© 1982

What? Where? When? Why?

Essays on Induction, Space and Time, Explanation

  • Robert McLaughlin

Part of the Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. F. John Clendinnen
    Pages 1-25
  3. D. H. Mellor
    Pages 49-68
  4. Robert McLaughlin
    Pages 69-100
  5. John Saunders, John Norton
    Pages 101-127
  6. Clark Glymour
    Pages 179-191
  7. Bas C. van Fraassen
    Pages 193-209
  8. Wesley C. Salmon
    Pages 231-280
  9. Wesley C. Salmon
    Pages 281-283
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 285-319

About this book


Only in fairly recent years has History and Philosophy of Science been recog­ nised - though not always under that name - as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour. Previously, in the Australasian region as elsewhere, those few individuals working within this broad area of inquiry found their base, both intellectually and socially, where they could. In fact, the institutionalisation of History and Philosophy of Science began comparatively early in Australia. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appointments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and '60s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia, and in New Zealand.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert McLaughlin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of History, Philosophy and PoliticsMacquarie UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title What? Where? When? Why?
  • Book Subtitle Essays on Induction, Space and Time, Explanation
  • Editors R. McLaughlin
  • Series Title Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1337-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-7733-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-7731-0
  • Series ISSN 0929-6425
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 319
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
    History, general
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