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Alan Richardson
University of British Columbia
  1. Occasions for an Empirical History of Philosophy of Science: American Philosophers of Science at Work in the 1950s and 1960s.Alan Richardson - 2012 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 2 (1):1-20.
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    Carnap's Construction of the World: The Aufbau and the Emergence of Logical Empiricism.Alan W. Richardson - 1998 - 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. It reveals tensions within the context of German epistemology and philosophy of science in the early twentieth century. Alan Richardson argues that Carnap's move to philosophy (...)
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  3. Mental Imagery.Alan W. Richardson - 1969 - Routledge.
     
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    Origins of Logical Empiricism.Ronald N. Giere & Alan W. Richardson (eds.) - 1996 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    This latest volume in the eminent Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science series examines the main features of the intellectual milieu from which logical empiricism sprang, providing the first critical exploration of this context by ...
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  5. Reconsidering Logical Positivism.Michael Friedman & Alan W. Richardson - 2000 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 62 (1):152-155.
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    The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism.Alan Richardson & Thomas Uebel (eds.) - 2007 - 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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    Two Dogmas About Logical Empiricism: Carnap and Quine on Logic, Epistemology, and Empiricism.Alan Richardson - 1997 - Philosophical Topics 25 (2):145-168.
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    Engineering Philosophy of Science: American Pragmatism and Logical Empiricism in the 1930s.Alan W. Richardson - 2002 - 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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  9. Taking the Measure of Carnap's Philosophical Engineering : Metalogic as Metrology.Alan Richardson - 2013 - In Erich H. Reck (ed.), The Historical Turn in Analytic Philosophy. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 60--77.
     
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  10. 'That Sort of Everyday Image of Logical Positivism': Thomas Kuhn and the Decline of Logical Empiricist Philosophy of Science.Alan Richardson - 2007 - In A. Richardson & T. Uebel (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism. Cambridge University Press. pp. 346--370.
     
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    A Critical Context for Longino's Critical Contextual Empiricism.Miriam Solomon & Alan Richardson - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (1):211-222.
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    Narrating the History of Reason Itself: Friedman, Kuhn, and a Constitutive a Priori for the Twenty-First Century.Alan W. Richardson - 2002 - 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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    Carnap's Construction of the World: The Aufbau and the Emergence of Logical Empiricism.Thomas Uebel & Alan W. Richardson - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (3):447.
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    Logical Empiricism in North America.Gary L. Hardcastle & Alan W. Richardson (eds.) - 2003 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    "An essential overview of an important intellectual movement, Logical Empiricism in North America offers the first significant, sustained, and multidisciplinary attempt to understand the intellectual, cultural, and political dimensions of ...
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    Scientific Philosophy as a Topic for History of Science.Alan Richardson - 2008 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 99 (1):88-96.
    In lieu of a programmatic argument about the general relations of history of science and philosophy of science, this essay offers a particular topic in the history of philosophy of science that should be of interest to both historians and philosophers of science. It argues that questions typical of contemporary history of science could illuminate the recent history of philosophy of science and analytic philosophy. It also suggests that the history of scientific philosophy is a particularly fruitful arena for historians (...)
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    Engineering Philosophy of Science: American Pragmatism and Logical Empiricism in the 1930s.Alan W. Richardson - 2002 - Philosophy of Science 69 (S3):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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    The Geometry of Knowledge: Lewis, Becker, Carnap and the Formalization of Philosophy in the 1920s.Alan Richardson - 2003 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (1):165-182.
    On an ordinary view of the relation of philosophy of science to science, science serves only as a topic for philosophical reflection, reflection that proceeds by its own methods and according to its own standards. This ordinary view suggests a way of writing a global history of philosophy of science that finds substantially the same philosophical projects being pursued across widely divergent scientific eras. While not denying that this view is of some use regarding certain themes of and particular time (...)
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    Science as Will and Representation: Carnap, Reichenbach, and the Sociology of Science.Alan W. Richardson - 2000 - 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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    Logical Idealism and Carnap's Construction of the World.Alan W. Richardson - 1992 - Synthese 93 (1-2):59 - 92.
  20. But What Then Am I, This Inexhaustible, Unfathomable Historical Self? Or, Upon What Ground May One Commit Empiricism?Alan Richardson - 2011 - Synthese 178 (1):143 - 154.
    This essay examines the perspective from which Bas van Fraassen, in his book, The Empirical Stance, explains the project of empiricism. I argue that this perspective is a robustly transcendental perspective, which suggests that the tradition of empiricism lacks the resources to explain itself. I offer an alternative history of epistemic voluntarism in twentieth-century philosophy to the history van Fraassen himself provides, one that finds the novelty in van Fraassen's own views to be precisely his reintroduction of the knowing mind (...)
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    Legitimating Transnational Standard-Setting: The Case of the International Accounting Standards Board.Alan J. Richardson & Burkard Eberlein - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 98 (2):217-245.
    The increasing use of transnational standard-setting bodies to address quality uncertainties and coordination issues across the global economy raises questions about how these bodies establish and maintain their legitimacy and accountability outside the sovereignty of democratic states. Based on a discussion of the legitimacy challenge posed by global governance, we provide an overview of mechanisms by which such bodies can defend their legitimacy claims and examine the actual mechanisms used by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). While the IASB staked (...)
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    Conceiving, Experiencing, and Conceiving Experiencing: Neo-Kantianism and the History of the Concept of Experience.Alan W. Richardson - 2003 - 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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  23. Logical Empiricism, American Pragmatism, and the Fate of Scientific Philosophy in North America.Alan W. Richardson - forthcoming - Logical Empiricism in North America:1.
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  24. Imagery: Definition and Types.Alan Richardson - 1983 - In Anees A. Sheikh (ed.), Imagery: Current Theory, Research, and Application. Wiley. pp. 3--42.
     
