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Salmon, Wesley C.

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Works: 60 works in 409 publications in 7 languages and 11,850 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 )

101 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space, time, and motion : a philosophical introduction by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeno's paradoxes by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causality and explanation by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 561 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 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific explanation by Philip Kitcher( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 414 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
The Limitations of deductivism( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Reichenbach, logical empiricist( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 304 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 )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 290 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 288 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 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality and rationality by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of articles (most published, some new) is a follow-up to the late Wesley C. Salmon's widely read collection "Causality And Explanation" (OUP 1998). It contains both published and unpublished articles, and focuses on two related areas of inquiry: first, is science a rational enterprise? Secondly, does science yield objective information about our world, even the aspects that we cannot observe directly? Salmon's own take is that objective knowledge of the world is possible, and his work in these articles centers around proving that this can be so. Salmon's influential standing in the field ensures that this volume will be 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 )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Four decades of scientific explanation by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 77 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 rise of scientific philosophy by Hans Reichenbach( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ZUR 2. AUFLAGE DER DEUTSCHEN AUSGABE Warum eröffnen wir eine Buchreihe über Wissenschafts theorie verschiedener Hauptdisziplinen mit einer Neu auflage von Hans Reichenbachs Buch "Aufstieg der wissen schaftlichen Philosophie", dessen 1. Auflage 1951 in den USA erschien? Weil es sich mit seiner präzisen und ver ständlichen Sprache nach siebzehn Jahren immer noch so frisch wie damals liest, weil seine Problematik zwischen Rationalismus und Empirismus, seine Opposition gegen Metaphysik und Ontologie als philosophische Grund legung der Naturwissenschaft immer noch in Mittel europa aktuell ist. Reichenbach spielt aber trotzdem keinen physikalischen Positivismus gegen Philosophie überhaupt aus, sondern tritt für eine autonome, philoso phische Analyse der Physik ein, weil z. B. die Frage, wor aus die Materie besteht, "mit Hilfe von physikalischen Experimenten allein nicht beantwortet werden kann, sondern eine solche Analyse erfordert" (S. 199). Ihm genügt auch nicht der "gesunde Menschenverstand", wenn es sich um schwierige wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen handelt (S. 201). Noch ein Beispiel für den Umschlag von Wissenschaft zu Philosophie: Man kann die Geschichte des Weltalls etwa 2 Milliarden Jahre zurückverfolgen. Wenn man nun danach fragt, wie der Urgasball selbst noch ent standen ist, wird der Wissenschaftler mit einer solchen Frage zum Philosophen (S. 233). Reichenbach unterschei det hier aber Philosophen von spekulativem Typ, die eine Kosmogonie erfanden, welche an die Stelle der Wissen schaft ein Märchen setzte oder einen Schöpfungsakt aus dem Nichts annahm, und solche von modernem Typ
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
40 anni di spiegazione scientifica : scienza e filosofia : 1948-1987 by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Reichenbach: Logical Empiricist by Wesley C Salmon( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 0 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Scientific explanation and the causal structure of the world
Alternative Names
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

Languages
English (284)

German (19)

Chinese (15)

Portuguese (10)

Italian (10)

Spanish (7)

Hebrew (1)

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Zeno's paradoxesCausality and explanationStatistical explanation & statistical relevanceScientific 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. SalmonLogical empiricism : historical & contemporary perspectives