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Basic Problems in Methodology and Linguistics

Part Three 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 11)

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Table of contents (18 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Problems in the Methodology of Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Methodology and Systematic Philosophy

      • C. A. Hooker
      Pages 3-23
    3. Identity by Sense in Empirical Sciences

      • M. V. Popovich
      Pages 25-30
  3. Identifiability Problems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41
    2. Definability and Identifiability: Certain Problems and Hypotheses

      • V. N. Sadovsky, V. A. Smirnov
      Pages 63-80
    3. On Identifiability in Extended Domains

      • Marian Przełęcki
      Pages 81-89
    4. Prediction and Identifiability

      • Veikko Rantala
      Pages 91-102
  4. Foundations of Probability and Induction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103
    2. An Argument for Comparative Probability

      • Terrence L. Fine
      Pages 105-119
    3. On the Truthlikeness of Generalizations

      • Ilkka Niiniluoto
      Pages 121-147
    4. A Third Dogma of Empiricism

      • Wesley C. Salmon
      Pages 149-166
    5. Causal Thinking in Judgment under Uncertainty

      • Amos Tversky, Daniel Kahneman
      Pages 167-190
  5. The Concept of Randomness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191
    2. A Survey of the Theory of Random Sequences

      • C. P. Schnorr
      Pages 193-211
    3. Mises Redux

      • Richard C. Jeffrey
      Pages 213-222
  6. Foundational Problems in Linguistics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223
    2. Foundations of Philosophical Pragmatics

      • Asa Kasher
      Pages 225-242

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 well, 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

  • philosophy of science
  • probability
  • semantics

Editors and Affiliations

  • The University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Robert E. Butts

  • The Academy of Finland and Stanford University, Finland

    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: Basic Problems in Methodology and Linguistics

  • Book Subtitle: Part Three 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/10.1007/978-94-017-0837-1

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1977

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-277-0829-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-90-481-8350-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-017-0837-1

  • Series ISSN: 1566-659X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-1974

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 324

  • Topics: Philosophy of Science, History

Buying options

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USD 169.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-017-0837-1
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Softcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
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USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)