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

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...

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Other Authors: Buck, R.C. (Editor), Cohen, Robert S. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1971, 1971
Edition:1st ed. 1971
Series:Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
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Table of Contents:
  • VI. Theoretical Pluralism; Understanding; Methodological Agreement
  • Method and Factual Agreement in Science
  • VII. Induction and Reduction
  • Dispositional Probabilities
  • On the Relation of Neurological and Psychological Theories: A Critique of the Hardware Thesis
  • ‘Self-supporting’ Inductive Arguments
  • VIII. Scientific Theories: Comparison and Change
  • Ontological and Terminological Commitment and the Methodological Commensurability of Theories
  • Objectivity, Scientific Change, and Self-Reference
  • A Logical Empiricist Theory of Scientific Change?
  • IX. The Future of Philosophy of Science; Theory in the Social Sciences
  • The Structure, Growth and Application of Scientific Knowledge: Reflections on Relevance and the Future of Philosophy of Science
  • From Logical Systems to Conceptual Populations
  • Two Kinds of Theory in the Social Sciences
  • X. Relativity and Congruence
  • Einstein and the Lorentz-Poincaré Theory of Relativity
  • Competing Radical Translations: Examples, Limitations and Implications
  • Is ‘Congruence’ A Peculiar Predicate?
  • Symposium: Theoretical Entities in Statistical Explanation
  • Theoretical Entities in Statistical Explanation
  • Explanation and Relevance: Comments on James G. Greeno’s ‘Theoretical Entities in Statistical Explanation’
  • Remarks on Explanatory Power
  • Symposium: Capacities and Natures
  • Capacities and Natures
  • Capacities and Natures: An Exercise in Ontology
  • Fisk on Capacities and Natures
  • Symposium: History of Science and its Rational Reconstruction
  • History of Science and Its Rational Reconstructions
  • Notes on Lakatos
  • Research Programmes and Induction
  • Can We Use the History of Science to Decide Between Competing Methodologies?
  • Inter-Theoretic Criticism and the Growth of Science
  • Replies to Critics
  • Contributed Papers
  • I. Observation
  • Observation
  • Feyerabend’s Pragmatic Theory of Observation and the Comparability of Alternative Theories
  • Observations as the Building Blocks of Science in 20th-Century Scientific Thought
  • II. Philosophical Problems of Biology
  • Functionalism and the Negative Feedback Model in Biology
  • Some Problems with the Concept of ‘Feedback’
  • Articulation of Parts Explanation in Biology and the Rational Search for Them
  • III. Equivalence, Analyticity, and In-Principle Confirmability
  • Theoretical Realism and Theoretical Equivalence
  • Theoretical Analyticity
  • The Confirmation Machine
  • IV. Probability, Statistics and Acceptance
  • Unknown Probabilities, Bayesianism, and de Finetti’s Representation Theorem
  • New Dimensions of Confirmation Theory II: The Structure of Uncertainty
  • Cost-Benefit vs Expected Utility Acceptance Rules
  • Material Conditions on Tests of Statistical Hypotheses
  • V. Problems in Quantum Physics; Genetic Epistemology
  • Tachyons, Backwards Causation, and Freedom
  • The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox Reexamined
  • The Significance of Piaget’s Researches on the Psychogenesis of Atomism