James Robert Brown University of Toronto
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  1. James Robert Brown (2014). Explaining, Seeing, and Understanding in Thought Experiments. Perspectives on Science 22 (3):357-376.
    Theories often run into paradoxes. Some of these are outright contradictions, sending the would-be champions of the theory back to the drawing board. Others are paradoxical in the sense of being bizarre and unexpected. The latter are sometimes mistakenly thought to be instances of the former. That is, they are thought to be more than merely weird; they are mistakenly thought to be self-refuting. Showing that they are not self-contradictory but merely a surprise is often a challenge. Notions of explanation (...)
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  2. James Robert Brown (2013). Marco Panza and Andrea Sereni. Plato's Problem: An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN 978-0-230-36548-3 (Hbk); 978-0-230-36549-0 (Pbk); 978-1-13726147-2 (E-Book); 978-1-13729813-3 (Pdf). Pp. Xi + 306. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica (1):nkt031.
  3. James Robert Brown & Michael T. Stuart (2013). Katerina Ierodiakonou and Sophie Roux , Eds. Thought Experiments in Methodological and Historical Contexts . Leiden: Brill, 2011. Pp. Vii+233. €99.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 3 (1):154-157.
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  4. Michael T. Stuart & James R. Brown (2013). REVIEW: Katerina Ierodiakonou and Sophie Roux, Eds. Thought Experiments in Methodological and Historical Contexts. Hopos 3 (1):154-157.
  5. James R. Brown (ed.) (2012). Philosophy of Science: The Key Thinkers. Continuum Books.
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  6. James Robert Brown (2012/2011). Platonism, Naturalism, and Mathematical Knowledge. Routledge.
    Mathematical explanation -- What is naturalism? -- Perception, practice, and ideal agents: Kitcher's naturalism -- Just metaphor?: Lakoff's language -- Seeing with the mind's eye: the Platonist alternative -- Semi-naturalists and reluctant realists -- A life of its own?: Maddy and mathematical autonomy.
     
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  7. Melanie Frappier, Letitia Meynell & James Robert Brown (eds.) (2012). Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts. Routledge.
    From Lucretius throwing a spear beyond the boundary of the universe to Einstein racing against a beam of light, thought experiments stand as a fascinating challenge to the necessity of data in the empirical sciences. Are these experiments, conducted uniquely in our imagination, simply rhetorical devices or communication tools or are they an essential part of scientific practice? This volume surveys the current state of the debate and explores new avenues of research into the epistemology of thought experiments.
     
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  8. James Brown (2011). Does Mathematics Have a Life of its Own?: Review of P. Maddy, Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method. [REVIEW] Metascience 20 (3):487-493.
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  9. James R. Brown (2011). Über das Leben im Labor des Geistes. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 59 (1).
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  10. James Robert Brown (2011). Does Mathematics Have a Life of its Own? Metascience 20 (3):487-493.
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  11. James Robert Brown & James Davies (2011). Grounding Concepts: An Empirical Basis for Arithmetical Knowledge – C.S. Jenkins. Philosophical Quarterly 61 (242):208-211.
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  12. James Robert Brown (2010). D Avid B Ostock . Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction. Philosophia Mathematica 18 (1):127-129.
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  13. James Robert Brown (2010). The Philosophy of Mathematical Practice. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 18 (1):111 – 115.
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  14. James Robert Brown & Yiftach J. H. Fehige, Thought Experiments. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  15. Yiftach J. H. Fehige & James R. Brown (2010). Thought Experiments. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 25 (1):135-142.
  16. James W. McAllister, Lars Bergström, James Robert Brown, Martin Carrier, Nancy Cartwright, Jiwei Ci, David Davies, Catherine Elgin, Márta Fehér & Michel Ghins (2010). First Page Preview. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 24 (4).
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  17. J. Brown (2009). Semantic Externalism and Self-Knowledge. In Ansgar Beckermann & Brian P. McLaughlin (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind. Oxford University Press. 767--780.
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  18. Mark Shumelda & James Robert Brown (2009). Thought Experiments and Inertial Motion: A Golden Thread in the Development of Mechanics. Rivista di Estetica 49 (42):71-96.
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  19. Henry E. Allison, John Anderson, Creagh McLean Cole, John Beversluis & James Robert Brown (2008). Appearance in This List Neither Guarantees nor Precludes a Future Review of the Book. Mind 117:468.
