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  1. Barry Gower (2000). Cassirer, Schlick and 'Structural' Realism: The Philosophy of the Exact Sciences in the Background to Early Logical Empiricism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 (1):71 – 106.
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    Barry Gower (1997). Scientific Method: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction. Routledge.
    The results, conclusions and claims of science are often taken to be reliable because they arise from the use of a distinctive method. Yet today, there is widespread skepticism as to whether we can validly talk of method in modern science. This outstanding survey explains how this controversy has developed since the 17th century, and explores its philosophical basis.
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    Barry Gower (1989). Corroboration Versus Borrocoration. Analysis 49 (1):8 - 10.
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  4. Barry Gower (1991). Hume on Probability. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (1):1-19.
  5. Barry Gower (2012). Scientific Method: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction. Routledge.
    The central theme running throughout this outstanding new survey is the nature of the philosophical debate created by modern science's foundation in experimental and mathematical method. More recently, recognition that reasoning in science is probabilistic generated intense debate about whether and how it should be constrained so as to ensure the practical certainty of the conclusions drawn. These debates brought to light issues of a philosophical nature which form the core of many scientific controversies today. _Scientific Method: A Historical and (...)
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    Barry Gower (1973). Speculation in Physics: The History and Practice of Naturphilosophie. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 3 (4):301-356.
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    Barry Gower (1973). Martin on Explanation and Confirmation. Analysis 33 (3):107 - 109.
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  8. Barry Gower & Michael C. Stokes (1992). Socratic Questions New Essays on the Philosophy of Socrates and its Significance.
     
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    Barry Gower (1990). David Hume and the Probability of Miracles. Hume Studies 16 (1):17-31.
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    Barry Gower (1997). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (1):555-559.
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    Barry Gower (1990). Stove on Inductive Scepticism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68 (1):109 – 112.
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    Barry Gower (1988). Chalmers on Method. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (1):59-65.
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    Barry Gower (1990). Mellor on Inductive Scepticism. Philosophical Quarterly 40 (159):233-240.
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    Barry Gower (2006). Astronomy and Probability: Forbes Versus Michell on the Distribution of the Stars. Annals of Science 39 (2):145-160.
    James Forbes' critical examination of the probabilistic reasoning, which led John Michell to infer a physical connection between optically double and multiple stars, is analysed. It is argued that despite the interpretations of its nineteenth-century defenders, Michell's reasoning has some force which does not depend upon questionable Bayesian principles. Attention is drawn to some of the ambiguities concerning the notion of randomness, and it is shown that these ambiguities render Forbes' objections less than conclusive.
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    Barry Gower (1993). O'Hear's Introduction. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):743-758.
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    Barry Gower (1992). Review. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):555-559.
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    Barry Gower (1987). Planets and Probability: Daniel Bernouilli on the Inclinations of the Planetary Orbits. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 18 (4):441-454.
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    Barry Gower (1993). Review: O'Hear's Introduction. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):743 - 758.
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  19. Barry Gower (1988). An Introduction to the Historiography of Science. Philosophical Books 29 (2):112-113.
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  20. Barry Gower (1996). Creating Modern Probability: Its Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy in Historical Perspective. Philosophical Books 37 (2):139-141.
  21. Barry Gower (ed.) (1988). Logical Positivism in Perspective. Croom Helm.
    1986 is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of A. J. Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic, which is commonly considered one of the most influential books in twentieth-century philosophy. These essays offer a comprehensive appraisal of the influence and impact of Ayer's work and analyze the ways in which Ayer's arguments have been absorbed, modified, or rejected by various philosophers. A noteworthy feature of the book is an original essay by A. J. Ayer that assesses the influence of his work (...)
     
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  22. Barry Gower & A. J. Ayer (1987). Logical Positivism in Perspective Essays on Language, Truth and Logic. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  23. Barry Gower (1978). Method and Appraisal in the Physical Sciences. The Critical Background to Modern Science, 1800–1905. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 11 (2):185-186.
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  24. Barry Gower (1992). Mellor, D. H. [1991]: "Matters of Metaphysics". [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):555.
     
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  25. Barry Gower & John Losee (1998). Reviews-Scientific Method: An Historical and Philosophical Introduction. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (3):508-510.
  26. Barry Gower (1996). Scientific Method: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction. Routledge.
    The central theme running throughout this outstanding new survey is the nature of the philosophical debate created by modern science's foundation in experimental and mathematical method. More recently, recognition that reasoning in science is probabilistic generated intense debate about whether and how it should be constrained so as to ensure the practical certainty of the conclusions drawn. These debates brought to light issues of a philosophical nature which form the core of many scientific controversies today. _Scientific Method: A Historical and (...)
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  27. Barry Gower (1970). The Early Nineteenth Century Philosophical Background to the Emergence of Energy Conservation Theories Some Aspects of the Impact of Romanticism on Scientific Thought.
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