Probabilistic Thinking, Thermodynamics and the Interaction of the History and Philosophy of Science

Proceedings of the 1978 Pisa Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science Volume II

  • Jaakko Hintikka
  • David Gruender
  • Evandro Agazzi

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 146)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Probability Theory and Probabilistic Thinking in the Classical Modern Period

  3. Thermodynamics and Physical Reality

  4. What Can the History and Philosophy of Science and Philosophy do for Each Other?

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 321-332

About this book


The two volumes to which this is apreface consist of the Proceedings of the Second International Conference on History and Philosophy of Science. The Conference was organized by the Joint Commission of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) under the auspices of the IUHPS, the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, and the Domus Galilaeana of Pisa, headed by Professor Vincenzo Cappelletti. Domus Galilaeana also served as the host institution, with some help from the University of Pisa. The Conference took place in Pisa, Italy, on September 4-8, 1978. The editors of these two volumes of the Proceedings of the Pisa Conference acknowledge with gratitude the help by the different sponsoring organizations, and in the first place that by both Divisions of the IUHPS, which made the Conference possible. A special recognition is due to Professor Evandro Agazzi, President of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, who was co­ opted as an additional member of the Organizing Committee. This committee was otherwise identical with the Joint Commission, whose members were initially John Murdoch, John North, Arpad Szab6, Robert Butts, Jaakko Hintikka, and Vadim Sadovsky. Later, Erwin Hiebert and Lubos Novy were appointed as additional members.


calculus of probability logic philosophy of science probability reduction theory of science

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaakko Hintikka
    • 1
  • David Gruender
    • 1
  • Evandro Agazzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of PhilosophyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of PhilosophyUniversity of GenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8361-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2766-2
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