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  1. Harold I. Brown (2011). Epistemological Empiricism. In Michael J. Shaffer & Michael Veber (eds.), What Place for the a Priori? Open Court 137.
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  2. Harold I. Brown (2011). Van Fraassen Meets Popper: Logical Relations and Cognitive Abilities. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (2):381-385.
    Van Fraassen, like Popper before him, assumes that confirmation and disconfirmation relations are logical relations and thus hold only among abstract items. This raises a problem about how experience, for Popper, and observables, for van Fraassen, enter into epistemic evaluations. Each philosopher offers a drastic proposal: Popper holds that basic statements are accepted by convention; van Fraassen introduces his “pragmatic tautology.” Another alternative is to reject the claim that all evaluative relations are logical relations. Ayer proposed this option in responding (...)
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  3. Harold I. Brown (2010). Three Revolutions? Metascience 19 (3):445-447.
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  4. Harold I. Brown (2010). Understanding Conceptual Innovation in Science. Metascience 19 (2):273-276.
  5. Harold Brown (2009). Interpretation, Constraint, and the Prospects of Scientific Realism. Human Affairs 19 (2).
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  6. Harold I. Brown (2008). 1 The Case for Indirect Realism. In Edmond Wright (ed.), The Case for Qualia. The MIT Press 45.
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  7. Harold I. Brown & Mark Crooks (2008). A Book Entitled Schroedinger's Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics (Kluwer, 1996). He Also Published Two Books in French on Quantum Mechanics and on Realism in Science, in 1996 and 1998. More Recently, He has Focused on the Relations Between the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Mind, Working in Close Collaboration with F. Varela. He Pub. [REVIEW] In Edmond Wright (ed.), The Case for Qualia. The MIT Press 367.
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  8. Harold Brown (2006). Comment on Radical Externalism. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (s 7-8):14-27.
  9. Harold I. Brown (2006). Conceptual Systems. London.
    New concepts are constantly being introduced into our thinking. Conceptual Systems explores how these new concepts are entered into our systems along with sufficient continuity with older ideas to ensure understanding. The encyclopaedic breadth of this text highlights the many different aspects and disciplines that together present an insightful view into the various theories of concepts. Harold Brown, a reputable author in the philosophy of science examines several historically influential theories of concepts as well as providing a clear view on (...)
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  10. Harold I. Brown (2006). More About Judgment and Reason. Metaphilosophy 37 (5):646-651.
    : This paper is a response to Siegel 2004. I take Siegel's remarks as a basis for clarifying, defending, and further developing my account of the role of judgment in a theory of rationality.
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  11. Harold I. Brown (2005). Incommensurability Reconsidered. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (1):149-169.
    In his later writings Kuhn reconsidered his earlier account of incommensurability, clarifying some aspects, modifying others, and explicitly rejecting some of his earlier claims. In Kuhn’s new account incommensurability does not pose a problem for the rational evaluation of competing scientific theories, but does pose a problem for certain forms of realism. Kuhn maintains that, because of incommensurability, the notion that science might seek to learn the nature of things as they are in themselves is incoherent. I develop Kuhn’s new (...)
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  12. Harold I. Brown (2004). Review of Margolis. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 71 (4):626-630.
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  13. Harold Brown (2003). Architectures of Time: Towards a Theory of the Event in Modernist Culture. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 94:340-340.
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  14. Harold I. Brown (2003). Critical Rationalism. International Studies in Philosophy 35 (4):378-379.
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  15. Harold I. Brown (2003). The Logical Universe. International Studies in Philosophy 35 (4):210-212.
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  16. Harold I. Brown (2001). Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge. International Studies in Philosophy 33 (4):135-137.
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  17. Harold I. Brown (2001). Incommensurability and Reality. In Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Howard Sankey (eds.), Incommensurability and Related Matters. Kluwer 123--142.
  18. Harold Brown (2000). Susan Sara Monoson, Plato’s Democratic Entanglements. [REVIEW] Vera Lex 1 (1/2):138-144.
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  19. Harold I. Brown (2000). Berkeley on the Conceivability of Qualities and Material Objects. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 7:161-168.
    Berkeley’s “selective attention” account of how we establish general conclusions without abstract ideas—particularly in light of his denial of abstract ideas and rejection of the legitimacy of several subjects of scientific and philosophic study on the grounds that they presuppose abstract ideas—yields a puzzle: Why can’t we begin with ideas and use the method of selective attention to establish conclusions about qualities and material objects independently of their being perceived, even though we do not have ideas of these entities? I (...)
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  20. Harold I. Brown (2000). Book Review:Knowledge in a Social World Alvin I. Goldman. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 67 (2):348-.
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  21. Harold O. J. Brown (2000). From Helen of Troy to Helena Blavatsky. The Chesterton Review 26 (1/2):49-57.
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  22. Harold Brown (1999). Peter Machamer, Ed., The Cambridge Companion to Galileo. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 19:207-209.
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  23. Harold I. Brown (1999). Peter Machamer, Ed., The Cambridge Companion to Galileo Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 19 (3):207-209.
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  24. Harold I. Brown (1999). The Undivided Universe. International Studies in Philosophy 31 (4):101-102.
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  25. Harold I. Brown (1999). Why Do Conceptual Analysts Disagree? Metaphilosophy 30 (1&2):33-59.
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  26. Harold O. J. Brown (1999). Abortion and Civility. The Chesterton Review 25 (3):383-388.
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  27. Harold I. Brown, Conceptual Comparison and Conceptual Innovation.
  28. Harold I. Brown (1997). Knowledge and Belief. International Studies in Philosophy 29 (1):146-147.
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  29. Harold I. Brown (1996). Kantorovich, Aharon., Scientific Discovery: Logic and Tinkering. International Studies in Philosophy 28 (2):141-142.
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  30. Harold I. Brown (1996). Psychology, Naturalized Epistemology, and Rationality. In William T. O'Donohue & Richard F. Kitchener (eds.), The Philosophy of Psychology. Sage Publications 19.
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  31. Harold I. Brown (1995). Empirical Testing. Inquiry 38 (4):353 – 399.
    Three major views of the observation?theory relation are now extant: (1) Observation and theory are mutually independent and observation provides the basis for evaluating theories. (2) Observations are theory?dependent and do not provide objective grounds for evaluating theories. (3) The concept of observation should be extended in a way that includes many so?called ?theoretical?entities? among the observables. Analyses of these views set the stage for a new approach that incorporates lessons learned from discussions of earlier accounts. The central idea of (...)
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  32. Harold I. Brown (1994). "Bayes or Bust? A Critical Examination of Bayesian Confirmation Theory", by John Earman. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 24 (3):383.
     
