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Logic, language, and the structure of scientific theories : proceedings of the Carnap-Reichenbach centennial, University of Konstanz, 21-24 May 1991

Author: Wesley C Salmon; Gereon Wolters
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press ; [Konstanz] : Universitätsverlag Konstanz, ©1994.
Series: Pittsburgh-Konstanz series in the philosophy and history of science.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume honors and examines the founders of the philosophy of logical empiricism. Historical and interpretive essays clarify the scientific philosophies of Carnap, Reichenbach, Hempel, Kant, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Named Person: Rudolf Carnap; Hans Reichenbach; Rudolf Carnap; Hans Reichenbach
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wesley C Salmon; Gereon Wolters
ISBN: 3879404771 9783879404773 0822937409 9780822937401
OCLC Number: 29548091
Description: x, 363 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Scientific philosophy : the other side / Gereon Wolters --
Geometry, convention, and the relativized a priori : Reichenbach, Schlick, and Carnap / Michael Friedman ; Comment / Joëlle Proust --
Einstein, Kant, and the origins of logical empiricism / Don Howard ; Comment : Einstein's disenchantment / Thomas Oberdan --
Scientific explanation and equivalent descriptions / Felix Mühlhölzer ; Comment : Reichenbach on realism / Wesley Salmon --
Descriptive and inductive simplicity / Ilkka Niiniluoto --
The problem of operational definitions / Andreas Kamlah ; Comment / Joëlle Proust --
Reichenbach on quantum mechanics / Itamar Pitowsky --
On Reichenbach's principle of the common cause / Wolfgang Spohn --
Carnap, Hempel, and Reichenbach on scientific realism / Wesley Salmon --
With Carnap, beyond Carnap : metaphysics, science, and the realism/instrumentalism controversy / Paolo Parrini ; Comment : Carnap on realism / Wesley Salmon --
Functionalist theories of meaning and the defense of analyticity / Richard Creath --
Carnap and Quine / Neil Tennant ; Comment / W. V. Quine.
Series Title: Pittsburgh-Konstanz series in the philosophy and history of science.
Responsibility: edited by Wesley Salmon and Gereon Wolters.

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