Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1964/1966

In Memory of Norwood Russell Hanson

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

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XLIX
  2. The Early Modern Revolution in Science and Philosophy

  3. Taxonomy and Information

    1. David Hawkins
      Pages 41-55
  4. On the Elementarity of Measurement in General Relativity: Toward a General Theory

  5. Symposium on Innate Ideas

    1. Nelson Goodman
      Pages 102-107
    2. G. Schlesinger
      Pages 108-122
    3. Marx Wartofsky
      Pages 123-172
    4. Ruth Anna Putnam
      Pages 173-180
    5. C. Lanczos
      Pages 181-198
    6. Hilda Geiringer
      Pages 199-227
    7. Laszlo Tisza
      Pages 228-235
    8. William A. Wallace
      Pages 236-263
    9. Mary B. Miller
      Pages 264-271
    10. Gerd Buchdahl
      Pages 272-292
    11. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 293-323
    12. Judith Jarvis Thomson
      Pages 324-330
    13. Stephen Toulmin
      Pages 331-347
    14. Asher Moore
      Pages 356-375
    15. Peter Achinstein
      Pages 416-424
    16. Norman Rudich
      Pages 425-432
    17. Marx W. Wartofsky
      Pages 433-439
    18. Jean Van Heijenoort
      Pages 440-446
    19. Zdzislaw Augustynek
      Pages 447-466
    20. Norwood Russell Hanson
      Pages 467-489

About this book


This third volume of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science contains papers which are based upon Colloquia from 1964 to 1966. In most cases, they have been substantially modified subsequent to presentation and discussion. Once again we publish work which goes beyond technical analysis of scientific theories and explanations in order to include philo­ sophical reflections upon the history of science and also upon the still problematic interactions between metaphysics and science. The philo­ sophical history of scientific ideas has increasingly been recognized as part of the philosophy of science, and likewise the cultural context of the genesis of such ideas. There is no school or attitude to be taken as de­ fining the scope or criteria of our Colloquium, and so we seek to under­ stand both analytic and historical aspects of science. This volume, as the previous two, constitutes a substantial part of our final report to the U. S. National Science Foundation, which has continued its support of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science by a grant to Boston University. That report will be concluded by a subse­ quent volume of these Studies. It is a pleasure to record our thanks to the Foundation for its confidence and funds. We dedicate this book to the memory of Norwood Russell Hanson. During this academic year of 1966-67, this beloved and distinguished American philosopher participated in our Colloquium, and he did so before.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information D. Reidel Publishing Company / Dordrecht-Holland 1967
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3510-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3508-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7942
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