The validation of scientific theories / edited, with an introduction, by Philipp G. Frank.
- New York : Collier Books, 1961, ©1956.
- Collier books ; AS101
x, 220 pages ; 22 cm
- Science -- Philosophy.
Science -- Philosophy.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- Introduction / Philipp G. Frank
Ch. 1. Acceptance of scientific theories
The variety of reasons for the acceptance of scientific theories / Philipp G. Frank
A pragmatic theory of induction / C. West Churchman
Value judgments in the acceptance of theories / Richard Rudner
Influence of political creeds on the acceptance of theories / Barrington Moore, Jr.
Ch. 2. The present state of operationalism
Interpretations and misinterpretations of operationalism / Henry Margenau
Sense and nonsense in operationism / Gustav Bergmann
A logical appraisal of operationism / Carl G. Hempel
Operationalism in physics / R.B. Lindsay
The present state of operationalism / P.W. Bridgman
Beyond operationalism / Raymond J. Seeger
Operationism and relativity / Adolf Grünbaum
Ch. 3. Freud's psychoanalytic theory
Confirmation of psychoanalytic theories / Else Frenkel-Brunswik
Critique of psychoanalytic concepts and theories / B.F. Skinner
The scientific status of psychoanalysis / Jerome Richfield
Notes on the discussion between E. Frenkel-Brunswik and B.F. Skinner / Michael Scriven
Ch. 4. Organism and machine
Direction of processes in living systems / Wolfgang Köhler
Is the concept of an organism as a machine a useful one? / N. Rashevsky
of sinful man aspiring into the place of God / Warren S. McCulloch
Ch. 5. Science as a social and historical phenomenon
Science during the French Revolution / Henry Guerlac
Influence of philosophic trends on the formulation of scientific theories / Alexandre Koyré
The dual role of the Zeitgeist in scientific creativity / Edward G. Boring
Alternative interpretations of the history of science / Robert S. Cohen.
- "Copyright ©1954, 1955, 1956 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. First Collier Books Edition 1961"--verso of title page.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Copy gifted by Dr. Mark B. Adams in 2018.
Kislak Center Copy has some underlining.
- Penn Provenance:
- Adams, Mark B. (former owner) (autograph) (Adams copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Collier Books, publisher.
Mark B. Adams Emergence of Modern Science Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Frank, Philipp, 1884-1966. Validation of scientific theories.
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