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Hanson, Norwood Russell

Overview
Works: 86 works in 414 publications in 9 languages and 6,526 library holdings
Genres: Bibliographies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, htt, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works by Norwood Russell Hanson
Patterns of discovery; an inquiry into the conceptual foundations of science by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

96 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perception and discovery; an introduction to scientific inquiry by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What I do not believe, and other essays by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2020 in English and Dutch and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years have passed since Norwood Russell Hanson's unexpected death, yet he remains an important voice in philosophy of science. This book is a revised and expanded edition of a collection of Hanson's essays originally published in 1971, edited by Stephen Toulmin and Harry Woolf. The new volume features a comprehensive introduction by Matthew Lund (Rowan University) and two new essays. The first is "Observation and Explanation: A Guide to Philosophy of Science", originally published as a posthumous book by Harper and Row. This essay, written near the end of Hansons life, represents his mature philosophy of science. The second new addition, Hanson's essay "The Trial of Galileo", is something of a "lost" work - it was only published in a small run collection on famous trials and was left out of the published lists of Hansons works. Ever the outspoken firebrand, Hanson found many lessons and warnings from Galileo's trial that were relevant to Cold War America. This volume not only contains Hanson's best-known work in history and philosophy of science, but also highlights the breadth of his philosophical thought. Hanson balanced extreme versatility with a unified approach to conceptual and philosophical problems. Hanson's central insight is that philosophy and science both strive to render the world intelligible -- the various concepts central to our attempts to make sense of the world are interdependent, and cannot operate, or even be fully understood, independently. The essays included in this collection present Hanson's thinking on religious belief, theory, observation, meaning, cosmology, modality, logic, and philosophy of mind. This collection also includes Hanson's lectures on the theory of flight, Hanson's greatest passion
The concept of the positron; a philosophical analysis by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and French and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1963, The Concept of the Positron forms a detailed analysis of quantum theory. Whilst it is not as well known as Professor Hanson's previous book, Patterns of Discovery (1958), the text has many interesting aspects. In many ways it goes further than Hanson's earlier work in approaching the problems of theory competition and the rationality of science, topics that have since become central to the philosophy of science. It is also notable for a rigorous and forthright defence of the Copenhagen Interpretation. Taken together, the ideas presented in this book constitute a first-rate achievement in the history and philosophy of science. This paperback reissue comes with a new preface from Matthew Lund, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Rowan University
Observation and explanation : a guide to philosophy of science by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the edge of certainty; essays in contemporary science and philosophy by Robert Garland Colodny( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1983 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nature & function of scientific theories : essays in contemporary science and philosophy by Robert Garland Colodny( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Constellations and conjectures by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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: 0 -Lt, 2, 3-(e e e)'-AI t 2 3 01 Prediction: (e e e)I-L, 2, 3_ +.11 t 2 3 t Thus Mars' backward loop in late summer, 1956, is explained by showing how this follows from (e) its mean distance from sun and earth, (e) its t 2 mean period of revolution, (e) its past positions relative to earth, etc. 3 - by way of the laws of Celestial Mechanics (including (Lt) Kepler's Laws and Galileo's, (L2) Newton's, and (L3) those of Laplace and Lagrange. Moreover, this loop (0) could have been predicted from such events (e -e) via the laws of Celestial Mechanics. t 3 This is an ideal situation. It crystallized late in the history of planetary theory. The Greeks found explanations for heavenly motions: the back ward loops were explained to their satisfaction. But they could not predict these motions, not in terms of Attic explanatory cosmologies
A treatise on probability by John Maynard Keynes( Book )

4 editions published between 1921 and 1962 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliografía : p. 431-458
Modèles de la découverte : une enquête sur les fondements conceptuels de la science by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observación y explicación guía de la filosofía de la ciencia ; Patrones de descubrimiento : investigación de las bases conceptuales de la ciencia by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in Spanish and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constelaciones y conjeturas by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I modelli della scoperta scientifica : ricerca sui fondamenti concettuali della scienza by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kagakuteki hakken no patān by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofia de la ciencia y religión by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En lo que no creo by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1964/1966 : in memory of Norwood Russell Hanson by Robert S Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science contains papers which are based upon Colloquia from 1964 to 1966. In most cases, they have been substantially modified subsequent to presentation and discussion. Once again we publish work which goes beyond technical analysis of scientific theories and explanations in order to include philo sophical reflections upon the history of science and also upon the still problematic interactions between metaphysics and science. The philo sophical history of scientific ideas has increasingly been recognized as part of the philosophy of science, and likewise the cultural context of the genesis of such ideas. There is no school or attitude to be taken as de fining the scope or criteria of our Colloquium, and so we seek to under stand both analytic and historical aspects of science. This volume, as the previous two, constitutes a substantial part of our final report to the U.S. National Science Foundation, which has continued its support of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science by a grant to Boston University. That report will be concluded by a subse quent volume of these Studies. It is a pleasure to record our thanks to the Foundation for its confidence and funds. We dedicate this book to the memory of Norwood Russell Hanson. During this academic year of 1966-67, this beloved and distinguished American philosopher participated in our Colloquium, and he did so before
In memory of Norwood Russell Hanson : proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1964/1966 by Norwood Russell Hanson( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perception and Discovery An Introduction to Scientific Inquiry by Norwood Russell Hanson( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwood Russell Hanson was one of the most important philosophers of science of the post-war period. Hanson brought Wittgensteinian ordinary language philosophy to bear on the concepts of science, and his treatments of observation, discovery, and the theory-ladenness of scientific facts remain central to the philosophy of science. Additionally, Hanson was one of philosophy's great personalities, and his sense of humor and charm come through fully in the pages of Perception and Discovery. Perception and Discovery, originally published in 1969, is Hanson's posthumous textbook in philosophy of science. The book focuses on the indispensable role philosophy plays in scientific thinking. Perception and Discovery features Hanson's most complete and mature account of theory-laden observation, a discussion of conceptual and logical boundaries, and a detailed treatment of the epistemological features of scientific research and scientific reasoning. This book is of interest to scholars of philosophy of science, particularly those concerned with Hanson's thought and the development of the discipline in the middle of the 20th century. However, even fifty years after Hanson's early death, Perception and Discovery still has a great deal to offer all readers interested in science
Chikaku to hakken( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Patterns of discovery; an inquiry into the conceptual foundations of science Kagakuteki hakken no patān
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The concept of the positron; a philosophical analysisConstellations and conjecturesKagakuteki hakken no patān
Alternative Names
Hanson, N. R.

Hanson, N. R.‏ 1924-1967

Hanson, N. Russell.

Hanson, N. Russell‏ 1924-1967

Hanson, Norwood R. 1924-1967

Hanson, Norwood Russell

Norwood Russell Hanson Amerikaans officier (1924-1967)

Norwood Russell Hanson escriptor estatunidenc

Norwood Russell Hanson escritor estadounidense

Norwood Russell Hanson filosofo statunitense della scienza

Norwood Russell Hanson philosophe américain des sciences

Norwood Russell Hanson US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftstheoretiker

Russell Hanson, Norwood

Russell Hanson, Norwood 1924-1967

נורווד ראסל הנסון סופר אמריקאי

نوروود راسل هانسون كاتب أمريكي

노우드 러셀 핸슨

핸슨, 노우드 러셀 1924-1967

핸슨, 노우스 러셀 1924-1967

ノーウッド・ハンソン

ハンソン, N. R

ハンソン, ノーウッド・R

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