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Salmon, Wesley C.

Works: 64 works in 461 publications in 7 languages and 14,379 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Logic by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

103 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific explanation and the causal structure of the world by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of scientific inference by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After its publication in 1967, The Foundations of Scientific Inference taught a generation of students and researchers about the problem of induction, the interpretation of probability, and confirmation theroy, Fifty years later, Wesley C. Salmon's book remains one of the clearest introductions to these fundamental problems in the philosophy of science. With this work, Salmon presented a coherent vision of the nature of scientific reasoning, explored the philosophical underpinnings of scientific investigation, and introduced readers to key movements in epistemology and to leading philosophers of the twentieth century, developing his own distinctive views on topics that are still of central importance today. This anniversary edition features an introduction by Christopher Hitchcock, which examines the book's origins, influences, and major themes, its impact and enduring effects, and the disputes it raised, and revisits Salmon's ideas for a new audience of philosophers, historians, scientists, and students." -- Back cover
Space, time, and motion : a philosophical introduction by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeno's paradoxes by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causality and explanation by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over two decades Wesley Salmon has helped to shape the course of debate in philosophy of science. He is a major contributor to the philosophical discussion of problems associated with causality and the author of two influential books on scientific explanation. This volume collects twenty-six of Salmon's essays, including seven that have never before been published and others difficult to find
Statistical explanation & statistical relevance by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific explanation by Philip Kitcher( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four decades of scientific explanation / Wesley C. Salmon -- Explanation and metaphysical controversy / Peter Railton -- Explanation : in search of the rationale / Matti Sintonen -- Scientific explanation : the causes, some of the causes, and nothing but the causes / Paul W. Humphreys -- Pure, mixed, and spurious probabilities and their significance for a reductionist theory of causation / David Papineau -- Capacities and abstractions / Nancy Cartwright -- The causal mechanical model of explanation / James Woodward -- Explanation in the social sciences / Merrilee H. Salmon -- Explanatory unification and the causal structure of the world / Philip Kitcher
Four decades of scientific explanation by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of the developments in scientific explanation that transpired in the last four decades of the twentieth century. This book underscores the need for a consensus of approach and evaluations of methodology in scientific explanation, withthe goal of providing an understanding of natural phenomena
The Limitations of deductivism( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Reichenbach, logical empiricist( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic, language, and the structure of scientific theories : proceedings of the Carnap-Reichenbach centennial, University of Konstanz, 21-24 May 1991 by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probability and causality : essays in honor of Wesley C. Salmon by James H Fetzer( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributions to this special collection concern issues and problems discussed in or related to the work of Wesley C. Salmon. Salmon has long been noted for his important work in the philosophy of science, which has included research on the interpretation of probability, the nature of explanation, the character of reasoning, the justification of induction, the structure of space/time and the paradoxes of Zeno, to mention only some of the most prominent. During a time of increasing preoccupation with historical and sociological approaches to under standing science (which characterize scientific developments as though they could be adequately analysed from the perspective of political movements, even mistaking the phenomena of conversion for the rational appraisal of scientific theories), Salmon has remained stead fastly devoted to isolating and justifying those normative standards distinguishing science from non-science - especially through the vindi cation of general principles of scientific procedure and the validation of specific examples of scientific theories - without which science itself cannot be (even remotely) adequately understood. In this respect, Salmon exemplifies and strengthens a splendid tradi tion whose most remarkable representatives include Hans Reichenbach, Rudolf Carnap and Carl G. Hempel, all of whom exerted a profound influence upon his own development
Logical empiricism : historical & contemporary perspectives( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In eleven essays, leading scholars from many nations construct a nuanced understanding of logical empiricism, its history, and development, offering promising implications for current philosophy of science debates."--BOOK JACKET
What? where? when? why? : essays on induction, space and time, explanation : inspired by the work of Wesley C. Salmon and celebrating his first visit to Australia, September-December 1978 by Robert McLaughlin( Book )

