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Series I. Correspondence, 1958-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains both letters from the professional correspondence that Shimony maintained as a philosopher of science and as a physicist and as well contains some related semi-professional correspondence; there are some letters to the editors of popular scientific journals. The most important correspondents in the professional section are Rudolf Carnap and Eugene Wigner.

Subseries 1. Professional Correspondence - Scientific Topics, 1958-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

The correspondence in this sub-series is professional corresondence to physicists and philosophers working on problems of interest to Shimony. Rudolf Carnap is among the correspondents.


Box 1
Folder 1 Baublitz, Milard - Correspondence on Bohmian Mechanics, 1995
Folder 2 Bell, John - Obituary of, and Related Correspondence, 1990-1991
Folder 3 Carnap, Rudolf - Correspondence, 1969
Folder 4 Clauser, John F. - Correspondence, 1971-1972
Folder 4 B Clauser, John F. - Correspondence, 1971-1972
Folder 5 Cushing, James T. - Correspondence on Bohmian Mechanics, 1995
Folder 5 B Cushing, James T. - Correspondence on Bohmian Mechanics, 1995
Folder 6 Goldstein, Shelly - Correspondence on Bohmian Mechanics, 1995
Folder 6 B Goldstein, Shelly - Correspondence on Bohmian Mechanics, 1995
Folder 7 Wigner, Eugene P. - Correspondence, 1958-1976
Folder 7 B Wigner, Eugene P. - Correspondence, 1958-1976

Subseries 2. Professional Correspondence - Other Topics, 1960-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

The material in this sub-series consists primarily of letters to editors of scientific journals or popular magazines on technical or semi-technical matters of philosophy of physics.


Box 1
Folder 8 Ilchman, Warren F. - Letter to Shimony, 4/28/1975
Folder 9 Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe against the idea that Communism is Monolithic, 1981
Folder 10 Letter to "Physics Today" in reply to John Ziman's review of "Seach for a Naturalistic World View", 1994-1995
Folder 11 Palmer, Douglas - Letter from Shimony, 5/25/1976
Folder 12 Letter to Richard Healey concerning his review of Shimony's article "Search for a Naturalistic World View", 2000
Folder 13 Letter To Michael Kelly, managing editor of the "Journal of Philosophy", 2000