roush show that evidence should be probable? Synthese 175(3): 289-310.
  • Cartwright, N., Goldfinch, A. & Howick, J. (2010). Evidence-Based Policy: Where Is Our Theory of Evidence? Journal of Children’s Services 4(4): 6-14.
  • Cartwright, N. (2010). Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics. Analysis 70(2): 307-310.
  • Cartwright, N. (2010). Reply to Steel and Pearl: Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics. Economics and Philosophy 26(1): 87-94.
  • Cartwright, N. & Munro, E. (2010). The limitations of randomized controlled trials in predicting effectiveness. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 16(2): 260-266.
  • Cartwright, N. (2010). What are randomised controlled trials good for? Philosophical Studies 147(1): 59-70.
  • Cartwright, N (2009). Evidence-Based Policy: What's to be Done About Relevance. Philosophical Studies 143(1): 127-136.
  • Cartwright, Nancy D. (2009). How To Do Things with Causes. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 83(2): 5-22.
  • Cartwright, N. (2009). If No Capacities then No Credible Worlds. But Can Models Reveal Capacities? Erkenntnis 70(1): 45-48.
  • Cartwright, N. (2009). Measuring Research Impact: Special Problems. Report for the Research Excellence Framework Consultation. London: Consortium of Institutes of Advanced Study
  • Cartwright, N & Suarez, M (2008). Theories: Tools versus Models. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39(1): 61-81.
  • Cartwright, N. (2007). Are RCTs the Gold Standard? BioSocieties 2(1): 11-20.
  • Cartwright, N. & Frigg, R. (2007). String theory under scrutiny. Physics World (September 2007): 14-15.
  • Cartwright, N (2007). Where is the Theory in our 'Theories' of Causality? Journal of Philosophy CIII(2): 55-66.
  • Cartwright, N (2006). From Metaphysics to Method: Comments on Manipulability and the Causal Markov Condition. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57(1): 197-218.
  • Cartwright, N. (2006). Well-Ordered Science: Evidence for Use. Philosophy of Science 73(5): 981-990.
  • Cartwright, N (2004). Causation: One Word, Many Things. Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 17 805-819.
  • Cartwright, N (2003). Two Theorems on Invariance and Causality. Philosophy of Science 70(1): 203-224.
  • Cartwright, N (2002). Against Modularity, the Causal Markov Condition and Any Link Between the Two: Comments on Hausman and Woodward. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 53: 411-453.
  • Cartwright, N (2002). In Favour of Laws that are Not Ceteris Paribus After All. Erkenntnis 57: 425-439.
  • Cartwright, N (2002). Introduction. Philosophical Books (dedicated to Nancy Cartwright’s The Dappled World) 43(4): 241-244.
  • Cartwright, N (2002). Reply. Philosophical Books (dedicated to Nancy Cartwright’s The Dappled World) 271-279.
  • Cartwright, N. (2001). Reply to P. Anderson's 'Review of The Dappled World'. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 32(3): 495-497.
  • Cartwright, N (2001). What is Wrong with Bayes Nets? The Monist 84(2): 242-264.
  • Cartwright, N & Suárez, M (2000). Endpiece. Theoria 15: 123-128.
  • Cartwright, N (1999). Causal Diversity and the Markov Condition. Synthese 121(1/2): 3-27.
  • Cartwright, N (1999). The Limits of Exact Science, from Economics to Physics. Perspectives on Science 7(3): 318-336.
  • Pemberton, J.M (1999). The Methodology of Actuarial Science. British Actuarial Journal 5: 115-195.
  • Cartwright, N (1998). How Theories Relate: Takeovers or Partnerships? Philosophia Naturalis 35: 23-24.
  • Cartwright, N. (1997). Models: The Blueprints for Laws. Philosophy of Science 64: S292-S303.
  • Cartwright, N & Del Seta, M (1997). The Myth of Universalism: Theories of Science and Theories of Justice. Discussion Paper Series, CPNSS, LSE
  • Cartwright, N & Kitcher, P (1996). Science and Ethics: Reclaiming Some Neglected Questions. Perspectives on Science 4(2): 145-153.
  • Cartwright, N. (1995). "Ceteris Paribus" Laws and Socio-Economic Machines. The Monist 78(3): 276-294.
  • Cartwright, N (1995). False Idealization: A Philosophical Threat to Scientific Method. Philosophical Studies 77: 339-352.
  • Cartwright, N. (1995). Précis of Nature’s Capacities and Their Measurement. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55(1): 153-156.
  • Cartwright, N (1995). Probabilities and Experiments. Journal of Econometrics 65(1): 47-59.
