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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Proceedings of the 1972 Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

Editors: Schaffner, K., Cohen, Robert S. (Eds.)

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This book contains selected papers from symposia and contributed sessions presented at the third biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, held in Lansing, Michigan, on October 27-29, 1972. We are grateful to Michigan State University, and especially to Professor Peter Asquith and his students and colleagues, for their friendly and efficient hospitality in organizing the circumstances of the sessions and of the 'intersessions', the unscheduled free time which is so important to any scholarly gathering. Several of the symposium papers have unhappily not been made available: those of Alasdair MacIntyre and Sidney Morgenbesser in the session on the social sciences, that of Ian Hacking in the session on randomness and that of Imre Lakatos in the session on discovery and rationality in science. Department of History and KENNETH F. SCHAFFNER Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh Center for the Philosophy and ROBERT S. COHEN History of Science, Boston University TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE v PART I/SYMPOSIUM: SPACE, TIME AND MATTER: THE FOUNDATIONS OF GEOMETRODYNAMICS ADOLF GRUNBAUM / Space, Time, and Matter: The Foundations of Geometrodynamics. Introductory Remarks 3 CHARLES W. MISNER / Some Topics for Philosophical Inquiry Concerning the Theories of Mathematical Geometrodynamics and of Physical Geometrodynamics 7 JOHN STACHEL / The Rise and Fall of Geometrodynamics 31 PART II / PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS OF BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY STUART KAUFFMAN / Elsasser, Generalized Complementarity, and Finite Classes: A Critique of His Anti-Reductionism 57 WILLIAM C.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Space, Time and Matter: The Foundations of Geometrodynamics

    Pages 3-5

    Grünbaum, Adolf

  • Some Topics for Philosophical Inquiry Concerning the Theories of Mathematical Geometrodynamics and of Physical Geometrodynamics

    Pages 7-29

    Misner, Charles W.

  • The Rise and Fall of Geometrodynamics

    Pages 31-54

    Stachel, John

  • Elsasser, Generalized Complementarity, and Finite Classes: A Critique of his Anti-Reductionism

    Pages 57-65

    Kauffman, Stuart

  • Complexity and Organization

    Pages 67-86

    Wimsatt, William C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Proceedings of the 1972 Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
Editors
  • K. Schaffner
  • Robert S. Cohen
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
20
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-2140-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-2140-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0408-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0409-2
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 452
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