Hooker, C. A. (Clifford Alan) 1942
Overview
Works:  68 works in 337 publications in 3 languages and 8,128 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings History 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other 
Classifications:  Q175, 501 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
C. A Hooker
Images of science : essays on realism and empiricism, with a reply from Bas C. van Fraassen by
Bas C Van Fraassen(
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17 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A realistic theory of science by
C. A Hooker(
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12 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary research in the foundations and philosophy of quantum theory; proceedings of a conference held at the University
of Western Ontario, London, Canada by
C. A Hooker(
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21 editions published in 1973 in English and Dutch and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To mathematicians, mathematics is a happy game, to scientists a mere tool and to philosophers a Platonic mystery  or so the caricature runs. The caricature reflects the alleged 'cultural gap' between the disciplines a gap for which there too often has been, sadly, sound historical evidence. In many minds the lack of communication between philosophy and the exact disciplines is especially prominent. Yet in the past there was no separation  exact knowledge, covering both scientists and mathemati cians, was known as natural philosophy and the business of providing a critical view of the nature of reality and an accurate mathematical de scription of it constituted a single task from the glorious tradition begun by the early Greek philosophers even up until Newton's day (but I am thinking of Descartes and Leibniz I). The lack of communication between these professional groups has been particularly unfortunate, for the past half century has seen the most ex citing developments in mathematical physics since Newton. These devel opments hinged on the introduction of vast new reaches of mathematics into physics (nonEuclidean geometries, covariant formulations, non commutative algebras, functional analysis and so on) and conversely have challenged mathematicians to develop the appropriate mathematical fields. Equally, these developments have posed profound philosophical problems to do with the rejection of traditional conceptions concerning the nature of physical reality and physical theorising
21 editions published in 1973 in English and Dutch and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To mathematicians, mathematics is a happy game, to scientists a mere tool and to philosophers a Platonic mystery  or so the caricature runs. The caricature reflects the alleged 'cultural gap' between the disciplines a gap for which there too often has been, sadly, sound historical evidence. In many minds the lack of communication between philosophy and the exact disciplines is especially prominent. Yet in the past there was no separation  exact knowledge, covering both scientists and mathemati cians, was known as natural philosophy and the business of providing a critical view of the nature of reality and an accurate mathematical de scription of it constituted a single task from the glorious tradition begun by the early Greek philosophers even up until Newton's day (but I am thinking of Descartes and Leibniz I). The lack of communication between these professional groups has been particularly unfortunate, for the past half century has seen the most ex citing developments in mathematical physics since Newton. These devel opments hinged on the introduction of vast new reaches of mathematics into physics (nonEuclidean geometries, covariant formulations, non commutative algebras, functional analysis and so on) and conversely have challenged mathematicians to develop the appropriate mathematical fields. Equally, these developments have posed profound philosophical problems to do with the rejection of traditional conceptions concerning the nature of physical reality and physical theorising
Issues in evolutionary epistemology(
Book
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10 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Logicoalgebraic approach to quantum mechanics by
C. A Hooker(
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12 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Energy and the quality of life : understanding energy policy(
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6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physical theory as logicooperational structure by
C. A Hooker(
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14 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In two earlier volumes, entitled The LogicoAlgebraic Approach to Quan tum Mechanics (hereafter LAA I, II), I have presented collections of research papers which trace out the historical development and contem porary flowering of a particular approach to physical theory. One might characterise this approach as the extraction of an abstract logicoalgebraic skeleton from each physical theory and the reconstruction of the physical theory as construction of mathematical and interpretive 'flesh' (e. g., measures, operators, mappings etc.) on this skeleton. The idea is to show how the specific features of a theory that are easily seen in application (e. g., 'interference' among observables in quantum mechanics) arise out of the character of its core abstract structure. In this fashion both the deeper nature of a theory (e. g., in what precise sense quantum mechanics is strongly statistical) and the deeper differences between theories (e. g. clas sical mechanics, though also a 'mechanics', is not strongly statistical) are penetratingly illuminated. What I would describe as the 'mainstream' logicoalgebraic tradition is captured in these two collections of papers (LAA I, II). The abstract, structural approach to the characterisation of physical theory has been the basis of a striking transformation, in this century, in the understanding of theories in mathematical physics. There has emerged clearly the idea that physical theories are most significantly characterised by their abstract structural components
14 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In two earlier volumes, entitled The LogicoAlgebraic Approach to Quan tum Mechanics (hereafter LAA I, II), I have presented collections of research papers which trace out the historical development and contem porary flowering of a particular approach to physical theory. One might characterise this approach as the extraction of an abstract logicoalgebraic skeleton from each physical theory and the reconstruction of the physical theory as construction of mathematical and interpretive 'flesh' (e. g., measures, operators, mappings etc.) on this skeleton. The idea is to show how the specific features of a theory that are easily seen in application (e. g., 'interference' among observables in quantum mechanics) arise out of the character of its core abstract structure. In this fashion both the deeper nature of a theory (e. g., in what precise sense quantum mechanics is strongly statistical) and the deeper differences between theories (e. g. clas sical mechanics, though also a 'mechanics', is not strongly statistical) are penetratingly illuminated. What I would describe as the 'mainstream' logicoalgebraic tradition is captured in these two collections of papers (LAA I, II). The abstract, structural approach to the characterisation of physical theory has been the basis of a striking transformation, in this century, in the understanding of theories in mathematical physics. There has emerged clearly the idea that physical theories are most significantly characterised by their abstract structural components
Reason, regulation, and realism : toward a regulatory systems theory of reason and evolutionary epistemology by
C. A Hooker(
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9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations and applications of decision theory(
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11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations of probability theory, statistical inference, and statistical theories of science : proceedings of an International
Research Colloquium held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1013 May, 1973 by
William L Harper(
