Conceptual Change

  • Glenn Pearce
  • Patrick Maynard

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Kendall L. Walton
    Pages 1-30
  3. Paul Ziff
    Pages 31-41
  4. Romane Clark
    Pages 42-54
  5. Robert W. Binkley
    Pages 55-76
  6. Wilfrid Sellars
    Pages 77-93
  7. Stephan Körner
    Pages 123-136
  8. Joseph S. Ullian
    Pages 137-140
  9. Donald Hockney
    Pages 141-166
  10. Noretta Koertge
    Pages 167-198
  11. Hilary Putnam
    Pages 199-221
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 246-286

About this book


During Hallowe'en of 1970, the Department of Philosophy of the Univer­ sity of Western Ontario held its annual fall colloquium at London, On­ tario. The general topic of the sessions that year was conceptual change. The thirteen papers composing this volume stem more or less directly from those meetings; six of them are printed here virtually as delivered, while the remaining seven were subsequently written by invitation. The programme of the colloquium was to have consisted of major papers delivered by Professors Wilfrid Sellars, Stephan Korner, Paul Ziff and Hilary Putnam, with shorter commentary thereupon by Professors Robert Binkley, Joseph Ullian, Jerry Fodor and Robert Barrett, respec­ tively. And that is the way it happened, with one important exception: at the eleventh hour, Sellars and Binkley exchanged roles. This gave Binkley the rather unusual and challenging task of providing a suitable Sellarsian answer to a question not of his own asking - for Binkley's paper was written under Sellars' original title. Sellars' own contribution to the vo­ lume is perhaps more nearly what he would have presented as main speaker than a direct response to Binkley. However, it has seemed best, on balance, to attempt no further stylistic accommodation of the one paper to the other; their mutual philosophical relevance will be evident in any case. The editors would here like to extend special thanks to both Sellars and Binkley for their extraordinary efforts under the circumstances.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Glenn Pearce
    • 1
  • Patrick Maynard
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0339-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2548-5
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