PSA 1970

In Memory of Rudolf Carnap Proceedings of the 1970 Biennial Meeting Philosophy of Science Association

  • Editors
  • Roger C. Buck
  • Robert S. Cohen

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-LXVI
  2. Symposium: Theoretical Entities in Statistical Explanation

  3. Symposium: Capacities and Natures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Milton Fisk
      Pages 49-62
    3. Bruce Aune
      Pages 83-87
  4. Symposium: History of Science and its Rational Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Thomas S. Kuhn
      Pages 137-146
    3. Herbert Feigl
      Pages 147-150
    4. Imre Lakatos
      Pages 174-182
  5. Contributed Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Observation

    3. Philosophical Problems of Biology

    4. Equivalence, Analyticity, and In-Principle Confirmability

      1. John A. Winnie
        Pages 289-305
      2. Edward Erwin
        Pages 306-321
    5. Probability, Statistics and Acceptance

    6. Problems in Quantum Physics; Genetic Epistemology

    7. Theoretical Pluralism; Understanding; Methodological Agreement

      1. Andrew McLaughlin
        Pages 459-469
    8. Induction and Reduction

    9. Scientific Theories: Comparison and Change

    10. The Future of Philosophy of Science; Theory in the Social Sciences

    11. Relativity and Congruence

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 616-616

About this book


This book contains the papers presented at the second biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, held in Boston in Fall, 1970. We have added the paper by Jaakko Hintikka which he was unable to present due to illness, and we have unfortunately not received the paper of Michael Scriven. Otherwise, these proceedings are complete so far as formal presentations. The meeting itself was dedicated to the memory of Rudolf Carnap. This great man and distinguished philosopher had died shortly before. The five talks from the session devoted to recollections of Professor Carnap are printed at the beginning of this book, and they are followed by eight other tributes and memories. We are particularly grateful to Wolfgang Stegmiiller for permitting us to include a translation of his eloge which was broadcast in Germany. The photographs were kindly contributed by Hannah Thost-Carnap. ROGER C. BUCK Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University ROBER T S. COHEN Boston Center for the Philosophy of Science, Boston University Photograph by Francis Schmidt, 1935 Photograph by Adya, 1962 TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE v HOMAGE TO RUDOLF CARNAP XI Herbert Feigl, Carl G. Hempel, Richard C. Jeffrey, W. V. Quine, A. Shimony, Yehoshua Bar-Hillel, Herbert G. Bohnert, Robert S. Cohen, Charles Hartshorne, David Kaplan, Charles Morris, Maria Reichenbach, Wolfgang Stegmiiller SYMPOSIUM: THEORETICAL ENTITIES IN STATISTICAL EXPLANATION JAMES G. GREENO / Theoretical Entities in Statistical Explanation 3 WESLEY C. SALMON / Explanation and Relevance: Comments on James G.


Rudolf Carnap objectivity philosophy of science probability reduction scientific thought theory of relativity

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0309-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3142-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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