Peter Achinstein


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in New York City, New York, The United States
June 30, 1935

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Peter Achinstein is an American philosopher of science. He is the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein University Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University, director of the Yeshiva Center for History and Philosophy of Science, and a professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Achinstein received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard with a dissertation on Carnap's theory of probability. It was the German philosopher Carl G. Hempel, in a visit to Harvard in 1953–4 (replacing W.V. Quine who was on leave), that motivated him to pursue Philosophy of Science. Upon getting a Harvard Traveling Fellowship, Achinstein spent a year in Oxford in 1959 working under the guidance of P. F. Strawson. In Oxford he attended seminars and lectures delivered by Gil
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Average rating: 3.85 · 26 ratings · 2 reviews · 18 distinct works
The Book of Evidence

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Science Rules: A Historical...

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Evidence and Method: Scient...

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Scientific Evidence: Philos...

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Scientific Methods: Concept...

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The Concept Of Evidence

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The Nature Of Explanation

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Speculation: Within and Abo...

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Evidence, Explanation, and ...

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Particles And Waves: Histor...

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