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Subseries 3. General Lecture Notes, 1935-1992

Scope and Content Notes:

Hempel’s writings and recollections about the Vienna Circle are part of this subseries, compiled in five folders titled "Empiricism Berlin and Vienna." Hempel apparently gathered this material in preparation for various lectures and talks on the Vienna Circle. However, no original documents from the Berlin Circle are included here. The only items of that period are letters to Albrecht Becker-Freyseng reporting about his studies and impressions of the Vienna Circle while studying in Vienna during the winter semester of 1929-1930 and comparing the Berlin and Viennese academic environments. Additional correspondence with Albrecht Becker-Freyseng can be found in the correspondence series.


Box 54
Folder 1 "Scientific Philosophy": WIND Radio Talk, Chicago, 1939
Folder 2 "The Legacy of Logical Positivism for the Philosophy of Science," Johns Hopkins University; Literature on Behaviorism, Neurath, Philosophy of Social Sciences, 1965-1967
Folder 3 "On Thearetical Terms and Theoretical Entities," NY Philosophy Club, 1966, and 1967 Seminar Notes on the Existence of Theoretical Entities, 1966-1967
Folder 4 "On the Limits of Scientific Understanding," American Philosophical Society, 1967
Folder 5 "On the Limits of Scientific Understanding" (Xerox Copy), Hawaii, 1968
Folder 6 "On the Limits of Scientific Understanding," Hawaii Paper, Comments by D. Kaplan, 1968-1969
Folder 7 "The Problem of Application: The Logic of Theoretical Inference" and "Limitations of Deductionism," 1970-1980.
Folder 8 "Science Unlimited?" Matchette Lecture, Purdue, 1971
Folder 9 "Science Unlimited?" Machette Lecture, 1971 and Some Addenda. 1971-1976
Folder 10 "Are there Limits to Scientific Understanding?": Text, Lecture List, Notes, Addenda, Reprints, 1973-1980
Folder 11 "Analytic Empiricist Perspectives on Science in the Light of Recent Criticism," & Notes, 1973-1975
Folder 12 "Modes & Scopes of Scientific Understanding": Important Addenda & Supplements, incl. v. Wright; Empathy & Higham Quote, 1973-1977

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Folder 1 "Deskriptive & Normative Aspekte der Wissenschaftstheorie," Ms. Bielefeld Lecture, 1975
Folder 2 "Die Wissenschaftstheorie des analytischen Empirismus im Lichte zeitgenössischer Kritik," Philosophy Congress Göttingen, 1975-1976
Folder 3 "Die Wissenschaftstheorie des analytischen Empirismus im Lichte zeitgenössischer Kritik," Philosophy Congress Göttingen, 1975-1976
Folder 4 Notes by Hempel and Others on Rationality, Rational Reconstruction, Analytic vs. Pragmatist Approaches, 1975-1978
Folder 5 "Reflections on the Exploration of Actions," Northfield Noumenal Society, Carleton College, 1976
Folder 6 "Are there Limits to Scientific Understanding?" Lecture at Carleton College and University of Pittsburgh, 1976
Folder 7 Hempel’s Notes on "FATE" Discussion, University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Philosophy Club, 1976
Folder 8 "Certainty," Lecture Hameline University, 1976
Folder 9 "Scientific Rationality & Rational Reconstruction," & Related Correspondence, Chapel Hill Colloquium, 1976
Folder 10 Notes on Science & Rationality; Explication, 1976 and Undated
Folder 11 "Science & Rationality," Undated
Folder 12 "Scientific Rationality: Analytic vs. Pragmatic Perspectives," Ottawa ’77 Paper, 1977-1978
Folder 13 Mexico: 2nd National Conference of Philosophy, Monterrey: Papers by Hempel & Others, & Correspondence, 1977

Box 56
Folder 1 Workshop on Logic of Discovery and Diagnosis in Medicine October. 6, 7, 8, 1978. Hempel’s Comments and Notes, Related Correspondence, 1977-1980
Folder 2 "Science and Pseudo-Science," Notes for Talk in Ezra T. Olewmans Course of Same Title, 1978
Folder 3 "Scientific Rationality: Normative vs. Description Construals," John Dewey Lecture, University of Vermont, 1978
Folder 4 "Scientific Rationality: Normative vs. Description Construals," Oaxaca – John Dewey Lecture, October 1978
Folder 5 "Science & Rationality" and "Scientific Rationality" (revised), Kirchberg Lecture, 1978-1979
Folder 6 "Modes & Scope of Scientific Understanding," Wesleyan University, 1978-1979
Folder 7 "Notes on Rationality of Science," "Explication," "Epistemology Naturalized," 1978-1982
Folder 8 "Der Wiener Kreis: Eine persönliche Perspektive," Kirchberg Lecture, 1979
Folder 9 "On Explaining Human Behavior" University of Pittsburgh Colloquium, 1979
Folder 10 "Old & New Riddles of Induction," University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon Undergraduate Philosophy Club, 1979
Folder 11 "On Explaining Human Behavior," Symposium Paper University of Pittsburgh, 1979
Folder 12 "Turns in the Evolution of the Problem of Induction," Rudner Memorial Colloquium, 1979 and 1980
Folder 13 "Scientific Rationality and Rational Reconstruction," Boston Colloquium 1980, 1979-1980
Folder 14 "Induction, Valuation, and Rationality in Scientific Inquiry," & Comments by Milic Capek & Errol Harris, Lecture Carleton College, 1980

