Natural Kinds, Laws of Nature and Scientific Methodology

  • Peter J. Riggs

Part of the Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. John Collier
    Pages 1-10
  3. Caroline Lierse
    Pages 29-48
  4. Peter Forrest
    Pages 49-62
  5. F. John Clendinnen
    Pages 63-92
  6. Len O’neill
    Pages 93-102
  7. John Forge
    Pages 163-185
  8. D. M. Armstrong
    Pages 227-228
  9. Adrian Heathcote
    Pages 229-233
  10. Keith Hutchison
    Pages 235-239
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 241-247

About this book


Australia and New Zealand boast an active community of scholars working in the field of history, philosophy and social studies of science. 'Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science' aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for their work. Each volume comprises a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area. In each volume, a majority of the contributors is from Australia or New Zealand. CQntributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out, however, and are indeed actively encouraged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question. Earlier volumes in the series have been welcomed for significantly advancing the discussion of the topics they have dealt with. The present volume will I believe be greeted equally enthusiastically by readers in many parts of the world. R. W. Home General Editor Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Vll ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The stimulus to assemble this collection of essays grew from a number of interesting seminars conducted during the academic years 1991-92, under the auspices of the Victorian Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science (which is centred at the Bundoora campus of La Trobe University in the outer suburbs of Melbourne). Some of the seminar presentations to the Victorian Centre for HPS and other articles awaiting pUblication have been made available as part of the Pre-print Series of the Victorian Centre.


David Hume philosophy of science quantum mechanics reason science scientific discovery

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Riggs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, and Department of Physics and Mathematical PhysicsUniversity of AdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4750-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8607-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-6425
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