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  20. James R. Brown (2008). The Community of Science®. In Martin Carrier, Don Howard & Janet A. Kourany (eds.), The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values Revisited. University of Pittsburgh Press.
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  21. James Robert Brown (2008). Politics, Method, and Medical Research. Philosophy of Science 75 (5):756-766.
    There is sufficient evidence that intellectual property rights are corrupting medical research. One could respond to this from a moral or from an epistemic point of view. I take the latter route. Often in the sciences factual discoveries lead to new methodological norms. Medical research is an example. Surprisingly, the methodological change required will involve political change. Instead of new regulations aimed at controlling the problem, the outright socialization of research seems called for, for the sake of better science. I (...)
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  22. James Robert Brown (2008). Philosophy of Mathematics: A Contemporary Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures. Routledge.
    1. Introduction : the mathematical image -- 2. Platonism -- 3. Picture-proofs and Platonism -- 4. What is applied mathematics? -- 5. Hilbert and Gödel -- 6. Knots and notation -- 7. What is a definition? -- 8. Constructive approaches -- 9. Proofs, pictures and procedures in Wittgenstein -- 10. Computation, proof and conjecture -- 11. How to refute the continuum hypothesis -- 12. Calling the bluff.
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  23. James Brown, Jo Holden, Nigel Courtney & Fatma Oehlcke (2008). Chris Hendry, Georges Selim, David Citron, Clive Holtham. In Harry Scarbrough (ed.), The Evolution of Business Knowledge. Oup Oxford.
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  24. James Robert Brown (2007). Comments and Replies. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7 (2):249-268.
    I reply to a number of papers (published in Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7 [2007], 29-92 and in this issue) that stem from a conference in Rijeka on thought experinlents. These are papers by Ana Butković, Dave Davies, Boris Grozdanoff, Dunja Jutronić, Nenad Miščević, Ksenija Puškarić, and Irina Starikova. Their criticisms of my views are diverse, but one theme, perhaps inevitably, dominates the criticisms: the unworkability of my Platonism. I try to defend this and to adequately answer other criticisms, as (...)
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  25. James Robert Brown (2007). Counter Thought Experiments. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 82 (61):155-177.
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  26. James Robert Brown (2007). Siobhan Roberts. King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry. Philosophia Mathematica 15 (3):386-388.
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  27. James Robert Brown (2007). Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and Mathematics. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7 (1):3-27.
    Most disciplines make use of thought experiments, but physics and philosophy lead the pack with heavy dependence upon them. Often this is for conceptual clarification, but occasionally they provide real theoretical advances. In spite of their importance, however, thought experiments have received rather little attention as a topic in their own right until recently. The situation has improved in the past few years, but a mere generation ago the entire published literature on thought experiments could have been mastered in a (...)
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  28. Altankhuyagiin Gereltuya, Jane Falkingham & James Brown (2007). Determinants of Current Contraceptive Use and Method Choice in Mongolia. Journal of Biosocial Science 39 (6):801-817.
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  29. Kathryn Mann & James Robert Brown (2007). Seeing is Reasoning. Metascience 16 (1):131-135.
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  30. Nancy J. Nersessian, Dunja Jutronic, Ksenija Puskaric, Nenad Miscevic, Andreas K. A. Georgiou & James Robert Brown (2007). James Robert Brown: Thought Experiments and Platonism. Part Two. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7 (20):125-268.
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  31. James Robert Brown (2005). The Reality of Formal Causes. In Gereon Wolters & Martin Carrier (eds.), Homo Sapiens Und Homo Faber. De Gruyter.
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  32. James Robert Brown (2005). Book Review The Science Wars. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 72 (3):523-525.
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  33. J. R. Brown (2004). Meera Nanda, Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodern Critiques of Science and Hindu Nationalism in India. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 18:105-108.
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  34. James Robert Brown (2004). Boundaries, Reasons, and Ideology: Reply to Sismondo. Episteme 1 (3):249-255.
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  35. James Robert Brown (2004). Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science. Blackwell.
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  36. James Robert Brown (2004). Money, Method and Medical Research. Episteme 1 (1):49-59.
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  37. James Robert Brown (2004). Peeking Into Plato's Heaven. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):1126-1138.
