These remarks preface two volumes consisting of the proceedings of the Third International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science. The conference was held under the auspices of the Union, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science. The meetings took place in Montreal, Canada, 25-29 August 1980, with Concordia University as host institution. The program of the conference was arranged by a Joint Commission of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science consisting of Robert E. Butts (Canada), John Murdoch (U. S. A. ), Vladimir Kirsanov (U. S. S. R. ), and Paul Weingartner (Austria). The Local Arrangements Committee consisted of Stanley G. French, Chair (Concordia), Michel Paradis, treasurer (McGill), Fran~ois Duchesneau (Universite de Montreal), Robert Nadeau (Universite du Quebec it Montreal), and William Shea (McGill University). Both committees are indebted to Dr. G. R. Paterson, then President of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, who shared his expertise in many ways. Dr. French and his staff worked diligently and efficiently on behalf of all participants. The city of Montreal was, as always, the subtle mixture of extravagance, charm, warmth and excitement that retains her status as the jewel of Canadian cities. The funding of major international conferences is always a problem.
|Series:||The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science , #21|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1983|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of ContentsTable of Contents: Volume II.- The New Dualism: “Res Philosophica” and “Res Historica”.- I.- Hippocrates and the School of Cos. Between Myth and Skepticism.- The Historical Hippocrates and the Origins of Scientific Medicine. Comments on Joly.- II.- What’s in a Word? Coming to Terms in the Darwinian Revolution.- Comments on Beatty.- Reply to Hull.- III.- The Politics of Truth: A Social Interpretation of Scientific Knowledge, with an Application to the Case of Sociobiology.- IV.- Anatomy of the Self in Psychoanalytic Theory.- The Unity of the Self.- Psychoanalysis, Personal Identity, and Scientific Method.- V.- Themes in British Psychiatry, J. C. Prichard (1785–1848) to Henry Maudsley (1835–1918).- Comments on Bynum.- Name Index.