UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


Complete List of Publications

Professor Donald A.Gillies
Department of Science and Technology Studies
University College London


1973: An Objective Theory of Probability. Methuen. pp. 250 + x.

1982: Frege, Dedekind, and Peano on the Foundations of Arithmetic. Van Gorcum. pp. 103 + ix.

1992: Revolutions in Mathematics. Oxford University Press. pp. 353 + xi. (Editor and Contributor)

1993: Philosophy of Science in the Twentieth Century: Four Central Themes. Blackwell. pp. 251 + xv.

1995: (with Giulio Giorello) La filosofia della scienza nel XX secolo. Saggitari Laterza. pp. 442 + xii. (Italian translation of [1993] with two additional parts by Professor Giulio Giorello of Milan University)

1996: Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method. Oxford University Press. pp. 176 + xiv.

1998: Intelligenza artificiale e metodo scientifico. Cortina, Milano.  (This is the Italian translation of [1996] with some revisions and updating.)

2000: Philosophical Theories of Probability.  Routledge.  pp.223 + xiv.

2002: Persian translation by Hassan Myandari of [1993] Philosophy of Science in the Twentieth Century

2004a: Kakuritsu no Tetsugaku Riron, Japanese Translation by Chikako Nakayama of [2000] Philosophical Theories of Probability

2004b: Laws and Models in Science. King's College Publications. pp. 259 + xiv. (Editor)

2005: Mathematical Reasoning and Heuristics. King's College Publications. pp. 212 + xxx. (Editor with Carlo Cellucci of Rome La Sapienza University, and Contributor)

2008: How Should Research Be Organised? College Publications.

Articles and Reviews

1971: "A Falsifying Rule for Probability Statements", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 22, pp. 231-61.

1972a: "Operationalism", Synthese, 25, pp. 1-24.

1972b: "The Subjective Theory of Probability", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 23, pp. 138-57.

1978: "The Development of Mathematics", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 29, pp. 68-87.

1980a: "Brouwer's Philosophy of Mathematics", Erkenntnis, 15, pp. 105-26.

1980b: Review of Hugh Lehman's Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophical Quarterly, pp. 166-8.

1980c: "Phenomenology and the Infinite in Mathematics", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 31, pp. 289-98.

1980d: Review of Applications of Inductive Logic, edited by L. Jonathan Cohen and Mary Hesse. The Times Higher Education Supplement, 7.1.80, p 21.

1981: "Karl Menger as a Philosopher", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 32, pp. 183-96.

1982a: Review of Hans Hahn's Empiricism, Logic and Mathematics. Philosophical Papers, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 33, pp. 217-20.

1982b: "Wittgenstein and Revisionism", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 33, pp. 422-33.

1983: "Chomsky's Approach to Linguistics", Methodology and Science, 16(2), pp. 90-118.

1984a: Review of Frege's Conception of Numbers as Objects by Crispin Wright, Mind, XCIII, pp. 613-7.

1984b: Review of Frege: An Introduction to his Philosopy by Gregory Currie, The Philosophical Quarterly, 34, pp. 422-4.

1985a: "The Analytic/Synthetic Problem", Ratio, 27(2), pp. 149-59.

1985b: Review of The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge by Philip Kitcher, The Philosophical Quarterly, 35, pp. 104-7.

1986: "In Defence of the Popper-Miller Argument", Philosophy of Science, 53, pp. 110-3.

1987a: (with G. Ietto-Gillies, South Bank University, London) "Probability and Economics in the Works of Bruno de Finetti", Economia Internazionale, XL, pp. 3-20.

1987b: "Was Bayes a Bayesian?", Historia Mathematica, 14, pp. 325-46.

1988a: "Induction and Probability", in An Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Edited by G. H. R. Parkinson, Routledge, Ch. 9, pp. 179-204.

1988b: (with Charles S. Chihara, University of California at Berkeley) "An Interchange on the Popper-Miller Argument", Philosophical Studies, 54, pp. 1-8.

1988c: "Keynes as a Methodologist", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 39, pp. 117-29.

1989a: (with Philip Dawid, University College London) "A Bayesian Analysis of Hume's Argument Concerning Miracles", The Philosophical Quarterly, 39, pp. 57-65.

1989b: "Non-Bayesian Confirmation Theory, and the Principle of Explanatory Surplus", PSA 1988, Vol. 2, pp. 373-80.

1990a: "The Turing-Good Weight of Evidence Function and Popper's Measure of the Severity of a Test", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 41, pp. 143-6.

1990b: "Bayesianism versus Falsificationism", Ratio, New Series III(1), pp. 82-98.

1990c: "Intuitionism versus Platonism: A 20th Century Controversy Concerning the Nature of Numbers", in Fernando Gil (ed.) Scientific and Philosophical Controversies, Fragmentos, 1990, pp. 299-314.