    Examples of classic thought experiments are presented and some morals drawn. The views of my fellow symposiasts, Tamar Gendler, John Norton, and James McAllister, are evaluated. An account of thought experiments along a priori and Platonistic lines is given. I also cite the related example of proving theorems in mathematics with pictures and diagrams. To illustrate the power of these methods, a possible refutation of the continuum hypothesis using a thought experiment is sketched.
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  38. James Robert Brown (2004). Review of M. Giaquinto, The Search for Certainty: A Philosophical Account of Foundations of Mathematics. [REVIEW] Mind 113 (449):177-179.
  39. James Robert Brown (2004). Science, Truth, and Democracy. Journal of Philosophy 101 (11):599-606.
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  40. James Robert Brown (2004). The Search for Certainty: A Philosophical Account of Foundations of Mathematics. Mind 113 (449):177-179.
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  41. James Robert Brown (2004). Why Thought Experiments Transcend Experience. In Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science. Blackwell. 23-43.
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  42. Glenn G. Parsons & James Robert Brown (2004). Platonism, Metaphor, and Mathematics. Dialogue 43 (01):47-.
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  43. J. R. Brown (2003). Vladimir Tasic. Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought. Philosophia Mathematica 11 (2):244-245.
  44. J. R. Brown & Janet Folina (2003). REVIEWS-Philosophy of Mathematics, an Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 9 (4):504-505.
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  45. James Robert Brown (2003). Kitcher's Mathematical Naturalism. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):1-20.
    Recent years have seen a number of naturalist accounts of mathematics. Philip Kitcher’s version is one of the most important and influential. This paper includes a critical exposition of Kitcher’s views and a discussion of several issues including: mathematical epistemology, practice, history, the nature of applied mathematics. It argues that naturalism is an inadequate account and compares it with mathematical Platonism, to the advantage of the latter.
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  46. James Robert Brown (2003). Science and Constructive Mathematics. Analysis 63 (1):48–51.
  47. K. Brakke, S. Savage-Rumbaugh, D. Breedlove, S. Brem, A. Brooks, C. Brown, D. Brown, J. Brown, R. Bulmer & R. Burt (2002). Boyes-Braem, P., See Rosch Et Al. Boyle, R., 347 Boysen, S., 69 Bradshaw. G., See Langley Et Al. In Peter Carruthers, Stephen P. Stich & Michael Siegal (eds.), The Cognitive Basis of Science. Cambridge University Press.
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  48. James Robert Brown (2002). Funding, Objectivity and the Socialization of Medical Research. Science and Engineering Ethics 8 (3):295--308.
    There has been a sharp rise in private funding of medical research, especially in relation to patentable products. Several serious problems with this are described. A solution involving the elimination of patents and public funding administered through extended national health care systems is proposed.
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  49. James Robert Brown (2002). Philosophies of Mathematics. Mind 111 (444):860-862.
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  50. James Robert Brown (2002). Review of A. George and D. J. Velleman, Philosophies of Mathematics. [REVIEW] Mind 111 (444):860-862.
  51. James Robert Brown (2002). Review: Philosophies of Mathematics. [REVIEW] Mind 111 (444):860-862.
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  52. James Robert Brown (2002). Thomas Kuhn. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 53 (1):143-149.
  53. M. Coltheart, A. Brooks, C. Brown, D. Brown, J. Brown, R. Brown, R. Bulmer, H. Bunn, R. Burt & V. Bush (2002). Et Al.; López Et Al.; Medin Et Al.; Ross Et Al. Collard, M., 25 Collman, P., 302. In Peter Carruthers, Stephen P. Stich & Michael Siegal (eds.), The Cognitive Basis of Science. Cambridge University Press.
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  54. James Robert Brown (2001). ARTICLES-Editorial. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (2):125-126.
     
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  55. James Robert Brown (2001). Editorial. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (2):125 – 126.
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  56. James Robert Brown (2001). Who Rules in Science?: An Opinionated Guide to the Wars. Harvard University Press.
    This eye-opening book reveals how little we've understood about the ongoing pitched battles between the sciences and the humanities--and how much may be at ...
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  57. James Robert Brown & Thomas Hofweber (2001). Reviews-Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (2):413.
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  58. M. Leng & J. R. Brown (2001). Reviel Netz, the Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica 9 (2):248-251.
