Basic Problems in Methodology and Linguistics: Part Three of the Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, London, Ontario, Canada-1975 / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027708298
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/1977
  • Series: Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science , #11
  • Edition description: 1977
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Jaakko Hintikka is the author or co-author of thirty volumes and of some 300 scholarly articles in mathematical and philosophical logic, epistemology, language theory, philosophy of science, history of ideas and history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, Peirce, The Bloomsbury Group, Husserl and Wittgenstein. He has also been active in international scholarly organizations, most recently as the First Vice-President of FISP, Vice-President of IIP and Co-Chair of the American Organizing Committee of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Synthese and the Managing Editor of Synthese Library since 1965.

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Table of Contents

I / Problems in the Methodology of Science.- Methodology and Systematic Philosophy.- Identity by Sense in Empirical Sciences.- Towards a General Semantics of Empirical Theories.- II / Identifiability Problems.- Identifiability and the Status of Theoretical Terms.- Definability and Identifiability: Certain Problems and Hypotheses.- On Identifiability in Extended Domains.- Prediction and Identifiability.- III / Foundations of Probability and Induction.- An Argument for Comparative Probability.- On the Truthlikeness of Generalizations.- A Third Dogma of Empiricism.- Causal Thinking in Judgment under Uncertainty.- IV / The Concept of Randomness.- A Survey of the Theory of Random Sequences.- Mises Redux.- V / Foundational Problems in Linguistics.- Foundations of Philosophical Pragmatics.- On Problems of Speech Act Theory.- VI / The Prospects of Transformational Grammar.- Transformations and Categories in Syntax.- Consequence of Speaking.- Formal Properties of Phonological Rules.- Index of Names.

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