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    Experience and Prediction: An Analysis of the Foundations and the Structure of Knowledge.Alan W. Richardson & Hans Reichenbach - 1938 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    Hans Reichenbach was a formidable figure in early-twentieth-century philosophy of science. Educated in Germany, he was influential in establishing the so-called Berlin Circle, a companion group to the Vienna Circle founded by his colleague Rudolph Carnap. The movement they founded—usually known as "logical positivism," although it is more precisely known as "scientific philosophy" or "logical empiricism"—was a form of epistemology that privileged scientific over metaphysical truths. Reichenbach, like other young philosophers of the exact sciences of his generation, was deeply impressed (...)
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    Reichenbach’s Disease and Mirowski’s Theory of Knowledge? Or, Will to Power as Philosophy of Science.Alan Richardson - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (4):744-753.
  27. Ernst Cassirer and Michael Friedman : Kantian or Hegelian Dynamics of Reason?Alan Richardson - 2010 - In Michael Friedman, Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (eds.), Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science. Open Court.
     
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    Carnap's Construction of the World.Alan W. Richardson - 2000 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 60 (3):717-720.
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    Due Process and Standard-Setting: An Analysis of Due Process in Three Canadian Accounting and Auditing Standard-Setting Bodies.Alan J. Richardson - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 81 (3):679-696.
    Due process is the means by which ethical constraints are placed on administrative decision-making. I have developed a model of variation in due process and use this model to explore the implementation of “due process” norms by three standard-setting bodies that are created, funded, and overseen by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants – the Accounting Standards Board, the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, and the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board. I conducted two analyses: a comparative analysis of the implementation (...)
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    Alan W. Richardson. 'The Tenacious, Malleable, Indefatigable, and yet, Eternally Modifiable Will': Hans Reichenbach's Knowing Subject.Alan W. Richardson & Thomas E. Uebel - 2005 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79 (1):73–87.
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    Freedom in a Scientific Society: Reading the Context of Reichenbach's Contexts.Alan Richardson - 2006 - In Jutta Schickore & Friedrich Steinle (eds.), Revisiting Discovery and Justification. Springer. pp. 41--54.
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    Signal Transduction Through Integrins: A Central Role for Focal Adhesion Kinase?Alan Richardson & J. Thomas Parsons - 1995 - Bioessays 17 (3):229-236.
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    Explanation: Pragmatics and Asymmetry. [REVIEW]Alan Richardson - 1995 - Philosophical Studies 80 (2):109 - 129.
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  34. The Many Unities of Science: Politics, Semantics, and Ontology.Alan W. Richardson - 2006 - In Stephen H. Kellert, Helen Longino & C. Kenneth Waters (eds.), Scientific Pluralism. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. pp. 1--25.
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  35. ‘The Tenacious, Malleable, Indefatigible, and Yet, Eternally Modifiable Will’: Hans Reichenbach’s Knowing Subject.Alan W. Richardson - 2005 - Proceedings of Aristotelian Society 79:73 -- 87.
     
