© 1969

Essays in Honor of Carl G. Hempel

A Tribute on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday

  • Editors
  • Nicholas Rescher

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Paul Oppenheim
    Pages 1-4
  3. W. V. Quine
    Pages 5-23
  4. Wilfrid Sellars
    Pages 83-103
  5. Richard C. Jeffrey
    Pages 104-113
  6. Adolf Grünbaum
    Pages 147-177
  7. Nicholas Rescher
    Pages 178-197
  8. Donald Davidson
    Pages 216-234
  9. Hilary Putnam
    Pages 235-254
  10. Frederic B. Fitch
    Pages 255-265
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 266-274

About this book


The eminent philosopher of science Carl G. Hempel, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and a Past President of the American Philosophical Association, has had a long and distinguished academic career in the course of which he has been professorial mentor to some of America's most distinguished philosophers. This volume gathers together twelve original papers by Hempel's students and associates into a volume intended to do homage to Hempel on the occasion of his 65th year in 1970. The papers are grouped around the unifying topic of Hempel's own interests in logic and philosophy of science, the great majority dealing with issues on inductive logic and the theory of scientific explanatio- problems to which Hempel has devoted the bulk of his outstandingly fruitful efforts. With the approach of 'Peter' Hempel's 65th birthday, an editorial committee sprang into being by an uncannily spontaneous process to prepare to commemorate this event with an appropriate Festschrift. The editors were pleased to receive unfailingly prompt and efficient coopera­ tion on the part of all contributors. The responsibility of seeing the work through the press was assumed by Nicholas Rescher. The editors are grateful to all concerned for their collaboration. ALAN ROSS ANDERSON PAUL BENACERRAF ADOLF GRUNBAUM GERALD J. MASSEY NICHOLAS RESCHER RICHARD S. RUDNER TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE V PAUL OPPENHEIM: Reminiscences of Peter 1 w. v. QUINE: Natural Kinds 5 JAAKKO HINTIKKA: Inductive Independence and the Paradoxes of Confirmation 24 WESLEY c.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essays in Honor of Carl G. Hempel
  • Book Subtitle A Tribute on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday
  • Editors N. Rescher
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0085-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-8332-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-1466-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 274
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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