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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.
  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.
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Harold I. Brown (2006). More About Judgment and Reason. Metaphilosophy 37 (5):646-651.
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  9. Harold I. Brown (2005). Incommensurability Reconsidered. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (1):149-169.
  10. Harold I. Brown (2004). Review of Margolis. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 71 (4):626-630.
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  11. Harold I. Brown (2003). Critical Rationalism. International Studies in Philosophy 35 (4):378-379.
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  12. Harold I. Brown (2003). The Logical Universe. International Studies in Philosophy 35 (4):210-212.
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  13. Harold I. Brown (2001). Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge. International Studies in Philosophy 33 (4):135-137.
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  14. Harold I. Brown (2001). Incommensurability and Reality. In. In Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Howard Sankey (eds.), Incommensurability and Related Matters. Kluwer. 123--142.
  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Harold I. Brown (1999). The Undivided Universe. International Studies in Philosophy 31 (4):101-102.
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  19. Harold I. Brown (1999). Why Do Conceptual Analysts Disagree? Metaphilosophy 30 (1&2):33-59.
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  20. Harold I. Brown, Conceptual Comparison and Conceptual Innovation.
  21. Harold I. Brown (1997). Knowledge and Belief. International Studies in Philosophy 29 (1):146-147.
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  22. Harold I. Brown (1996). Kantorovich, Aharon., Scientific Discovery: Logic and Tinkering. International Studies in Philosophy 28 (2):141-142.
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Harold I. Brown (1994). Judgment and Reason. Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy 2 (4).
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  27. 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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  28. Harold I. Brown (1994). Roberto Torretti., Creative Understanding: Philosophical Reflections on Physics. International Studies in Philosophy 26 (2):149-151.
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  29. Harold I. Brown (1993). A Theory-Laden Observation Can Test the Theory. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (3):555-559.
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  30. Harold I. Brown (1992). Direct Realism, Indirect Realism, and Epistemology. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (2):341-363.
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  31. Harold I. Brown (1992). Einstein Versus Bohr. International Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):130-130.
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  32. 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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  33. Harold I. Brown (1991). Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement. International Studies in Philosophy 23 (3):100-101.
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  34. 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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  35. Harold I. Brown (1990). Prospective Realism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 21 (2):211-242.
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  36. Harold I. Brown (1990). The Advancement of Science, and its Burdens. International Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):114-115.
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  37. Harold I. Brown (1989). Book Review: Educating Reason. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (4):509-512.
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  38. Robert Ackermann, Brian Baigrie, Harold I. Brown, Michael Cavanaugh, Paul Fox-Strangways, Gonzalo Munevar, Stephen David Ross, Philip Pettit, Paul Roth, Frederick Schmitt, Stephen Turner & Charles Wallis (1988). Responses to 'in Defense of Relativism'. Social Epistemology 2 (3):227 – 261.
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  39. Harold I. Brown (1988). How the Laws of Physics Lie. International Studies in Philosophy 20 (3):102-103.
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  40. Harold I. Brown (1988). Normative Epistemology and Naturalized Epistemology. Inquiry 31 (1):53 – 78.
    A number of philosophers have argued that a naturalized epistemology cannot be normative, and thus that the norms that govern science cannot themselves be established empirically. Three arguments for this conclusion are here developed and then responded to on behalf of naturalized epistemology. The response is developed in three stages. First, if we view human knowers as part of the natural world, then the attempt to establish epistemic norms that are immune to scientific evaluation faces difficulties that are at least (...)
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  41. Harold I. Brown (1988). Review. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 29 (2).
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  42. Harold I. Brown (1988). Rationality. Routledge.
  43. Harold I. Brown (1988). Scientific Realism. International Studies in Philosophy 20 (3):130-131.
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  44. Harold I. Brown (1988). The Limits of Pragmatism. Review of Metaphysics 42 (1):166-167.
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  45. Harold I. Brown (1987). Antipositivist Theories of the Sciences. International Studies in Philosophy 19 (3):115-116.
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  46. Harold I. Brown (1987). Naturalizing Observation. In Nancy J. Nersessian (ed.), The Process of Science: Contemporary Philosophical Approaches to Understanding Scientific Practice. Distributors for the United States and Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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  47. Harold I. Brown (1987). Observation And Objectivity. Oxford University Press.
    This book develops an explanation for the roles of observation and theory in scientific endeavor that occupies the middle ground between empiricism and rationalism, and captures the strengths of both approaches. Brown argues that philosophical theories have the same epistemological status as scientific theories and constructs an epistemological theory that provides an account of the role that theory and instruments play in scientific observation. His theory of perception yields a new analysis of objectivity that combines the traditional view of observation (...)
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  48. Harold I. Brown (1986). Sellars, Concepts, and Conceptual Change. Synthese 68 (August):275-307.
    A major theme of recent philosophy of science has been the rejection of the empiricist thesis that, with the exception of terms which play a purely formal role, the language of science derives its meaning from some, possibly quite indirect, correlation with experience. The alternative that has been proposed is that meaning is internal to each conceptual system, that terms derive their meaning from the role they play in a language, and that something akin to "meaning" flows from conceptual framework (...)
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  49. Harold I. Brown (1986). Scientific Explanation and Atomic Physics. International Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):96-97.
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  50. Harold I. Brown (1985). Galileo on the Telescope and the Eye. Journal of the History of Ideas 46 (4).
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