Archives 1973-1974

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science
14th Annual Program

Conference: Colloquium on Science, Philosophy and Theology in the Middle Ages

September 27-October 2, 1973

  • (Sponsored jointly with the Department of the History of Science, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Committee on Medieval Studies of Harvard University)

    Chair: John E. Murdoch

Particles or Events

October 16, 1973

  • Milic Capek, Boston University

    Commentator: Patrick Heelan, SUNY, Stony Brook

Reformation and Counter-Reformation: Paradigms, Research Programs and Revolutions in Science

October 23, 1976

  • Stefan Amsterdamski, Warsaw University and Yale University

    Commentator: Joseph Agassi, Boston University and Tel Aviv University

On the Use of Projective Geometry in Physics

(Sponsored with the Boston University Department of Physics)

October 30, 1973

  • P. A. M. Dirac

    Commentator: Roger Penrose

Cosmology and Verifiability

November 6, 1973

  • George F. R. Ellis, Cambridge University and Boston University

    Commentator: Hilary Putnam, Harvard University

Measurement in Psychophysics

November 13, 1973

  • C. Wade Savage, University of Minnesota

    Commentator: Davis Cross, SUNY, Stony Brook

Einstein and Poincare Revisited

December 11, 1973

  • Arthur Miller, Lowell Technological Institute

    Commentator: John Stachel, Boston University; Sheldon Krimsky, University of South Florida

A General Theory of Physical Theories

(Sponsored with the Boston University Department of Physics)
December 14, 1973

  • G. Toraldo di Francia

Irreversibility of Large Quantal Systems

(Sponsored with the Boston University Department of Physics)
January 19, 1974

  • Leon Rosenfeld, Nordita

Sex and the Good Endocrinologist

February 5, 1974

  • Diana Long Hall, Boston University

    Commentator: Roy O. Greep, Harvard Medical School

Nature on Trial: What To Do When a Rooster Lays an Egg; or Social Origins of Experimental Science

February 12, 1974

  • Victor Walter, Boston University

    Commentator: Nathan Sivin, M.I.T.

Tiem Symmetry and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

February 19, 1974

  • Olivier Costa de Beauregard, Institut Henri Poincaré

Alhazen’s Mind and Brunelleschi’s Eye; The Birth of Linear Perspective in the Early Renaissance

February 26, 1974

  • Samuel Y. Edgerton, Boston University

    Commentator: A. I. Sabra, Harvard University

On the Main Problem in the Foundations of Mathematics

March 12, 1974

  • Alexander I. Yessenin-Volpin, Boston University

The Structures of Theories and the dynamics of theories

March 19, 1974

  • Wolfgang Stegmüller, University of Munich

    Commentator: Gerald Massey, University of Pittsburgh

James Geddes Lecture: Walther Von Der Vogelweide: Lied Von Der Traumliebe (74, 20) Und Quasar 3 C 273. Einige Gedanden Uber den hermeneutischen zirkel

(Sponsored jointly with the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature)
March 21, 1974

  • Wolfgang Stegmüller, University of Munich

The Mathematical Roots of Philosophical Reason in Early Greek Thought

April 23, 1974

  • Arpad Szabo, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, and Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto

  • Commentator: John Findlay, Boston University

Conference: Absolute and Relational Theories of Space and Space-Time

(Sponsored by the Institute of Relativity Studies)

May 28-30, 1974

  • Chair: John Stachel, Boston University