Wesley C. Salmon
Wesley C. Salmon (b. August 9, 1925, † 22 April 2001) was an American philosopher, especially the problems of metaphysics, logic, and philosophy of science devoted himself. On questions of causality, he made major contributions.
Salmon taught at Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Pittsburgh. His PhD in philosophy he gained under Hans Reichenbach. He died in a car accident.
- The Status of Prior Probabilities in Statistical Explanation in Philosophy of Science, Volume 32, No. 2 (Apr., 1965), pp. 137-146.
- Logic, Englewood Cliffs, second edition, 1973; German edition: logic, Reclam, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-15-007996-9
- Causality Without Counterfactuals in Philosophy of Science, Volume 61, No. 2 (Jun., 1994), pp. 297-312.
- Causality and Explanation, Oxford University Press, 1998.
- The Spirit of Logical Empiricism: Carl G. Hempel's Role in Twentieth - Century Philosophy of Science in Philosophy of Science, Volume 66, No. 3 (Sep., 1999), pp. 333-350.