Archives: 1980-1981

Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science
21st Annual Program

Syntax and Semantics in Probability

September 23, 1980

  • Gian-Carlo, M. I. T

    Commentator: Abner Shimony, Boston University

Structure and Reduction in Genetics and in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology

September 30, 1980

  • Aristid Lindenmayer, University of Utrecht, Holland

    Commentator: John Beatty, Harvard University

Randomness, Information and the Algorithmic Approach to the Foundations of Probability Theory

October 7, 1980

  • Leonid Levin, Boston University

    Commentator: Rohit Parikh, Boston University

    Choice, Chance, and Credence

    October 14, 1980

    • Richard Jeffrey, Princeton University

      Commentator: Paul Horwich, M.I.T.

    Atomism Versus Structuralism in Behavioral Science

    October 21, 1980

    • Alex Kozulin, Boston University Center for the Philosophy and History of Science

      Commentator: E. Martin Schotz, M.D.

    The Search for Cosmic Phenomena

    October 28, 1980

    • Martin Harwit, Cornell University

      Commentator: George Field, Harvard University

    Non-Euclidean Geometry and the Phenomenology of the Spirit

    November 4, 1980

    • Imre Toth, University of Regensburg and Princeton University

      Commentators: John J. Stachel, Boston University and Princeton University; Joseph Agassi, Boston University

    Transcending Limitations in the History of Science and Technology

    November 11, 1980

    • Hermann Ley, Humboldt University, Berlin, GDR

      Commentator: Marx W. Wartofsky, Boston University

    Phrenology and Neurolinguistics: Reflections of the Aphasias and Cognitive Capacities

    November 18, 1980

    • Mary-Louise Kean, University of California, Irvine

      Commentator: Norman Geschwind, Harvard Medical School

    The Philosophical Interest of Alternative Logics

    November 25, 1980

    • Hilary Putnam, Harvard University

      Commentator: Rohit Parikh, Boston University

    The Use and Abuse of “Totalitarianism”

    December 2, 1980

    • Elizabeth Young Bruehl, Wesleyan University

      Commentator: Alasdair MacIntyre, Boston University

    Quantifiers, Terms, and Classes

    December 9, 1980

    • Willard van Orman Quine, Harvard University

      Commentators Richard Martin, Northwestern University and Boston University

    Empiricism and the Philosophy of Science; Or N Dogmas of Empiricism

    December 11, 1980

    • Marjorie Grene, Yale University

    The Social Basis of Scientific Theory and Practice

    January 13, 1981

    • Marcello Cini, University of Rome

      Commentator: Everett Mendelsohn, Harvard University

    The Sign–Theory of Perception and Thought: From Chtysippus Through Helmholtz to Pierce and Dewey

    January 20, 1981

    • Jeffrey Barnouw, Boston University

      Commentator: Richard Martin

    Theoretical Problems of Cognitive Science: The Limiting Duality of Behaviorism and Mentalism

    January 27, 1981

    • Jeffrey Coulter, Boston University

      Commentator: Daniel Dennett, Tufts University

    The Hierarchal Structure of Evolutionary Theory

    February 10, 1981

    • Stephen Gould, Harvard University

      Commentators: R.V. Dusek, University of New Hampshire; Diana Long Hall, Boston University

      Practical–Social Rationality in Marx: A Dialectical Critique

      February 17, 1981

      • Gyorgy Markus, University of Sydney and Boston University Center for the Philosophy and History of Science

        Commentators: Marx W. Wartofsky, Boston University; Seyla Benhabib, Boston University

      Which Came First: The Universe or the Laws of Physics?

      February 24, 1981

      • Kenneth Brecher, Boston University

        Commentator: Philip Morrison, M.I.T.

      Human Languages Are Not Codes

      March 17, 1981

      • Rita Nolan, SUNY at Stony Brook

        Commentator: Anthony Leeds, Boston University

      Logics of Action

      March 24, 1981

      • Rohit Parikh, Boston University

        Commentator: Judson Webb, Boston University

      The Electromagnetic Asymmetries and the Origins of the Special Theory of Relativity

      March 31, 1981

      • Clark Glymour, University of Pittsburgh

        Commentator: Arthur I. Miller, University of Lowell and Harvard University

      Not a Logic of Discovery But a Rationale of Theory Construction: The Case of the Theory of the Gene

      April 14, 1981

      • Lindley Darden, University of Maryland

        Commentators: John Beatty, Harvard University

      Can Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory Be Cogently Tested on the Couch?

      April 21, 1981

      • Adolf Grunbaum, University of Pittsburg

        Commentator: Richard Sens, Boston Psychanalytic Institute and Boston University

      Rules, Examples, and Constructions: Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics 200 Years Later

      April 28, 1981

      • Robert Butts, University of Western Ontario

        Commentator: Judson Webb, Boston University

      Fundamental Principles for a Theory of Consciousness

      May 5, 1981

      • Nini Praetorius, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

        Commentator: Sigmund Koch, Boston University

      Meaning and the Empirical Sciences

      May 12, 1981

      • Dudley Shapere, University of Maryland and Princeton University

        Commentator: Spyros Sakellariadis, Boston University