Michael Friedman

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    Name:Michael Friedman
    Title:Frederick P. Rehmus Family Professor of Humanities and Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies
    Stanford Philosophy Department Member:Yes
    Areas of Specialization:Kant; Philosophy of Science, History of 20th Century Philosophy
    Primary Phone:650 724 8588
    Office Number (physical):Building 100 Room 101L
    Research InterestsMy interests include: Kant, Philosophy of Science, History of Twentieth Century Philosophy, including the interaction between philosophy and the exact sciences from Kant through the logical empiricists, prospects for post-Kuhnian philosophy of science in light of these developments, and the relationship between analytic and continental traditions in the early twentieth century
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    Selected Books

    Foundations of Space-Time Theories: Relativistic Physics and Philosophy of Science, Princeton University Press, 1983.

    Kant and the Exact Sciences, Harvard University Press, 1992.

    Reconsidering Logical Positivism, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

    A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger, Open Court Publishing Company, 2000.

    -- German translation: Carnap · Cassirer · Heidegger; Geteilte Wege, Fischer Verlag, 2004.

    -- Italian translation: La filosofia al bivio; Carnap, Cassirer, Heidegger, Rafaello Cortina Editore, 2004.

    -- Chinese translation: University of Peking Press, 2010.

    Dynamics of Reason: The 1999 Kant Lectures at Stanford University, CSLI Publications, 2001.

    --Italian translation: Dinamiche della ragione: Le rivoluzioni scientifiche e il problema della razionalita, Guerinini e Associati, 2006.

    Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science, translation with introduction and notes, Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2004.

    The Kantian Legacy in Nineteenth-Century Science, edited, with A. Nordmann, MIT Press, 2006.

    The Cambridge Companion to Carnap, edited, with R. Creath, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

    Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science, editors M. Domski and M. Dickson, Open Court Publishing Company, forthcoming 2010. (Essays related to my work with monograph-length concluding essay by me.)

    Collected Works of Rudolf Carnap, Volume I: Early Writings, edited, with A. W. Carus, Wolfgang Kienzler, and Sven Schlotter, Open Court Publishing Company, forthcoming 2010.

    Kant’s Construction of Nature, Cambridge University Press, in press.


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