Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos

  • Editors
  • R. S. Cohen
  • P. K. Feyerabend
  • M. W. Wartofsky

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Joseph Agassi
    Pages 9-21
  3. D. M. Armstrong
    Pages 23-35
  4. W. W. Bartley III
    Pages 37-38
  5. William Berkson
    Pages 39-54
  6. L. Jonathan Cohen
    Pages 65-78
  7. Robert S. Cohen
    Pages 79-86
  8. Gene D’Amour
    Pages 87-98
  9. P. K. Feyerabend
    Pages 109-143
  10. Arthur Fine
    Pages 145-159
  11. Ernest Gellner
    Pages 161-177
  12. Marjorie Grene
    Pages 209-212
  13. Jaakko Hintikka, Unto Remes
    Pages 253-276
  14. Colin Howson
    Pages 277-298
  15. I. C. Jarvie
    Pages 311-333
  16. Noretta Koertge
    Pages 359-369
  17. Isaac Levi
    Pages 371-378
  18. Peggy Marchi
    Pages 379-393
  19. Robert K. Merton
    Pages 433-455
  20. Alan Musgrave
    Pages 457-491
  21. Willard Quine
    Pages 497-504
  22. Roger H. Stuewer
    Pages 617-633
  23. Håkan Törnebohm
    Pages 635-654
  24. Stephen Toulmin
    Pages 655-675
  25. John Tucker
    Pages 677-689
  26. J. W. N. Watkins
    Pages 691-716
  27. Wolfgang Yourgrau
    Pages 739-753
  28. Back Matter
    Pages 755-768

About this book


The death of Imre Lakatos on February 2, 1974 was a personal and philosophical loss to the worldwide circle of his friends, colleagues and students. This volume reflects the range of his interests in mathematics, logic, politics and especially in the history and methodology of the sciences. Indeed, Lakatos was a man in search of rationality in all of its forms. He thought he had found it in the historical development of scientific knowledge, yet he also saw rationality endangered everywhere. To honor Lakatos is to honor his sharp and aggressive criticism as well as his humane warmth and his quick wit. He was a person to love and to struggle with. PAUL K. FEYERABEND ROBERT S. COHEN MARX W. WARTOFSKY TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface VII JOHN WORRALL / Imre Lakatos (1922-1974): Philosopher of Mathematics and Philosopher of Science JOSEPH AGASSI / The Lakatosian Revolution 9 23 D. M. ARMSTRONG / Immediate Perception w. W. BAR TLEY, III/On Imre Lakatos 37 WILLIAM BERKSON / Lakatos One and Lakatos Two: An Appreciation 39 I. B. COHEN / William Whewell and the Concept of Scientific Revolution 55 L. JONATHAN COHEN / How Can One Testimony Corroborate Another? 65 R. S. COHEN / Constraints on Science 79 GENE D'AMOUR/ Research Programs, Rationality, and Ethics 87 YEHUDA ELKANA / Introduction: Culture, Cultural System and Science 99 PA UL K.


Karl R. Popper history of science philosophy of science probability relativism scientific revolution

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0655-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1451-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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