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  1. Cassirer, Schlick and 'structural' realism: The philosophy of the exact sciences in the background to early logical empiricism.Barry Gower - 2000 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 (1):71 – 106.
    (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: Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 71-106.
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    Scientific Method: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction.Barry Gower - 1996 - New York: 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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    Scientific Method: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction.Barry Gower - 1996 - New York: 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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    Speculation in physics: The history and practice of naturphilosophie.Barry Gower - 1972 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 3 (4):301-356.
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    Speculation in Physics: The theory and practice of "Naturphilosophie".Barry Gower - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 3 (4):301.
  6. Hume on probability.Barry Gower - 1991 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (1):1-19.
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    Review. [REVIEW]Barry Gower - 1997 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (1):555-559.
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    David Hume and the Probability of Miracles.Barry Gower - 1990 - Hume Studies 16 (1):17-31.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:David Hume and the Probability of Miracles Barry Gower 1. Introduction Oflate there have been published several discussions ofDavid Hume's famous essay "Of Miracles" which attempt to make precise the reasoning it contains. This, it turns out, requires the use of certain mathematical rules and theorems of the probability calculus which were unknown to Hume or, indeed, to anyone else when the essay was first published. It is suggested, (...)
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    Logical Positivism in Perspective: Essays on Language, Truth, and Logic.Barry Gower (ed.) - 1987 - Totowa, NJ, USA: 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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    Astronomy and probability: Forbes versus Michell on the distribution of the stars.Barry Gower - 1982 - 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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    Chalmers on method.Barry Gower - 1988 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 39 (1):59-65.
  12. Corroboration versus Borrocoration.Barry Gower - 1989 - Analysis 49 (1):8 - 10.
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    A.J. Ayer.Barry Gower - 2006 - In John Shand (ed.), Central Works of Philosophy, Volume 4: The Twentieth Century: Moore to Popper. McGill-Queen's University Press. pp. 195-213.
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    An Introduction to the Historiography of Science.Barry Gower - 1988 - Philosophical Books 29 (2):112-113.
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    Creating Modern probability: Its Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy in Historical Perspective.Barry Gower - 1996 - Philosophical Books 37 (2):139-141.
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    Martin on Explanation and Confirmation.Barry Gower - 1973 - Analysis 33 (3):107 - 109.
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    Mellor on inductive scepticism.Barry Gower - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (159):233-240.
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    Planets and Probability: Daniel Bernouilli on the Inclinations of the Planetary Orbits.Barry Gower - 1987 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 18 (4):441.
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    Review. Scientific reasoning: the Bayesian approach. Colin Howson, Peter Urbach.Barry Gower - 1997 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (1):126-131.
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    Stove on inductive scepticism.Barry Gower - 1990 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68 (1):109 – 112.
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    Socratic questions: new essays on the philosophy of Socrates and its significance.Barry Gower & Michael C. Stokes (eds.) - 1992 - New York: Routledge.
    Socrates is still an enigmatic figure of enormous importance in Western culture. This book introduces both some of Socrates' problems and some of the problems about him. It seeks at the same time to advance new views, arguments and information on Socrates' mission, techniques, ethics and later reception. Composed of new essays by different scholars, some of them primarily Hellenstics, some philosophers, it illustrates both the variety of Plato's literary portrayals of Socrates and the diversity of later and present-day approaches (...)
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  22. The Early Nineteenth Century Philosophical Background to the Emergence of Energy Conservation Theories Some Aspects of the Impact of Romanticism on Scientific Thought.Barry Gower - 1970
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    Method and appraisal in the physical sciences. The critical background to modern science, 1800–1905. [REVIEW]Barry Gower - 1978 - British Journal for the History of Science 11 (2):185-186.
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    Review of D. H. Mellor: Matters of Metaphysics[REVIEW]Barry Gower - 1992 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):555-559.
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    Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Method and appraisal in the physical sciences. The critical background to modern science, 1800–1905. Edited by Colin Howson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. Pp. vii + 344. £10.50. [REVIEW]Barry Gower - 1978 - British Journal for the History of Science 11 (2):185-186.
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    O'Hear's introduction. [REVIEW]Barry Gower - 1993 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):743-758.
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    Review. [REVIEW]Barry Gower - 1992 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):555-559.
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    Review of Peter Urbach and Colin Howson: Scientific reasoning: the Bayesian approach[REVIEW]Barry Gower - 1997 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (1):126-131.
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    Review: O'Hear's Introduction. [REVIEW]Barry Gower - 1993 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):743 - 758.