Archives 1974-1975

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science
15th Annual Program

Conventionalism Revived, Poincare Vindicated

September 24, 1974

  • Hans Ekstein, CNRS, Centre de Physique Théorique

    Commentator: Peter Havas, Temple University

The Peculiar Evolutionary Strategy of Man

October 8, 1974

  • Lawrence B. Slobodkin, SUNY, Stony Brook

    Commentator: Stephen J. Gould, Harvard University

Is There Something Underlying Language Which is Deeper Than Logical Representation?

October 15, 1976

  • Wallace L. Chafe, University of California, Berkeley

    Commentators: Jerrold J. Katz, M.I.T. and CUNY, City College; Mathilda S. Holzman, Tufts University

Concepts of Ontology and Time in Anthropology

October 22, 1974

  • Anthony Leeds, Boston University

    Commentator: Annemarie Shimony, Wellesley College

Logic and Dynamics in a Fuzzy World

November 12, 1974

  • Michael A. Arbib, UMASS, Amherst; Ernest Manes, UMASS, Amherst

    Commentators: Daniel C. Dennett, Tufts University; Joseph Weizenbaum, M.I.T.

Causal Versus Teleological Explanation of Human Action

November 19, 1974

  • Raimo Tuomela, University of Helsinki and Princeton University

    Commentator: Roderick M. Chisholm, Brown University

Cosmological Implications of Anomalous Redshifts

December 3, 1974

  • Jean Pierre Vigier, Institut Henri Poincaré

    Commentator: John Stachel, Boston University

The Compton Effect: Historical-Philosophical Remarks

December 10, 1974

  • Roger H. Stuewer, Harvard University

    Commentator: Aage Peterson, Yeshiva University

Explanations of Atomicity Before and After Quantum Mechanics: 1905-1932

January 21, 1975

  • Joan Bromberg, BU Center for Philosophy and History of Science

    Commentator: Patrick A. Heelan, SUNY, Stony Brook

Godel’s Theorems and Church’s Thesis: A Prologue to Mechanism

January 28, 1975

  • Judson Webb, Boston University

    Commentator: Hilary Putnam, Harvard University

On Historical Development of the Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

February 11, 1975

  • Max Jammer, Bar-Ilan University and CUNY, Queens College

    Commentators: Arthur Fine, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle; Eugene Wigner, Princeton University

Methodological Reflections on the Theory of Socialist Society

February 18, 1975

  • Jerzy Wiatr, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw

  • Commentator: Erazim Kohak, Boston University

The Concept of Revolution and The Newtonian Natural Philosophy

February 25, 1975

  • I. Bernard Cohen, Harvard University

    Commentator: Dudley Shapere, University of Illinois, Urbana

Teleology in Machine and Beast: A Reductionist Account of Purposive Behavior

March 11, 1975

  • Robert J. Faber, Lake Forest College

  • Commentator: William Pohle, CUNY, Lehman College

Historical Narrative: The Rhetorical Structure of Hegel’s Logic

March 18, 1975

  • Hayden White, Wesleyan University

    Commentator: Andrew Arato, Cooper Union

Philosophy of Science 2001

March 25, 1975

  • Paul Feyerabend, University of California, Berkeley

The Intentions of Intentionality

April 1, 1975

  • Jaakko Hintikka, Academy of Finland, Helsinki and Stanford University

Objectivity in Social Science

April 8, 1975

  • Paul Diesing, SUNY, Buffalo

    Commentator: Alasdair Macintyre, Boston University

Truth, Fallibility and the Growth of Knowledge

April 22, 1975

  • Isaac Levy, Columbia University

    Commentators: Avishai Margolit, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Harvard University; Israel Scheffler, Harvard University

Philosophical Interpretations of the Principle of Relativity

April 29, 1975

  • M. A. Tonnelat,  Institut Henri Poincaré

    Commentator: Garald Holton, Harvard University

Philosophy of Science as History of Science

May 6, 1975

  • Marx W. Wartofsky,  Boston University

    Commentator: Robert S. Cohen