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Brittan, Gordon G.

Overview
Works: 30 works in 142 publications in 6 languages and 3,397 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Contributor
Classifications: B2799.S3, 121
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gordon G Brittan
Kant's theory of science by Gordon G Brittan( )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While interest in Kant's philosophy has increased in recent years, very little of it has focused on his theory of science. This book gives a general account of that theory, of its motives and implications, and of the way it brought forth a new conception of the nature of philosophical thought. To reconstruct Kant's theory of science, the author identifies unifying themes of his philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of physics, both undergirded by his distinctive logical doctrines, and shows how they come together to form a relatively consistent system of ideas. A new analysis of the struc
An introduction to the philosophy of science by Karel Lambert( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief, evidence, and uncertainty : problems of epistemic inference by Prasanta S Bandyopadhyay( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work breaks new ground by carefully distinguishing the concepts of belief, confirmation, and evidence and then integrating them into a better understanding of personal and scientific epistemologies. It outlines a probabilistic framework in which subjective features of personal knowledge and objective features of public knowledge have their true place. It also discusses the bearings of some statistical theorems on both formal and traditional epistemologies while showing how some of the existing paradoxes in both can be resolved with the help of this framework. This book has two central aims: First, to make precise a distinction between the concepts of confirmation and evidence and to argue that failure to recognize this distinction is the source of certain otherwise intractable epistemological problems. The second goal is to demonstrate to philosophers the fundamental importance of statistical and probabilistic methods, at stake in the uncertain conditions in which for the most part we lead our lives, not simply to inferential practice in science, where they are now standard, but to epistemic inference in other contexts as well. Although the argument is rigorous, it is also accessible. No technical knowledge beyond the rudiments of probability theory, arithmetic, and algebra is presupposed, otherwise unfamiliar terms are always defined and a number of concrete examples are given. At the same time, fresh analyses are offered with a discussion of statistical and epistemic reasoning by philosophers. This book will also be of interest to scientists and statisticians looking for a larger view of their own inferential techniques. The book concludes with a technical appendix which introduces an evidential approach to multi-model inference as an alternative to Bayesian model averaging
Causality, method, and modality : essays in honor of Jules Vuillemin : with a complete bibliography of Jules Vuillemin( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and French and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Newton's new physics by Gordon G Brittan( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newton was a natural philosopher (the word "scientist" had not yet been coined) who described a planetary system held together by gravitational forces. His "Principia" changed science forever; gravity not only explained the orbits of stars -- it explained common earthly events as well. Newton established a way of thinking that still shapes our everyday understanding of how the world works."
Eine Einführung in die Wissenschaftsphilosophie by Karel Lambert( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in German and English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress : Memphis, 1995 by International Kant Congress( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causality, Method, and Modality : Essays in Honor of Jules Vuillemin by Gordon G Brittan( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deservedly so, Jules Vuillemin is widely respected and greatly admired. It is not simply that he has produced a large body of outstanding work, in many different areas of philosophy. Or that he combines to an unusual degree rigorous standards with a very wide perspective. Or even that in his path-breaking accounts of algebra, of!)escartes, of Kant and of Russell, he showed in new and profound ways how the histories of science and philosophy could be used to illuminate each other. It is also that he has pursued the application of formal techniques and the defense of liberal institutions with a rare singlemindedness and courage. In a time and place where the former were generally ignored and the latter often attacked, he carried on, at some personal cost, embodying a traditional and ideal conception of the philosophical life, bridging national differences. Those who know him also treasure his friendship. Always curious, he delights in new facts and new experiences, and continually heightens the perception of those around him. Almost yearly, at the College de France he introduced brand new courses always with fresh and fruitful inSights. Exceptionally solicitous, he follows the lives of the families around him in great detail. The devotion of his students is legend. His personal energy is also legend. Many of us have followed him bounding up the stairs two at a time or through the gardens of the Luxembourg, his wit and irony apace
Introduccion a la filosofía de la ciencia by Karel Lambert( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduzione alla filosofia della scienza by Karel Lambert( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon G. Brittan JR. Kant's Theory of Science by Gordon G Brittan( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While interest in Kant's philosophy has increased in recent years, very little of it has focused on his theory of science. This book gives a general account of that theory, of its motives and implications, and of the way it brought forth a new conception of the nature of philosophical thought. To reconstruct Kant's theory of science, the author identifies unifying themes of his philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of physics, both undergirded by his distinctive logical doctrines, and shows how they come together to form a relatively consistent system of ideas. A new analysis of the structure of central arguments in the Critique of Pure Reason and the Prolegomena draws on recent developments in logic and the philosophy of science. Professor Brittan's unified account of the philosophies of mathematics and physics explores the nature of Kant's commitment to Euclidean geometry and Newtonian mechanics as well as providing an integrated reading of the Critique of Pure Reason and the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science. Contemporary ideas help both to illuminate Kant's position and to show how that position, in turn, illuminates contemporary problems in the philosophy of science. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Gordon G.Brittan JR. Kant's Theory of Science by Gordon G Brittan( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Eight International Kant Congress by 1995, Memphis, Tenn.> International Kant Congress <8( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebra and intuition by Gordon G Brittan( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public lands and federal policies in Montana by Gordon G Brittan( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primary and secondary qualities by Gordon G Brittan( )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the eighth international Kant congress by International Kant Congress( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kagaku tetsugaku nyūmon( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kagaku no tetsugaku( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to philosophy by Gordon G Brittan( Recording )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic concepts of philosophy are covered
 
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Causality, method, and modality : essays in honor of Jules Vuillemin : with a complete bibliography of Jules Vuillemin
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Isaac Newton's new physicsProceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress : Memphis, 1995Proceedings of the eighth international Kant congress
Alternative Names
Brittan, Gordon

Brittan, Gordon 1939-

Brittan, Gordon G.

Brittan, Gordon G. 1939- Junior

Brittan Gordon G. Jr.

Brittan, Gordon G. Junior 1939-

ブリタン, G. G

ブリッタン, G. G

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