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  59. Leng Mary & James Robert Brown (2001). Critical Studies/Book Reviews. Philosophia Mathematica 9 (2):244-246.
  60. Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou & James Brown (eds.) (2001). Aristotle and Contemporary Philosophy of Science. Peter Lang.
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  61. Robert Almeder, Lynne Rudder Baker, José Luis Bermúdez, James Robert Brown, Jeremy Butterfield, Constantine Pagonis, Steven M. Cahn, John D. Caputo, J. Michael & Timothy R. Colburn (2000). Books for Review and for Listing Here Should Be Addressed to Emily Zakin, Review Editor, Teaching Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Teaching Philosophy 23 (2):227.
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  62. J. R. Brown (2000). Stephen Jay Gould, Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 14 (1):86-86.
     
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  63. James R. Brown (1999). Realism, Antirealism, and NOA. In Robert Klee (ed.), Scientific Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press. 338.
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  64. James Robert Brown (1999). “Dubrovnik”. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 13 (2):101.
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  65. James Robert Brown (1999). Introduction to the Special Issue on Rationality. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 13 (3):213.
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  66. James Robert Brown (1999). Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures. Routledge.
    Philosophy of Mathematics is clear and engaging, and student friendly The book discusses the great philosophers and the importance of mathematics to their thought. Among topics discussed in the book are the mathematical image, platonism, picture-proofs, applied mathematics, Hilbert and Godel, knots and notation definitions, picture-proofs and Wittgenstein, computation, proof and conjecture.
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  67. J. Brown (1998). Lowe, EJ-Subjects of Experience. Philosophical Books 39:56-57.
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  68. J. Brown (1998). Natural Kind Terms and Recognitional Capacities. Mind 107 (426):275-303.
    The main contribution of this paper is a new account of how a community may introduce a term for a natural kind in advance of knowing the correct scientific account of that kind. The account is motivated by the inadequacy of the currently dominant accounts of how a community may do this, namely those proposed by Kripke and by Putman. Their accounts fail to deal satisfactorily with the facts that (1) typically, an item that instantiates one natural kind instantiates several (...)
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  69. J. Brown (1998). Recognitional Capacities and Natural Kind Terms. In Daniel N. Robinson (ed.), The Mind. Oxford University Press. 107--275.
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  70. James R. Brown (1998). Benacerraf and His Critics. Dialogue 37 (3):633-636.
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  71. James R. Brown & Alasdair Urquhart (1998). Benacerraf and His Critics Adam Morton and Stephen Stich, Editors Philosophers and Their Critics, Vol. 8 Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1996, Xi + 271 Pp., $54.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 37 (03):633-.
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  72. James Robert Brown (1998). Intellectual Tithing. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 12 (1):5 – 6.
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  73. James Robert Brown (1998). Québec Studies in the Philosophy of Science Part 1: Logic, Mathematics, Physics and History of Science Part 2: Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Science and Economics Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vols. 177 and 178 Mathieu Marion and Robert S. Cohen, Editors Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1995–96, Vol. 1: Xi + 320 Pp., $180; Vol. 2: Xi +303 Pp., $154. [REVIEW] Dialogue 37 (03):620-.
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  74. James Robert Brown (1998). Québec Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Dialogue 37 (3):620-622.
     
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  75. James Robert Brown (1998). What is a Definition? Foundations of Science 3 (1):111-132.
    According to the standard view of definition, all defined terms are mere stipulations, based on a small set of primitive terms. After a brief review of the Hilbert-Frege debate, this paper goes on to challenge the standard view in a number of ways. Examples from graph theory, for example, suggest that some key definitions stem from the way graphs are presented diagramatically and do not fit the standard view. Lakatos's account is also discussed, since he provides further examples that suggest (...)
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  76. James Robert Brown, Barry Barnes, David Bloor & John Henry (1998). Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Approach and Steven Shapin, The Scientific Revolution. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 12 (1):100.
     
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  77. James Robert Brown (1997). Proofs and Pictures. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (2):161-180.
    Everyone appreciates a clever mathematical picture, but the prevailing attitude is one of scepticism: diagrams, illustrations, and pictures prove nothing; they are psychologically important and heuristically useful, but only a traditional verbal/symbolic proof provides genuine evidence for a purported theorem. Like some other recent writers (Barwise and Etchemendy [1991]; Shin [1994]; and Giaquinto [1994]) I take a different view and argue, from historical considerations and some striking examples, for a positive evidential role for pictures in mathematics.
