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Butts, Robert E.

Overview
Works: 86 works in 390 publications in 5 languages and 6,540 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q174, 501
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Most widely held works by Robert E Butts
The methodological heritage of Newton by Robert E Butts( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays included in this volume are concerned with assessing Newton's contribution to the thought of others. They explore all aspects of the conceptual background-historical, philosophical, and narrowly methodological-and examine questions that developed in the wake of Newton's science
William Whewell's theory of scientific method by William Whewell( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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New perspectives on Galileo : papers deriving from and related to a workshop on Galileo held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic, laws, & life : some philosophical complications( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation: This volume centers on philosophical issues of the life sciences, particularly genetics and psychology, and relevant statistical theories
Kant and the double government methodology : supersensibility and method in Kant's philosophy of science by Robert E Butts( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about dreaming and knowing, and about thinking that one can ascertain the difference. It is a book about the Bernards of the world who would have us believe that there is a humanly uncreated world existing en Boi that freely dis closes its forever fixed ontology, even though they too must accept that -many of the worlds we make as we try to under stand ourselves are counterfeit. It is a book about the real estate of the human mind. The book is about Leibniz and Kant, and about methods of science. It is also about what is now called pseudo-science. It tries to show how Kant struggled to mark the limits of the humanly knowable, and how thi s strug gle involved him in trying to answer questions of importance then and now. Some are philosophers' questions: the epistemo logical status of mathematics, the role of space and time in knowing, the nature of the conceptual constraints on our ef forts to hypothesize the possible. Some are questions of per ennial human interest: Can spirits exist? How is the soul re lated to the body? How can we legitimately talk about God, if at all? Finally, Kant teaches that these are all questions bearing on our entitlements in claiming to know. Leibniz fashioned a way of talking about nature and super nature that I call the Double Government Methodology
Science, decision and value; proceedings of the fifth University of Western Ontario Philosophy Colloquium, 1969 by J. J Leach( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Dutch and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume grew out of the papers and comments presented at the Fifth University of Western Ontario Philosophy Colloquium, October 31- November 2, 1969. The colloquium papers were delivered by P. Suppes, R. B. Braithwaite, C. W. Churchman, and J. S. Minas. Comments are provided from others attending the colloquium, with one reply by P. Suppes. Also included are papers recently published elsewhere by A. Michalos, P. Fishburn and H. -N. Castaneda. The editors express thanks to these authors and to the editors of the following respective journals for per­ mission to publish: Theory and Decision, Synthese, and Critica. Finally, there is an extensive bibliography of decision theory, vis-a. -vis science and values. The editors wish to thank the officers of the University of Western Ontario for making the colloquium possible. THE EDITORS CONTENTS PREFACE V PATRICK SUPPES I The Concept of Obligation in the Context of Decision Theory 1 HENR Y KYBURG I Comments 15 PATRICK SUPPES I Reply to Professor Kyburg 19 R. B. BRAITHWAITE I Behind Decision and Games Theory: Acting with a Co-Agent versus Acting Along with Nature 22 ISAAC LEVI I Comments 56 RONALD GIERE I Comments 62 I. J. GOOD I Comments 67 C. WEST CHURCHMAN I Measurement: A Systems Approach 70 ISAAC LEVI I Comments 87 RONALD GIERE I Comments 95 PETER C. FISHBURN I Utility Theory with Inexact Preferences and Degrees of Preference 98 I. J
Kant's philosophy of physical science : metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft, 1786-1986 by Robert E Butts( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical and philosophical dimensions of logic, methodology, and philosophy of science by Robert E Butts( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science was held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 27 August to 2 September 1975. The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, and was sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Western Ontario. As those associated closely with the work of the Division over the years know well, the work undertaken by its members varies greatly and spans a number of fields not always obviously related. In addition, the volume of work done by first rate scholars and scientists in the various fields of the Division has risen enormously. For these and related reasons it seemed to the editors chosen by the Divisional officers that the usual format of publishing the proceedings of the Congress be abandoned in favour of a somewhat more flexible, and hopefully acceptable, method of pre sentation. Accordingly, the work of the invited participants to the Congress has been divided into four volumes appearing in the University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science. The volumes are entitled, Logic, Foundations of Mathematics and Computability Theory, Foun dational Problems in the Special Sciences, Basic Problems in Methodol ogy and Linguistics, and Historical and Philosophical Dimensions of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science
An Intimate relation : studies in the history and philosophy of science : presented to Robert E. Butts on his 60th birthday by J. R Brown( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best philosophy of science during the last generation has been highly historical; and the best history of science, highly philosophical. No one has better exemplified this intimate relationship between history and philosophy than has Robert E. Butts in his work. Through­ out his numerous writings, science, its philosophy, and its history have been treated as a seamless web. The result has been a body of work that is sensitive in its conception, ambitious in its scope, and illuminat­ ing in its execution. Not only has his work opened new paths of inquiry, but his enthusiasm for the discipline, his encouragement of others (particularly students and younger colleagues), and his tireless efforts to build an international community of scholars, have stimulated the growth of HPS throughout Europe and North America. Many of the essays in this volume reflect that influence. Our title, of course, is deliberately ambiguous. The essays herein are by colleagues and former students, all of us wishing to honour an intimate friend. Happy Birthday, Bob! IX INTRODUCTION The essays herein cover a variety of concerns: from Descartes to reduction, from Galileo to gambling, from Freud's psychoanalysis to Kant's thing-in-itself. But under this diversity there is an approach common to them all. Things are largely done with a concern for and a sensitivity to historical matters (including contemporary history, of course)
Historical pragmatics : philosophical essays by Robert E Butts( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thirteen essays in this volume (except for the one on Leibniz, which has not been published before) are selected works of Robert E. Butts, originally published over a period of many years. Most of the essays analyze aspects of the work of Galileo, Leibniz, Kant and Whewell; others deal with the question of the unity of the sciences and with the question of toleration in academe. The papers share a common philosophical commitment to principle of pragmatism, and seek to show that pragmatism emerges historically in unexpected places. Emphasis is placed upon issues in methodology and theory of knowledge. The book will appeal to those interested in history of modern philosophy, history and philosophy of science, and the philosophical fortunes of pragmatism
Basic problems in methodology and linguistics by J. J Leach( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic, foundations of mathematics, and computability theory by Robert E Butts( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundational problems in the special sciences by Robert E Butts( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructivism and science : essays in recent German philosophy( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witches, scientists, philosophers : essays and lectures by Robert E Butts( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, London, Ontario, Canada, 1975 by Methodology, and Philosophy of Science International Congress of Logic( Book )

