Basic Problems in Methodology and Linguistics

Part Three of the Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, London, Ontario, Canada-1975

  • Robert E. Butts
  • Jaakko Hintikka

Part of the The University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Problems in the Methodology of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. A. Hooker
      Pages 3-23
    3. M. V. Popovich
      Pages 25-30
  3. Identifiability Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. V. N. Sadovsky, V. A. Smirnov
      Pages 63-80
    3. Marian Przełęcki
      Pages 81-89
    4. Veikko Rantala
      Pages 91-102
  4. Foundations of Probability and Induction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Terrence L. Fine
      Pages 105-119
    3. Ilkka Niiniluoto
      Pages 121-147
    4. Wesley C. Salmon
      Pages 149-166
    5. Amos Tversky, Daniel Kahneman
      Pages 167-190
  5. The Concept of Randomness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. C. P. Schnorr
      Pages 193-211
    3. Richard C. Jeffrey
      Pages 213-222
  6. Foundational Problems in Linguistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Asa Kasher
      Pages 225-242
    3. Dieter Wunderlich
      Pages 243-258
  7. The Prospects of Transformational Grammar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Joan W. Bresnan
      Pages 261-282
    3. Stanley Peters
      Pages 283-297
    4. Jean-Roger Vergnaud
      Pages 299-318
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 319-324

About this book


The Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science was held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 27 August to 2 September 1975. The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, and was sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Western Ontario. As those associated closely with the work of the Division over the years know well, the work undertaken by its members varies greatly and spans a number of fields not always obviously related. In addition, the volume of work done by first rate scholars and scientists in the various fields of the Division has risen enormously. For these and related reasons it seemed to the editors chosen by the Divisional officers that the usual format of publishing the proceedings of the Congress be abandoned in favour of a somewhat more flexible, and hopefully acceptable, method of pre­ sentation. Accordingly, the work of the invited participants to the Congress has been divided into four volumes appearing in the University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science. The volumes are entitled, Logic, Foundations of Mathematics and Computability Theory, Foun­ dational Problems in the Special Sciences, Basic Problems in Methodol­ ogy and Linguistics, and Historical and Philosophical Dimensions of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science.


philosophy of science probability semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Butts
    • 1
  • Jaakko Hintikka
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Western OntarioCanada
  2. 2.The Academy of Finland and Stanford UniversityFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8350-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0837-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-659X
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