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Decline and Obsolescence of Logical Empiricism: Carnap vs. Quine and the Critics

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
The Analytic and the Synthetic: An Untenable Dualism 2
Two Dogmas of Empiricism 18
Analytic Sentences 43
On "Analytic" 54
Meaning Postulates 61
In Defense of a Dogma 71
Meaning and Synonymy in Natural Languages 90
Problems and Changes in the Empiricist Criterion of Meaning 107
The Methodological Character of Theoretical Concepts 130
Significance and Analyticity 169
A Note on Carnap's Meaning Criterion 177
On the Use of Hilbert's [epsilon]-Operator in Scientific Theories 184
Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology 193
The Ontological Status of Theoretical Entities 211
Philosophy of Science: A Personal Report 237
The Logic of Discovery 275
How To Be a Good Empiricist - A Plea for Tolerance in Matters Epistemological 293
Theoretical Analyticity 331
Yes, But ... Some Skeptical Remarks on Realism and Anti-Realism 349
Every Dogma Has Its Day 369
Acknowledgments 413
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