Dr. Melbourne G. Evans (About)
World Science Database Profile
(Died: May 11, 2001)
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Interests: Philosophy of Science, History of Science, Motion, Aristotle Age: 89
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Melbourne Griffith Evans earned his BA from Reed College in 1937 and his MA (1940) and Ph.D. (1948) from the University of California, Berkeley. He began his career as an instructor at Syracuse University, New York, but in 1955 came to the University of New Mexico, where he remained until his retirement in 1977. An opponent of Einstein's theories on philosophical grounds, Evans wrote on Aristotilian physics and fundamental concepts of space, time, and motion.
- "Aristotle, Newton, and the Theory of Continuous Magnitude", Journal of the History of Ideas, V16, N4, pp. 548-557 (Oct 1955).
- "Causality and Explanation in the Logic of Aristotle", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, V19, N4, pp. 466-485 (Jun 1959).
- "The Relativity of Simultaneity: A Critical Analysis", Dialectica (Switzerland), V16, pp. 61-82, 299-300 (1962).
- "Dogmatism in Contemporary Physics", New Mexico Philosophical Society, Second Annual Meeting.
- "On the Falsity of the Fitzgerald-Lorentz Contraction Hypothesis", Philosophy of Science, V36, pp. 354-362 (1969).
- "Aristotle, Newton, and the Theory of Continuous Magnitude", pp. 433-442 in Roots of Scientific Thought, P. Wiener, ed. (1984).