The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism

Thomas Uebel (Editor) Alan Richardson (Editor)
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Description

If there is a movement or school that epitomizes analytic philosophy in the middle of the twentieth century, it is logical empiricism. Logical empiricists created a scientifically and technically informed philosophy of science, established mathematical logic as a topic in and tool for philosophy, and initiated the project of formal semantics. Accounts of analytic philosophy written in the middle of the twentieth century gave logical empiricism a central place in the project. The second wave of interpretative accounts was constructed to show how philosophy should progress, or had progressed, beyond logical empiricism. The essays survey the formative stages of logical empiricism in central Europe and its acculturation in North America, discussing its main topics, and achievements and failures, in different areas of philosophy of science, and assessing its influence on philosophy, past, present, and future.

Product Details

Price
$34.99  $32.19
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
August 11, 2007
Pages
446
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.1 X 8.9 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780521796286

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About the Author

Thomas E. Uebel is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester.
Alan Richardson is Professor of English at Boston College.