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Friedman, Michael 1947-

Works: 29 works in 190 publications in 6 languages and 8,888 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Michael Friedman
Foundations of space-time theories : relativistic physics and philosophy of science by Michael Friedman( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant and the exact sciences by Michael Friedman( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parting of the ways : Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger by Michael Friedman( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study of the common origins of analytic and continental philosophy, Friedman looks at how social and political events intertwined and influenced philosophy during the early twentieth century, ultimately giving rise to the two very different schools of thought." "He shows how these two approaches, now practiced largely in isolation from one another, were once opposing tendencies within a common discussion. Already polarized by their philosophical disagreements, these approaches were further split apart by the rise of Naziism and the resulting emigration of all influential German-speaking philosophers except for Heidegger. Although the book gives a general overview of the philosophical issues of the period, the author pays special attention to the relationships among three key twentieth-century philosophers: Rudolf Carnap, Ernst Cassirer, and Martin Heidegger."--Jacket
Reconsidering logical positivism by Michael Friedman( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection will be mandatory reading for any philosopher or historian of science interested in the history of logical positivism in particular or the evolution of modern philosophy in general."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Carnap( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970) is increasingly regarded as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. He was one of the leading figures of the logical empiricist movement associated with the Vienna Circle and a central figure in the analytic tradition more generally. He made major contributions to philosophy of science and philosophy of logic, and, perhaps most importantly, to our understanding of the nature of philosophy as a discipline. In this volume a team of contributors explores the major themes of his philosophy and discusses his relationship with the Vienna Circle and with philosophers such as Frege, Husserl, Russell, and Quine. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Carnap currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Carnap."--Back cover
The Kantian legacy in nineteenth-century science by Michael Friedman( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historians of philosophy, science, and mathematics explore the influence of Kant's philosophy on the evolution of modern scientific thought."--Jacket
Dynamics of reason by Michael Friedman( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface xi<br><br>Part One: The Lectures<br><br> I. The Idea of a Scientific Philosophy 3<br> II. Historical Perspectives on the Stratification of Knowledge 25<br> III. Rationality, Revolution, and the Community of Inquiry 47<br><br>Part Two: Fruits of Discussion<br><br> 1. The Relativized A Priori 71<br> 2. A Priori Principles and Empirical Evidence 83<br> 3. Rationality and Revolution 93<br> 4. The Role of Philosophy 105<br> 5. Other Problems, Other Sciences 117<br><br>References 131<br>Index 137<br>
Kant's construction of nature : a reading of the Metaphysical foundations of natural science by Michael Friedman( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science is one of the most difficult but also most important of Kant's works. Published in 1786 between the first (1781) and second (1787) editions of the Critique of Pure Reason, the Metaphysical Foundations occupies a central place in the development of Kant's philosophy, but has so far attracted relatively little attention compared with other works of Kant's critical period. Michael Friedman's book develops a new and complete reading of this work and reconstructs Kant's main argument clearly and in great detail, explaining its relationship to both Newton's Principia and eighteenth-century scientific thinkers such as Euler and Lambert. By situating Kant's text relative to his pre-critical writings on metaphysics and natural philosophy and, in particular, to the changes Kant made in the second edition of the Critique, Friedman articulates a radically new perspective on the meaning and development of the critical philosophy as a whole."--Publisher's website
Discourse on a new method : reinvigorating the marriage of history and philosophy of science by Mary Domski( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing a wide range of topics, from Newton to Post-Kuhnian philosophy of science, these essays critically examine themes that have been central to the influential work of philosopher Michael Friedman. Special focus is given to Friedman's revealing study of both history of science and philosophy in his work on Kant, Newton, Einstein, and other major figures. This interaction of history and philosophy is the subject of the editors' "manifesto" and serves to both explain and promote the essential ties between two disciplines usually regarded as unrelated
