The Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science was held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 27 August to 2 September 1975. The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, and was sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Western Ontario. As those associated closely with the work of the Division over the years know well, the work undertaken by its members varies greatly and spans a number of fields not always obviously related. In addition, the volume of work done by first rate scholars and scientists in the various fields of the Division has risen enormously. For these and related reasons it seemed to the editors chosen by the Divisional officers that the usual format of publishing the proceedings of the Congress be abandoned in favour of a somewhat more flexible, and hopefully acceptable, method of pre- sentation. Accordingly, the work of the invited participants to the Congress has been divided into four volumes appearing in the University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science. The volumes are entitled, Logic, Foundations of Mathematics and Computability Theory, Foun- dational Problems in the Special Sciences, Basic Problems in Methodol- ogy and Linguistics, and Historical and Philosophical Dimensions of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science.
I / History of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science.- The Sources of Modern Methodology.- Difficulties in the Historiography of Science.- Logical, Ontological and Methodological Aspects of Scientific Revolutions.- The Origins of Traditional Grammar.- Galileo and the Justification of Experiments.- Leibnizian Space-Times and Leibnizian Algebras.- Changing Concepts of the a Priori.- Competing and Complementary Patterns of Explanation in Social Science.- Subjectivity, Objectivity and Ontological Commitment in the Empirical Sciences.- Genealogy of Science and Theory of Knowledge.- II / Historical Perspectives on the Concept of Matter.- Evolution of the Concept of Matter in Science and Philosophy.- Material Causality.- III / Theory Change.- Describing Revolutionary Scientific Change: a Formal Approach.- Accidental ('Non-Substantial') Theory Change and Theory Dislodgment.- Theory-Change as Structure-Change: Comments on the Sneed Formalism.- IV / Programme of the 5th Congress (Appendix).- Programme of the Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science.- Index of Names.
Series: University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Scienc
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 31st October 1977
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.64