By Wesley C. Salmon (auth.), James H. Fetzer (eds.)
The contributions to this specified assortment trouble concerns and difficulties mentioned in or regarding the paintings of Wesley C. Salmon. Salmon has lengthy been famous for his very important paintings within the philosophy of technology, which has incorporated examine at the interpretation of chance, the character of clarification, the nature of reasoning, the justification of induction, the constitution of space/time and the paradoxes of Zeno, to say just some of the main well-known. in the course of a time of accelerating preoccupation with historic and sociological methods to lower than status technology (which symbolize medical advancements as if they can be safely analysed from the point of view of political pursuits, even mistaking the phenomena of conversion for the rational appraisal of medical theories), Salmon has remained stead fastly dedicated to separating and justifying these normative criteria distinguishing technological know-how from non-science - specifically throughout the vindi cation of basic rules of clinical technique and the validation of particular examples of clinical theories - with out which technological know-how itself can't be (even remotely) properly understood. during this appreciate, Salmon exemplifies and strengthens a ideal tradi tion whose so much awesome representatives comprise Hans Reichenbach, Rudolf Carnap and Carl G. Hempel, all of whom exerted a profound impression upon his personal development.
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