19 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of scientific method by William Whewell( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic, foundations of mathematics, and computability theory : part one of the proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, London, Ontario, Canada by Robert E Butts( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science was held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 27 August to 2 September 1975. The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, and was sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Western Ontario. As those associated closely with the work of the Division over the years know well, the work undertaken by its members varies greatly and spans a number of fields not always obviously related. In addition, the volume of work done by first rate scholars and scientists in the various fields of the Division has risen enormously. For these and related reasons it seemed to the editors chosen by the Divisional officers that the usual format of publishing the proceedings of the Congress be abandoned in favour of a somewhat more flexible, and hopefully acceptable, method of pre­ sentation. Accordingly, the work of the invited participants to the Congress has been divided into four volumes appearing in the University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science. The volumes are entitled, Logic, Foundations of Mathematics and Computability Theory, Foun­ dational Problems in the Special Sciences, Basic Problems in Methodol­ ogy and Linguistics, and Historical and Philosophical Dimensions of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science
Basic problems in methodology and linguistics : part three of the proceedings of the fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, London, Ontario, Canada, 1975 by Robert E Butts( )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science was held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 27 August to 2 September 1975. The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, and was sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Western Ontario. As those associated closely with the work of the Division over the years know well, the work undertaken by its members varies greatly and spans a number of fields not always obviously related. In addition, the volume of work done by first rate scholars and scientists in the various fields of the Division has risen enormously. For these and related reasons it seemed to the editors chosen by the Divisional officers that the usual format of publishing the proceedings of the Congress be abandoned in favour of a somewhat more flexible, and hopefully acceptable, method of pre sentation. Accordingly, the work of the invited participants to the Congress has been divided into four volumes appearing in the University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science. The volumes are entitled, Logic, Foundations of Mathematics and Computability Theory, Foun dational Problems in the Special Sciences, Basic Problems in Methodol ogy and Linguistics, and Historical and Philosophical Dimensions of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science
Foundational problems in the special sciences : part two of the proceedings of the fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, London, Ontario, Canada, 1975 by Robert E Butts( )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science was held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 27 August to 2 September 1975. The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, and was sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Western Ontario. As those associated closely with the work of the Division over the years know weIl, the work undertaken by its members varies greatly and spans a number of fields not always obviously related. In addition, the volume of work done by first rate scholars and scientists in the various fields of the Division has risen enormously. For these and related reasons it seemed to the editors chosen by the Divisional officers that the usual format of publishing the proceedings of the Congress be abandoned in favour of a somewhat more flexible, and hopefully acceptable, method of pre­ sentation. Accordingly, the work of the invited participants to the Congress has been divided into four volumes appearing in the University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science. The volumes are entitled, Logic, Foundations of Mathematics and Computability Theory, Foun­ dational Problems in the Special Sciences, Basic Problems in Methodol­ ogy and Linguistics, and Historical and Philosophical Dimensions of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science
 
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New perspectives on Galileo : papers deriving from and related to a workshop on Galileo held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975
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New perspectives on Galileo : papers deriving from and related to a workshop on Galileo held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975Kant and the double government methodology : supersensibility and method in Kant's philosophy of scienceScience, decision and value; proceedings of the fifth University of Western Ontario Philosophy Colloquium, 1969Kant's philosophy of physical science : metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft, 1786-1986Historical and philosophical dimensions of logic, methodology, and philosophy of scienceAn Intimate relation : studies in the history and philosophy of science : presented to Robert E. Butts on his 60th birthdayHistorical pragmatics : philosophical essaysBasic problems in methodology and linguistics
Alternative Names
Butts, R. E.

Butts, Robert.

Butts, Robert E.

Butts, Robert Earl

Butts, Robert Earl 1928-

Butts, Robert Earl 1928-1997

Robert E. Butts Butts, Robert E.

Languages
English (260)

Italian (3)

Dutch (3)

Spanish (2)

German (1)