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  33. Harold I. Brown (1994). Circular Justifications. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:406 - 414.
    The thesis of this paper is that philosophers are often too hasty in rejecting justifications because the argument that yields the justification is circular. Circularity is distinguished from vicious circularity and several examples are examined in which a proposed justification is circular in a precise sense, but not viciously circular. These include an observational procedure which could yield a velocity in excess of the velocity of light even though the impossibility of such velocities is assumed at a key step in (...)
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  34. Harold I. Brown (1994). Judgment and Reason. Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy 2 (4).
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  35. Harold I. Brown (1994). Reason, Judgement and Bayes's Law. Philosophy of Science 61 (3):351-369.
    This paper argues that when used judiciously Bayes's law has a role to play in the evaluation of scientific hypotheses. Several examples are presented in which a rational response to evidence requires a judgement whether to apply Bayes's law or whether, for example, to redistribute prior probabilities. The paper concludes that reflection on Bayes's law illustrates how an adequate account of the rational evaluation of hypotheses requires an account of judgement--a point which several philosophers have noted despite few attempts to (...)
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  36. Harold I. Brown (1994). Roberto Torretti., Creative Understanding: Philosophical Reflections on Physics. International Studies in Philosophy 26 (2):149-151.
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  37. Harold I. Brown (1993). A Theory-Laden Observation Can Test the Theory. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (3):555-559.
  38. Harold Brown (1992). Brown's Rationality. Social Epistemology 6 (1):45 – 55.
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  39. Harold I. Brown (1992). Direct Realism, Indirect Realism, and Epistemology. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (2):341-363.
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  40. Harold I. Brown (1992). Einstein Versus Bohr. International Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):130-130.
  41. Sonia Ryang, Warren Schmaus, Steven I. Miller, Carl Matheson, Harold Brown, Govindan Parayil, Steven Yearley & Stephen Turner (1992). Taylor Ic Francis. London and Washington. Dc 0269-172bc1992) 6: 1-#. Social Epistemology 6:102.
     
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  42. Harold I. Brown (1991). Epistemic Concepts: A Naturalistic Approach. Inquiry 34 (3 & 4):323 – 351.
    Several forms of naturalism are currently extant. Proponents of the various approaches disagree on matters of strategy and detail but one theme is common: we have not received any revelations about the nature of the world -- including our own nature. Whatever knowledge we have has been acquired through a fallible process of conjecture and revision. This common theme will bring to mind the writings of Karl Popper and, in many respects, Popper is the father of contemporary naturalism. Along with (...)
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  43. Harold I. Brown (1991). Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement. International Studies in Philosophy 23 (3):100-101.
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  44. Harold I. Brown (1991). "Philosophy of Science and Its Discontents", by Steve Fuller. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (2):283.
     
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  45. Harold L. Brown (1991). Observation and Objectivity. Noûs 25 (2):248-250.
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  46. Harold I. Brown (1990). Cherniak on Scientific Realism. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 41 (3):415-427.
    In the final chapter of Minimal Rationality Christopher Cherniak offers three arguments to show that an agent with finite cognitive resources is not capable of arriving at a true and complete theory of the universe. I discuss each of these arguments and show that Cherniak has not succeeded in making his antirealist case.
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  47. Harold I. Brown (1990). Prospective Realism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 21 (2):211-242.
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  48. Harold I. Brown (1990). Rationality. The Problems of Philosophy: Their Past and Present. Philosophy and Rhetoric 23 (4):316-320.
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  49. Harold I. Brown (1990). The Advancement of Science, and its Burdens. International Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):114-115.
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  50. Harold Brown (1989). Toward a Cognitive Psychology of What? Social Epistemology 3 (2):129 – 137.
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