Historical and Philosophical Perspectives of Science

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Roger H. Stuewer
U of Minnesota Press, Dec 23, 1970 - Science - 404 pages

Historical and Philosophical Perspectives of Science was first published in 1970. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The series of essays published in this book, which is Volume V of the Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, are (with the exception of two essays) based on papers presented or discussed at a conference devoted to exploring the relationships between the history and the philosophy of science, held at the University of Minnesota in the fall of 1969. In a forward Peter Caws notes that the conference grew out of the deliberations of subcommittee of the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science.

The contributors are Herbert Feigl, Ernan McMullin, Wesley C. Salmon, Peter Archinstein, Arnold Thackray, Mary Hesse, Edward Rosen, Paul K. Feyerabend, Erwin N. Hiebert, Gerd Buchdahl, Roger H. Stuewer, Howard Stein, and Kenneth F. Schaffner. Some of the papers draw philosophical conclusions from examples in the history of science; others point out the significance of philosophical insights for a study of the history of science; still others explore special aspects of the history or philosophy of science.

 

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Contents

BEYOND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE by Herbert Feigl uni
3
Two Senses of Science 15 2 History of Science 16 3 Two
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Logic and History 55 9 Can One Do History and Philosophy of Science
63
Introduction 68 1 The Distinction between Discovery and Justifica
81
COMMENT by Arnold Koslow city university of new york
104
HAS ITS PRESENT PAST A FUTURE? by Arnold
112
AN APOLOGY
134
COMMENT by Arnold ThacJcray
160
COMMENT by Laurens Laudan
230
COMMENT by Henry Small American institute of physics
238
NONEINSTEINIAN INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PHOTO
246
ON THE NOTION OF FIELD IN NEWTON MAXWELL
264
COMMENT by Gerd Buchdahl
287
OUTLINES OF A LOGIC OF COMPARATIVE THEORY
311
dynamics of Moving Bodies in the Early Twentieth Century 330 VI
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A Theoretical Con
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InternalExternal History of Science 163 2 The Case of Archimedes
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MACHS PHILOSOPHICAL USE OF THE HISTORY OF SCI
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Physicist 184 Mach Historian of Science 187 Mach Philos
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HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND CRITERIA OF CHOICE
204
COMMENT by Peter A Bowman
364
NAME INDEX
377
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Roger H. Stuewer is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

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