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Series VI. Library, 1958-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

The material here consists of published materials, mostly by other authors, that were retained by Shimony. Often they are annotated. There are dissertations for his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton and in Philosophy from Yale and his M.A. from the University of Chicago.

Subseries 1. Dissertations

Scope and Content Notes:

The materials in this sub-series consist of Shimony's dissertations and his thesis for his M.A. and for his two Ph.D.s


Box 5
Folder 13 "A Theory of Confirmation," A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Yale University in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1953
Folder 14 "Regression and Response in Thermodynamic Systems," A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of Princeton University in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1962
Folder 15 "Whitehead's Theory of Linguistic Symbolism," A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Division of the Humanities of the University of Chicago in Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Philosophy, 1950

Subseries 2. Books, 1960-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

This sub-series contains copies of Search for a Naturalistic World View vol.s 1 and 2.


Box 6
Item 1 Search for a Naturalistic World View, Vol. 1, 1993
Item 2 Search for a Naturalistic World View, Vol. 2,

Subseries 3. Books/ Journals edited by Others

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains books and journal volumes edited by others and retained by Shimony - usually they are annotated.


Box 6
Item 3 Annales de La Fondation Loiuis de Broglie, 2001
Item 4 First Considerations, 1977
Item 5 Induction, Probablility, and Confirmation, 1975
Item 6 Journal de Physique, "Les Implications Conceptuelles de la Physique Quantique", 1981
Item 7 L'Induzione e l'Ordine dell'Universo, 1978
Item 8 Louis de Broglie Que Nous Avons Connu, 1988

Box 7
Item 1 Nature & Function of Scientific Theories, 1970
Item 2 New Techniques an Ideas in Quantum Measurement Theory, 1986
Item 3 Philosophy of Paul Weiss, 1995
Item 4 Philosophy of Science, 2000
Item 5 Physics as Natural Philosophy, 1982
Item 6 Quantum Measurement Beyond Paradox, 1998
Item 7 Science, Understanding, and Justice, 2006
Folder 9 "75 Reasons to become a Scientist," American Scientist, 1988