Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science
5th Annual Program

Theory Construction in Social Science: Dilemmas and Problems

October 19, 1964

  • Benjamin Nelson, State University of New York at Stony Brook

    Commentator: Bernard Phillips, Boston University

Chapter Zero of a Text on Information Theory

November 9, 1964

  • David Hawkins, University of Colorado

Epistemology of Chance in Certain Newer Sciences

November 23, 1964

  • Benoit Mandelbrot, IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York

    Commentators: Paul Kootner, M.I.T.; Walter Rosenblith, M.I.T.

How We See Straight Lines

November 30, 1964

  • John R. Platt, University of Chicago

  • Commentator: Richard Held, M.I.T.

Elementarity of Measurement in General Relativity: Toward a General Theory

December 7, 1964

  • Mendel Sachs, Boston University

  • Commentators: W. Flurry, Harvard University; Robert S. Cohen, Boston University

Modern contribution to the Theory of Innate Ideas

December 29, 1964

  • Noam Chomsky, M.I.T.; Hilary Putnam, M.I.T.; Nelson Goodman, Brandeis University

Logic with Platonism

January 12, 1965

  • George Berry, Boston University

  • Commentator: John Vickers, Brandeis University

Natural Kinds

February 8, 1965

  • George Schlesinger, Australian National University

  • Commentator: Frederick Sommers, Brandeis University

Metaphysics as Heuristic for Science

March 1, 1965

  • Marx W. Wartofsky, Boston University

  • Commentator: Ruth Anna Putnam, Wellesley College

Probability as a Science

April 5, 1965

  • Hilda Geiringer von Mises, Harvard University

  • Commentators: Philipp Frank, Harvard University; Laszlo Tisza, M.I.T.

    Classical Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics

    April 27, 1965

    • Aage Petersen, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen

    • Commentator: David Falkoff, Brandeis University


    May 11, 1965

    • William A. Wallace, Dominican House of Studies, Dover

    • Commentator: Mary Miller, Tufts University

    Varieties of Metaphysics

    May 17, 1965

    • Gerd Buchdahl, Cambridge University