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  78. James Robert Brown (1997). Reply to Foss. Dialogue 36 (04):843-.
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  79. James Robert Brown (1997). What is Applied Mathematics? Foundations of Science 2 (1):21-37.
    A number of issues connected with the nature of applied mathematics are discussed. Among the claims are these: mathematics "hooks onto" the world by providing models or representations, not by describing the world; classic platonism is to be preferred to structuralism; and several issues in the philosophy of science (reality of spacetime, the quantum state) are intimately connected to the nature of applied mathematics.
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  80. James Robert Brown & Margaret Morrison (1997). Announcement/Chronique. Dialogue 36 (04):887-.
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  81. M. Murphy, K. Hey, J. Brown, B. Willis, J. D. Ellis, D. Barlow, A. Chandra, E. H. Stephen, C. Nilses & G. Lindmark (1997). Infertility Treatment and Multiple Birth Rates in Britain 1938-94. Journal of Biosocial Science 29 (2):235-43.
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  82. J. Brown (1996). Meschkowski Herbert. Wandlungen des mathematischen Denkens. Eine Einführung in die Grundlagenprobleme der Mathematik. of XXII 84. Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1964, vii+ 141 pp. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 31 (3):494-494.
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  83. James Robert Brown (1996). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 4 (3):251-253.
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  84. James Robert Brown (1996). Foundations Without Foundationalism: A Case for Second-Order Logic Stewart Shapiro Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991, Xx + 277 Pp. [REVIEW] Dialogue 35 (03):624-.
  85. Greg Dening, John Forge & James Robert Brown (1996). Essay Review. Metascience 5 (2):21-39.
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  86. James Robert Brown (1995). Critical Notice. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 25 (1):135-142.
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  87. James Robert Brown (1995). Critical Notice of Roy Sorensen Thought Experiments. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 25 (1).
    This book adds to the growing literature on thought experiments. There are numerous examples drawn from the sciences and philosophy. The principle claim is that thought experiments are a limiting case of real experiments. It is a moderate empiricist view, in contrast to, e.g., the Platonism of Brown or the strict empiricism of Norton. Highly recommended.
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  88. J. R. Brown (1994). John D. Barrow, Pi in the Sky: Counting, Thinking, and Being. Philosophia Mathematica 2 (3):251-251.
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  89. James Brown (1994). Life of Henry David Thoreau. Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 22 (69):18-20.
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  90. James Robert Brown (1994). Platonism and Laws: A Reply to Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 8 (3):243 – 246.
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  91. James Robert Brown (1994). Smoke and Mirrors: How Science Reflects Reality. Routledge.
    In Smoke and Mirrors , James Robert Brown fights back against figures such as Richard Rorty, Bruno Latour, Michael Ruse and Hilary Putnam who have attacked realistic accounts of science. This enlightening work also demonstrates that science mirrors the world in amazing ways. The metaphysics and epistemology of science, the role of abstraction, abstract objects, and a priori ways of getting at reality are all examined in this fascinating exploration of how science reflects reality. Both a defense of science and (...)
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  92. F. Willmoth & J. Brown (1994). Sir Jonas Moore. Practical Mathematics and Restoration Science. Annals of Science 51 (6):659-659.
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  93. J. Brown (1993). Seeing the Laws of Nature [Author's Response to Norton, 1993]. Metascience 3:38-40.
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  94. John D. Sommer, Ed Casey, Mary C. Rawlinson, Eva Kittay, Michael A. Simon, Patrick Grim, Clyde Lee Miller, Rita Nolan, Marshall Spector, Don Ihde, Peter Williams, Anthony Weston, Donn Welton, Dick Howard, David A. Dilworth, Tom Foster Digby 3d, Anthony Appiah, David Auerbach, Annette Baier, Seyla Benhabib, Akeel Bilgrami, Richard Boyd, Robert Brandon, Joshua Cohen, Arnold Davidson, Owen Flanagan, Nancy Fraser, Marcia Lind, Alexander Nehamas, Linda Nicholson, Adrian Piper, Lynne Tirrell, Lawrence Blum, Lawrence Foster, Roma Farion, Mitchel Silver, Jenifer Radden, Jack Bayne, Robert K. Shope, Jane Roland Martin, Arthur B. Millman, Beebe Nelson, Robert Rosenfeld, Janet Farrell-Smith, David E. Flesche, Daniel E. Anderson, J. R. Brown, F. Cunningham, D. Goldstick, I. Hacking, C. Normore, A. Ripstein, W. Sumner, Alison M. Jaggar, Harry Deutsch, Irving Stein, John Hund, George Englebretsen, Fred Strohm, D. L. Ouren, P. Bilimoria, F. B. D. & Nora Nevin (1993). Letters to the Editor. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 66 (5):97 - 112.
