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Foundational Problems in the Special Sciences

Part Two of the Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, London, Ontario, Canada-1975

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Part of the book series: The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science (WONS, volume 10)

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Table of contents (24 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Foundations of the Physical Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Genesis and Observership

      • John Archibald Wheeler
      Pages 3-33
    3. The Methodology of Physics and Topology

      • I. A. Akchurin
      Pages 35-45
  3. The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67
    2. Completeness and Realism in Quantum Mechanics

      • William Demopoulos
      Pages 81-88
  4. Foundations of Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89
    2. Theories and Observations of Developmental Biology

      • Aristid Lindenmayer
      Pages 103-118
  5. Foundations of Psychology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-151
    2. Consciousness and the Brain

      • O. L. Zangwill
      Pages 153-165
    3. Causality and Action

      • Raimo Tuomela
      Pages 167-203
    4. Methodological Aspects of Analysis of Activity

      • V. P. Zinchenko
      Pages 205-213
  6. The Status of Learning Theories

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215
    2. A Survey of Contemporary Learning Theories

      • Patrick Suppes
      Pages 217-239

About this book

The Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science was held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 27 August to 2 September 1975. The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, and was sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Western Ontario. As those associated closely with the work of the Division over the years know weIl, the work undertaken by its members varies greatly and spans a number of fields not always obviously related. In addition, the volume of work done by first rate scholars and scientists in the various fields of the Division has risen enormously. For these and related reasons it seemed to the editors chosen by the Divisional officers that the usual format of publishing the proceedings of the Congress be abandoned in favour of a somewhat more flexible, and hopefully acceptable, method of pre­ sentation. Accordingly, the work of the invited participants to the Congress has been divided into four volumes appearing in the University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science. The volumes are entitled, Logic, Foundations of Mathematics and Computability Theory, Foun­ dational Problems in the Special Sciences, Basic Problems in Methodol­ ogy and Linguistics, and Historical and Philosophical Dimensions of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science.

Keywords

  • logic
  • philosophy of science
  • quantum mechanics
  • realism

Editors and Affiliations

  • The University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Robert E. Butts

  • The Academy of Finland and Stanford University, USA

    Jaakko Hintikka

About the editors

Jaakko Hintikka is the author or co-author of thirty volumes and of some 300 scholarly articles in mathematical and philosophical logic, epistemology, language theory, philosophy of science, history of ideas and history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, Peirce, The Bloomsbury Group, Husserl and Wittgenstein. He has also been active in international scholarly organizations, most recently as the First Vice-President of FISP, Vice-President of IIP and Co-Chair of the American Organizing Committee of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Synthese and the Managing Editor of Synthese Library since 1965.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Foundational Problems in the Special Sciences

  • Book Subtitle: Part Two of the Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, London, Ontario, Canada-1975

  • Editors: Robert E. Butts, Jaakko Hintikka

  • Series Title: The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1141-9

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1977

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-277-0710-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-010-1143-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-010-1141-9

  • Series ISSN: 1566-659X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-1974

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 444

  • Topics: Philosophy of Science, Logic, History

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-010-1141-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)