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Salmon, Wesley C.

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Works: 67 works in 412 publications in 7 languages and 11,958 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 )

81 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,802 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 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 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 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causality and explanation by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 608 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
Zeno's paradoxes by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nature & function of scientific theories : essays in contemporary science and philosophy by Grover Maxwell( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Statistical explanation & statistical relevance by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific explanation by Philip Kitcher( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 410 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 )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 370 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 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Reichenbach, logical empiricist by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 296 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
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 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 277 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 )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality and rationality by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 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( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 125 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 40 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
Luo ji by Wesley C Salmon( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in Chinese and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Scientific explanation and the causal structure of the world
Alternative Names
Salmon, Wesley 1925-2001

Salmon, Wesley C. 1925-

Salmon, Wesley Charles

Salmon, Wesley Charles 1925-2001

Wesley C. Salmon US-amerikanischer Philosoph

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Causality and explanationZeno's paradoxesStatistical 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