  • Cartwright, N (1995). Quantum Technology: Where to Look for the Quantum Measurement Problem. Philosophy and Technology: Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 38
  • Cartwright, N (1995). Reply to Eells, Humphrey and Morrison. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (Symposium on Nancy Cartwright's Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement) 55(1): 177-187.
  • Cartwright, N. (1994). Fundamentalism vs. the Patchwork of Laws. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 94(1): 279-292.
  • Cartwright, N & Chang, H (1993). Causality and Realism in the EPR Experiment. Erkenntnis 38: 169-190.
  • Cartwright, N (1993). In Defence of 'This Worldly Causality: Comments on van Fraassen's ‘Laws and Symmetry'. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53(2): 423-429.
  • Cartwright, N (1993). Is Natural Science 'Natural' Enough? A Reply to Phillip Allport. Synthese 94: 291-301.
  • Cartwright, N (1991). Can Wholism Reconcile the Inaccuracy of Theory with the Accuracy of Prediction? Synthese 89(1): 3-13.
  • Cartwright, N (1991). Fables and Models. Proceedings of The Aristotelian Society Suppliment 65: 55-68.
  • Cartwright, N (1991). Replicability, Reproducibility, and Robustness: Comments on Harry Collins. History of Political Economy 23(1): 143-155
  • Cartwright, N (1989). The Born-Einstein debate: Where application and explanation separate. Synthese 81(3): 271-282.
  • Dupre, J & Cartwright, N (1988). Probability and Causality: Why Hume and Indeterminism Don't Mix. Nous 22(4): 521-536.
  • Cartwright, N & Nordby, J (1983). How Approximations Take Us Away From Theory and Towards the Truth. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 64: 273-280.
  • Cartwright, N (1983). When Explanation Leads to Inference. Philosophical Topics 13: 111-121.
  • Cartwright, N (1980). The Reality of Causes in a World of Instrumental Laws. Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 38-48.
  • Cartwright, N (1980). The Truth Doesn't Explain Much. American Philosophy Quarterly 17(2): 159-163.
  • Cartwright, N (1979). Causal Laws and Effective Strategies. Nous 13(4): 419-437.
  • Cartwright, N (1979). Do Token-Token Identity Theories Show Why We Don't Need Reductionism? Philosophical Studies 36(1): 85-90.
  • Cartwright, N. (1978). Comments on Wesley Salmon's ‘science and religion’. Philosophical Studies 33(2): 177-183.
  • Cartwright, N. (1977). The Sum Rule Has Not Been Tested. Philosophy of Science 44(1): 107-112.
  • Cartwright, N.D. (1975). A Non-Negative Wigner-Type Distribution. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 83(1): 210-212.
  • Cartwright, N. (1974). Correlations without joint distributions in quantum mechanics. Foundations of Physics 4(1): 127-136.
  • Cartwright, N. (1974). Superposition and macroscopic observation. Synthese 29(1-4): 229-242.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Cartwright, N. & Deaton, A. (2016). The limitations of randomised controlled trials. Website: http://voxeu.org/.
  • Bovens, L. & Cartwright, N. (2010). Measuring the Impact of Philosophy. II: 228-230.

Working Paper

  • Cartwright, Nancy, Bradburn, Norman M. & Fuller, Jonathan (2016). A Theory of Measurement. 2016-07.
  • Cartwright, Nancy & Merlussi, Pedro (2016). Are laws of nature consistent with contingency? 2016-06.
  • Cartwright, N & Deaton, A (2016). Understanding and misunderstanding randomized controlled trials. CHESS Working Paper 2016-05.
  • Cartwright, N & Deaton, A (2016). Understanding and misunderstanding randomized controlled trials. (NBER Working Paper No. w22595 ).
  • Cartwright, Nancy & Bhakthavatsalam, Sindhuja (2016). What’s so special about empirical adequacy? 2016-08.
  • Cartwright, N., Cowen, N., Virk, B. & Mascarenhas-Keyes, S. (2015). Making the Most of the Evidence: Evidence-based policy in the classroom. CHESS Working Paper 2015-03.
  • Cartwright, N. (2015). Single Case Causes: What is Evidence and Why. CHESS Working Paper 2015-02.
  • Cartwright, N. (2014). Deliberating Policy: Where morals and methods mix – and not always for the best. CHESS Working Paper 2014-02.
  • Cowen, N. & Cartwright, N. (2014). Making the Most of the Evidence in Education: A Guide for Working Out What Works Here and Now. CHESS Working Paper 2014-03.