14 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only in fairly recent years has History and Philosophy of Science been recog nised - though not always under that name - as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour. Previously, in the Australasian region as elsewhere, those few individuals working within this broad area of inquiry found their base, both intellectually and socially, where they could. In fact, the institutionalisation of History and Philosophy of Science began comparatively early in Australia. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appointments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and '60s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia, and in New Zealand
Reality and rationality by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of published articles by one of the top philosophers of science in the 20th century, Wesley C Salmon. This volume is of interest to both undergraduates and professional philosophers, primarily in the philosophy of science
Experience, reality, and scientific explanation : essays in honor of Merrilee and Wesley Salmon by Maria Carla Galavotti( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume cover a wide array of topics related to the work of Merrilee and Wesley Salmon. They include scientific explanation, rationality, inference and induction, social behaviour, philosophy of physics and biology. Some of them are written with an eye on the history of the ideas concerned. The volume is completed by a long commentary on the papers written by Merrilee and Wesley Salmon. The book is addressed to scholars and researchers in various fields, including philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of the natural and social sciences, history of contemporary philosophy, and inductive logic
The rise of scientific philosophy by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents a new approach to philosophy. It treats philosophy as not a collection of systems, but as a study of problems. It recognizes in traditional philosophical systems the historical function of having asked questions rather than having given solutions. Professor Reichenbach traces the failures of the systems to psychological causes. Speculative philosophers offered answers at a time when science had not yet provided the means to give true answers. Their search for certainty and for moral directives led them to accept pseudo-solutions. Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, and many others are cited to illustrate the rationalist fallacy: reason, unaided by observation, was regarded as a source of knowledge, revealing the physical world and "moral truth." The empiricists could not disprove this thesis, for they could not give a valid account of mathematical knowledge. Mathematical discoveries in the early nineteenth century cleared the way for modern scientific philosophy. Its advance was furthered by discoveries in modern physics, chemistry, biology, and psychology. These findings have made possible a new conception of the universe and of the atom. The work of scientists thus altered philosophy completely and brought into being a philosopher with a new attitude and training. Instead of dictating so-called laws of reason to the scientist, this modern philosopher proceeds by analyzing scientific methods and results. He finds answers to the age-old questions of space, time, causality, and life; of the human observer and the external world. He tells us how to find our way through this world without resorting to unjustifiable beliefs or assuming a supernatural origin for moral standards. Philosophy thus is no longer a battleground of contradictory opinions, but a science discovering truth step by step. Professor Reichenbach, known for his many contributions to logic and the philosophy of science, addresses this book to a wider audience. He writes for those who do not have the leisure or preparation to read in the fields of mathematics, symbolic logic, or physics. Besides showing the principal foundations of the new philosophy, he has been careful to provide the necessary factual background. He has written a philosophical study, not a mere popularization. It contains within its chapters all the necessary scientific material in an understandable form?and, therefore, conveys all the information indispensable to a modern world-view
Causality and explanation by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned for his scholarly contributions to the philosophy of science, Salmon has collected in this volume 26 of his essays on subjects related to causality and explanation, written between 1971-1995. Six of the essays are previously unpublished
Hans Reichenbach, logical empiricist by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logical empiricism - not to be confused with logical positivism (see pp. 40-44) - is a movement which has left an indelible mark on twentieth century philosophy; Hans Reichenbach (1891-1953) was one of its found ers and one of its most productive advocates. His sudden and untimely death in 1953 halted his work when he was at the height of his intellectual powers; nevertheless, he bequeathed to us a handsome philosophical inheritance. At the present time, twenty-five years later, we can survey our heritage and see to what extent we have been enriched. The present collection of essays constitutes an effort to do just that - to exhibit the scope and unity of Reichenbach's philosophy, and its relevance to current philosophical issues. There is no Nobel Prize in philosophy - the closest analogue is a volume in The Library of Living Philosophers, an honor which, like the Nobel Prize, cannot be awarded posthumously. Among 'scientific philosophers, ' Rudolf Carnap, Albert Einstein, Karl Popper, and Bertrand Russell have been so honored. Had Reichenbach lived longer, he would have shared the honor with Carnap, for at the time of his death a volume on Logical Empiricism, treating the works of Carnap and Reichenbach, was in its early stages of preparation. In the volume which emerged, Carnap wrote, "In 1953, when Reichenbach's creative activity was suddenly ended by his premature death, our movement lost one of its most active leaders
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Scientific explanation and the causal structure of the world
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Salmon, W. C

Salmon, Wesley 1925-2001

Salmon, Wesley C. 1925-

Salmon, Wesley Charles

Salmon, Wesley Charles 1925-2001

Wesley C. Salmon Amerikaans filosoof (1925-2001)

Wesley C. Salmon US-amerikanischer Philosoph

Сэлмон, Уэсли

새먼, W. C

새먼, 웨슬리 C


Zeno's paradoxesCausality and explanationStatistical explanation & statistical relevanceScientific explanationFour decades of scientific explanationHans Reichenbach, logical empiricistLogic, language, and the structure of scientific theories : proceedings of the Carnap-Reichenbach centennial, University of Konstanz, 21-24 May 1991Probability and causality : essays in honor of Wesley C. Salmon