1991a: "A Bayesian Proof of a Humean Principle", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 42, pp. 255-6.

1991b: (with G. Ietto-Gillies, South Bank University, London) "Intersubjective Probability and Economics", Review of Political Economy, 3.4, pp. 393-417.

1991c: "Intersubjective Probability and Confirmation Theory", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 42, pp. 513-33.

1991d: Review of Karl R. Popper's A World of Propensities, Philosophy, 66, pp. 392-4.

1992a: Comments on Scientific Discovery as Problem Solving by Herbert A. Simon, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 6, pp. 29-31.

1992b: "Confirmation Theory and Machine Learning", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Inductive Logic Programming, Tokyo, pp. 1-12.

1992c: "Do We Need Mathematical Objects?" British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 43, pp. 263-78.

1993a: (with L. E. Sucar and D. F. Gillies, Imperial College) "Objective Probabilities in Expert Systems", Artificial Intelligence, 61, pp. 187-208.

1993b: Review of R. N. D. Martin's Pierre Duhem: Philosophy and History in the Work of a Believing Physicist, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 1, pp. 172-4.

1994a: "Philosophies of Probability", in I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.) Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, Routledge, pp. 1407-14.

1994b: Review of John Earman's Bayes or Bust? A Critical Examination of Bayesian Confirmation TheoryMind, 103, pp. 376-9.

1994c: "A Rapprochement between Deductive and Inductive Logic", Bulletin of the IGPL, 2, pp. 149-66.

1995a: "Inaugural Lecture: Could Computers become Superior to Human Beings?" Published by King's College London.

1995b: "Popper's Contribution to the Philosophy of Probability". In Anthony O'Hear (ed.), Karl Popper: Philosophy and Problems, Cambridge University Press, pp. 103-120.

1996a:  "Poincaré:  Conservative Methodologist but Revolutionary Scientist", Philosophia Scientiae, 1(4), pp. 59-67.

1996b: Review of Matteo Motterlini (ed.) Imre Lakatos. Paul K. Feyerabend.Sull'Orlo della Scienza: Pro e Contro il Metodo, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science,47, pp. 476-78.

1997 Review of Charles R. McCann.  Probability Foundations of Economic Theory, Economics and Philosophy, 13(1), pp. 132-134.

1998a: (with Yuxin Zheng, Nanjing University)  "Dynamic Interactions with the Philosophy of Mathematics", Studies in Dialectics of Nature, 14(9), pp. 7-11.  (In Chinese)

1998b: "Confirmation Theory".  In D.M.Gabbay and P.Smets (eds.), Handbook of Defeasible Reasoning and Uncertainty Management Systems, Volume 1, Kluwer, pp. 135-167.

1998c: "Debates on Bayesianism and the theory of Bayesian networks", Theoria, 64(1), pp. 1-22.

1998d: Review of Paolo Mancosu.  Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century, Philosophia Mathematica, 6(2), pp. 231-235.

1999a: "Probability and Uncertainty in Keynes's General Theory",  The Keizai Seminar, 529(2), pp. 83-97. (In Japanese)

1999b: Review of Carlo Cellucci.  Le Ragioni della Logica [The Reasons of Logic]í, Philosophia Mathematica, 7(2/3), pp. 213-222.

1999c: "German Philosophy of Mathematics from Gauss to Hilbert".  In Anthony OíHear (ed.),  German Philosophy Since Kant, Cambridge University Press, pp. 167-192.

2000a: "An Empiricist Philosophy of Mathematics and its Implications for the History of Mathematics", in E. Grosholz and H. Breger (eds.), The Growth of Mathematical Knowledge, Synthese Library/Volume 289, Kluwer, pp. 41-57.

2000b: "Varieties of Propensity", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 51, pp. 807-835.

2001a: (with Yuxin Zheng, Nanjing University) "Dynamic Interactions with the Philosophy of Mathematics", Theoria, 16, pp. 437-459. (This is an extended version of 1998a in English.)

2001b: "Popper and computer induction", BioEssays, 23.9, pp. 859-860.

2001c: Critical Notice of Judea Pearl, Causality, Reasoning, and Inference, Cambridge University Press, 2000, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 52, pp. 613-622.

2001d: (with G. Ietto-Gillies, University of South Bank, London) "Keynes Notion of Causa Causans and its Application to the Globalisation Process". In Philip Arestis, Meghnad Desai and Sheila Dow (eds.), Methodology, Microeconomics and Keynes. Essays in Honour of Victoria Chick, Colume Two, Routledge, pp. 136-148.

2001e:  "Bayesianism and the Fixity of the Theoretical Framework". In David Corfield and Jon Williamson (eds.), Foundations of Bayesianism, Kluwer, pp. 363-379.