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  95. James Brown (1992). Reflections on “The Principles of Psychology”. Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 20 (63):16-19.
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  96. James Robert Brown (1992). EPR As A Priori Science. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22 (sup1):253-272.
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  97. James Robert Brown (1992). Science and Relativism: Some Key Controversies in the Philosophy of Science Larry Laudan Chicago: University of Chicago, Press, 1990. Xii + 180 P., $16.85. [REVIEW] Dialogue 31 (02):333-.
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  98. James Robert Brown (1992). Why Empiricism Won't Work. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:271 - 279.
    Thought experiments provide us with scientific understanding and theoretical advances which are sometimes quite significant, yet they do this without new empirical input, and possibly without any empirical input at all. How is this possible? The challenge to empiricism is to give an account which is compatible with the traditional empiricist principle that all knowledge is based on sensory experience. Thought experiments present an enormous challenge to empiricist views of knowledge; so much so that some of us have (cheerfully) thrown (...)
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  99. James Robert Brown (1991). Latour's Prosaic Science. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):245-261.
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  100. James Robert Brown (1991). Review Article: Latour's Prosaic Science. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):245 - 261.
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  101. James Robert Brown (1991). The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences. Routledge.
    The book concludes with chapters on the nature of Einstein's work and on the interpretation of quantum mechanics which stand as a test of the author's central ...
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  102. James Robert Brown (1990). Proof and Truth in Lakatos's Masterpiece. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 4 (2):117 – 130.
    Abstract Proofs and Refutations is Lakatos's masterpiece. This article investigates some of its central themes, in particular: the nature of proofs ('Proofs do not prove, they improve'); the nature of definitions (real, not nominal); and the consequences of all this for ontology (platonism vs Popper's World Three).
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  103. James Robert Brown (1990). Taking Darwin Seriously. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 20 (1):129-145.
  104. James Robert Brown (1990). The Philosophy of Set Theory: An Introduction to Cantor's Paradise Mary Tiles Oxford: Blackwell, 1989, X + 239 P. £30. Dialogue 29 (02):314-.
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  105. J. R. Brown & J. Mittelstrass (eds.) (1989). An Intimate Relation: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Presented to Robert E. Butts on His 60th Birthday (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science). Springer.
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  106. James Robert Brown (1989). The Rational and the Social. Routledge.
    THE SOCIOLOGICAL TURN The problem we are concerned with is just this: How should we understand science? Are we to account for scientific knowledge (or ...
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  107. Robert E. Butts & James Robert Brown (eds.) (1989). Constructivism and Science: Essays in Recent German Philosophy. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  108. James Robert Brown (1988). Abstract Objects Bob Hale Oxford: Blackwell, 1987. Pp. 282. $75.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 27 (04):729-.
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  109. James Robert Brown (1988). Platonic Explanation: Or, What Abstract Entities Can Do for You. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 3 (1):51 – 67.
    (1988). Platonic explanation: Or, what abstract entities can do for you. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 51-67. doi: 10.1080/02698598808573324.
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  110. James Robert Brown (1988). The Experimenters' Social Circle. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (1):101-106.
  111. James Robert Brown & Kent A. Peacock (1988). Michael Redhead, Incompleteness, Nonlocality, and Realism: A Prolegomenon to the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 8 (8):316-320.
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  112. J. R. Brown (1987). Unravelling Holism. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 17 (3):427-433.
  113. James Robert Brown (1987). Einstein's Brand of Verificationism. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 2 (1):33 – 54.
    (1987). Einstein's brand of verificationism. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 33-54. doi: 10.1080/02698598708573301.
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  114. James Robert Brown (1987). On the Plurality of Worlds David Lewis Oxford: Blackwell, 1986. Pp. 276. $58.00, $27.00 Paper. Dialogue 26 (02):399-.
