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

  • Robert E. Butts
  • Jaakko Hintikka

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Foundations of the Physical Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Archibald Wheeler
      Pages 3-33
    3. I. A. Akchurin
      Pages 35-45
  3. The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. William Demopoulos
      Pages 81-88
  4. Foundations of Biology

  5. Foundations of Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. O. L. Zangwill
      Pages 153-165
    3. Raimo Tuomela
      Pages 167-203
    4. V. P. Zinchenko
      Pages 205-213
  6. The Status of Learning Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Patrick Suppes
      Pages 217-239
    3. Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, Jan Mycielski
      Pages 251-256
  7. Foundations of the Social Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
  8. Justice and Social Change

  9. Rationality in Social Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. John C. Harsanyi
      Pages 315-343
    3. J. J. Leach
      Pages 393-421
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 423-427

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.


logic philosophy of science quantum mechanics realism

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Butts
    • 1
  • Jaakko Hintikka
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Western OntarioCanada
  2. 2.The Academy of Finland and Stanford UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1143-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1141-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-659X
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