2001f:  "The Spectrum from Objective to Subjective Probability". In Marcello D'Agostino, Giulio Giorello, Salvatore Veca (eds.), Logica e Politica. Per Marco Mondadori, Il saggiatore, pp. 325-339.

2002a: "Lakatos' Criticisms of Popper". In George Kampis, Ladislav Kvasz, Michael Stöltzner (eds.)Appraising Lakatos, Kluwer, pp. 13-22.

2002b:  "Logicism and the Development of Computer Science". In Antonis C. Kakas and Fariba Sadri (eds.) Computational Logic: Logic Programming and Beyond, Part II, Springer, pp. 588-604.

2002c:  "Causality, Propensity, and Bayesian Networks", Synthese,132, pp. 63-88.

2003a: Review of Carlo Cellucci. Filosofia e matematica [Philosophy and mathematics], Philosophia Mathematica,11(2), pp. 246-253.

2003b:  Review of Michael Dummett. La natura e il futuro della filosofia [The nature and future of philosophy], British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 54 , pp. 501-507.

2003c: "Probability and Uncertainty in Keynes's The General Theory". In Jochen Runde and Sohei Mizuhara (eds.) The Philosophy of Keynes's Economics. Probability, Uncertainty, and Convention,Routledge, pp. 111-129.

2004c: "Probability in Artificial Intelligence". In Luciano Floridi (ed.) Philosophy of Computing and Information, Blackwell, pp. 276-288.

2004d: "Can Mathematics be used successfully in Economics?" In Edward Fullbrook (ed.) A Guide to What Wrong with Economics, Anthem Press, pp. 187-197.

2004e "Handling Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, and the Bayesian Controversy". In Friedrich Stadler (ed.) Induction and Deduction in the Sciences, Kluwer, pp. 199-216.

2004f: "El problema de la demacacación y la Medicina alternativa". In Wenceslao J. González (ed.) Karl R Popper: Revisión de su legado, Unión Editorial, pp. 197-219. (In Spanish)

2004g: "El problema de la inducción y la Inteligencia Artificial". In Wenceslao J. González (ed.) Karl R Popper: Revisión de su legado, Unión Editorial, pp. 243-66. (In Spanish)

2005a: "Hempelian and Kuhnian approaches in the philosophy of medicine: the Semmelweis case", Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 36 , pp. 159-181.

2005b: "Heuristics and Mathematical Discovery: the case of Bayesian Networks". In Carlo Cellucci and Donald Gillies (eds.) Mathematical Reasoning and Heuristics, King’s College Publications, pp. 87-118.

2005c: "An Action-Related Theory of Causality", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 56, pp. 823-842.

2005d: "Subjective and Objective Probabilities in Medical Decision-Making", Journal of Death and Life Studies, 6, pp. 349(44) – 331(62). (In Japanese)

2006a: "Subjective and Objective Probabilities in Medical Decision-Making", Bulletin of Death and Life Studies, Vol. 2, Philosophy of Uncertainty and Medical Decisions, Proceedings of the COE Conference ‘Consent and Decision Concerning Life and Death’ 11-12 December, 2004, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo, pp. 87-100. (English Version of 2005d)

2006b: "Keynes and probability". In Roger E. Backhouse & Bradley W. Bateman (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Keynes, Cambridge University Press, pp. 199-216.

2006c: "Kuhn on Discovery and the Case of Penicillin". In Wenceslao J. Gonzalez and Jesus Alcolea (eds.) Contemporary Perspectives in Philosophy and Methodology of Science, Netbiblo, S.L., pp. 47-63.

2007a: "Lessons from the History and Philosophy of Science regarding the Research Assessment Exercise". In Anthony O’Hear (ed.) Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University Press, pp. 37-73.

2007b (with Atocha Aliseda, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)) "Logical, Historical and Computational Approaches". In Theo Kuipers (ed.) General Philosophy of Science. Focal Issues, North-Holland, pp. 431-513.

2007c: Review of ‘Codell Carter. The Rise of Causal Concepts of Disease. Case Histories., British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 58, pp. 365-377.

2008a Review of ‘ Julian Baggini, Jeremy Stangroom (eds.): New British Philosophy. The Interviews, Organon F, 15(2), pp. 247-261.

2009a: "Problem-Solving and the Problem of Induction". In Zuzana Parusniková and Robert S. Cohen (eds.) Rethinking Popper, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Springer, pp. 103-115.

2009b: "How Should Research be Organised? An Alternative to the UK Research Assessment Exercise". In Leemon McHenry (ed.) Science and the Pursuit of Wisdom. Studies in the Philosophy of Nicholas Maxwell, Ontos Verlag, pp. 147-168.