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The validation of scientific theories.

Author: Philipp Frank
Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press [1957, ©1956]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Frank
OCLC Number: 1189158
Description: xi, 242 pages 22 cm
Contents: Variety of reasons for the acceptance of scientific theories / Philipp G. Frank --
Pragmatic theory of induction / C. West Churchman --
Value judgements in the acceptance of theories / Richard Rudner --
Influence of political creeds on the acceptance of theories / Barrington Moore, Jr. --
Interpretations and misinterpretations of operationalism / Henry Margenau --
Sense and nonsense in operationism / Gustav Bergmann --
Logical appraisal of operationism / Carl G. Hempel --
Operationalism in physics / R.B. Lindsay --
Present state of operationalism / P.W. Bridgman --
Beyond operationalism / Raymond J. Seeger --
Operationism and relativity / Adolf Grunbaum --
Confirmation of psychoanalytic theories / Else Frenkel-Brunswik --
Critique of psychoanalytic concepts and theories / B.F. Skinner--Scientific status of psychoanalysis / Jerome Richfield --
Notes on the discussion between E. Frenkel-Brunswik and B.F. Skinner/ Michael Scriven --
Direction of rpocesses in living systems / Wolfgang Kohler --
Is the concept of an organism as a machine a useful one? / N. Rashevsky --
Mysterium iniquitatis--of sinful man aspiring into the palce of God / Warren S. McCulloch --
Science during the French Revolution / Henry Guerlac --
Influence of philosophic trends on the formulation of scientific theories / Alexandre Koyre --
Dual role of the Zeitgeist in scientific creativity / Edwin G. Boring --
Alternative interpretations of the history of science / Robert S. Cohen.

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