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    The Contexts of Philosophy of Science.Alan W. Richardson & Don Howard - 2003 - Perspectives on Science 11 (1):1-2.
  37. Tolerating Semantics: Carnap’s Philosophical Point of View.Alan W. Richardson - 2004 - In Steven Awodey & Carsten Klein (eds.), Carnap Brought Home: The View From Jena. The Open Court: Chicago. pp. 63--78.
     
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  38. Nicholas Griffin, Ed., The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell. [REVIEW]Yoshi Ogawa & Alan Richardson - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (3):184-187.
     
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  39. The Limits of Tolerance: Carnap's Logico-Philosophical Project in Logical Syntax of Language'.Alan Richardson - 1994 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 67:67-82.
     
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    Pierre Wagner (Ed.): Carnap's Logical Syntax of Language. Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009, 288pp, £57.00 HB. [REVIEW]Alan Richardson - 2011 - Metascience 20 (3):599-600.
    Pierre Wagner (ed.): Carnap’s logical syntax of language . Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009, 288pp, £57.00 HB Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-2 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9522-8 Authors Alan Richardson, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, 1866 Main Mall—E370, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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  41. 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]Alan W. Richardson & Thomas E. Uebel - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3).
     
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    Philosophy of Science and Its Rational Reconstructions: Remarks on the VPI Program for Testing Philosophies of Science.Alan W. Richardson - 1992 - 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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    Objectivity, Diversity, Democracy: Locating Social Theory in Objectivity and Diversity.Alan Richardson - 2017 - Philosophical Studies 174 (7):1819-1827.
    Reprising and revising a question from Longino regarding an earlier phase of standpoint theory, I raise some issues regarding the place of a substantive normative social theory in the strong objectivity project in Harding’s recent book, Objectivity and Diversity. I offer reasons to think the issue needs to be reframed in the co-constructionist and pluralist setting of the new book but that interesting issues continue to arise in thinking about the philosophical resources feminist philosophies of science can or might rely (...)
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    Eidetic Imagery, Occipital EEG Activity, and Palinopsia.Alan Richardson - 1979 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2 (4):613.
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    Nikolay Milkov and Volker Peckhaus, Eds. The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricism. [REVIEW]Alan Richardson - 2015 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 5 (1):174-77.
    This is an important volume for rounding out our understanding of the origins and dimensions of the logical empiricist project. While the existence of a Berlin wing of logical empiricism—personified principally in Hans Reichenbach and Carl G. Hempel—has been well known, in the recent reappraisal literature the spotlight has been firmly on the Vienna Circle. [...] The essays give an expansive sense of the German-Berlin context of the work of not only Reichenbach and Hempel but also their philosophical colleagues Kurt (...)
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  46. From Epistemology to the Logic of Science: Carnap’s Philosophy of Empirical Knowledge in the 1930s.Alan W. Richardson - 1996 - In Ronald Giere & Alan W. Richardson (eds.), Origins of Logical Empiricism. University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis. pp. 309--332.
     
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  47. A New Dictionary of Christian Theology.Alan Richardson & John Bowden - 1984 - Religious Studies 20 (4):685-686.
     
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    Review: The Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel. [REVIEW]Alan Richardson - 2002 - Mind 111 (443):683-687.
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    An Existentialist Theology: A Comparison of Heidegger and Bultmann.Alan Richardson & John MacQuarrie - 1956 - Philosophical Quarterly 7 (27):189.
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    Alberto Coffa, The Semantic Tradition From Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna Station. [REVIEW]Alan Richardson - 1994 - Philosophy of Science 61 (1):142-.
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