Fundamentos de las teorías del espacio-tiempo : física relativista y filosofía de la ciencia by Michael Friedman( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofia al bivio : Carnap, Cassirer, Heidegger by Michael Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marzo-aprile 1929, Davos. Invitati a tenere un ciclo di lezioni, Ernst Cassirer e Martin Heidegger discutono della "Critica della ragion pura" di Kant. Tra i molti accorsi ad ascoltarli c'è anche uno degli esponenti del Circolo di Vienna, Rudolf Carnap che, nel novembre 1930, denuncerà l'infondatezza logica della filosofia heideggeriana. Friedman ci offre una straordinaria ricostruzione non solo delle idee, ma anche delle figure che hanno segnato l'intera filosofia del Novecento. Lo fa senza cadere in facili stereotipi, e con l'aiuto di preziose testimonianze inedite, restituendo l'immagine di una controversia filosofica che, nel volgere di pochi decenni, doveva culminare nella contrapposizione - ancora viva - tra filosofi analitici e continentali
Kant, die exakten Wissenschaften und das 20. Jahrhundert by Michael Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of structure in early twentieth century philosophy of science by William Demopoulos( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnap's early theory of space and the general theory of relativity by Michael Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Post-Kuhnian philosophy of science by Michael Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michael Friedman of Stanford University is famous for his interpretation of Kant's writings on space, time mathematics and physics, but his philosophical aims are wider, as indicated by the title of a recent book dedicated to his work: Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science (Open Court, 2010). The two Spinoza Lectures presented here belong to Friedman's ongoing project of articulating a post-Kuhnian philosophy of science. Friedman's approach, like Kuhn's, is essentially historical, and builds on a careful depiction of the development of the mathematical and physical sciences in the Western tradition. By embedding these developments within a wider narrative depicting their complex relations to a parallel set of developments in what he calls scientifi c philosophy, however, Friedman aims to provide a more adequate philosophical response to the conceptual incommensurability between succeeding Kuhnian paradigms that arises in the great scientifi c revolutions that have defi ned this tradition. Encouraged by Kuhn's own description of his approach as Kantianism with movable categories, moreover, Friedman endeavors to develop a neo-Kantian approach to the problems concerning scientifi c rationality that have affl icted the history, philosophy, and sociology of science since Kuhn; in particular, by constructing a narrative depicting how our present situation results, among other things, from successive conceptual transformations of Kant's original approach. In the course of these two lectures, Professor Friedman expands the scope of his original project by proceeding temporally backwards into the scientifi c revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that preceded Kant, and by proceeding culturally outwards so as to include social, institutional, and technological developments along with purely intellectual developments.--
Drei Vorträge zu Poincaré( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Companion to Carnap( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objective probability and the art of judgment by Kevin Nelson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation argues that for many purposes, it is often useful to regard probability as objective; and, furthermore, that we can do so without any metaphysically heavyweight commitments. Those claims will be defended within three broad domains: quantum mechanics, classical statistical mechanics, and macroscopic chance events such as coin tosses. It will be explored how taking objective probability as a function of two arguments (i.e., taking it as primitively conditional) contributes to its overall usefulness. Finally, it will be discussed how objective probability can guide our actual degrees of belief. A pluralist picture will be presented in which many variants of Lewis's Principal Principle are all of some use, each with their merits and demerits
Kant : Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science by Michael Friedman( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents Kant's most mature reflections on issues in the philosophy of natural science. The new translation, by Michael Friedman, is especially clear and accurate, and the volume is completed by an historical and philosophical introduction and a guide to further reading
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Foundations of space-time theories : relativistic physics and philosophy of science
Alternative Names
Friedman, Michael L. 1947-

Michael Friedman Amerikaans filosoof

Michael Friedman filosofo statunitense

Michael Friedman philosophe américain

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프리드만, 마이클 1947-

Kant and the exact sciencesA parting of the ways : Carnap, Cassirer, and HeideggerReconsidering logical positivismThe Cambridge companion to CarnapThe Kantian legacy in nineteenth-century scienceDynamics of reasonDiscourse on a new method : reinvigorating the marriage of history and philosophy of science