Entropy Change and Arbitrariness of the Partitioning of Phase Space. The Philosophical Status of Simultaneity by Slow Clock Transport in the Special Theory of Relativity. The E-mail message field is required. Critique of Einstein's Philosophy of Geometry. Purported Disproofs of Hypotheses in Biology and Astronomy.
The Controversy Between Mechanism and Teleology. It was promptly recognized to be one of the few major works in the philosophy of the natural sciences of this generation. Salmon; A New Theory of Reduction in Physics, Erhard Scheibe; Analogy by Similarity in Hyper-Carnapian Inductive Logic, Brian Skyrms; Capacities and Invariance, James Woodward; Falsification, Rationality and the Duhem Problem - Gruenbaum Versus Bayes, John Worrall. Singly and Multiply Extended Manifolds. Rescher, containing the proceedings of the October, 1990 International Colloquium in Honor of Adolf Grünbaum, was published in 1993. He also provides an account of the 1687 of the physicist , as well as the work of other physicists such as , and that of the mathematician.
The Bearing of Retrodictability and Non-Predict-ability on the Compossibility of Explainability and Predictability. Empiricism and the Three-Dimensionality of Space. The wealth of issues covered by these sections indicate the range of Grunbaum's thought, and the high standard of the volume's papers is a fitting testimony to the eminence and quality of Grunbaum's own writings. Philosophical Problems of the Metric of Space and Time. Philosophical Problems of the Metric of Space and Time.
The Significance of Alternative Time Metrizations in Newtonian Mechanics and in the General Theory of Relativity. After rising through the ranks to an endowed chair at Lehigh University 1950—1960 , he was appointed Andrew Mellon Professor of Philosophy in 1960 at the , where he founded its leading Center for Philosophy of Science, of which he served as chairman. You should start right now! In part, this is so because Griinbaum has chosen a problem basic both to philosophy and to the natural sciences - the nature of space and time; and in part, this is so because he so admirably exemplifies that Aristotelian devotion to the intimate and mutual dependence of actual science and philosophical understanding. The Ontology of Empty Curved Metric Space in the Geometrodynamics of Clifford and Wheeler. This revised and enlarged second edition is a work in progress, in the tradition of reflective analysis of modern science of such figures as Ehrenfest and Reichenbach.
The Trivial Validity of the D-Thesis. In 1985, he delivered the Gifford Lectures in Scotland as well as the Werner Heisenberg Lecture to the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich. Can We Ascertain the Falsity of a Scientific Hypothesis?. Singly and Multiply Extended Manifolds. Has the General Theory of Relativity Repudiated Absolute Space?. In April 2003, he resigned from the Department of Philosophy there, while retaining his Mellon Chair and all of his other appointments.
Spatial and Temporal Congruence in Physics: A Critical Comparison of the Conceptions of Newton, Riemann, Poincare, Eddington, Bridgman, Russell, and Whitehead. His views were expressed in his 1984 The Foundations of Psychoanalysis: A Philosophical Critique. It was an agenda with a pronounced point of view: a firm empiricism combined with a rigorous understanding of contemporary space-time physics. The Asymmetry of Retrodictability and Predictability, the Compossibility of Explanation of the Past and Prediction of the Future, and Mechanism vs. The Conditions of Retrodictability and Non-Predictability.
An Appraisal of Duhem's Account of the Falsifiability of Isolated Empirical Hypotheses in Its Bearing on Einstein's Conception of the Interdependence of Geometry and Physics. It was promptly recognized to be one of the few major works in the philosophy of the natural sciences of this generation. Grünbaum inspired and encouraged dozens of students in his more than 60-year career, serving on many dissertation committees and notably supervising the PhD dissertations of Alberto Coffa, Philip Quinn, and Bas van Fraassen. He has contributed nearly 400 articles to anthologies and to philosophical and scientific periodicals. The Trivial Validity of the D-Thesis. Space, Time and Falsifiability First Installment.
Do the Roles of Human Decision and Ignorance Impugn the Physical Significance of the Entropy Statistics for the Class U?. Spatial and Temporal Congruence in Physics: A Critical Comparison of the Conceptions of Newton, Riemann, Poincare, Eddington, Bridgman, Russell, and Whitehead. Laudan 1983, 1992 ; 2 Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds: Essays on the Philosophy of Adolf Grünbaum, ed. In publishing this work among the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, we hope to contribute to and encourage that broad tradition of natural philosophy which is marked by the close collaboration of philoso phers and scientists. In 2003, Grünbaum became Primary Research Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy Science. Peirce Society, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the Metaphysical Society of America. Is There a Thermodynamic Basis for the Anisotropy of Time?.