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Suppes, Patrick was born on March 17, 1922 in Tulsa. Son of George Biddle and Ann (Costello) Suppes.
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This work is a contribution to the philosophy and psychology of language. The first part develops the author's theory of congruence of meaning which is a generalization of the standard notion of synonomy. The book then presents a number of empirical studies of the syntax and semantics of children's language and develops the author's variable-free semantics, which is meant to express the semantic structure of ordinary language in a more natural way than does first-order logic. The last section of the book is devoted to a number of studies by the author and his colleagues on language interaction with robots, the last study being concerned with robotic machine learning of natural language.
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The thirty-one papers collected in this volume represent most of the arti cles that I have published in the philosophy of science and related founda tional areas of science since 1970. The present volume is a natural succes sor to Studies in the Methodology and Foundations of Science, a collection of my articles published in 1969 by Reidel (now a part of Kluwer). The articles are arranged under five main headings. Part I contains six articles on general methodology. The topics range from formal methods to the plurality of science. Part II contains six articles on causality and explanation. The emphasis is almost entirely on probabilistic approaches. Part III contains six articles on probability and measurement. The impor tance of representation theorems for both probability and measurement is stressed. Part IV contains five articles on the foundations of physics. The first three articles are concerned with action at a distance and space and time, the last two with quantum mechanics. Part V contains eight articles on the foundations of psychology. This is the longest part and the articles reflect my continuing strong interest in the nature of learning and perception. Within each part the articles are arranged chronologically. I turn now to a more detailed overview of the content. The first article of Part I concerns the role of formal methods in the philosophy of science. Here I discuss what is the new role for formal methods now that the imperialism of logical positivism has disappeared.
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The thirty-one papers collected in this volume represent most of the arti cles that I have published in the philosophy of science and related founda tional areas of science since 1970. The present volume is a natural succes sor to Studies in the Methodology and Foundations of Science, a collection of my articles published in 1969 by Reidel (now a part of Kluwer). The articles are arranged under five main headings. Part I contains six articles on general methodology. The topics range from formal methods to the plurality of science. Part II contains six articles on causality and explanation. The emphasis is almost entirely on probabilistic approaches. Part III contains six articles on probability and measurement. The impor tance of representation theorems for both probability and measurement is stressed. Part IV contains five articles on the foundations of physics. The first three articles are concerned with action at a distance and space and time, the last two with quantum mechanics. Part V contains eight articles on the foundations of psychology. This is the longest part and the articles reflect my continuing strong interest in the nature of learning and perception. Within each part the articles are arranged chronologically. I turn now to a more detailed overview of the content. The first article of Part I concerns the role of formal methods in the philosophy of science. Here I discuss what is the new role for formal methods now that the imperialism of logical positivism has disappeared.
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A fundamental reason for using formal methods in the philosophy of science is the desirability of having a fixed frame of reference that may be used to organize the variety of doctrines at hand. This book--Patrick Suppes's major work, and the result of several decades of research--examines how set-theoretical methods provide such a framework, covering issues of axiomatic method, representation, invariance, probability, mechanics, and language, including research on brain-wave representations of words and sentences. This is a groundbreaking, essential text from a distinguished philosopher.
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This is an important collection of essays on dealing with the foundations of probability that will be of value to philosophers of science, mathematicians, statisticians, psychologists and educationalists. The collection falls into three parts: Part I comprises five essays on the axiomatic foundations of probability. Part II contains seven articles on probabilistic causality and quantum mechanics, with an emphasis on the existence of hidden variables. The third part consists of a single extended essay applying probabilistic theories of learning to practical questions of education: it incorporates extensive data analysis.
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Suppes, Patrick was born on March 17, 1922 in Tulsa. Son of George Biddle and Ann (Costello) Suppes.
Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy (Wendell T. Bush fellow), Columbia University, 1950. Doctor of Laws, University Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1979.
Doctor honoris causa (honorary), University Rene Descartes, Paris, 1982. Doctor honoris causa (honorary), University Regensburg, Germany, 1999. Doctor honoris causa (honorary), University Bologna, Italy, 1999.
Professor, of Phil., Statistics Education and Psychology, Director Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences since 1959. President Computer Curriculum Corporation 1967-1990. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association.
President 1973-1977), American Academy, of Arts and Sciences since 1968, Finnish Academy, of Science and Letters since 1974, N. A.S. since 1978. Correspondent; professional.
(This is an important collection of essays on dealing with...)
( A fundamental reason for using formal methods in the ph...)
(The thirty-one papers collected in this volume represent ...)
(The thirty-one papers collected in this volume represent ...)
(Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley...)
(Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley...)
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( This clear and well-developed approach to axiomatic set...)
(The twenty-three papers collected in tbis volume represen...)
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Author: Introduction to Logic, 1957, Axiomatic Set Theory, 1960, Sets and Numbers, books 1-6, 1966, Studies in the Methodology and Foundations of Science, 1969, A Probabilistic Theory of Causality, 1970, Logique du Probable, 1981, Probabilistic Metaphysics, 1984, Estudios de Filosofia y Metodologí de la Ciencia, 1988, Language for Humans and Robots, 1991, Models and Methods in the Philosophy of Science, 1993, Representation and Invariance of Scientific Structures, 2002. Author: (with Davidson and Siegel) Decision Making, 1957. Author: (with Richard C. Atkinson) Markov Learning Models for Multiperson Interactions, 1960.Author: (with Shirley Hill) First Course in Mathematical Logic, 1964. Author: (with Edward J. Crothers) Experiments on Second-Language Learning, 1967. Author: (with Max Jerman and Dow Brian) Computer-assisted Instruction, 1965-1966, Stanford Arithmetic Program, 1968.Author: (with D. Krantz, R.D. Luce and A. Tversky) Foundations of Measurement, Volume 1, 1971, Volume 2, 1989, Volume 3, 1990. Author: (with M. Morningstar) Computer-Assisted Instruction at Stanford, 1966-1968, 1972. Author: (with B. Searle and J. Friend) The Radio Mathematics Project: Nicaragua, 1974-1975, 1976.Author: (with Colleen Crangle) Language and Learning for Robots, 1994. Author: (with Mario Zanotti) Foundations of Probability with Applications, 1996.
Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Fellow: American Psychological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Computing Machinery, American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member: National Academy of Sciences, Chilean Academy of Sciences, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters (foreign), Russian Academy Education, American Educational Research Association (president 1973-1974), International Union History and Philosophy of Science (president division logic, methodology and philosophy of science 1975-1979), Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, International Institute Philosophy, Croatian Academy of Sciences (correspondent), Brazilian Academy Philosophy (correspondent), National Academy Education (president 1973-1977), Academy International de Philosophie des Sciences (titular), American Mathematics Society, Association Symbolic Logic, American Philosophical Society, American Philosophical Association, Mathematics Association American, Sigma Xi.
Married Joan Farmer, April 16, 1946 (divorced 1970). Children: Patricia, Deborah, John Biddle. Married Joan Sieber, March 29, 1970 (divorced 1973).
Married Christine Johnson, May 26, 1979. Children: Alexandra Christine, Michael Patrick.