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Folder 1 "Induktion, Rationalität und Wertung in der wissenschaftlichen Forschung," Lecture Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1980
Folder 2 Symposium Nelson Goodman’s Ways of Worldmaking with Published Comments by Hempel, 1980
Folder 3 Notre Dame Lectures and Some Notes October. 6, 8, 10, 1980,
Folder 4 Notre Dame Lectures (Xerox Copy), October 1980
Folder 5 Workshop on the Literature of Deductivism, University of Pittsburgh, Program, November 1980
Folder 6 "Scientific Understanding in the Natural & Social Sciences," Notes on Shanghai Lecture, and 2 issues of Chinese Journal of Dialectics of Nature, 1981
Folder 7 "Logical Empiricism: Its Problems and Its Changes," Revised Text of China Lecture, 1981
Folder 8 "The Rationality of Science in Analytic-Empiricist and Pragmatist Perspective," China Lecture Beijing, and Revised Text for Publication in Dialectics of Nature, Undated
Folder 9 "Some Recent Controversies Concerning the Methodology of Science," Peking Lecture, English & Chinese Texts, 1981

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Folder 1 Il Simposio Internacional de Filosofia, Oaxaca, Mexico: Correspondence & Ms. of Papers Read, August 1981
Folder 2 "Reflections on Theorizing in the Social Sciences," University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics, November 1982
Folder 3 Vienna Lecture on Schlick and Neurath, Draft, 1982-1983
Folder 4 "Kuhn and Salmon on Rationality 2nd Theory Choice," Boston Paper, 1983
Folder 5 "Kuhn & Salmon on Rationality and Theory Choice," Typescript of Paper, unpublished, read at APA Meeting Boston, December 1983
Folder 6 "Methodology of Science: Descriptive and Prescriptive Facets," Tel Aviv University, 1984
Folder 7 Limits, Provisoes, Jerusalem Paper, Typescript Copies, 1984
Folder 8 Sackler Institute Lecture I & II, Tel Aviv, 1984
Folder 9 Memorial Notes on Ernest Nagel, 1985
Folder 10 "Science and Human Values," Kinsboro Community College, May 22, 1986
Folder 11 "Evidence & Truth in Science," Locarno 1986

Box 59
Folder 1 "Empiricism: Berlin & Vienna: Materials on the Vienna Circle," incl. letters by Hempel to Albrecht Becker and Hans Reichenbach, 1912-1991
Folder 2 "Empiricism: Berlin & Vienna: Materials on the Vienna Circle," incl. letters by Hempel to Albrecht Becker and Hans Reichenbach, 1912-1991
Folder 3 "Empiricism: Berlin & Vienna: Materials on the Vienna Circle," incl. letters by Hempel to Albrecht Becker and Hans Reichenbach, 1912-1991
Folder 4 "Empiricism: Berlin & Vienna: Materials on the Vienna Circle," incl. letters by Hempel to Albrecht Becker and Hans Reichenbach, 1912-1991
Folder 5 "Empiricism: Berlin & Vienna: Materials on the Vienna Circle," incl. letters by Hempel to Albrecht Becker and Hans Reichenbach, 1912-1991
Folder 6 "The Significance of the Concept of Truth for the Critical Appraisal of Scientific Theories," Lecture at Rome Conference ‘La verità nella scienza’, October. 13-14, 1989 & Correspondene with Erspamer, 1988-1990
Folder 7 "Some Thoughts on Achievement," University of Pittsburgh Lecture, 1989
Folder 8 "Reflections about the Empiricist Groups in Berlin and Vienna, ca. 1925-1936," Informal Talk to Princeton Graduate Students, Winter 1989-1990
Folder 9 "The Significance of the Concept of Truth for the Critical Appraisal of Scientific Theories," Ms. and Related Comments by Peter Railton, 1990

Box 60
Folder 1 Kuhn Conference, MIT, Notes of Hempel’s Remarks, Kuhn’s PSA Presidential Address, Papers by Others, Correspondence, 1990-1992
Folder 2 "Evidence and Truth in Scientific Inquiry," undated
Folder 3 "The Irrelevance of the Concept of Truth for the Critical Appraisal of Scientific Claims," undated
Folder 4 Lecture Announcements, Posters, and Programs, 1935-1975