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Gillies, Donald 1944-

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Works: 20 works in 163 publications in 4 languages and 3,495 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Donald Gillies
Philosophy of science in the twentieth century : four central themes by Donald Gillies( Book )

18 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the development during the 20th century of four central themes in the philosophy of science: inductivism, conventionalism, the nature of observation, and the demarcation between science and metaphysics. The movement of ideas is placed against the background of the lives of the philosophers and of contemporary developments in science. The four themes have been chosen because of their central importance, and are expounded in such a way which does not presuppose any previous knowledge of philosophy or science. The book thus constitutes an excellent introduction to the philosophy of science.--
Artificial intelligence and scientific method by Donald Gillies( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method examines the remarkable advances made in the field of AI over the past twenty years, discussing their profound implications for philosophy. Taking a clear, non-technical approach, Donald Gillies focuses on two key topics within AI: machine learning in the Turing tradition and the development of logic programming and its connection with non-monotonic logic. Demonstrating how current views on scientific method are challenged by this recent research, he goes on to suggest a new framework for the study of logic. He draws on work by such seminal thinkers as Bacon, Godel, Popper, Penrose, and Lucas to address the hotly contested question of whether computers might become intellectually superior to human beings. These topics will attract a wide readership from followers of advances in artificial intelligence, to students and scholars of the history and philosophy of science"--Publisher's description
Revolutions in mathematics by Donald Gillies( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book provide the first comprehensive treatment of the concept of revolution in mathematics. In 1962 an exciting discussion of revolutions in the natural sciences was prompted by the publication of Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. A fascinating but little known offshoot of this debate was begun in the USA in the mid-1970s: can the concept of revolutions be applied to mathematics as well as science? Michael Crowe declared that revolutions never occur in mathematics, while Joseph Dauben argued that there have been mathematical revolutions and gave some examples. The original papers of Crowe, Dauben, and Mehrtens are reprinted in this book, together with additional chapters giving their current views. To this are added new contributions from nine further experts in the history of mathematics who each discuss an important episode and consider whether it was a revolution. This book is an excellent reference work and an ideal course text for both graduate and undergraduate courses in the history and philosophy of science and mathematics
An objective theory of probability by Donald Gillies( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical theories of probability by Donald Gillies( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twentieth century has seen a prodigious development of probability and statistics, and their increasing use in almost all fields of research. Despite their importance, these ideas tend to be scattered about the literature and not easily accessible." "Philosophical Theories of Probability is the first book to present a clear, comprehensive and systematic account of these various theories and to explain how they are related to one another. It deals with the classical, logical, subjective, frequency and propensity views of probability. The relation of the various interpretations to the Bayesian controversy, which has become central in both statistics and philosophy of science, is explained. Donald Gillies also offers some innovations of his own: a distinctive version of the propensity theory of probability, and the intersubjective interpretation, which develops the subjective theory. He argues for a pluralist view, where there can be more than one valid interpretation of probability, each appropriate in a different context." "This book will prove invaluable to all those interested in the philosophical views of probability and who wish to gain a clearer understanding of the theories and their relations."--Jacket
Frege, Dedekind, and Peano on the foundations of arithmetic by Donald Gillies( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unity in the dark by Donald Gillies( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La filosofia della scienza nel 20. secolo by Donald Gillies( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perché Galileo puntò il suo cannocchiale verso il cielo e perché mai dovremmo essere sicuri che la natura segua uniformemente il proprio corso? Cosa distingue la scienza dalla metafisica e quanto conta l'accordo tra ricercatori? Come cambia e cresce la conoscenza? Natura dell'osservazione, induttivismo, demarcazione, convenzionalismo, progresso scientifico e libertà intellettuale: temi che dopo aver segnato la filosofia del Novecento sono diventati rilevanti per le nostre scelte di vita in una società tollerante e pluralistica
How should research be organised? by Donald Gillies( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish education by T. G. K Bryce( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a substantial updating of the standard text on educational provision in Scotland, taking account of the many changes post-devolution and featuring more than forty new authors
Mathematical reasoning and heuristics by Carlo Cellucci( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligenza artificiale e metodo scientifico by Donald Gillies( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laws and models in science( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frege, Dedekind, and Peano on the Foundations of Arithmetic (Routledge Revivals) by Donald Gillies( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

First published in 1982, this reissue contains a critical exposition of the views of Frege, Dedekind and Peano on the foundations of arithmetic. The last quarter of the 19th century witnessed a remarkable growth of interest in the foundations of arithmetic. This work analyses both the reasons for this growth of interest within both mathematics and philosophy and the ways in which this study of the foundations of arithmetic led to new insights in philosophy and striking advances in logic. This historical-critical study provides an excellent introduction to the problems of the philosop
Frege, Dedekind, and Peano by Donald Gillies( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rationalised design of hatchcoverless container ships by Prabhat K Pal( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For presentation at the Fourth International Marine Symposium (MARTEC '94), November 1994."
Objective Theory of Probability (Routledge Revivals) by Donald Gillies( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This reissue of D.A. Gillies highly influential work, first published in 1973, is a philosophical theory of probability which seeks to develop von Mises' views on the subject
Was Bayes a Bayesian? by Donald Gillies( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Options and uncertainty : a study of the London traded options market by Donald Gillies( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A critique of von Mises' theory of probability by Donald Gillies( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Philosophy of science in the twentieth century : four central themes
Alternative Names
Donald Gillies

Gillies, D. A.

Gillies, D. A. 1944-

Gillies, D. A. (Donald Angus), 1944-

Gillies, Donald

Gillies, Donald Angus

Gillies, Donald Angus 1944-

دونالد جيليز، 1944-

ギリース, D

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Artificial intelligence and scientific methodRevolutions in mathematicsAn objective theory of probabilityPhilosophical theories of probabilityFrege, Dedekind, and Peano on the foundations of arithmeticHow should research be organised?Mathematical reasoning and heuristicsLaws and models in science