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Philosophy of science;

Author: Arthur C Danto; Sidney Morgenbesser
Publisher: New York, Meridian Books [1960]
Series: Meridian books, M90
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Danto; Sidney Morgenbesser
OCLC Number: 395703
Description: 477 pages 19 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Science, language, and experience. Two kinds of properties / Galileo Galilei --
The relation of sense-data to physics / Bertrand Russell --
Russell's philosophy of science / Ernest Nagel --
Furniture of the earth / L. Susan Stebbing --
Language and experience / R.L. Goodstein --
Operationism, observation, and scientific terms / Carl G. Hempel --
Measurement / Ernest Nagel --
On the theory of scales of measurement / S.S. Stevens --
Elementary and abstract terms / Rudolf Carnap --
Theoretical terms and a modest empiricism / Israel Scheffler --
pt. 2. Laws and theories. Physical law / Pierre Duhem --
Problems of the concept of general law / Carl G. Hempel and P. Oppenheim --
Laws and theories in the physical sciences / C.F. Presley --
On methods of representation / W.H. Watson --
Theories as representations / Ludwig Boltzmann --
Probability and degree of confirmation / Ernest Nagel --
The significance and purpose of natural laws / Ernst Mach --
Explanation, prediction, and abstraction / Israel Scheffler --
The meaning of reduction in the natural sciences / Ernest Nagel --
pt. 3. Space, time, and causality. Absolute and relative space, time, and motion / Isaac Newton --
Criticism of Newton's doctrines on space / George Berkeley --
Newton's views on time, space, and motion / Ernst Mach --
Two systems of mechanics / Heinrich Hertz --
Hertz on classical mechanics / Henri Poincaré --
Geometry and space / Henri Poincaré --
Coordinative definitions, rigid bodies, and the relativity of space / Hans Reichenbach --
Logical and philosophical foundations of the special theory of relativity / Adolf Grünbaum --
Meaning and scientific status of causality / Henri Margenau --
The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory / Norwood Russell Hanson.
Series Title: Meridian books, M90
Responsibility: readings selected, edited, and introduced by Arthur Danto and Sidney Morgenbesser.

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