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Stove, D. C. (David Charles)

Overview
Works: 20 works in 161 publications in 4 languages and 3,863 library holdings
Genres: Essays 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Q175, 501
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by D. C Stove
Probability and Hume's inductive scepticism by D. C Stove( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the sceptical view which he took of inductive inference, Hume only ever gave one argument. That argument is the sole subject-matter of this book. The book is divided into three parts. Part one presents some remarks on probability. Part two identifies Hume's argument for inductive scepticism. Finally, the third part evaluates Hume's argument for inductive scepticism
Popper and after : four modern irrationalists by D. C Stove( Book )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popper and After: Four Modern Irrationalists focuses on a tendency in the philosophy of science, of which the leading representatives are Professor Sir Karl Popper, the late Professor Imre Lakatos, and Professors T.S. Kuhn and P.K. Feyerabend. Their philosophy of science is in substance irrationalist. They doubt, or deny outright, that there can be any reason to believe any scientific theory; and a fortiori they doubt or deny, for example, that there has been any accumulation of knowledge in recent centuries
The rationality of induction by D. C Stove( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Plato cult and other philosophical follies by D. C Stove( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwinian fairytales : selfish genes, errors of heredity, and other fables of evolution by D. C Stove( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author,while acknowledging the theory of natural selection is historically the most successful biological theory nevertheless thinks that it is also one of the most overblown of contemporary scientific dogmas. He provides a penetrating inventory of the "unbelievable claims" of Darwinism from its beginnings in the 19th century through contemporary neo-Darwinians such as E.O. Wilson and Richard Dawkins
Scientific irrationalism : origins of a postmodern cult by D. C Stove( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its inception in the 1940s, the field of science studies, originally intended to bridge the gap between science and the humanities, has been the center of controversy and debate. The most notable figures in this debate are Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper. In Scientific Irrationalism: Origins of a Postmodern Cult, David Stove demonstrates how extravagant has been the verbiage wasted on this issue and how irrational the combatants have been. He shows that Kuhn and Popper share considerable common ground. Stove argues that the problems all reside in the reasoning of the critics. He identifies the logical mistakes by and conceptual allusions made by Kuhn and Popper and their supporters, as well as their collective dependency on a single argument made by the philosopher of the Scottish Enlightenment, David Hume. He then demonstrates how little potency that argument actually has for the claims of science."--Jacket
Against the idols of the age : edited with an introduction by Roger Kimball by D. C Stove( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Little known outside his native Australia, David Stove was one of the most illuminating and brilliant philo-sophical essayists of the postwar era. A fearless at-tacker of intellectual and cultural orthodoxies, Stove left powerful critiques of scientific irrationalism, Dar-winian theories of human behavior, and philosophi-cal idealism. He was also an occasional essayist of considerable charm and polemical snap. Stove's writ-ing is both rigorous and immensely readable. It is, in the words of Roger Kimball, "an invigorating blend of analytic lucidity, mordant humor, and an amount of common sense too great to be called 'common.'" Against the Idols of the Age brings together a repre-sentative selection of Stove's writing and is an ideal introduction to his work.The book opens with some of Stove's most impor-tant attacks on irrationalism in the philosophy of sci-ence. He exposes the roots of this fashionable attitude, tracing it through writers like Paul Feyerabend andThomas Kuhn to Karl Popper. Stove was a born controversialist, so it is not surpris-ing that when he turned his attention to contemporary affairs he said things that are politically incorrect. The topical essays that make up the second part of the book show Stove at his most withering and combative. Whether the subject is race, femi-nism, the Enlightenment, or the demand for "non-coercive philosophy," Stove is on the mark with a battery of impressive arguments expressed in sharp, uncompromis-ing prose. Against the Idols of the Age concludes with a generous sampling of his blistering attacks on Darwinism.David Stove's writings are an undiscovered treasure. Although readers may dis-agree with some of his opinions, they will find it difficult to dismiss his razor-sharp arguments. Against the Idols of the Age is the first book to make the full range of this important thinker available to the general reader."--Provided by publisher
On enlightenment by D. C Stove( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Stove, in On Enlightenment, attacks the intellectual roots of enlightenment thought, to define the limitations of its successes and the areas of its likely failures. Stove is not insensitive to the many valuable aspects of enlightenment thought. He champions the use of reason and rationality, and recognizes the falsity of religious claims as well as the importance of individual liberty. What he rejects is the enlightenment's uncritical optimism regarding social progress and its willingness to embrace revolutionary change."
What's wrong with benevolence : happiness, private property, and the limits of enlightenment by D. C Stove( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is benevolence a virtue? In many cases it appears to be so. But when it comes to the "enlarged benevolence" of the Enlightenment, the author is skeptical. In this insightful, provocative essay, he builds a case for the claim that when benevolence is universal, disinterested, and external, it regularly leads to the forced redistribution of wealth, which in turn leads to decreased economic incentives, lower rates of productivity, and increased poverty
Cricket versus Republicanism : and other essays by D. C Stove( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anything goes : origins of the cult of scientific irrationalism by D. C Stove( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality of Induction, The by D. C Stove( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone knows that they are sometimes justified in making inductive inferences. The philosophical `problem of justifying' induction is therefore entirely imaginary. This book analyses the various literary devices which have enabled philosophers to conjure this pseudo-problem into existence
David Stove by D. C Stove( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Website produced by James Franklin, contains electronic copies of articles and reviews by and about David Stove
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1 edition published in 2008 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Probability and Hume's inductive scepticism by D. C Stove( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A programme of music for Western Australia by D. C Stove( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The revolution at Berkeley by D. C Stove( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Popper i doba jazza by D. C Stove( )

1 edition published in 1991 in Croatian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Four modern irrationalists by D. C Stove( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
David Stove Australian philosopher

David Stove Australisch filosoof

David Stove australischer Philosoph

David Stove filósofo australiano

David Stove Philosophe australien

Stove, D. C.

Stove, D. C. 1927-1994

Stove, David.

Stove David 1927-1994

Stove, David Charles

Stove, David Charles 1927-1994

Стоув, Дэвид Чарльз

스토브, D. C. 1927-1994

스토브, 데이비드 찰스 1927-1994

Languages
English (141)

Spanish (15)

Croatian (1)

Korean (1)

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The rationality of inductionThe Plato cult and other philosophical folliesDarwinian fairytales : selfish genes, errors of heredity, and other fables of evolutionScientific irrationalism : origins of a postmodern cultAgainst the idols of the age : edited with an introduction by Roger KimballOn enlightenmentWhat's wrong with benevolence : happiness, private property, and the limits of enlightenmentRationality of Induction, The