Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds

Essays on the Philosophy of Adolf Grünbaum

This is a collection of 24 papers organized into five main sections: space, time, and cosmology; scientific rationality and methodology; philosophy of psychiatry; freedom and determinism; science and religion; and moral problems. 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.
Canadian Philosophical Reviews

The inaugural volume of the series, devoted to the work of philosopher Adolf Grunbaum, encompasses the philosophical problems of space, time, and cosmology, the nature of scientific methodology, and the foundations of psychoanalysis.

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John Earman

John Earman is University Professor in the History and Philosopy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous books including: Hume’s Abject Failure: The Argument Against Miracles; World Enough and Space-time: Absolute vs. Relational Theories of Space and Time; Bayes or Bust: A Critical Examination of Bayesian Confirmation Theory; Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes.

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Allen Janis

Allen I. Janis is professor emeritus in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Allen Janis
Gerald J. Massey

Gerald J. Massey is Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. From 1988 to 1997 he was director of the University of Pittsburgh’s renowned Center for Philosophy of Science. For the past several years he has been investigating the philosophical implications of the sciences of animals in an effort to create a new field that he calls philosophical ethology. In 1997, German President Roman Herzog conferred on him the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) for his contributions to German-American Philosophy.

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Nicholas Rescher

Nicholas Rescher is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh and co-chairman of the Center for Philosophy of Science. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has served as president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, the Leibniz Society of North America, the Charles S. Peirce Society, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the Metaphysical Society of America. Rescher is the author or editor of more than one hundred books, including Ignorance (On the Wider Implications of Deficient Knowledge), Philosophical Inquiries: An Introduction to Problems of Philosophy, and A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes.

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