Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science

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 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. David Finkelstein
    Pages 199-215
  3. Hilary Putnam
    Pages 216-241
  4. Bernard R. Grunstra
    Pages 253-303
  5. I. Bernard Cohen
    Pages 304-326
  6. Mihailo Marković
    Pages 341-362
  7. P. Roman
    Pages 363-369
  8. Wolfgang Yourgrau
    Pages 370-399
  9. Milič čapek
    Pages 400-420
  10. June Goodfield
    Pages 421-449
  11. Carl-Friedrich Von Weizsäcker
    Pages 460-473
  12. Francis J. Zucker
    Pages 474-482
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 483-484

About this book


In this fifth volume of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, we have gathered papers about the logic and methods of the natural sciences. Along with the individual pieces, there are several which have originated as commentaries but are now supplementary contributions: those by Stachel and Putnam. Grlinbaum's long essay developed from a paper first suggested for our Colloquium some years ago, and we are glad of the occasion to publish it here. Several of the papers were not first presented to our Colloquium but they are the work of friends and scholars who have contributed to our discussions along similar lines. We are grateful to them for allowing us to publish their papers: L Bernard Cohen, Hilary Putnam, Mihailo Markovic. And we are also grateful to C. F. von Weizsacker for his paper, recently presented to the Boston philosophical and scientific community as a lecture at M. LT. With these few exceptions, the fifth volume presents work which was partially supported by a grant from the U. S. National Science Foundation to Boston University. Such support will conclude with the fourth volume of philosophical studies of psychology, the social sciences, history, and the inter-relationships of the sciences with ethics and metaphysics. Unimportant circumstances made it necessary to publish that fourth volume after this fifth volume, and perhaps this will mildly suggest that neither science nor the philosophy of science needs to be constrained by orthodoxy of procedure.


Hilary Putnam causality issue knowledge logic model philosophy philosophy of science physics space symmetry theory of relativity truth

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3383-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3381-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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