The Inference That Makes Science

The Inference That Makes Science

The Inference That Makes Science

The Inference That Makes Science

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The Wisconsin-Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the National Honor Society for Philosophy at Marquette University, each year invites a scholar to deliver a lecture in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The 1992Aquinas Lecture, The Inference That Makes Science, was delivered in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium on Sunday, March 1, 1992, by Ernan McMullin, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where he holds the John Cardinal O'Hara Chair of Philosophy and is Director of the Program in History and Philosophy of Science.

Professor McMullin earned a B.Sc. in Physics and a B.D. in theology at Maynooth College, Ireland. He held a fellowship in theoretical physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in 1949-1950 and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Louvain. He began teaching at Notre Dame in 1954 and became full professor in 1967. He has been visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, the University of Cape Town, and at the University of California, Los Angeles.

His books include The Concept of Matter (1963), Galileo, Man of Science (1967), Newton on Matter and Activity (1978), The Concept of Matter in Modern Philosophy (1978), Death and Decision (1978), Evolution and Creation (1985), Con struction and Constraint: The Shaping of Scientific Rationality . . .

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