On Logical Positivism / Edition 1

On Logical Positivism / Edition 1

by C. Wayne Mayhall
     
 

ISBN-10: 053417311X

ISBN-13: 9780534173111

Pub. Date: 08/05/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Presenting an engaging overview of Logical Positivism that is accessible to undergraduate philosophy students and general readers, this title-a volume in the Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series—provides a concise introduction to this pertinent topic of philosophical interest. The Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and

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Presenting an engaging overview of Logical Positivism that is accessible to undergraduate philosophy students and general readers, this title-a volume in the Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series—provides a concise introduction to this pertinent topic of philosophical interest. The Wadsworth Philosophy Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series edited by Daniel Kolak of the William Paterson University of New Jersey, philosophy students will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and topics typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing. Written by a distinguished list of scholars who have been noted for their exceptional teaching abilities, this series presents the vast sweep of today's philosophical exploration in highly accessible and affordable volumes. These books will prove valuable to philosophy teachers and their students as well as to other readers who share a general interest in philosophy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534173111
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/05/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use this Book
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2The Turning Point14
3The Vienna Circle24
4Positivism36
5Verification51
6The Empiricist Criterion62
7Protocol Sentences73
8Logical Syntax of Language84
9Epistemology99
10Ethics111
11Sociology as Unified Science120
12Logical Positivism Vindicated?131
13Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle139
14The Turning Point: Revisited147
Study Panels156
Works Cited & Bibliography178
Vienna Circle Biographies182

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