R. B. Braithwaite

R. B. Braithwaite

Richard Bevan Braithwaite (15 January 190021 April 1990) was an English philosopher who 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 physics and 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 Society from 1946 to 1947. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1957.

He died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire at 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)

External links

* [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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