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

Experience, Reality, and Scientific Explanation: Workshop in Honour of Merrilee and Wesley Salmon

EditorMaria Carla Galavotti, A. Pagnini

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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The essays in this volume cover a wide array of topics related to the work of Merrilee and Wesley Salmon. It includes discussions of scientific explanation, rationality, inference and induction, social behaviour, philosophy of physics and biology. Some of the essays have been written with an historical perspective. The volume is completed by a long commentary on the papers, written by Merrilee and Wesley Salmon. Audience: Scholars and researchers in such fields as philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of the natural and social sciences, history of contemporary philosophy, and inductive logic.
Title:Experience, Reality, and Scientific Explanation: Workshop in Honour of Merrilee and Wesley SalmonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Foreword; M.C. Galavotti, A. Pagnini. The Reception of German Scientific Philosophy in North America: 1930-1962; R.E. Butts. Immanenzgedanken and Knowledge as unification. Scientific Philosophy and Philosophy of Science; P. Parrini. Wesley Salmon on Explanation, Probability and Rationality; M.C. Galavotti. Bayesian Confirmation; R. Festa. The Great Illusion: Ignorance, Informational Cascades, and the Persistence of Unpopular Norms; C. Bicchieri, Y. Fukui. On Hume's Experimental Atheism; A. Pagnini. It Happened at the Same Time: Salmon and the Conventionality of Distant Simultaneity; M. Carrier. On Various Realisms in Quantum Theory; M. Stöltzner. Wrongful Life: Logico-Empiricist Philosophy of Biology; G. Wolters. Comments; M. Salmon, W.C. Salmon. Words of Appreciation; W.C. Salmon. Index.