Re: [asa] HPSS - Survey of Views

From: Jim Armstrong <jarmstro@qwest.net>
Date: Thu Apr 03 2008 - 11:29:34 EDT

Dave Siemens is one of those philosopher critters. JimA

Ted Davis wrote:

>Gregory,
>
>I (for one) have a strong but limited interest in philosophy of
>science--strong, in that I have always liked reading some of the clearer and
>better philosophers of science, but limited, in that I rarely can justify
>not reading some other things in order to read more philosophy of science.
>I took a grad course in POS from a Lakatos student who also knew Popper, so
>I'm familiar with them. And everyone in my field knows Kuhn, whose works
>I've used in my own courses from time to time. Never read any
>Feyerabend--he (like Polanyi) was on the Index at my grad program, so to
>speak, despite his obvious influence on Kuhn who was not similarly ignored.
>
>The ASA list rarely talks about any of those guys, but many articles in our
>journal (PSCF) do talk about them, sometimes even in a professional
>philosophical way. You might try browsing our web site for some examples.
>You can search for key words in past issues.
>
>There are a few philosophers in the ASA, but (perhaps I'm failing to think
>of someone) I don't think there are on this list presently. Sometimes
>people think of me as a philosopher, but that's a bad mistake.
>
>Ted
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