Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

PSA 1974

Proceedings of the 1974 Biennial Meeting Philosophy of Science Association

Editors: Cohen, R.S., Hooker, C., Michalos, A.C., Van Evra, J. (Eds.)

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For this book, we have selected papers from symposia and contributed sessions at the fourth biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, held at the University of Notre Dame on November 1-3, 1974. The meeting was lively and well-attended, and we regret that there was no way to record here the many stimulating discussions after the papers and during the informal hours. We also regret that we had in­ sufficient space for all the contributed papers. Even more, some of the symposia were not available: those on systems and decision theory (c. W. Churchman, P. Suppes, I. Levi), and on the Marxist philosophy of science (M. W. Wartofsky, R. S. Cohen, E. N. Hiebert). Unhappily several individual contributions to other symposia were likewise not available: I. Velikovsky in the session on his own work and the politics of science, D. Finkelstein in the session on quantum logic. Memorial minutes were read for Alan Ross Anderson (prepared by Nuel Belnap) and for Imre Lakatos (prepared by Paul Feyerabend). They initiate this volume of philosophy of science in the mid-seventies.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

Table of contents (37 chapters)
  • Unified Theories and Unified Science

    Causey, Robert L.

    Pages 3-13

  • Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and the Complexity of Reductions

    Sklar, Lawrence

    Pages 15-32

  • Theory Generalization Problem Reduction and the Unity of Science

    Nickles, Thomas

    Pages 33-75

  • Galileo and Reasoning ex Suppositione: the Methodology of the two New Sciences

    Wallace, William A.

    Pages 79-104

  • The erkenntnistheoretikers Dilemma: J. B. Stallo’s Attack on Atomism in His Concepts and Theories of Modern Physics (1881)

    Strong, John V.

    Pages 105-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PSA 1974
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 1974 Biennial Meeting Philosophy of Science Association
Editors
  • Robert S. Cohen
  • Cliff Hooker
  • Alex C. Michalos
  • James Van Evra
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
32
Copyright
1976
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-1449-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-1449-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0648-5
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
747
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