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  • Theory of Scienceby B. Bolzano; Burnham Terrell; Jan Berg

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 389.00

    The present selection from the Wissenschaftslehre (Sulzbach 1837) of Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) aims at giving a compact view of his main ideas in logic, semantics, epistemology and the methodology of science. These ideas are analyzed from a modern point of view in the Introduction. Furthermore, excerpts from Bolzano's correspondence are included... more...

  • Bergson and Modern Physicsby M. Capek

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 309.00

    Milic Capek has devoted his scholarship to the history and philosophy of modern physics. With impeccable care, he has mastered the epistemologi­ cal and scientific developments by working through the papers, treatises, correspondence of physicists since Kant, and likewise he has put his learning and critical skill into the related philosophical literature.... more...

  • Constellations and Conjecturesby Willard C. Humphreys Jr.; N.R. Hanson

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 249.00

    An occurrence is explained by being related to prior events through known laws. Other intellectual activities may also constitute explanation - but this much certainly does. Ideally, an explained occurrence (0) could have been predicted in a connected way - by extrapolation from prior events (e) via the same laws (L). Schematically, 1 Explanation:... more...

  • Foundations of Probability Theory, Statistical Inference, and Statistical Theories of Scienceby W.L. Harper; Cliff Hooker

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 289.00

    Proceedings of an International Research Colloquium held at the University of Western Ontario, 10-13 May 1973. more...

  • Theoretical Concepts and Hypothetico-Inductive Inferenceby I. Niiniluoto; R. Tuomela

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Conceptual change and its connection to the development of new seien­ tific theories has reeently beeome an intensively discussed topic in philo­ sophieal literature. Even if the inductive aspects related to conceptual change have already been discussed to some extent, there has so far existed no systematic treatment of inductive change due to conceptual... more...

  • Method, Model and Matterby Mario BUNGE

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 179.00

    This collection of essays deals with three clusters of problems in the philo­ sophy of science: scientific method, conceptual models, and ontological underpinnings. The disjointedness of topics is more apparent than real, since the whole book is concerned with the scientific knowledge of fact. Now, the aim of factual knowledge is the conceptual grasping... more...

  • Exact Philosophyby Mario BUNGE

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    The papers that follow were read and discussed at the first Symposium on Exact Philosophy. This conference was held at Montreal on November 4th and 5th, 1971, to celebrate the sesquicentennial of McGill University and establish the Society for Exact Philosophy. The expression 'exact philosophy' is taken to signify mathematical phi­ losophy, i.e., philosophy... more...

  • Space, Time, and Geometryby Patrick Suppes

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 269.00

    The articles in this volume have been stimulated in two different ways. More than two years ago the editor of Synthese, laakko Hintikka, an­ nounced a special issue devoted to space and time, and articles were solicited. Part of the reason for that announcement was also the second source of papers. Several years ago I gave a seminar on special relativity... more...

  • Scientific Proceduresby David Short; L. Tondl

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 249.00

    For a decade, we have admired the incisive and broadly informed works of Ladislav Tondl on the foundations of science. Now it is indeed a pleasure to include this book among the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. We hope that it will help to deepen the collaborative scholar­ ship of scientists and philosophers in Czechoslovakia with the English­... more...