Philosophical Foundations of Science

Proceedings of Section L, 1969, American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Editors
  • Raymond J. Seeger
  • Robert S. Cohen

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. 450th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Shapley
      Pages 3-16
    3. Raymond S. Stites
      Pages 17-40
    4. Raymond J. Seeger
      Pages 41-53
    5. Bern Dibner
      Pages 55-95
  3. Physics and the Explanation of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Eugene P. Wigner
      Pages 119-132
    3. J. Bronowski
      Pages 133-151
  4. The George Sarton Memorial Lecture, 1969

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Martin J. Klein
      Pages 155-175
  5. Current Problems of Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. John Stachel
      Pages 179-180
    3. Peter G. Bergmann
      Pages 181-188
    4. Philip Morrison
      Pages 189-202
    5. David Layzer
      Pages 203-213
    6. Fred Hoyle
      Pages 215-226
    7. G. De Vaucouleurs
      Pages 227-256
    8. John Archibald Wheeler
      Pages 257-301
  6. Objectivity and Anthropology

  7. Comparative History and Sociology of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Stephen Toulmin
      Pages 401-414
    3. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 431-444
    4. Benjamin Nelson, Joseph Needham, Max Weber
      Pages 445-492
  8. Unity of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-495

About this book


At the 1969 annual meeting of the American Association for the Ad­ vancement ofScience, held in Boston on December 27-29, a sequence of symposia on the philosophical foundations of science was organized jointly by Section L of the Association and the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science. Section L is devoted to the history, philos­ ophy, logic and sociology of science, with broad connotations extended both to 'science' and to 'philosophy'. With collaboration generously extended by other and more specialized Sections of the AAAS, the Section L program took an unusually rich range of topics, and indeed the audiences were large, and the discussions lively. This book, regrettably delayed in publication, contains the major papers from those symposia of 1969. In addition, it contains the distin­ guished George Sarton Memorial Lecture of that meeting, 'Boltzmann, Monocycles and Mechanical Explanation' by Martin J. Klein. Some additions and omissions should be noted: In Part 1, dedicated to the 450th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci, we have been una bie to include a contrihution by Elmer Belt who was prevented by storms from participating. In Part II, on physics and the explanation of life, we were unable to persuade Isaac Asimov to overcome his modesty about the historical remarks he made under the title 'Arrhenius Revisited'.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0376-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2126-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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