Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1966/1968

  • Editors
  • Robert S. Cohen
  • Marx W. Wartofsky

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Norman Geschwind
    Pages 1-33
  3. Carl Wernicke
    Pages 34-97
  4. Norman Geschwind
    Pages 98-136
  5. Robert Efron
    Pages 137-173
  6. Henryk Skolimowski, Stephen Toulmin
    Pages 174-207
  7. F. J. Crosson
    Pages 226-240
  8. Lucien Goldmann
    Pages 241-260
  9. Leon J. Goldstein
    Pages 277-302
  10. Michael Martin, Judith B. Agassi, Sidney W. Mintz
    Pages 303-349
  11. Abraham Edel, Ruth Anna Putnam, John Ladd
    Pages 350-391
  12. Ruth Anna Putnam, John Compton
    Pages 392-418
  13. William Ruddick, M. M. Schuster
    Pages 419-449
  14. Edward H. Madden
    Pages 450-462
  15. Joseph Agassi
    Pages 463-522
  16. J. O. Wisdom
    Pages 523-537

About this book


The fourth volume of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science consists mainly of papers which were contributed to our Colloquium during the past few years. The volume represents a wide range of interests in contem­ porary philosophy of science: issues in the philosophy of mind and of language, the neurophysiology of perceptual and linguistic behavior, philosophy of history and of the social sciences, and studies in the fun­ damental categories and methods of philosophy and the inter-relation­ ships of the sciences with ethics and metaphysics. Papers on the logic and methods of the natural sciences, including biological, physical and mathematical topics appear in the fifth volume of our series. We have included in the present volume the first English translation of the classic and fundamental work on aphasia by Carl Wernicke, together with a lucid and appreciative guide to his work by Dr. Norman Geschwind. The papers were not written to form a coherent volume, nor have they been edited with such a purpose. They represent current work-in­ progress, both in the United States and in Europe. Although most of the authors are philosophers, it is worth noting that we have essays of philosophical significance here written by a sociologist, an anthropologist, a political scientist, and by three neurophysiologists. We hope that collaboration among working scientists and working philosophers may develop further.


Ludwig Wittgenstein USA causality computer dialectic history history of literature knowledge materialism methods of philosophy philosophy philosophy of mind philosophy of science present translation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3380-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3378-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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