Scientific Explanation, Space, and Time

Scientific Explanation, Space, and Time

Scientific Explanation, Space, and Time

Scientific Explanation, Space, and Time

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The contents of this third volume of Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science include much that is relevant for a general logic and methodology of the empirical sciences. There is considerable emphasis, however, on the philosophy of the physical sciences. The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, after devoting several years to the foundations of psychology, has shifted its attention to the philosophy of physics. This does not mean that we have abandoned our interest in psychology, or that work in that area has been terminated. Very likely, we shall return to it full force at a later date. In the meantime a large number of articles published elsewhere represent our continuing endeavors in the philosophy of psychology and other areas. Even in the present volume there are contributions, such as those by C. G. Hempel, M. Scriven, M. Brodbeck, W. W. Rozeboom, and W. Sellars, which, in varying degrees, are relevant also for the philosophy of psychology and the philosophy of history.

As in the preceding volumes of our series, almost all contributions have either resulted from, or been modified by, intensive discussions held at Center conferences of varying duration at various times. Also, as before . . .

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