Logical Empiricism and the Special Sciences: Reichenbach, Feigl, and Nagel

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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
Geometry and Empirical Science 1
The Philosophical Significance of the Theory of Relativity 13
Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Science, on the Basis of Logical Empiricism 36
The Logical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 55
Logical and Philosophical Foundations of the Special Theory of Relativity 98
Psychology in Physical Language 113
The Logical Analysis of Psychology 148
On the Relation between Psychological and Physical Concepts 158
The Mind-Body Problem in the Development of Logical Empiricism 176
Functionalism, Psychological Theory, and the Uniting Sciences: Some Discussion Remarks 196
Sociology and Physicalism 200
The Function of General Laws in History 237
Historical Determinism, Social Activism, and Predictions in the Social Sciences 252
Historical Explanation in the Social Sciences 258
The Logic of Functional Analysis 273
Mechanistic Explanation and Organismic Biology 307
Studies in the Foundations of Genetics 320
Biology and Physics 341
Acknowledgments 353
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