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Title: Wesley C. Salmon Papers
Collection Number: ASP.2003.01
Creator: Salmon, Wesley C.

Collection Dates: Bulk, 1963-2001
Collection Dates: 1950-2003
Extent: 43.0 linear feet (71 document cases)

Language: English

Abstract:
Wesley C. Salmon was an historian and philosopher of science who made major contributions to current ideas of scientific explanation, causation, and the nature of induction and probability among other areas of philosophy of science. Salmon was a professor at several major institutions including Indiana University, the University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh. The materials in his collection include personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, working papers, lecture notes and their ancillary materials, versions of professional talks, and documentation from his work in professional organizations. There are also documents relating to his role in academic administration. Further, there are teaching materials and memorabilia. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available electronically within the finding aid.