© 1997

Structures and Norms in Science

Volume Two of the Tenth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Florence, August 1995

  • Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara
  • Kees Doets
  • Daniele Mundici
  • Johan Van Benthem

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 260)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Inaugural Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. G. Beltrametti
      Pages 3-19
  3. Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Peter Achinstein
      Pages 23-34
    3. Steven French
      Pages 35-52
  4. Probability, Induction and Decision Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Michael Goldstein
      Pages 55-71
    3. Brian Skyrms
      Pages 73-86
  5. History of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science

  6. Ethics of Science and Technology

  7. Foundations of Physical Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219

About this book


This book gives a state-of-the-art survey of current research in logic and philosophy of science, as viewed by invited speakers selected by the most prestigious international organization in the field. In particular, it gives a coherent picture of foundational research into the various sciences, both natural and social. In addition, it has special interest items such as symposia on interfaces between logic and methodology, semantics and semiotics, as well as updates on the current state of the field in Eastern Europe and the Far East.


Philosophy of Science ethics language probability reduction science semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara
    • 1
  • Kees Doets
    • 2
  • Daniele Mundici
    • 3
  • Johan Van Benthem
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.University of FlorenceItaly
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of MilanItaly
  4. 4.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Stanford UniversityUSA

About the editors

Professor Dr J.F.A.K. van Benthem has received the 1996 Spinoza Award, an annual award to honour outstanding scientific merit and to stimulate innovative future research.

from the jury report:
`Van Benthem has positioned logic as an interdisciplinary science par excellence ... It is through his work that logic has acquired a bridge-function between alpha and gamma sciences on the one side and beta sciences on the other ... Van Benthem is a stimulating and innovative researcher, which explains his great attraction to young researchers. Under his inspirational guidance 38 promovendi from the Netherlands and abroad have finished their theses. In view of Van Benthem's innovative powers and the high level of his research, a number of initiatives are to be expected from him that will further strengthen the Dutch position of logic, more especially so in connection with the formal study of natural language.'

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Structures and Norms in Science
  • Book Subtitle Volume Two of the Tenth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Florence, August 1995
  • Editors Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara
    Kees Doets
    Daniele Mundici
    Johan van Benthem
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4384-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4787-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-0538-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 494
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
    Philosophy of Language
    History, general
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