Logical Empiricism in North America

Logical Empiricism in North America

by Gary L. Hardcastle
     
 

This latest volume in the longest-standing and most influential series in the field of the philosophy of science extends and expands on the discipline's recent historical turn. These essays take up the historical, sociological, and philosophical questions surrounding the particular intellectual movement of logical empiricism-both its emigration from Europe to North…  See more details below

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This latest volume in the longest-standing and most influential series in the field of the philosophy of science extends and expands on the discipline's recent historical turn. These essays take up the historical, sociological, and philosophical questions surrounding the particular intellectual movement of logical empiricism-both its emigration from Europe to North America in the 1930s and 1940s and its development in North America through the 1940s and 1950s. With an introduction placing them in their philosophical and historical context, these essays bear witness to the fact that the history of the philosophy of science, far more than a mere repository of anecdote and chronology, might be able to produce a decisive transformation in the philosophy of science itself.Contributors: Richard Creath, Arizona State U; Michael Friedman, Stanford U; Rudolf Haller, U of Graz; Don Howard, Notre Dame; Diederick Raven, U of Utrecht; George Reisch; Thomas Ricketts, Northwestern U; Friedrich K. Stadler, U of Vienna; Thomas E. Uebel, U of Manchester. Gary L. Hardcastle is assistant professor of philosophy at Bloomsburg University. Alan W. Richardson is associate professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816642212
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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