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  1. Alan W. Richardson (forthcoming). Logical Empiricism, American Pragmatism, and the Fate of Scientific Philosophy in North America. Logical Empiricism in North America:1.
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  2. Thomas E. Uebel & Alan W. Richardson (eds.) (2007). The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism. Cambridge University Press.
    If there is a movement or school that epitomizes analytic philosophy in the middle of the twentieth century, it is logical empiricism. Logical empiricists created a scientifically and technically informed philosophy of science, established mathematical logic as a topic in and tool for philosophy, and initiated the project of formal semantics. Accounts of analytic philosophy written in the middle of the twentieth century gave logical empiricism a central place in the project. The second wave of interpretative accounts was constructed to (...)
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  3. Alan W. Richardson (2006). The Many Unities of Science: Politics, Semantics, and Ontology. In ¸ Itekellersetal:Sp. 1--25.
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  4. Alan W. Richardson & Thomas E. Uebel (2005). Alan W. Richardson. 'The Tenacious, Malleable, Indefatigable, and yet, Eternally Modifiable Will': Hans Reichenbach's Knowing Subject. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79 (1):73–87.
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  5. Alan W. Richardson & Thomas E. Uebel (2005). Alan W. Richardson. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79 (1):73-87.
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  6. Alan W. Richardson & Thomas E. Uebel (2005). The Epistemic Agent in Logical Positivism. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79:73 - 105.
    [Alan W. Richardson] This essay explores the uses that Michael Friedman and Bas van Fraassen have recently made of the work of Hans Reichenbach. It uses Friedman's work to complicate van Fraassen's invocation of Reichenbach's voluntarism in support of empiricism. It uses van Fraassen's work to motivate a concern with Friedman's neo-Kantian reading of Reichenbach. We are, finally, left with questions about the status and content of the account of the epistemic subject available to an epistemological voluntarist. /// (...)
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  7. Alan W. Richardson & Thomas E. Uebel (2005). Thomas E. Uebel. Epistemic Agency Naturalized: The Protocol of Testimony Acceptance. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79 (1):89–105.
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  8. Alan W. Richardson & Thomas E. Uebel (2005). Thomas E. Uebel. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79 (1):89-105.
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  9. Alan W. Richardson (2003). Conceiving, Experiencing, and Conceiving Experiencing: Neo-Kantianism and the History of the Concept of Experience. Topoi 22 (1):55-67.
    It is often claimed that epistemological thought divides around the issue of the place of experience in knowledge: While empiricists argue that experience is the only legitimate source of knowledge, rationalists find other such sources. The trouble with such accounts is not that they are wrong, but that they are incomplete. On occasion, epistemological differences run deeper, raising the very notion of experience as an issue for epistemology. This paper looks at two epistemological debates which concerned not simply the place (...)
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  10. Alan W. Richardson & Don Howard (2003). The Contexts of Philosophy of Science. Perspectives on Science 11 (1):1-2.
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  11. Alan W. Richardson (2002). Engineering Philosophy of Science: American Pragmatism and Logical Empiricism in the 1930s. Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association 2002 (3):S36-S47.
    This essay examines logical empiricism and American pragmatism, arguing that American philosophy's embrace of logical empiricism in the 1930s was not a turning away from Dewey's pragmatism. It places both movements within scientific philosophy and finds two key points on which they agreed: their revolutionary ambitions and their social engineering sensibility. The essay suggests that the disagreement over emotivism in ethics should be placed within the context of a larger issue on which the movements disagreed: demarcationism and imperialism.
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  12. Alan W. Richardson (2002). Narrating the History of Reason Itself: Friedman, Kuhn, and a Constitutive a Priori for the Twenty-First Century. Perspectives on Science 10 (3):253-274.
    : This essay explores some themes in use of a relativized Kantian a priori in the work of Thomas Kuhn and Michael Friedman. It teases out some shared and some divergent beliefs and attitudes in these two philosophers by comparing their characteristic questions and problems to the questions and problems that seem most appropriately to attend to an adequate understanding of games and their histories. It argues for a way forward within a relativized Kantian framework that is suggested but not (...)
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  13. E. P. Hamm & Alan W. Richardson (2001). Measurement of the People, by the People, and for the People. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 32 (4):607-612.
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  14. Alan W. Richardson (2000). Individual Differences in Visual Imagination Imagery. In Robert G. Kunzendorf & B. Alan Wallace (eds.), Individual Differences in Conscious Experience. John Benjamins.
     
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  15. Alan W. Richardson (2000). Science as Will and Representation: Carnap, Reichenbach, and the Sociology of Science. Philosophy of Science 67 (3):162.
    This essay explores some of the issues raised as regards the relations of philosophy and sociology of science in the work of Rudolf Carnap and Hans Reichenbach. It argues that Hans Reichenbach's distinction between the contexts of discovery and justification should not be seen as erecting a principled normative/descriptive distinction that demarcates philosophy of science from sociology of science. The essay also raises certain issues about the role of volition, decision, and the limits of epistemological concern in the work of (...)
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  16. Alan W. Richardson & Thomas E. Uebel (2000). Metaphilosophy and the History of the Philosophy of Science-Relations Between Philosophy of Science and Sociology of Science in Central Europe, 1914-1945-Logical Empiricism and the Sociology Of. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 67 (3).
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  17. Alan W. Richardson (1998). Carnap's Construction of the World: The Aufbau and the Emergence of Logical Empiricism. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a major contribution to the history of analytic philosophy in general and of logical positivism in particular. It provides the first detailed and comprehensive study of Rudolf Carnap, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century philosophy. The focus of the book is Carnap's first major work: Der logische Aufbau der Welt (The Logical Structure of the World). It reveals tensions within the context of German epistemology and philosophy of science in the early twentieth century. Alan Richardson (...)
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  18. Alan W. Richardson (1992). Logical Idealism and Carnap's Construction of the World. Synthese 93 (1-2):59 - 92.
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  19. Alan W. Richardson (1992). Philosophy of Science and Its Rational Reconstructions: Remarks on the VPI Program for Testing Philosophies of Science. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:36 - 46.
    In this paper I argue that the program of L. Laudan et al for empirically testing historiographical philosophies of science ("the VPI program") does not succeed in providing a consistent naturalist program in philosophy of science. In particular, the VPI program endorses a nonnaturalist metamethodology that insists on a hypothetico-deductive structure to scientific testing. But hypothetico-deductivism seems to be both inadequate as an account of scientific theory testing in general and fundamentally at odds with most of the historiographic philosophies under (...)
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  20. Alan W. Richardson (1969). Mental Imagery. Routledge.
     
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