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41 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V.1: Foundations and philosophy of epistemic applications of probability theory; v.2: Foundations and philosophy of statistical inferende; v.3: Foundations and philosophy of statistical theories in the sciences
41 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V.1: Foundations and philosophy of epistemic applications of probability theory; v.2: Foundations and philosophy of statistical inferende; v.3: Foundations and philosophy of statistical theories in the sciences
Foundations and philosophy of epistemic applications of probability theory(
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3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations and philosophy of statistical theories in the physical sciences(
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2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations and philosophy of statistical inference : proceedings of an international research colloquium held at the University
of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1013 May 1973(
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3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Logicoalgebraic approach to quantum mechanics by
C. A Hooker(
Book
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40 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
40 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of complex systems(
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17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and
17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and
The Human context for science and technology : final report by
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada(
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16 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations and applications of decision theory : papers resulting from a workshop held at the University of Western Ontario
in the spring of 1975 by
C. A Hooker(
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24 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1. INTRODUCTION In the Spring of 1975 we held an international workshop on the Foundations and Application of Decision Theory at the University of Western Ontario. To help structure the workshop into ordered and manageable sessions we distri buted the following statement of our goals to all invited participants. They in turn responded with useful revisions and suggested their own areas of interest. Since this procedure provided the eventual format of the sessions, we include it here as the most appropriate introduction to these collected papers result ing from the workshop. The reader can readily gauge the approximation to our mutual goals. 2. STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES AND RATIONALE (Attached to this statement is a bibliography; names of persons cited in the statement and writing in this century will be found referenced in the biblio graphy  certain 'classics' aSide.) 2. 1. Preamble We understand in the following the Theory of Decisions in a broader sense than is presently customary, construing it to embrace a general theory of decisionmaking, including social, political and economic theory and applica tions. Thus, we subsume the Theory of Games under the head of Decision Theory, regarding it as a particularly clearly formulated version of part of the general theory of decisionmaking
24 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1. INTRODUCTION In the Spring of 1975 we held an international workshop on the Foundations and Application of Decision Theory at the University of Western Ontario. To help structure the workshop into ordered and manageable sessions we distri buted the following statement of our goals to all invited participants. They in turn responded with useful revisions and suggested their own areas of interest. Since this procedure provided the eventual format of the sessions, we include it here as the most appropriate introduction to these collected papers result ing from the workshop. The reader can readily gauge the approximation to our mutual goals. 2. STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES AND RATIONALE (Attached to this statement is a bibliography; names of persons cited in the statement and writing in this century will be found referenced in the biblio graphy  certain 'classics' aSide.) 2. 1. Preamble We understand in the following the Theory of Decisions in a broader sense than is presently customary, construing it to embrace a general theory of decisionmaking, including social, political and economic theory and applica tions. Thus, we subsume the Theory of Games under the head of Decision Theory, regarding it as a particularly clearly formulated version of part of the general theory of decisionmaking
PSA 1974 : proceedings of the 1974 biennial meeting, Philosophy of Science Association by
Philosophy of Science Association(
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3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations and Applications of Decision Theory : Volume I Theoretical Foundations by
C. A Hooker(
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2 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1. INTRODUCTION In the Spring of 1975 we held an international workshop on the Foundations and Application of Decision Theory at the University of Western Ontario. To help structure the workshop into ordered and manageable sessions we distri buted the following statement of our goals to all invited participants. They in turn responded with useful revisions and suggested their own areas of interest. Since this procedure provided the eventual format of the sessions, we include it here as the most appropriate introduction to these collected papers result ing from the workshop. The reader can readily gauge the approximation to our mutual goals. 2. STATEMENT or OBJECTIVES AND RATIONALE (Attached to this statement is a bibliography; names of persons cited in the statement and writing in this century will be found referenced in the biblio graphy  certain 'classics' aside.) 2. 1. Preamble We understand in the following the Theory of Decisions in a broader sense than is presently customary, construing it to embrace a general theory of deciSionmaking, induding social, political and economic theory and applica tions. Thus, we subsume the Theory of Games under the head of Decision Theory, regarding it as a particularly clearly formulated version of part of the general theory of decisionmaking
2 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1. INTRODUCTION In the Spring of 1975 we held an international workshop on the Foundations and Application of Decision Theory at the University of Western Ontario. To help structure the workshop into ordered and manageable sessions we distri buted the following statement of our goals to all invited participants. They in turn responded with useful revisions and suggested their own areas of interest. Since this procedure provided the eventual format of the sessions, we include it here as the most appropriate introduction to these collected papers result ing from the workshop. The reader can readily gauge the approximation to our mutual goals. 2. STATEMENT or OBJECTIVES AND RATIONALE (Attached to this statement is a bibliography; names of persons cited in the statement and writing in this century will be found referenced in the biblio graphy  certain 'classics' aside.) 2. 1. Preamble We understand in the following the Theory of Decisions in a broader sense than is presently customary, construing it to embrace a general theory of deciSionmaking, induding social, political and economic theory and applica tions. Thus, we subsume the Theory of Games under the head of Decision Theory, regarding it as a particularly clearly formulated version of part of the general theory of decisionmaking
Foundations of Probability Theory, Statistical Inference, and Statistical Theories of Science : Volume III Foundations and
Philosophy of Statistical Theories in the Physical Sciences by
William L Harper(
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1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Hahlweg, Kai 1943 Author
 University of Newcastle
 Harper, William L. (William Leonard) 1943 Author Editor
 Churchland, Paul M. 1942 Editor
 Van Fraassen, Bas C. 1941 Author
 Leach, J. J. (James J.) Author Editor
 McClennen, Edward F. (Edward Francis) 1936 Editor
 University of Western Ontario
 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
 Cohen, R. S. Author Editor
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