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  115. James Robert Brown (1987). The Shaky Game: Einstein, Realism, and the Quantum Theory Arthur Fine Chicaco, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1986. Pp. Xi, 186. $25.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 26 (04):776-.
  116. James Robert Brown (1986). Thought Experiments Since the Scientific Revolution. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 1 (1):1 – 15.
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  117. James Robert Brown (1985). Popper and After: Four Modern Irrationalists David Stove Oxford: Pergamon, 1982. Pp. 116. $9.95 Paper (Also Available in Hardcover). [REVIEW] Dialogue 24 (01):177-.
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  118. James Robert Brown (1985). Rescher's Evolutionary Epistemology. Philosophia 15 (3):287-300.
  119. James Robert Brown (1985). Von Neumann and the Anti-Realists. Erkenntnis 23 (2):149 - 159.
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  120. James Robert Brown (1985). Book Review:Science and Convention Jerzy Giedymin. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 52 (1):168-.
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  121. James Robert Brown (1985). Book Review:Otto Hahn and the Rise of Nuclear Physics W. Shea. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 52 (2):317-.
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  122. James Robert Brown (1984). Realism and the Anthropocentrics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:202 - 210.
    This paper examines the anthropocentric views of William Newton-Smith, Hilary Putnam, and Bas van Fraassen. It is argued in each case that the anthropocentric views in question are untenable and that the realist alternative is to be preferred.
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  123. James Robert Brown (1984). Reply to Puccetti. Philosophical Quarterly 34 (134):59-62.
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  124. James Robert Brown (1984). Scientific Rationality: The Sociological Turn. D. Reidel Publishing Company.
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  125. James Robert Brown (1984). Vintage Popper: The Postscript, After Fifty Years. Dialogue 23 (04):677-682.
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  126. James Robert Brown (1983). Rationality and Relativism Martin Hollis and Steven Lukes, Editors Oxford: Blackwell, 1982. Pp. 312. $34.25, Cloth; $18.25, Paper. [REVIEW] Dialogue 22 (02):369-371.
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  127. James Robert Brown (1983). Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind. International Philosophical Quarterly 23 (2):226-227.
  128. James Robert Brown (1983). The Rationality of Science. Dialogue 22 (02):299-309.
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  129. James Robert Brown (1982). Karl Popper Anthony O'Hear London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980. Pp. 219. $30. Dialogue 21 (03):586-588.
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  130. James Robert Brown (1982). Paradigms and Revolutions: Applications and Appraisals of Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy of Science Garry Gutting, Editor University of Notre Dame Press, 1980. Pp. 339. U.S. $7.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 21 (01):169-171.
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  131. James Robert Brown (1982). Realism, Miracles, and the Common Cause. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:98 - 106.
    The principle of the common cause, which gets its justification from the miracle arguments, probably constitutes the best reason for being a scientific realist. However, results in quantum mechanics steming from the work of Bell raise difficulties which anti-realists have been quick to seize. The author tries to overcome the problem and save scientific realism by reformulating the principle of the common cause so that a distinction is made between a priori and a posteriori correlations.
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  132. James Robert Brown (1982). The Miracle of Science. Philosophical Quarterly 32 (128):232-244.
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  133. J. R. Brown (1981). Science in a Free Society by Paul Feyerabend; New Left Books; London, 1978; Pp. 221. Dialogue 20 (1):169-171.
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  134. J. R. Brown (1980). Method and Appraisal in the Physical Sciences: The Critical Background to Modern Science, 1800–1905. Edited by Colin Howson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1976. 344 Pages. $26.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 19 (03):515-519.
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  135. James Robert Brown (1980). Counting Proper Classes. Analysis 40 (3):123 - 126.
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  136. James Robert Brown (1980). History and the Norms of Science. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:236 - 248.
    Starting from the assumption that the history of science is, in some significant sense, rational and thus that historical episodes may serve as evidence in choosing between competing normative methodologies of science, the question arises: "Just what is this history-methodology evidential relation?" After examining the proposals of Laudan, a more plausible account is proposed.
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  137. J. Brown (1979). A Sense of the Future: Essays in Natural Philosophy. By Jacob Bronowski. Cambridge, Mass: M.I.T. Press, 1977 Xi + 286 Pages. $12.50. [REVIEW] Dialogue 18 (02):254-257.
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