- R. B. Braithwaite
Richard Bevan Braithwaite (
15 January 1900– 21 April 1990) was an English philosopherwho worked in the philosophy of science, ethics, and the philosophy of religion.
Braithwaite was born in
Banbury, Oxfordshire, and educated at the University of Cambridge, studying physicsand mathematics. He was elected Sidgwick Lecturer in Moral Science in the University of Cambridge from 1934 to 1953, and the Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Cambridge from 1953 to 1967.
He was president of the
Aristotelian Societyfrom 1946 to 1947. He was elected Fellow of the British Academyin 1957.
He died in
Cambridge, Cambridgeshireat the age of ninety.
*"Scientific Explanation" (1953)
*"Theory of Games as a Tool for the Moral Philosopher" (1955)
*"An Empiricist's View of the Nature of Religious Belief" (1955)
* [http://www.britac.ac.uk/fellowship/directory/archive.asp?fellowsID=1507 R.B. Braithwaite] , details from the British Academy Fellows Archive
* [http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/dhm11/Braithwaite.html "Science, Belief and Behaviour: Essays in Honour of R. B. Braithwaite"] , ed.
D. H. Mellor(contents page and photograph of Braithwaite)
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