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Experience, Reality, and Scientific Explanation : Workshop in Honour of Merrilee and Wesley Salmon - Maria Carla Galavotti

Experience, Reality, and Scientific Explanation

Workshop in Honour of Merrilee and Wesley Salmon

By: Maria Carla Galavotti (Editor), Alessandro Pagnini (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1998
ISBN: 9780792354970
Number Of Pages: 252

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The papers collected here comprise the proceedings of a Workshop in honor ofMerrilee and Wes Salmon, held in Florence on May 17-18, 1996. The aim of the meeting was to pay homage to these two American scholars, whose contact with Italian and European Universities and Institutes had a major influence on "Continental" thought in the field of epistemology and probability. In fact, Merrilee and Wes spent various periods lecturing at the Universities of Bologna, Florence, Rome, Trieste, Catania and Pisa, as well as in the University of Constance, where they helped to build a strong cultural "bridge" with the Pittsburgh Center for the Philosophy of Science. The Florence Center for the History and Philosophy of Science is particularly thankful to the Salmons for their ongoing cooperation and frequent visits. We must not forget that Wes Salmon was in the Florence Center and at the Philosophy Department of Florence, as visiting scholar, on many occasions, and that he made important contributions which have later appeared in Italian journals, such as Iride and Rivista di jilosojia. Merrilee was a speaker at the Conference on "Genetics, Linguistics, and Archaeology" (May 20-24,1991), organized by the Florence Center. Both Wes and Merrilee often enlivened the arguments of the initiatives they took part in.

Foreword
The Reception of German Scientific Philosophy in North America: 1930-1962
Immanenzgedanken and Knowledge as unification
Scientific Philosophy and Philosophy of Science
Wesley Salmon on Explanation, Probability and Rationality
Bayesian Confirmation
The Great Illusion: Ignorance, Informational Cascades, and the Persistence of Unpopular Norms
On Hume's Experimental Atheism
It Happened at the Same Time: Salmon and the Conventionality of Distant Simultaneity
On Various Realisms in Quantum Theory
Wrongful Life: Logico-Empiricist Philosophy of Biology
Words of Appreciation
Index
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ISBN: 9780792354970
ISBN-10: 0792354974
Series: The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 31st December 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.19