Logic, language, and the structure of scientific theories

Proceedings of the Carnap-Reichenbach centennial, University of Konstanz, 21-24 May 1991 (Pittsburgh-Konstanz ... in the philosophy and history of science)
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Universitatsverlag Konstanz
Carnap, Rudolf, Congresses, Reichenbach,
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL9008080M
ISBN 103879404771
ISBN 139783879404773

Logic, Language, and the Structure of Scientific Theories (Pitt Konstanz Phil Hist Scienc) Hardcover – J by Wesley C. Salmon (Editor), Gereon Wolters (Editor) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsFormat: Hardcover.

Logic, Language, and the Structure of Scientific Theories, the second book in the Pittsburgh-Konstanz Series, marks the centennial of the births of Rudolf Carnap and Hans Reichenbach. Original essays by internationally distinguished scholars range from epistemology and philosophy of language to logic, semantics, the philosophy of physics and mathematics.

The 'Structure of Science' does a good job of making the distinction that science is not nature and that nature is not science. The study and attempt of simulation of nature is what leads to any science, whether it be a superstitious science, statistical science, an abstract science, a true science, or a false by: The book describes the role played by this metamathematical framework in three main aspects: considerations of formal languages employed to axiomatize scientific theories, the role of the axiomatic method itself, and the way set-theoretical structures, which play the role of the models of theories, are developed.

Looking back at the various problems studied in this book, one conclusion at least is evident, that the epistemological structure of modern physical science is one of extraordinary complexity. Physical science in the form with which we language familier was understandably a late arrival on the historical scene, so late in fact that the beginning of Author: Patrick A.

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Bythe movement had run its course. Soon, publication of Thomas Kuhn's landmark book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, dramatically shifted academic philosophy's focus.

By then, neopositivism was "dead, or as dead as a philosophical movement ever becomes". On JAmerican physicist, historian, and philosopher of science Thomas Samuel Kuhn was born. He is most famous for his controversial book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which was influential in both academic and popular circles, introducing the term “ paradigm shift “, which has since become an English-language idiom.

Introduction to Logic and Set Theory General Course Notes December 2, These notes were prepared as an aid to the student.

They are not guaran-teed to be comprehensive of the material covered in the course. These notes were prepared using notes from the course taught by Uri Avraham, Assaf Hasson, and of course, Matti Rubin. Buy a cheap copy of Logic, Language and the Structure of book by Wesley C.

Salmon. This volume honors and examines the founders of the philosophy of logical empiricism.

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Historical and interpretive essays clarify the scientific philosophies of Free shipping over $ Logic and the Philosophy of Science 49 Hermes’s theory, the mass ratio is so defined that if a given body never collides with another one, there is no number which is the ratio of its mass tothatofanyothergivenbody.

InSimon’s,ifabodyXisneveraccelerated, the term ‘the mass of X’ is File Size: 1MB. The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper is an analysis of scientific thinking through his particular view of epistemology. Popper is a well-known philosopher of science.

In this work, he investigates where scientific findings fit into philosophy through examining what differentiates true knowledge from false knowledge.

The Structure of Scientific Theories. Scientific inquiry has led to immense explanatory and technological successes, partly as a result of the pervasiveness of scientific theories.

Relativity theory, evolutionary theory, and plate tectonics were, and continue to be, wildly successful families of theories within physics, biology, and geology. Logic, Language, and the Structure of Scientific Theories Proceedings of the Carnap-Reichenbach Centennial, University of Konstanz, May Wesley C.

Salmon & Gereon Wolters (eds.) - - Pittsburgh/Konstanz: Pittsburgh UP/Universitätsverlag Konstanz. “It remains to mention some of the ways in which people have spoken misleadingly of logical form.

One of the commonest of these is to talk of 'the logical form' of a statement; as if a statement could never have more than one kind of formal power; as if statements could, in respect of their formal powers, be grouped in mutually exclusive classes, like animals at a zoo in /5(11). This entry explores the structure of scientific theories from the perspective of the Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Views.

Each of these answers questions such as the following in unique ways. He also wrote a monograph, Principles of the Theory of Probability () which appeared in the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science.

In his major book-length work, The Structure of Science, Nagel directed his attention to the logic of scientific explanations. Patrick Suppes: Scientific Philosopher Volume 1: Probability and Probabilistic Causality Volume 2: Philosophy of Physics, Theory Structure and Measurement TheoryVolume 3: Philosophy of Language and Logic, Learning and Action Theory.

Editors: Humphreys, P. (Ed.)Brand: Springer Netherlands. theories perhaps ‘‘more complex’’ than that of geometry, but not in principle different. His approach tended to blur the difference between mathematics and the empirical sciences. Indeed, Hilbert 2 This is almost exactly the definition of theoretical terms given by Hintikka ().

The Structure of Scientific Theories in Logical File Size: KB. Logic, language, and the structure of scientific theories: proceedings of the Carnap-Reichenbach Centennial, University of Konstanz, may Author: Wesley C Salmon ; Universität (Konstanz) ; Carnap Reichenbach Centennial (, Konstanz).

The search for a plausible theory of language acquisition,coupled with comparative linguistic studies, The present book is a study of language development in chil-dren. From a biological perspective, the development of language, The structure of language acquisition. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(5). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Second Edition, Enlarged exposure to out-of-date scientific theory and practice radically undermined some of my basic conceptions about the nature of science Whorf’s speculations about the effect of language on world view; and by:   At the practical level, if a person is to speak or think in a language other than their native one, the logic and mental flow simply feels natural for that particular language.

At first, however, the new language will feel rather convoluted.

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Constructing Social Theories presents to the reader a range of strategies for constructing theories, and in a clear, rigorous, and imaginative manner, illustrates how they can be applied. Arthur L. Stinchcombe argues that theories should not be invented in the abstract—or applied a priori to a problem—but should be dictated by the nature of the data to be explained.

This work. Most scientific fields have been made over with a revolutionary theory at least once in recent centuries. Such makeovers, or paradigm shifts, reorder old knowledge into a new framework.

Theories structure and inform social work research. So, too, does research structure and inform theory. The reciprocal relationship between theory and research often becomes evident to students new to these topics when they consider the relationships between theory and research in inductive and deductive approaches to : Matthew DeCarlo.

When this book came out fifty years ago it changed the terms of the debate about what scientific progress meant. Using multiple historical examples, and drawing on his own extensive research into the history of science, Thomas Kuhn developed an intellectual framework for how science develops, progresses, and changes in response to new paradigms.4/5(K).

2 Scientific discovery, also known as new theory development. 3 Scientific criticism, especially the criteria used for the acceptance or rejection of theories. 4 Scientific explanation, the end product of basic science. Theories, laws and explanations are linguistic artifacts.

Therefore philosophy of language is integral to philosophy of Size: KB. Enderton's "Mathematical Introduction to Logic" [1] is one of the best books I've ever read not just one of the best math books, one of the best books. There's a very clear, simple presentation of propositional and first-order logic, from the.Jean Piaget Born in in Neuchatel, western Switzerland, Piaget was the son of a professor of medieval literature at the local university.

His strong interest in biology resulted in the publication of several scientific articles before he had even left school, and in he published a philosophical novel, Recherché.

There are two striking features of language that any scientific theory of this quintessentially human behavior must account for. The first is that we do not all speak the same : Joshua K. Hartshorne.