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Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

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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.

Author Biography

Alan W. Richardson is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia. Thomas E. Uebel is professor of philosophy at the University of Manchester.
Release date Australia
September 3rd, 2007
Contributors
Edited by Alan Richardson Edited by Thomas E. Uebel
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
446
Dimensions
155x235x30
ISBN-13
9780521791786
Product ID
1755331

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