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.

Works (selection)

  • 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.