Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Operationalism" by Hasok Chang

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  • Allen, Harold J. 1980. “P. W. Bridgman and B. F. Skinner on Private Experience”, Behaviorism 8: 15–29. (Scholar)
  • Boring, Edwin G., et al. 1945. “Symposium on Operationism”, The Psychological Review 52: 241–294. Authors in this symposium include Edwin G. Boring, P. W. Bridgman, Herbert Feigl, Harold E. Israel, and B. F. Skinner. For simplicity I have given “Boring 1945” as the citation in referring to the papers in this symposium, with the author of the individual article clearly indicated in the text in each case. (Scholar)
  • Bridgman, Percy Williams. 1927. The Logic of Modern Physics. New York: Macmillan. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1929. “The New Vision of Science”, Harper's 158: 443–454. Also reprinted in Bridgman 1955, pp. 81–103. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1936. The Nature of Physical Theory. New York: Dover. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1938. “Operational Analysis”, Philosophy of Science 5: 114–131. Also reprinted in Bridgman 1955, pp. 1–26. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1941. The Nature of Thermodynamics. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1949. “Einstein's Theories and the Operational Point of View”, in P. A. Schilpp, ed., Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist (La Salle, Illinois: Open Court), 333-354. Also reprinted in Bridgman 1955, pp. 309–337. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1952. The Nature of Some of Our Physical Concepts. New York: Philosophical Library. Reprinted from the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1 (1950): 257–272; 2 (1951): 25–44, 142–160. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1955. Reflections of a Physicist. New York: Philosophical Library. This collection of essays was originally published in 1950; the 1955 edition includes some additional papers. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1958. “Quo Vadis”, in Gerald Holton, ed., Science and the Modern Mind (Boston: Beacon Press), 83–91. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1959a. The Way Things Are. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1959b. “P. W. Bridgman's ‘The Logic of Modern Physics’ after Thirty Years”, Daedalus 88: 518–526. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1962. A Sophisticate's Primer on Relativity. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press. (Scholar)
  • Chang, Hasok. 2004. Inventing Temperature: Measurement and Scientific Progress. New York: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Dingle, Herbert. 1950. “A Theory of Measurement”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1: 5–26. (Scholar)
  • Feest, Uljana. 2005. “Operationism in Psychology: What the Debate Is About, What the Debate Should Be About”, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 41(2): 131–149. (Scholar)
  • Frank, Philipp G., ed. 1956. The Validation of Scientific Theories. Boston: Beacon Press; reprinted in 1961 by Collier Books, New York. Chapter 2 of this volume contains papers arising from the symposium on “The Present State of Operationalism” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston in December 1953, co-sponsored by the Institute for the Unity of Science and the Philosophy of Science Association. Authors in this symposium include Henry Margenau, Gustav Bergmann, Carl G. Hempel, R. B. Lindsay, P. W. Bridgman, Raymond J. Seeger, and Adolf Grünbaum. (Scholar)
  • Gillies, Donald A. 1972. “Operationalism”, Synthese 25: 1–24. (Scholar)
  • Grene, Marjorie. 1974. The Knower and the Known. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. (Scholar)
  • Hacking, Ian. 1983. Representing and Intervening. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Hardcastle, Gary L. 1995. “S. S. Stevens and the Origins of Operationism”, Philosophy of Science 62: 404–424. (Scholar)
  • Heisenberg, Werner. 1971. Physics and Beyond, trans. by A. J. Pomerans. London: George Allen & Unwin. (Scholar)
  • Hempel, Carl G. 1966. Philosophy of Natural Science. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. (Scholar)
  • Holton, Gerald. 1995a. “Percy W. Bridgman, Physicist and Philosopher”, in Einstein, History, and Other Passions (Woodbury, N.Y.: American Institute of Physics Press), pp. 221–227. (Scholar)
  • –––. 1995b. “On the Vienna Circle in Exile: An Eyewitness Report”, in W. DePauli-Schimanovich et al., eds., The Foundational Debate (Dordrecht: Kluwer), pp. 269–292. (Scholar)
  • –––. 2005. “B. F. Skinner, P. W. Bridgman, and the ‘Lost Years’,” in Victory and Vexation in Science (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press), pp. 65–80. (Scholar)
  • Horwich, Paul. 1998. Meaning. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Kemble, Edwin C., Francis Birch, and Gerald Holton. 1970. “Bridgman, Percy Williams”, The Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 2: 457–461. (Scholar)
  • Lindsay, R. B. 1937. “A Critique of Operationalism in Physics”, Philosophy of Science 4: 456–470. (Scholar)
  • Moyer, Albert E. 1991. “P. W. Bridgman's Operational Perspective on Physics”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 22: 237–258, 373–397. (Scholar)
  • Neurath, Otto. [1932–33] 1983. “Protocol Statements”, in Philosophical Papers 1913–1946, ed. and trans. by Robert S. Cohen and Marie Neurath (Dordrecht: Reidel), pp. 91–99.
  • Polanyi, Michael. 1958. Personal Knowledge. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • Popper, Karl R. 1972. The Logic of Scientific Discovery, 3rd ed. London: Hutchinson. (Scholar)
  • Schilpp, Paul Arthur. 1959. Albert Einstein: Philosopher–Scientist. New York: Harper & Brothers. Originally published in 1949 by the Library of Living Philosophers. (Scholar)
  • Schlick, Moritz. [1930] 1979. “On the Foundations of Knowledge”, in Philosophical Papers, vol. 2 (1925–1936), edited by H. L. Mulder and B. F. B. van de Velde-Schlick (Dordrecht: Reidel), pp. 370–387.
  • Walter, Maila. 1990. Science and Cultural Crisis: An Intellectual Biography of Percy Williams Bridgman (1882–1961). Stanford: Stanford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig. 1953. Philosophical Investigations, trans. by G. E. M. Anscombe. New York: Macmillan. (Scholar)

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